Call for papers

Seventeenth Annual ACM SIGACT-SIGOPS Symposium on Principles of Distributed Computing (PODC '98)

Puerto Vallarta, Mexico, June 28th -- July 2nd, 1998

Click here to get a postscript copy of the call for papers.
Click here to find out more about electronic submissions to PODC.

Important, earlier than usual, dates

New this year

PODC'98 will run in parallel with SPAA'98, the Tenth Annual ACM Symposium on Parallel Algorithms and Architectures, from June 28th to July 2nd with joint receptions, plenary sessions, and food breaks.

This year PODC especially encourages papers addressing distributed computing issues in Networking (Protocols, and Architectures), on the Internet, and the World Wide Web.

Program committee

Steering and Conference Committee

How to submit

Authors are invited to electronically submit their extended abstracts or brief announcements. Click here to find out more regarding electronic submissions. Authors unable to submit electronically should contact the program chair, Yehuda Afek by e.mail, or phone, +972-3-6408952 to receive instructions.

Scope and format

Research contributions to the theory, design, specification, implementation, or application of distributed systems are solicited. Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

Conference presentations will have two formats:

Submissions Format

All electronic submissions must be in postscript, and capable of being previewed by ghostview. The cover page should include (1) title, (2) authors and affiliation, (3) postal and e-mail address of the contact author, (4) indication of the format(s) to which the paper is submitted, and (5) a brief abstract describing the work. It is recommended that each submission begin with a succinct statement of the problem, summary of the main results, and a brief explanation of their significance, all suitable for a non-specialist. Technical development of the work, directed to the specialist, should follow. A submission for the regular presentation format should be no longer than 4,500 words (10 pages on letter-size paper using at least 11-point font). If the authors believe that more details are essential to substantiate the main claims of the paper, they may include a clearly marked appendix that will be read at the discretion of the program committee. Extended abstracts deviating significantly from these guidelines risk rejection without consideration of their merits. A submission for the brief announcement format should be no longer than three pages. Authors of accepted brief announcements will be asked to submit a full version of their work to be placed on a WWW site.

If requested by the authors in the cover letter, an extended abstract that is not selected for a long presentation will also be considered for the brief announcement format. Such a request will not effect consideration of the paper for a long presentation.

Best student paper award

A prize will be given to the best student paper. A paper is eligible if at least one of its authors is a full-time student at the time of submission. This must be indicated in the cover letter. The program committee may decline to make the award or split it.

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