Call for Papers

Twentieth Annual ACM SIGACT-SIGOPS Symposium on 

August 26 - 29, 2001, Newport, Rhode Island

Click here to get a postscript copy of the call for papers.
Click here to get a PDF copy of the call for papers.


Submission deadline: January 26292001 (EXPIRED)
Acceptance notification: March 26, 2001
Camera-ready copy due:  April 27 May 7, 2001


Micah Adler U. Mass Amherst
Yair Amir Johns Hopkins U.
Ran Canetti IBM T. J. Watson
Dave Detlefs Sun Labs
Michael Fischer Yale U.
Allan Gottlieb NYU & NEC
Lisa Higham U. Calgary
Idit Keidar MIT
Bruce Maggs CMU & Akamai
Marios Mavronicolas U. Cyprus
Maged Michael IBM T. J. Watson
Michel Raynal IRISA
Martin Rinard MIT
Eric Ruppert York U.
Nir Shavit Tel Aviv U. & Sun Labs, Chair
Liuba Shrira Brandeis U.
Dan Touitou IBM Haifa
Mark Tuttle Compaq CRL


Ajay Kshemkalyani  Univ. of Ill.-Chicago, Conference Chair
Gil Neiger Intel MRL, Webmaster
Injong Rhee N.C. State, Publicity Chair
Aleta Ricciardi Valaran Corp., Treasurer
Alex Shvartsman U. Connecticut, Local Arrangements Chair
     Alex Russell U. Connecticut, Local Arrangements Vice-Chair


James Anderson Univ. of North Carolina
Ajay Kshemkalyani  Univ. of Ill.-Chicago
Keith Marzullo Univ. of Calif.-San Diego
Gil Neiger Intel MRL, Chair
Aleta Ricciardi Valaran Corp.
Nir Shavit Tel-Aviv U. & Sun Labs
Jennifer Welch Texas A&M Univ.


Electronic submissions are encouraged; go to for further details. Authors unable to submit electronically should contact the program chair, Nir Shavit, by email,, to receive instructions.


Research contributions on the theory, design, specification, implementation, or application of distributed systems are solicited.  PODC 2001 differs from earlier PODCs in that we are actively seeking papers reporting on the implementation, analysis, evaluation, and deployment of real systems. We will favor work that explores new territory or reflects on experience with practical applications of the community's knowledge.  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. a brief abstract describing the work, and
  5. at the bottom of the brief abstract, in boldface, an indication of non-student or student status, and
  6. an indication if this is a regular presentation or brief announcement.

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).  Additional necessary details may be included in a clearly marked appendix that will be read at the discretion of the program committee.

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.

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.

Extended abstracts deviating significantly from these guidelines will be rejected without consideration of their merits.  Late papers will not be read or considered.


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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