Call for Papers

Event-based systems are rapidly gaining importance in many application domains ranging from real time monitoring systems in production, logistics and networking to complex event processing in finance and security. The event based paradigm has gathered momentum as witnessed by current efforts in areas including event-driven architectures, complex event processing, business process management and modeling, Grid & Cloud computing, Web services notifications, information dissemination, event stream processing, and message-oriented middleware. The various communities dealing with event based systems have made progress in different aspects of the problem. The DEBS conference attempts to bring together researchers and practitioners active in the various sub communities to share their views and reach a common understanding.

The objectives of the 6th ACM International Conference on Distributed Event-Based Systems (DEBS) are to provide a forum dedicated to the dissemination of original research, the discussion of practical insights, and the reporting of relevant experience relating to event-based computing that was previously scattered across several scientific and professional communities. The conference also aims at providing a forum for academia and industry to exchange ideas, for example, through industry papers and demo papers.

The conference will consist of the following tracks:

  • Research track featuring high quality research papers on relevant topics.
  • Industry track with two sub-tracks: industry full papers and industry experience reports.
  • Tutorials geared towards either the research or the industrial communities.
  • Demos and posters.
  • The DEBS 2012 Grand Challenge is a problem solving competition for commercial and research event-based systems.
  • Gong show: The gong show will consist of short presentations about visionary and outrageous ideas towards the next generation of event-based systems. The audience will vote for the best idea.
  • Doctoral workshop

Important Dates

Abstract submission for Research and Industry papers and Industry experience reports: February 27, 2012
March 9, 2012
Grand Challenge problem description: February 27, 2012
March 2, 2012
Research and Industry papers submission, and (optional) Industry experience report submission: March 5, 2012
March 16, 2012
Tutorial papers submission:
March 5, 2012
March 16, 2012
Author notification for tutorials, research and Industry papers, and Industry experience reports: April 30, 2012
Poster and demo submission: May 2, 2012
Grand Challenge solutions including papers May 2, 2012
Doctoral Workshop submission: May 2, 2012
Author notification for poster, demo, Doctoral Workshop papers and Grand Challenge: May 16, 2012
Submission deadline for camera ready papers May 30, 2012
Conference: July 16-20, 2012

 

All submission deadlines are 11:59 p.m. CET (UTC + 1 hour) on the given day.

Paper Submission

Authors are invited to submit original contributions to DEBS 2012. We encourage theoretical, methodological, empirical, and applications papers.

Submissions to all tracks of DEBS 2011 are made through the DEBS 2012 submission site:

https://www.easychair.org/account/signin.cgi?conf=debs2012

Submissions will be accepted in the following tracks:

   Scientific track;
   Industry track;
   Tutorials Track;
   Demos & Posters;
   Grand Challenge;
   Doctoral Workshop.

All submissions must be original and unpublished. Submissions must be in the ACM format for conference proceedings. The conference adopts a double blind review process, where neither authors nor reviewers know each others' identities.

Industry submissions will be evaluated by an Industrial Programme Committee.

Accepted papers will be published by ACM and disseminated through the ACM Digital Library.

See the Paper Submission page for more details.

Scope of the Conference

he scope of the conference covers all topics relevant to event-based computing ranging from those discussed in related disciplines (e.g. coordination, dependability, software engineering, peer-to-peer systems, Grid & Cloud computing and streaming databases), to domain-specific topics of event-based computing (e.g. workflow management systems, mobile computing, pervasive and ubiquitous computing, sensors networks, user interfaces, component integration, Web services and embedded systems), to enterprise related topics (e.g. complex event detection, enterprise application integration, real time enterprises and Web services notifications).

