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, recommender systems
  • distributed operating systems, middleware platforms, databases
  • game-theoretic approaches to distributed computing
  • peer-to-peer systems, overlay networks, distributed data management
  • high-performance, cluster, and grid computing
  • wireless networks, 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