CALL FOR PAPERS --- PODC 2007
       26th Annual ACM SIGACT-SIGOPS
       Symposium on the Principles of
           Distributed Computing

   Portland, Oregon, August 12-15, 2007

PODC 2007 solicits papers on all areas of distributed systems
and networking. We encourage submissions dealing with any aspect of
distributed computing, including theory and practice. The common
goal is to shed light on the principles of distributed computing.

Topics of interest include the following subjects in distributed

- communication and synchronization protocols
- distributed algorithms, analysis, and complexity
- distributed operating systems, middleware platforms, and databases
- economical aspects of distributed computing and selfish agents
- experiments and performance measurements in distributed systems
- fault-tolerance, reliability, availability, and self organization
- high-performance, cluster, and grid computing
- internet, world wide web, and social networks
- location- and context-aware distributed systems
- mobile computing, mobile networks, and mobile agents
- multiprocessor and multi-core architectures and algorithms
- networking: architectures, services, routing, and applications
- peer-to-peer systems, overlay networks, and distributed data management
- security issues in distributed computing, and cryptographic protocols
- sensor, mesh, and ad hoc networks
- shared and transactional memory, and concurrent programming
- specification, semantics, verification, and testing of distributed systems


Authors must submit their papers electronically, following the
guidelines available on the PODC web page. A submission for a regular
presentation must report on original research.  Papers submitted
for regular presentations must not have previously appeared in a
journal or conference with published proceedings, and must not be
concurrently submitted to any other conference.  Any partial overlap
with any such published or concurrently submitted paper must be
clearly indicated.

Abstracts of regular presentations must be registered by the abstract
registration deadline indicated below, whereas the full paper itself
is due only by the paper submission deadline.  Papers for regular
presentation must be no longer than 12 pages on letter-size paper
using at least 11-point font, including tables and references.
Additional details may be included in a clearly marked appendix,
which will be read at the discretion of the program committee.

A submission for a brief announcement must be no longer than 3 pages
on letter-size paper using at least 11-point font.  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.

Posters and demos are also solicited; details will appear on the
PODC web page.


The selection of regular presentations will be based on peer-review
by regular program committee members.  The selection of brief
announcements may also be based on peer-reviews by junior program
committee members.  Regular papers and brief announcements will be
included in the conference proceedings.


Following a long-standing PODC tradition, a prize will be given to
the best paper co-authored by a full-time student at the time of
submission.  The program committee may decline to make the award
or may split it.


- Paper registration: February 12, 2007
- Paper submission: February 19, 2007
- Acceptance notification: April 30, 2007
- Camera-ready copy due: May 21, 2007

Submission dates for brief announcements and posters can be found
on the PODC website.


Yehuda Afek, Tel Aviv University
Anish Arora, Ohio State University
Hagit Attiya, Technion
Joffroy Beauquier, University of Paris Sud
John Douceur, Microsoft Research
Panagiota Fatourou, University of Ioannina
Christof Fetzer, TU Dresden
Pierre Fraigniaud, University of Paris Sud
Rachid Guerraoui, EPFL
Maurice Herlihy, Brown University
Kamal Jain, Microsoft Research
Prasad Jayanti, Dartmouth College
Idit Keidar, Technion
Nancy Lynch, MIT
Bruce Maggs, Carnegie Mellon University
Bernard Mans, Macquarie University
Rajmohan Rajaraman, Northeastern University
Tim Roughgarden, Stanford University
Nicola Santoro, Carleton University
Stefan Saroiu, University of Toronto
Ulrich Schmid, TU Vienna
Berthold Voecking, RWTH Aachen
Roger Wattenhofer (Chair), ETH Zurich


Rui Fan, MIT
Seth Gilbert, MIT / EPFL
Amos Korman, Technion
Thomas Moscibroda, Microsoft Research
Aleksandrs Slivkins, Cornell University


Rida Bazzi, Arizona State University (Finances)
Alex Brodsky, University of Winnipeg (Publicity)
Costas Busch, RPI (Workshops)
Indranil Gupta, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign (General Chair)
Thomas Moscibroda, Microsoft Research (Publicity)
Gil Neiger, Intel (Local Chair)
Srikanta Tirthapura, Iowa State University (Workshops)


James Aspnes, Yale University
Rida Bazzi, Arizona State University
Faith Ellen, University of Toronto, (Chair)
Indranil Gupta, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
Dahlia Malkhi, MSR & Hebrew University
Michel Raynal, IRISA
Roger Wattenhofer, ETH Zurich