Call for Papers

25th Annual ACM SIGACT-SIGOPS Symposium on
Principles Of Distributed Computing

(PODC 2006)

July 23-26, 2006, Denver, Colorado, 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.


Regular Presentations

Submission deadline: February 7, 2006, 23:59 PST (FIRM!)
Acceptance notification: April 17, 2006
Camera-ready copy due: May 16, 2006

Posters and Demonstrations

Submission deadline: May 8, 2006, 20:59 PDT
Acceptance notification: June 1, 2006


PODC 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 the following subjects in distributed systems:


Conference presentations will have two formats: Regular presentations, accompanied by papers of up to 10 pages in the proceedings, are intended for contributions reporting on original research, submitted exclusively to this conference. Posters and demonstrations, are encouraged as an opportunity for conference participants to be exposed to work in progress or published in other conferences. They include graphic material and demo prepared by authors for exhibitions. Time during the conference will be allotted for participants to inspect the posters, and for authors to be available to answer questions. A technical report containing one-page papers of all posters/demonstrations will be available at the time of the conference. Posters/demos will not be included in the proceedings.


Lorenzo Alvisi UT Austin
Gregory Chockler IBM Research
Miguel Castro MSR
Cyril Gavoille LaBRI
Tim Harris MSR
Petr Kouznetsov MPI-SWS
Hyunyoung Lee Denver U
Dahlia Malkhi (Chair) MSR, Hebrew U
Michael Merritt AT&T Labs
Boaz Patt-Shamir Tel Aviv U
Benny Pinkas Haifa U
Michel Raynal IRISA
Luis Rodrigues U Lisbon
Eric Ruppert York U
Jared Saia U New Mexico
Christian Scheideler TU Munich
Andre Schiper EPFL
Michael Scott U Rochester
Kunal Talwar MSR
Jennifer Welch TAMU
Haifeng Yu Intel Research
Yuan Yu MSR
Lidong Zhou MSR


Ittai Abraham Hebrew U
Udi Wieder MSR
Fabian Kuhn ETH
Venu Ramasubramanian MSR


Electronic submissions are strongly encouraged. To submit electronically, click here. Authors unable to submit electronically should contact the program chair 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.

Submissions must have a single-column format using font size 11 and double-spacing. A submission must be no longer than 20 pages on letter-size paper, including everything (cover page, bibliography, etc.) except appendices. Any paper not strictly conforming with these limits will be rejected outright.

On the first page (which counts toward the 20 page limit!), 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 the paper is eligible for the best student paper award (see details below).

All submissions must report on original research.

Additional details may be included in a clearly marked appendix, which may go beyond the 20 page limit and will be read at the discretion of the program committee. Submitted papers 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.


Please see the Call for Posters.


A prize will be given to the best student regular presentation. 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 may split it.

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