Over the past decade, the ACM International Conference on Distributed and Event‐Based Systems (DEBS) has become one of the leading venues for contributions in the fields of distributed and event‐based systems. The ACM DEBS conference provides 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. It brings together academia and industry to discuss innovative technology and exchange ideas.
The DEBS conference covers topics both in distributed and in event-based computing. The scope of the conference includes systems dealing with detecting, processing and responding to events and with massively distributed middleware and applications. Topics include, but are not limited to:
All submissions must be original and unpublished. Accepted papers will be published by ACM and disseminated through the ACM Digital Library. Note that the proceedings will be available prior to the conference, and that 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 other’s identities. This means that papers must not list or otherwise identify the authors. References to previous work should be done in the third person so 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.
Only PDF documents will be accepted and should be submitted via EasyChair.
Submitted papers are required to adhere to the two column “sigconf” ACM conference proceeding style. Templates and examples in LaTeX and various versions of Microsoft Word are available for download from the 2017 ACM Master Article Template page. These submission instructions will be updated further closer to the deadline.