Call for Papers
The 31th ACM SIGACT-SIGOPS Symposium on Principles of Distributed Computing (PODC 2012) will be held on July 16-18, 2012, on Madeira, Portugal.
PODC solicits papers in all areas of distributed computing. Papers from all viewpoints, including theory, practice, and experimentation, are welcome. The common goal of the conference is to improve understanding of the principles underlying distributed computing.
Topics of interest include, but are not limited to, the following subjects:
A submission for a regular presentation must report original research. Papers submitted for regular presentations must contain results that have not previously appeared, and have not been concurrently submitted to a journal or conference with published proceedings. Any partial overlap with any such published or concurrently submitted paper must be clearly indicated. Papers for regular presentation include (1) a cover page, stating the title of the paper, the authors' names and affiliations, an abstract, and indication of whether the paper should be considered for the best student paper award, and if so the name(s) of the student(s) recommended for the award; (2) an extended abstract of up to 10 pages (excluding figures); and (3) one to two additional pages for references only. Additional details may be included in a clearly marked appendix, which will be read at the discretion of the program committee. This appendix may simply be the complete paper.
Formatting: letter-size (8 1/2 x 11 inch) paper, single-column format, using at least 1 inch margins, 11-point font, and ample spacing all around. Submissions deviating from these guidelines risk rejection without consierdation of their merits.
A submission for a brief announcement must be no longer than 3 single-column pages on letter-size paper using at least 11-point font, including title, authors' names and affiliations, and references. Such submissions may describe work in progress or work presented elsewhere. A submission that is not selected for regular presentation may be invited for a brief announcement.