Twentieth ACM Symposium on Principles of Distributed Computing (PODC 2001)

Venue: Newport

Location: Newport, Rhode Island, United States

Event Date/Time: Aug 26, 2001 End Date/Time: Aug 29, 2001
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PODC is a conference that focuses on research in the theory, design, specification or implementation of distributed systems. PODC is sponsored by SIGACT and SIGOPS.


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HOW TO SUBMIT Electronic submissions are encouraged; details will be available later on this web page. Authors unable to submit electronically should contact the program chair, Nir Shavit, by email,, to receive instructions. SCOPE: Research contributions on the theory, design, specification, implementation, or application of distributed systems are solicited. PODC 2001 differs from earlier PODCs in that we are actively seeking papers reporting on the implementation, analysis, evaluation, and deployment of real systems. We will favor work that explores new territory or reflects on experience with practical applications of the community's knowledge. Topics of interest include, but are not limited to, the following: distributed algorithms and their complexity, fault tolerance and availability in distributed systems, distributed cryptographic and security protocols, mobile computing, distributed computing issues in the Internet and in the Web, communication network protocols and architectures, multiprocessor/cluster architectures and algorithms, distributed middleware platforms, operating systems, and databases, specification, semantics, and verification of distributed systems, hardware, software, and compiler support for coordination and synchronization. Conference presentations will have two formats: "Regular presentations" of approximately 25 minutes accompanied by papers of up to 10 pages in the proceedings. This format is intended for contributions reporting on original research, submitted exclusively to this conference. "Brief announcements" of approximately 10 minutes accompanied by one page abstracts in the proceedings. This format is a forum for brief communications, which may be published in other conferences. Longer versions expanding the brief announcements will be collected at a web site. SUBMISSIONS FORMAT All electronic submissions must be in postscript, and capable of being previewed by ghostview. The cover page should include title, authors and affiliation, postal and e-mail address of the contact author, a brief abstract describing the work, and at the bottom of the brief abstract, in boldface, an indication of non-student or student status, and an indication if this is a regular presentation or brief announcement. 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). Additional necessary details may be included in a clearly marked appendix that will be read at the discretion of the program committee. A submission for the BRIEF ANNOUNCEMENT format should be no longer than three pages. Authors of accepted brief announcements will have the option of placing a full version of their work on the conference web site. If requested by the authors, an extended abstract that is not selected for a regular presentation will also be considered for the brief announcement format. Such a request will not affect consideration of the paper for a regular presentation. Extended abstracts deviating significantly from these guidelines will be rejected without consideration of their merits. Late papers will not be read or considered. BEST STUDENT PAPER AWARD A prize will be given to the best student paper. A paper is eligible if at least one author is a full-time student at the time of submission. This must be noted on the cover page. The program committee may decline to make the award or split it.