Original contributions to the theory, design, analysis,
implementation, or application of distributed systems and
networks are solicited
Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:
- distributed algorithms and their complexity
- fault-tolerance of distributed system
- consistency conditions and synchronization
- multiprocessor/cluster architectures and algorithms
- cryptographic and security protocols for distributed systems
- distributed operating systems
- distributed computing issues on the internet and the web
- distributed systems managemen
- distributed applications such as databases<
mobileagents, electronic commerce, and peer-to-peer network
- communication network architectures and protocols
- specification, semantics, and verification of distributed systems
Brief Announcement Track
Ongoing work for which full papers are not ready yet or recent
results published elsewhere are suitable for submission as
brief announcements. It is hoped that researchers will use the brief
announcement track to quickly draw the attention of the
community to their experiences, insights and results from ongoing
distributed computing research and projects.
The symposium program lists all accepted papers--regular and brief
announcements. Brief Announcements are presented
at the symposium in a rump session and get 5 to 10 minutes each as
time permits. Regular papers get 25 minutes each.
The symposium proceedings will include only accepted regular papers
and will be published by Springer in its "Lecture
Notes in Computer Science" series. Accepted brief announcements will
be published in a Technical Report by the host
Every submission, regular or brief, should be in English, begin with
a cover page (not a cover letter), and be followed by
an extended abstract. The cover page should include: (1) title, (2)
authors and affiliations, (3) postal and email address of
contact author, and (4) an abstract of the work in a few lines. Regular
submissions only must indicate (5) whether the
submission should be considered for the best student paper award, and
(6) whether the submission should be considered
for both regular and brief announcement tracks.
A regular submission's extended abstract should be no longer than 5000
words and not exceed 12 pages on letter-size
paper using at least 11 point font and reasonable margins (the page
limit includes all figures, tables, and graphs).
Additional necessary details may be included in a clearly marked appendix
that will be read at the discretion of the
program committee. A brief announcement's extended abstract should not
exceed 4 pages using at least 11 point font and
reasonable margins. Submissions deviating from these guidelines will
be rejected without consideration of their merits.
It is recommended that the extended abstract begin with a succinct
statement of the problem or the issue being addressed,
a summary of the main results or conclusions, a brief statement of
the key ideas, and a comparison with related work, all
tailored to a non-specialist.
Authors are strongly encouraged to submit their papers
electronically at http://sigact.csci.unt.edu/~disc2002/DISC2002.html. Authors
who cannot submit electronically must submit a printed copy
to the DISC program chair at the following address: Dahlia
Malkhi, School of Computer Science and Engineering, The
Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Jerusalem 91904, ISRAEL.
Authors submitting hard copies should also send an e-mail to
the program chair indicating that they are submitting in this
Principles of Mobile Computing (POMC)
The workshop on Principles of Mobile Computing (POMC)
will be co-located with DISC. Submissions to DISC and
POMC are independent. See POMC site for details.
POMC contact: Roberto Baldoni (email: email@example.com)
Best Student Paper Award
A paper is eligible for the best student paper award if it is a regular
submission, one of its authors is a full-time student at
the time of submission and the student's contribution is significant.
The program committee may split this award or decline to make it.