Call for Papers: ApPLIED workshop held in conjunction with ACM PODC 2018

by George Angelos Papadopoulos, April 20, 2018

The purpose of this workshop is to bring together designers and
practitioners of distributed systems from both academia and industry to
share their point of views and experiences. We solicit submissions describing
research results and/or position papers relevant to the topic of interest to
ApPLIED. Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

* The process of designing an algorithm to developing a prototype
implementation suitable for running on working systems.

* Success stories in which the evaluation of (perhaps known) distributed
algorithms resulted in further (analytical) insights.

* Position papers that consider new directions, opinions and learned lessons.

*** CALL FOR PAPERS ***


ApPLIED: Advanced tools, programming languages, and

PLatforms for Implementing and Evaluating algorithms for

Distributed systems


Workshop held in conjunction with PODC 2018


July 27th, 2018, Royal Holloway, University of London, UK


https://tinyurl.com/ApPLIED2018 



SCOPE


Designers of advanced systems wishing to implement and evaluate

distributed algorithms in practical settings are often faced with challenging

questions regarding the transformation from design to a working prototype.

For example, what language should they use? What communication library or

tool should use to enable the communication between processes? Over which

platform the algorithm should be implemented and evaluated? What tradeoffs

must be taken into consideration, i.e., choose a low-cost (or free) publically

available setting with moderate maintenance or an expensive, developer-

friendly one?


Context is also very important. Some design assumptions might not be

feasible nor affordable to be implemented in practice, or certain

considerations might be irrelevant. In other words, some important issues

in theory, might not be important in practice whereas some practical

obstacles deserve more attention and analysis.


The purpose of this workshop is to bring together designers and

practitioners of distributed systems from both academia and industry to

share their point of views and experiences. We solicit submissions describing

research results and/or position papers relevant to the topic of interest to

ApPLIED. Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:


* The process of designing an algorithm to developing a prototype

   implementation suitable for running on working systems.


* Success stories in which the evaluation of (perhaps known) distributed

   algorithms resulted in further (analytical) insights.


* Position papers that consider new directions, opinions and learned lessons.



WORKSHOP SUBMISSION AND PRESENTATIONS


Two formats will be considered:


* A regular paper submission must report on original research that has not

been previously or concurrently published; concurrent submissions to

journals or conferences are not permitted. A regular submission must not

exceed 6 pages excluding cover page and references. Additional necessary

details may be included in an appendix which will be read at the discretion of

the program committee. However, the paper must be self-contained without

the appendices. Regular papers will have 30 minutes for an oral presentation

at the workshop.


* Short research statements aim at fostering discussion and collaboration.

Research statements may summarize research published elsewhere or

outline new emerging ideas. These submissions must not exceed 3 pages

excluding cover page and references. The material in these short research

statements may be published in other conferences. Short research

statements will have 15 minutes for an oral presentation at the workshop.


Submissions not conforming to these rules and papers outside of the scope

of the conference will be rejected without consideration.


The authors are responsible to have at least one of the authors registered to

the workshop and presenting their work.



PAPER SUBMISSION GUIDELINES


Papers are to be submitted electronically through EasyChair:

https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=applied2018


Papers are to be submitted electronically, following the guidelines on the

workshop web page. Submission must be in English, in pdf format, and in

ACM proceedings style (ACM SIG). Each paper must begin with a cover page

containing: (1) title, (2) author names and affiliations, (3) contact author's

email, (4) abstract, and (5) indication of whether the paper should be

considered as an article of original research, or short research statement.



PUBLICATION


The final version of the accepted papers will appear on the workshop's

website and ACM digital library. These papers will be available to the

participants in electronic format during the workshop.



DATES


* Full Papers Submission: May 13, 2018.

* Acceptance Notification: June 4, 2018.

* Camera Ready version: June 8, 2018.



ORGANIZATION


Program Committee 


Ittai Abraham, VMware Research, Israel

Ioannis Chatzigiannakis, Sapienza University of Rome, Italy

Chryssis Georgiou (TPC co-chair), University of Cyprus, Cyprus

Seif Haridi, SICS, and KTH, Sweden

Wolfgang John, Ericsson Research, Sweden

Kostas Katrinis, IBM Research, Ireland

Yanhong Annie Liu, Stony Brook University, USA

Peter Musial, Intralinks, USA

Nicolas Nicolaou, KIOS CoE, Cyprus

Elad Michael Schiller (TPC co-chair), Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden

Stefan Schmid, University of Vienna, Austria

Mark R. Tuttle, Amazon, USA

Roman Vitenberg, University of Oslo, Norway

Marko Vukolic, IBM Research, Switzerland


Organizing Committee


Chryssis Georgiou, University of Cyprus, Cyprus 

Elad Michael Schiller, Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden