Call For Papers

OPODIS is an open forum for the exchange of knowledge on distributed computing and distributed computer systems. All aspects of distributed systems are within the scope of OPODIS, including theory, specification, design, performance, and system building. With strong roots in the theory of distributed systems, OPODIS covers nowadays the whole range between the theoretical aspects and practical implementations of distributed systems, as well as experimentation and quantitative assessments.

Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

  • Algorithms for distributed systems (static or dynamic) and their complexity;
  • Cluster, cloud, grid and high-performance computing;
  • Distributed operating systems, middleware, and database systems;
  • Communication networks (protocols, architectures, services, applications);
  • Cryptographic protocols and security mechanisms;
  • Fault tolerance, reliability, availability;
  • Internet applications, social systems, peer-to-peer and overlay networks;
  • Self-* solutions for distributed systems;
  • Mobile and wireless computing and sensor networks;
  • Mobile agents and autonomous robots.


OPODIS 2015 will have post-proceedings available after the conference, which allows for modifications based on the discussion during the conference. Preliminary versions of the proceedings will be available to participants at the conference electronically.

The proceedings will be published by LIPIcs: Leibniz International Proceedings in Informatics. LIPIcs proceedings are available online and free of charge, in the model of Gold Open Access.

Selected papers from the conference will be invited to the following journals:

  • Theoretical Computer Science (Elsevier)
  • Computing (Springer)
  • Operating Systems Review (ACM SIGOPS)


Papers must be submitted electronically in PDF format, use the LIPIcs style, and be written in English.

Papers shall be formatted in the same way as they will appear in the proceedings. This should make it transparent to readers, as well as to reviewers, that the published version and the reviewed version correspond to each other in length and scope.

In particular, submissions must be formatted using the LaTeX style templates for LIPIcs at In addition, according to the LIPIcs style manual, authors should choose the A4 paper format by inserting the ‘a4paper’ option.

A submission must not exceed 16 pages, including figures, tables and references. The first page, which counts towards the total length, should include the title of the paper, author name(s) and affiliation, an abstract, contact email, and a list of keywords.

Additional details may be included in a clearly marked appendix or as further supplementary material, which will be read, or not, at the discretion of the reviewers. Submissions are expected to be intelligible and complete without such additional details.

A submission must report on original research that has not previously appeared, and has not been concurrently submitted to a journal or conference with published proceedings. Any overlap with a published or concurrently submitted paper must be clearly indicated.

The Program Co-Chairs reserve the right to refuse, out of hand, papers that are out of scope, that are of clearly inferior quality, or that violate the submission guidelines. The remaining papers will undergo a thorough reviewing process. Each paper will be peer-reviewed in depth by at least three Program Committee members. The Program Committee will select contributions to be presented at the conference and published in the proceedings according to the criteria of originality, clarity, and completeness.

Papers must be submitted at the following link


OPODIS 2015 will feature selected tutorials, covering research subjects in the scope of the conference.

Experts in the domains covered by OPODIS are invited to share their expertise with the community by submitting proposals for tutorials. The duration of a tutorial is one session (90 to 120 minutes), including time for questions.

A tutorial proposal should not exceed three (3) pages in length using a 11pt font size. It must include the following information:

  • The title of the tutorial;
  • An abstract of the tutorial content;
  • A brief statement of the relevance of the tutorial to OPODIS;
  • The name(s), e-mail address(es) and affiliation(s) of the presenter(s);
  • The biography and relevant publications of the presenter(s);
  • If the authors will consider submitting an abstract of the tutorial (see below);
  • When applicable, if and where the tutorial has already been given in the past.

Presenters of tutorials will be given the possibility to publish an extended abstract of the tutorial content in the proceedings of the conference. Such extended abstracts are encouraged but optional, and will have to be accepted through peer review before inclusion.

Tutorial proposals must be sent by email ( directly to the program co-chairs in PDF format.

The selection will be based on a combination of interest in content from the perspective and the topics of OPODIS, the timeliness and the potential to attract or establish new communities, and the proposed organization.

Best Paper Award

Starting with this edition, OPODIS will feature a “Best Paper” Award. All papers accepted for presentation at the conference will be evaluated by the award committee. The Best Paper Award aims to encourage work that best combines theory and practice, and demonstrates excellence of research in at least one of the two. This might be, for instance, an advance in theory work that solves a real system issue, or an advance in systems that builds upon theoretical results. The award committee may decide to decline to confer the award, or to split it among more than one recipient.


Abstract registration: 24 August 2015
Submission deadline: 31 August 2015
Acceptance notification: 5 Nov 2015
Conference: 14-17 Dec 2015, Rennes
Final Version Due: Jan. 8, 2016

General Chair

Emmanuelle Anceaume, CNRS 6074 – IRISA, France

Program Chairs

Christian Cachin, IBM Research – Zurich
Maria Potop-Butucaru, LIP6

Program Committee

Silvia Bonomi, La Sapienza, Italy
Christian Cachin (program committee co-chair) IBM Research – Zurich, Switzerland
Keren Censor-Hillel, Technion, Israel
Xavier Defago, JAIST, Japan
Shlomi Dolev, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Israel
Panagiota Fatourou, University of Crete, Greece
Antonio Fernandez Anta, Institute IMDEA Networks, Spain
Christof Fetzer, TU Dresden, Germany
Emmanuel Godard, Université Aix-Marseille, France
Wojciech Golab, University of Waterloo, Canada
Krishna P. Gummadi, MPI SWS Saarbrücken, Germany
Taisuke Izumi, Nagoya Institute of Technology, Japan
Flavio Junqueira, MSR Cambridge, United Kingdom
Rüdiger Kapitza, TU Braunschweig, Germany
Aggelos Kiayias, University of Athens, Greece
Fabian Kuhn, University of Freiburg, Germany
Petr Kuznetsov, Telecom ParisTech, France
Dahlia Malkhi, VMware Research, United States
Rui Oliveira, Universidade do Minho, Portugal
Marina Papatriantafilou, Chalmers, Sweden
Fernando Pedone, University of Lugano, Switzerland
Andrzej Pelc, University of Quebec, Canada
Erez Petrank, Technion, Israel
Peter Pietzuch, Imperial College, United Kingdom
Florin Pop, University Politehnica of Bucharest, Romania
Maria Potop-Butucaru (program committee co-chair), Université Paris 6/LIP6, France
Michel Raynal, IUF & IRISA-INRIA Rennes, France
Etienne Rivière, University of Neuchâtel, Switzerland
Luís Rodrigues, INESC-ID, Universidade de Lisboa, Portugal
Matthieu Roy, LAAS-CNRS, France
Alex Shvartsman, University of Connecticut, United States
Roman Vitenberg, University of Oslo, Norway
Philipp Woelfel, University of Calgary, Canada
Haifeng Yu, National University of Singapore, Singapore

Steering Committee

Marcos K. Aguilera, VMWare, United States
Roberto Baldoni, Sapienza University of Rome, Italy
Giuseppe Prencipe, University of Pisa, Italy
Nicola Santoro, Carleton University, Ottawa, Canada
Marc Shapiro, INRIA, France
Sébastien Tixeuil (steering committee chair), IUF & LIP6-CNRS 7606, France
Maarten van Steen, VU University Amsterdam, Netherlands


Emmanuelle Anceaume, CNRS / IRISA, France
Yann Busnel (organization chair), EXCESS (ENSAI) / INRIA, France
Elisabeth Lebret, INRIA, France
Romaric Ludinard (publicity chair), La Sapienza, Italy
Lydie Mabil, INRIA, France

Comments are closed.

  • CNRS Crest Ensai Fondation Rennes 1 - Action Michel Métivier IBM

    Inria IRISA GDR ASR Rennes Métropole