DISC 2011
the 25th International Symposium on DIStributed Computing - September 20-22

Workshops at DISC 2011

There are several workshops co-located with the conference, in the following it is possible to find the schedule, some brief information and links to the official workshop page.

September 19thWorkshop on Theoretical Aspects on Dynamic Distributed Systems (TADDS)
September 19thToward Evolutive Routing Algorithms for scale-free/internet-like NETworks (TERANET)
September 19th1st International Workshop on Algorithms and Models for Distributed Event Processing (AlMoDEP)
September 22th and 23thTransForm Workshop on the Theory of Transactional Memory (TransForm WTTM 2011/Euro-TM Workshop )
September 23thDISC's Social Network Workshop (DISC's SON)

Informations about the program and the workshops venue will appear soon.

Brief informations about the Workshops

The 3rd Workshop on Theoretical Aspects of Dynamic Distributed Systems

When: September 19th

Organizers: Alexander Shvartsman and Roberto Baldoni

Alexander Shvartsman (University of Connecticut)
e-mail: aas@cse.uconn.edu
Roberto Baldoni (University of Rome 'La Sapienza')
e-mail: baldoni@dis.uniroma1.it

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.

The 2nd International Workshop - Toward Evolutive Routing Algorithms for scale-free/internet-like NETworks

When: September 19th

Organizers: David Ilcinkas and Dimitri Papadimitriou

David Ilcinkas (University Bordeaux 1, Bordeaux, France)
e-mail: david.ilcinkas@labri.fr
Dimitri Papadimitriou (Alcatel-Lucent Bell, Antwerpen, Belgium)
e-mail: dimitri.papadimitriou@alcatel-lucent.com
Josep Luís Marzo (University of Girona, Girona, Spain)
e-mail: joseluis.marzo@udg.edu

external website: https://www-sop.inria.fr/mascotte/EULER/wiki/

The Internet routing system is facing performance challenges in terms of scalability (growth rate of the Border Gateway Protocol (BGP) routing tables) and in terms of dynamics of the routing information exchanges (convergence, and stability/robustness) that result into major cost concerns for network designers but also protocol designers. There is a growing consensus among the scientific and technical community that the current practice of "patching" the forwarding and BGP routing protocol of the Internet will not be able to sustain its continuous growth at an acceptable cost and speed. On the other hand, the Internet size and scope make the deployment of new routing scheme(s) extremely challenging. Recent advances in distributed routing algorithmics take benefit of the statistical properties of the Internet topology and better characterization of its dynamics. The research domain dedicated to new routing paradigms aims to design distributed routing schemes that are specialized for the Internet while taking into account its dynamics and its continuous evolution. From this perspective, the goals of the TERA-NET full-day workshop are i) to stimulate research in the interdisciplinary area that lies at the intersection of Graph Theory, Distributed Routing Algorithmic and Network Dynamics Modeling, and ii) to provide a forum for active discussions among speakers and participants.
Note: The workshop speakers are invited. There is no CFP for this edition of the workshop.

1st International Workshop on Algorithms and Models for Distributed Event Processing

When: September 19th

Organizers: Leonardo Querzoni and Luigi Laura

Leonardo Querzoni (University of Rome 'La Sapienza')
e-mail: querzoni@dis.uniroma1.it
Luigi Laura (University of Rome 'La Sapienza')
e-mail: laura@dis.uniroma1.it

external website: http://www.dis.uniroma1.it/~almodep

Event based systems are considered as a basic building block for the design of large-scale architectures able to withstand the complexities of today's heterogeneous and dynamic applications. Event based systems are succesfully employed in several application fields like distributed remote monitoring, business intelligence, air traffic control or collaborative security. The AlMoDEP workshop aims at fostering discussion on theoretical aspects of distributed event processing among participants from different research areas like algorithm theory, event processing, distributed systems and databases. The workshop will be held in conjuction with DISC 2011 and will last for 1 day.
The program will include the presentation of original works submitted to the workshop and two keynote talks.

Transform WTTM 2011/Euro-TM Workshop
TransForm Workshop on the Theory of Transactional Memory

When: September 22th (only afternoon) and 23th

Organizers:Petr Kuznetsov and Srivatsan Ravi

Petr Kuznetsov (TU Berlin/Deutsche Telekom Laboratories)
e-mail: petr.kuznetsov@tu-berlin.de
Srivatsan Ravi ( T-Labs/TU Berlin)
e-mail: srivatsan@srivatsan.in

external website: http://transform.t-labs.tu-berlin.de/tw11/

Transactional Memory (TM) is a new programming paradigm which is considered by most researchers as the future of parallel programming. Not surprisingly, a lot of work is being devoted to the implementation of TM systems, in hardware or solely in software. What might be surprising is the little effort devoted so far to devising a sound theoretical framework to reason about the TM abstraction. The TransForm project (Marie Curie Initial Training Network) and EuroTM (COST Action IC1001) are hosting the 3rd edition of the Workshop on the Theory of Transactional Memory (WTTM 2011). WTTM intends to foster exchanges, discussions, and disseminations among researchers who work on speculative solutions for concurrent programming. The objective is to discuss new theoretical challenges and recent achievements in the area of transactional computing

DISC's Social Network Workshop

When: September 23th

Organizers: Alessandro Panconesi

Alessandro Panconesi (University of Rome 'La Sapienza')
e-mail: ale@di.uniroma1.it

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Computational social science is an emerging discipline at the intersection of computer science, statistics, and the social sciences with the potential of introducing a momentous paradigm shift in sociology and social psychology. In some sense, social networks are distributed systems and it is therefore not surprising that that there is a significant overlap between distributed computing and the study of social networks. In this workshop several well-known researchers in this exciting field will present their work and points of view. We expect the discussion to foster a better understanding of what is currently known and to point to promising new avenues of research and intriguing open problems.

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