PODC 2008






Twenty-Seventh Annual ACM SIGACT-SIGOPS Symposium on Principles of Distributed Computing (PODC 2008) http://www.podc.org/podc2008/

(Co-located with CONCUR 2008)

PODC is a conference that focuses on research in the theory, design, specification and implementation of distributed systems. PODC is sponsored by ACM, SIGACT, and SIGOPS.

PODC 2008 will host a symposium celebrating the contributions of Nancy Lynch, a presentation of the Dijkstra Prize, and a number of workshops on topics related to PODC and CONCUR.

PODC solicits papers on all areas of distributed systems. We encourage submissions dealing with any aspect of distributed computing from theoretical or experimental viewpoints. The common goal is to improve understanding of the principles underlying distributed computing. Topics of interest include the following subjects in distributed systems:

  • distributed algorithms: design and analysis
  • communication networks: architectures, services, protocols, applications
  • multiprocessor and multi-core architectures and algorithms
  • shared and transactional memory, synchronization protocols, concurrent programming
  • fault-tolerance, reliability, availability, self organization
  • internet applications, social networks, recommendation systems
  • distributed operating systems, middleware platforms, databases
  • distributed computing with selfish agents
  • peer-to-peer systems, overlay networks, distributed data management
  • high-performance, cluster, and grid computing
  • mobile computing, autonomous agents, location- and context-aware distributed systems
  • security in distributed computing, cryptographic protocols
  • sensor, mesh, and ad hoc networks
  • specification, semantics, verification, and testing of distributed systems