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12th ACM International Conference on Distributed and Event-Based Systems

Objectives & Scope:

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 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 eventbased computing. The scope of the conference includes systems dealing with detecting, processing and responding to events and with massively distributed middleware and applications. Examples of application domains covered by the conference include IOT, sensor networks, social networking, finance, healthcare and logistics.

Important Dates (TBC):

Keynote speakers:

We are pleased to announce Albert Bifet, Volker Markl and Nesime Tatbul as keynote speakers so far confirmed for DEBS'18.

Venue & Conference Dinner:

DEBS 2018 will be held at the University of Waikato in Hamilton, New Zealand. Hamilton is the fourth largest city in NZ with regular connecting flights from Auckland International Airport and is within driving/shuttle distance. The city is well placed to provide accommodation, easy vehicle access, public transport and a range of attractions for attendees wishing to extend their visit. The University is about 40 minutes from the Hobbiton Movie Set—one of the sites used in Peter Jackson’s Hobbit and Lord of the Rings films—where the conference dinner will be held.

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