PODC solicits papers on all areas of distributed computing.
Papers from all viewpoints, including theory, practice, and experimentation, are welcome.
The common goal of the conference is to improve understanding of the principles underlying distributed computing.
Topics of interest include, but are not limited to, the following subjects:
- distributed algorithms: design, analysis, and complexity
- 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
- game-theoretic approaches to distributed computing
- peer-to-peer systems, overlay networks, distributed data management
- high-performance, cluster, cloud and grid computing
- wireless networks, mobile computing, autonomous agents
- context-aware distributed systems
- security in distributed computing, cryptographic protocols
- sensor, mesh, and ad hoc networks
- specification, semantics, verification, and testing of distributed systems