Call for Papers

24th Annual ACM SIGACT-SIGOPS Symposium on
Principles Of Distributed Computing

(PODC 2005)

July 17-20, 2005, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA

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: February 7, 2005 (Firm deadline)
Acceptance notification: April 26, 2005
Camera-ready copy due: May 20, 2005


PODC continues to broaden the conference, and solicits papers on all areas of distributed systems.  We encourage submissions dealing  with any aspect of distributed  computing, including theory and practice, systems, design, specification, verification, implementation, application, and properties of distributed systems.  The common goal is to shed light on the principles of distributed computing.

Topics of interest include, but are not limited to, the following subjects in distributed systems:


Marcos Aguilera HP Labs
Jim Anderson UNC Chapel Hill
James Aspnes Yale, Chair
Amotz Bar-Noy Brooklyn College
Rida Bazzi ASU
Elizabeth Borowsky Boston College
Bogdan Chlebus CU Denver
Artur Czumaj NJIT
Shlomi Dolev Ben-Gurion U.
Cyril Gavoille LaBRI
Rachid Guerraoui EPFL
Danny Hendler U. Toronto
Lisa Higham U. Calgary
Prasad Jayanti Dartmouth
Dahlia Malkhi Microsoft Research, Hebrew U.
Michael Mitzenmacher Harvard
Mark Moir Sun
Boaz Patt-Shamir Hp Labs, Tel-Aviv U.
Michael Reiter CMU
Jared Saia UNM
Rahul Sami MIT
Haifeng Yu Intel Research Pittsburgh, CMU


Electronic submissions are strongly encouraged. Submission instructions appear here. Authors unable to submit electronically should contact the program chair, James Aspnes (aspnes at, to receive instructions.

PODC does not allow anonymous submissions. Submissions are considered confidential, and are only distributed for the purposes of evaluating whether they are appropriate for presentation at PODC. It is expected that at least one of the authors of each accepted paper will attend the conference and present the paper.


All submissions must be in Postscript or PDF format. On the cover page, include

  1. contact person's name, phone, fax, email and complete postal mail address,
  2. title of paper,
  3. names and affiliations of all authors,
  4. a brief abstract,
  5. keywords, and
  6. the number of pages.

In addition, please indicate in boldface whether any author is a member of the program committee, and, for a regular presentation, whether it is eligible for the best student paper award (see details below), and whether it should be considered a brief announcement (if not accepted as a regular presentation).

All submissions must report on original research. A submission for a regular presentation must be no longer than 10 pages on letter-size paper using at least 11-point font. The cover page does not count toward this limit.  Additional details may be included in a clearly marked appendix, which will be read at the discretion of the program committee. Papers submitted for regular presentations must not have previously appeared in a journal or conference with published proceedings and must not be concurrently submitted to any other conference. Any partial overlap with any such published or concurrently submitted paper must be clearly indicated.

A submission for a brief announcement must be no longer than 3 pages on letter-size paper using at least 11-point font.  Such submissions may describe work in progress or work presented elsewhere.  If requested by the authors, a submission that is not selected for regular presentation may also be considered for a brief announcement.  Such a request will not affect consideration of the paper for regular presentation.

Posters and demonstrations are also solicited; details will appear on the conference web page.


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, and the contribution of the student is significant. This must be noted on the cover page. The program committee may decline to make the award or split it.

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