Call for Papers


July 16th - 19th, 2000, Portland, Oregon

Click here to get a postscript copy of the call for papers (includes outdated deadline).
Click here to get a PDF copy of the call for papers (includes outdated deadline).
Click here for information on electronic submissions


Submission deadline: January 1419, 2000
Acceptance notification: March 21, 2000
Camera-ready copy due: April 21, 2000


James Anderson Univ. of North Carolina, Chair
Anish Arora The Ohio State Univ.
Rida Bazzi Arizona State Univ.
Faith Fich Univ. of Toronto
Maurice Herlihy Brown Univ.
Shay Kutten Technion
Keith Marzullo Univ. of California, San Diego
Mark Moir Univ. of Pittsburgh
Gary Peterson Spelman College
Tal Rabin IBM T.J. Watson
Raj Rajkumar Carnegie Mellon Univ.
Injong Rhee North Carolina State Univ.
Nir Shavit Tel Aviv Univ. and Sun Labs
Alex Shvartsman Univ. of Connecticut
Paul Spirakis Patras Univ. and CTI


Ajay Kshemkalyani Univ. of Ill.-Chicago, Treasurer
Gil Neiger Intel MRL, Conference Chair, Local Arrangements, and Webmaster
Injong Rhee N.C. State, Publicity Chair


Yehuda Afek Tel-Aviv Univ.
James Anderson Univ. of North Carolina
Ajay Kshemkalyani Univ. of Ill.-Chicago
Michael Merritt AT&T Labs, Chair
Gil Neiger Intel MRL
Jennifer Welch Texas A&M Univ.


Electronic submissions are encouraged; please click here for further details. Authors unable to submit electronically should contact the program chair, Jim Anderson, by email,, or phone, 1-919-962-1757 to receive instructions.


Research contributions on the theory, design, specification, implementation or application of distributed systems are solicited. This year PODC will be held in conjunction with a new PODC Middleware Symposium. In light of this, PODC especially encourages papers addressing distributed computing issues in building and using middleware. Topics of interest include, but are not limited to the following:

Conference presentations will have two formats:


All electronic submissions must be in postscript, and capable of being previewed by ghostview. The cover page should include

  1. title,
  2. authors and affiliation,
  3. postal and e-mail address of the contact author,
  4. indication of the format(s) to which the paper is submitted, and
  5. a brief abstract describing the work.

A submission for the REGULAR PRESENTATION format should be no longer than 4,500 words (10 pages on letter-size paper using at least 11-point font). If the authors believe that more details are essential to substantiate the main claims of the paper, they may include a clearly marked appendix that will be read at the discretion of the program committee. Extended abstracts deviating significantly from these guidelines will be rejected without consideration of their merits. Late papers will not be read or considered.

A submission for the BRIEF ANNOUNCEMENT format should be no longer than three pages. Authors of accepted brief announcements will have the option of placing a full version of their work on the conference web site. Note that, this year, accepted brief announcements will be presented in the conference as short talks. There will be no poster session this year.

If requested by the authors, an extended abstract that is not selected for a regular presentation will also be considered for the brief announcement format. Such a request will not affect consideration of the paper for a regular presentation.


A prize will be given to the best student paper. A paper is eligible if at least one author is a full-time student at the time of submission. This must be noted on the cover page. The program committee may decline to make the award or split it.

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