DAIS 2018


The DAIS conference series addresses all practical and conceptual aspects of distributed applications, including their design, modeling, implementation and operation, the supporting middleware, appropriate software engineering methodologies and tools, as well as experimental studies and practice reports. Submissions will be judged on their originality, significance, clarity, relevance, and technical correctness.

Main topics of interest

The topics of interest to the conference include, but are not limited to:

Novel and innovative distributed applications and systems, particularly in areas of

  • middleware,
  • cloud computing,
  • edge and fog computing,
  • big data processing,
  • streaming and complex event processing,
  • social networking,
  • cyber-physical systems,
  • mobile computing,
  • advanced networking (SDN/NFV),
  • service-oriented computing, and
  • peer-to-peer systems;

Novel architectures and mechanisms, particularly in areas of

  • publish/subscribe systems,
  • language-based approaches,
  • data center and internet-scale systems,
  • virtualization and resource allocation,
  • distributed storage,
  • blockchains, cryptocurrencies and smart contracts, and
  • bio-inspired distributed computing;

System issues and design goals, including

  • interoperability and adaptation,
  • self-* properties (e.g., self-organization, self-management, ...),
  • security and practical applications of cryptography,
  • trust and privacy,
  • cooperation incentives and fairness,
  • fault-tolerance and dependability,
  • scalability and elasticity, and
  • tail-performance and energy-efficiency;

Submission and publication

All papers must be original, unpublished, and not submitted for publication elsewhere. DAIS 2018 offers three submission tracks:

  • Full research papers in no more than 14 pages.
  • Full practical experience reports, including experimental and evaluation studies, case studies, and practice reports in no more than 14 pages.
  • Work-in-progress papers, describing ongoing work and interim results, in no more than 6 pages.

Contributions should be submitted electronically as PDF, using the Springer LNCS style to the conference submission website (https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=dais18). Each paper will undergo a thorough process of peer reviews by the Program Committee. Reviewing is single-blind: author name(s) should appear. All papers accepted in any of the conference tracks will be included in the conference proceedings, which will be published by Springer-Verlag in the LNCS series. Proceedings will be made available at the conference. Submission implies that at least one author will register and attend the conference if the paper is accepted.

Program committee chairs

  • Silvia Bonomi, University of Rome “La Sapienza”, Italy
  • Etienne Rivière, Université catholique de Louvain, Belgium
Contact: dais2018@easychair.org

Program committee

  • Takoua Abdellatif, Ecole Polytechnique de Tunisie, Tunisia
  • Silvia Bonomi, University of Rome "La Sapienza", Italy
  • Sara Bouchenak, INSA Lyon, France
  • Jian-Nong Cao, Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong
  • Frank Eliassen, University of Oslo, Norway
  • Yehia El Khatib, University of Lancaster, United Kingdom
  • Mohammed Erradi, Mohammed V University, Rabat, Morocco
  • David Eyers, University of Otago, New Zealand
  • Davide Frey, Inria, France
  • Fabíola Greve, Universidade Federal da Bahia, Brazil
  • Jordi Guitart, BSC, Barcelona, Spain
  • Márk Jelasity, University of Szeged, Hungary
  • Vana Kalogeraki, Athens University of Economics and Business, Greece
  • Evangelia Kalyvianaki, University of Cambridge, UK
  • Boris Koldehofe, University of Darmstadt, Germany
  • Kostas Magoutis, FORTH-ICS, Greece
  • Francisco Maia, INESC TEC, University of Minho, Portugal
  • Miguel Matos, University of Lisbon, Portugal
  • Kiran-Kumar Muniswamy-Reddy, Amazon, USA
  • Emanuel Onica, Alexandru Ioan Cuza University of Iasi, Romania
  • Marta Patino, Universidad Politecnica de Madrid, Spain
  • Peter Pietzuch, Imperial College London, UK
  • Hans P. Reiser, University of Passau, Germany
  • Laura Ricci, University of Pisa, Italy
  • Etienne Rivière, Université Catholique de Louvain, Belgium
  • Altair Santin, Pontifical Catholic University of Paraná, Brazil
  • Valerio Schiavoni, University of Neuchâtel, Switzerland
  • Marco Serafini, QCRI, Qatar
  • Pierre Sutra, Telecom SudParis, France
  • Mohamed Faten Zhani, École de Technologie Supérieure,University of Quebec, Canada

Steering committee

  • Alysson Bessani, Universidade de Lisboa, Portugal
  • Sara Bouchenak, INSA Lyon, France
  • Lydia Y. Chen, IBM Research Zurich Lab, Switzerland
  • Jim Dowling, Swedish Institute of Computer Science, Kista, Sweden
  • Frank Eliassen, University of Oslo, Norway
  • Pascal Felber, Université de Neuchâtel, Switzerland
  • Karl M. Goeschka, FH Technikum Wien, Austria
  • Evangelia Kalyvianaki, University of Cambridge, UK
  • Rüdiger Kapitza, Technical University of Braunschweig, Germany
  • Kostas Magoutis, FORTH-ICS, Greece
  • Rui Oliveira, Universidade do Minho, Portugal
  • Peter Pietzuch, Imperial College London, UK
  • Hans P. Reiser, University of Passau, Germany
  • Romain Rouvoy, University Lille 1, France
  • François Taiani, Université de Rennes 1, France

Important dates

  • COORDINATION, DAIS & FORTE (LNCS publication) [Deadline Extended]:
    • February 2, 2018 Submission of abstracts February 16, 2018 Submission of abstracts
    • February 9, 2018 Submission of papers February 23, 2018 Submission of papers
    • March 30, 2018 Notification of accepted papers
    • April 15, 2018 Camera ready
    • June 18-20, 2018 Conferences in Madrid