Call for Research Papers

Over the past decade, the ACM International Conference on Distributed and Event-based Systems (DEBS) has become the premier venue for contributions in the fields of distributed and event-based systems. The objectives of the ACM International Conference on Distributed and Event-Based Systems (DEBS) are to provide a forum dedicated to the dissemination of original research, the discussion of practical insights, and the reporting of experiences relevant to distributed systems and event-based computing. The conference aims at providing a forum for academia and industry to exchange ideas through industry papers and demo papers.

Scope of the Conference

Starting this year DEBS is extending its scope to embrace a broader set of topics related to distributed systems and event-based computing. Topics of particular interest may include (but are not limited to) models, architectures and paradigms of distributed and event-based systems, middleware systems and frameworks, and applications, experiences and requirements. The scope of the DEBS conference covers all topics relevant to distributed and event-based computing ranging from those discussed in related disciplines (e.g., software systems, distributed systems, distributed data processing, data management, dependability, knowledge management, networking, programming languages, security and software engineering), to domain-specific topics of event-based computing (e.g., real-time analytics, mobile computing, social networking, pervasive, green computing and ubiquitous computing, sensors networks, user interfaces, big data processing, spatio-temporal processing, cloud computing, the Internet of things, peer-to-peer computing, embedded systems and stream processing), to enterprise-related topics (e.g., complex event detection, enterprise application integration, real-time enterprises and web services).

In addition to these traditional topics, the scope of DEBS 2016 will include the increasingly important area of Internet of Things. New advances in distributed and event-based systems pose a great potential for a major contribution in this area. For further information, please refer to the call for contributions in the track of your choice.

Topics covered include, but are not limited to:

  1. Models, Architectures and Paradigms: Event-driven architectures, event processing in big data, complex event processing, rule-based systems, logic-based event recognition, event correlation and pattern languages.
  2. Middleware infrastructures: Distributed data processing, distributed programming, federated event-based systems, event dissemination on P2P systems, fault tolerance, reliability and availability and scalability.
  3. Applications, Experience and Requirements: Use cases and applications of distributed and event-based systems in various domains including Internet of Things, Smart Cities, Smart Grids, Finance, Logistics.


All submissions must be original and unpublished. Accepted papers will be published by ACM and disseminated through the ACM Digital Library.

Authors Take Note: A new policy by ACM will allow DEBS 2016 to make the proceedings available ahead of the conference via the ACM Digital Library. Thus, the official publication date is the date the proceedings appear in the ACM Digital Library. This date may be up to two weeks prior to the first day of the conference. The official publication date affects the deadline for any patent filings related to published work.

The conference adopts a double-blind review process for the research track, where neither authors nor reviewers know each others' identities. This means that papers must not list or otherwise identify the authors. References to previous work should be done in the third person as to not reveal the identities of the authors. Research track submissions that are not anonymous may be rejected without review.

Research Track papers must be no longer than 12 pages.

The authors of accepted papers will be given a choice between different copyright agreements, in accordance with the recent changes in the ACM policy. The options will include new opportunities for open access as well as the traditional ACM copyright agreement.

Further information about the submissions can be found on the web page with submission information.

Submissions to the research track will be evaluated by a Research Program Committee, listed here.

Submission deadlines and other important dates can be found here.