3rd Workshop on Theoretical Aspects of Dynamic Distributed Systems
Following two successful TADDS workshops -- at DISC'2009
in Elche, Spain, and at DISC'2010 at Cambridge, Massachusetts --
we are happy to announce the Third TADDS Workshop to be held
in September, 2011, in Rome, Italy, co-located with DISC'2011.
TADDS has its focus on the dynamic aspects of distributed systems,
encompassing systems in existence today and looking into the future
development and deployment of dynamic distributed systems, with
sound theoretical foundations in mind. Distributed systems are
rapidly evolving, and the advent of new classes of applications
and technologies, such as VANET, Airborne Networks, Social Networks, Smart
Environments, P2P, broad area supercomputing, and distributed
cloud services, is radically changing the way we think about them.
Dynamic distributed systems have structures that are self-defined
at any instant by entities that might autonomously decide to participate
in the same distributed application. These systems are characterized
by dynamic arrival and departure of participating entities and
normally it may not be possible to assume anything about the universe
of participants, their identities, capabilities, or reliability.
Understanding the fundamentals of how to master this dynamic
dimension is of primary importance to design of robust, dependable,
and predictable distributed systems.
This workshop, held in conjunction with the International Symposium
on Distributed Computing (DISC'2011), is intended to both motivate
further concerted study and analysis of dynamic distributed systems
and to present current accomplishments in this area. The meeting will
include a invited and contributed presentations that will provide views
of the main achievements in this area to date, and motivate research
by reviewing key challenges and formulating new directions.
New for 2011, the contributed presentations will be selected by the
Program Committee based on the papers submitted to the workshop.
We plan to have the proceedings of the workshop in ACM Digital Library.
Topics of interest cover all aspects of dynamic distributed systems,
including, without being limited to:
- Modeling dynamic systems
- Suitable environment assumptions (e.g., churn, failure models, etc)
- Suitable platform assumptions (e.g., communication paradigm, Ö)
- Assumptions about the initial knowledge of participants
- Communication and Coordination Abstractions and Services
for Dynamic Distributed Systems
- Algorithms in, and structure of, dynamic systems
- Computation paradigms and algorithmic patterns
- Membership/participation in the computation
- Algorithms: dependability, resilience
- Algorithms for Unmanaged applications
- Efficiency of dynamic systems
- Measuring efficiency and scalability
- Complexity measures for dynamic systems
- Application domains for dynamic systems
- Sensor Networks
- Mobile networks
- Cloud computing federation
- Internet supercomputing
- Smart environments
- Social Networks
Submission: Papers have to be submitted electronically, following the
guidelines on the TADDS web page (to be announced). Every submission
must be in English, in .ps or .pdf format, and include (1) authorsí
names and affiliations, and (2) contact authorís postal and email
address, and telephone number. The submissions must report on original
research that has not previously appeared, and has not been concurrently
submitted to a journal or conference with published proceedings.
Any overlap with a published or concurrently submitted
paper must be clearly indicated. A submission must not exceed
5 ACM double-column pages (letter size, 11pt).
Submissions must be sent by mail at this address: firstname.lastname@example.org specifying as subject 'SUBMISSION TADDS'
June 30th 7th July
July 22th 31st July
Workshop: September 19th
TADDS'2011 Program Committee (TBC)
Marcos K. Aguilera, Microsoft Research USA
Roberto Baldoni (Co-Chair), University of Rome "La Sapienza", Italy
Nancy Lynch, MIT, USA
Michel Raynal, IRISA, France
Alexander Shvartsman (Co-Chair), University of Connecticut, USA
Silvia Bonomi (Publicity Chair), University of Rome "La Sapienza", Italy