Annual ACM SIGACT-SIGOPS Symposium on Call for Paper

Research contributions on the theory, design, specification, implementation or application of distributed systems are solicited. This year PODC will be held in conjunction with a workshop on middleware (information concerning the workshop will be posted on the PODC web site once it is available). In light of this, PODC especially encourages papers addressing distributed computing issues in building and using middleware. Topics of interest include, but are not limited to: * distributed algorithms and their complexity, * specification, semantics and verification of distributed systems, * issues relating to the design and use of middleware platforms, * fault tolerance of distributed systems, * cryptographic and security protocols for distributed systems, * mobile computing, * distributed computing issues in the Internet, including the Web, * communication network protocols and architectures, * multiprocessor/cluster architectures and algorithms, * distributed operating systems and databases, * consistency conditions, concurrency control and synchronization, * distributed object-oriented computing.

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