Call for Workshop and Tutorial Proposals

PODC 2021, July 26 – July 30, Salerno, Italy virtual event

The 40th Annual ACM SIGACT-SIGOPS Symposium on Principles of Distributed Computing (PODC 2021) invites proposals for full-day and half-day workshops and tutorials. They will take place on Monday, July 26 and Friday, July 30 (afternoon only).

A proposal should include: 

  • Title of the workshop or tutorial 
  • A description of the subject matter and why it would be of interest to the PODC community 
  • Name(s) and contact information of the organizer(s) 
  • Proposed format (e.g., invited speakers only, or peer-reviewed papers with proceedings, etc.) 
  • Length: half-day or full-day 
  • Date preference: July 26 or July 30 
  • Estimated number of speakers and attendees 
  • Information about previous editions of the same workshop 

The proposals should be sent by e-mail to the Workshop Chair, Hsin-Hao Su <

We will be accepting proposals until the end of January. We cannot guarantee to give consideration to proposals arriving after January 31 as we will begin the process of setting the schedule soon after that point. 

With regards to potential topics, we are looking for proposals related to the current scope of PODC or are new emerging research fields complementing or extending it, including but not restricted to: 

  • distributed algorithms: design, analysis, and complexity 
  • communication networks: algorithms, 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, self-stabilization 
  • codes and reliable communication 
  • Internet applications, social networks, recommendation systems 
  • dynamic, adaptive and machine learning-based distributed algorithms 
  • distributed operating systems, middleware platforms, databases 
  • game-theoretic approaches to distributed computing 
  • distributed mechanisms design 
  • peer-to-peer systems, overlay networks, distributed data management 
  • high-performance, cluster, cloud and grid computing 
  • wireless networks, mobile computing, autonomous agents and robots 
  • context-aware distributed systems 
  • security in distributed computing, cryptographic protocols 
  • distributed cryptocurrencies and blockchain protocols 
  • quantum and optics-based distributed algorithms 
  • nanonetworks 
  • biological distributed algorithms 
  • sensor, mesh, and ad hoc networks 
  • specification, semantics, verification of concurrent systems