The topics addressed by the conference include (but are not limited to):

Models, Architectures and Paradigms

  • Event-driven architectures
  • Basic interaction models
  • Event algebras, event schemas and type systems
  • Languages for event correlation and patterns, streaming and continuous queries, data fusion
  • Models for static and dynamic environments
  • Complex event processing
  • Design and programming methodologies
  • Event-based business process management and modeling
  • Experimental methodologies
  • Performance modeling and prediction based on analytic approaches
  • Functional Reactive Programming

Middleware Infrastructures for Event-Based Computing

  • Federated event-based systems
  • Middleware for actuator and sensor networks
  • Algorithms and protocols
  • Optimization techniques for event-based (or streaming) systems
  • Event dissemination based on p2p systems
  • Context and location awareness
  • Fault-tolerance, reliability, availability, and recovery
  • Security issues
  • (Self-)Management
  • Mobility and resource constrained device support
  • Streaming queries, transformations, or correlation engines
  • Logic-based event processing
  • Semantic event processing
  • Business Process Management with events

Applications, Experiences, and Requirements

  • Use cases and applications of event-based systems
  • Real-world application deployments using event-based middleware
  • Domain-specific deployments of event-based systems
  • Real-world data characterizing event-based applications
  • Benchmarks, performance evaluations, and testbeds
  • Application requirements for next-generation event-based solutions
  • Relation to other architectures
  • Enterprise application integration
  • Event-driven business process management
  • Information logistics
  • Seamless integration of event-based mechanisms into middleware platforms

DEBS 2012 Tracks

Six types of submissions will be accepted: research papers, industry papers, demos and posters, DEBS Grand Challenge abstracts, and PhD workshop contributions. Further details about each submission type can be found on the call page specific for that type of contribution.

Research Track

All submissions must be original and unpublished. Submissions must be in the ACM format for conference proceedings. The research track of the conference adopts a double blind review process, where neither authors nor reviewers know each others' identities. Accepted papers will be published by ACM and disseminated through the ACM Digital Library. All contributions except for the PhD workshop will be included in the official proceedings.

Submission Information

Research papers must not exceed 12 pages. Submissions must be in ACM format for conference proceedings. The conference adopts a double blind review process, where neither authors nor reviewers know each others' identities. Accepted papers will be published by ACM and disseminated through the ACM Digital Library.

Industry Track

There are two types of submissions: industry track papers and industry experience reports.

Industry Track Papers

DEBS2012 is calling for high quality papers, to be published in the DEBS proceedings, of industry related articles of interest to, and to be presented to, the DEBS community.

Industry track papers should cover some novel use or development of event sensing, distribution or processing (operation, agent or network), or some combination of these, with an industry theme.

Submitters should come from a commercial organization - either a software supplier or software end-user - although joint submissions between commercial and academic teams are also encouraged.

We encourage developers from commercial organizations to publish methods and results that they have found useful in their development and are willing to share with the wider audience of the DEBS community.

Industry Experience Reports

DEBS2011 is calling for proposals of industry experience reports. The submission will be in form of the proposed presentation abstract, and will not require a full paper. Presentation proposals will be evaluated based on their interest to the DEBS community.

Industry experience reports should cover some valuable, new or alternative view of event sensing, distribution or processing (operation, agent or network), or some combination of these, in an end-user application area. Experiences can be specific to a single project, system type, or industry domain, but should not be targeted to a specific audience from those groups.

Submitters should come from a commercial organization - either a Software Supplier or Software End-User - although joint submissions between commercial and academic teams are also encouraged.

We encourage developers from commercial organizations to present methods and results that they have found useful in their development and are willing to share with the wider audience of the DEBS community whilst perhaps not desiring to create an academic paper on their subject.

Submission Information

Submitted papers should clearly indicate whether they are an Industry Track Paper or an Industry Experience Report. Papers must not exceed the given number of pages for the respective submission category:

  • 10 pages for Industry Track Papers and
  • 4 pages for the optional Industry Experience Reports.

All submissions must be original and unpublished. Submissions must be in the ACM format for the conference proceedings. Industry submissions will be evaluated by an Industry Program Committee. Accepted papers will be published by ACM and disseminated through the ACM Digital Library.

Tutorials

Following the success of the tutorial days in the last two DEBS conferences, DEBS 2012 will host a one-day, multi-track tutorial program for which it solicits proposals for tutorials. The goal of the tutorial program of DEBS 2012 is to provide independent instruction on topics related to event-based computing, both fitting for the research audience and to an industrial audience. We solicit both long (3 hours) and short (1.5 hours) tutorials. A tutorial may cover a wide scope of topics ranging from practical techniques and guidelines over standards to theoretical work. Please note that no marketing or product specific tutorials will be accepted. Tutorial levels may be introductory, intermediate, or advanced. Topics of broad interest are preferred.

A tutorial proposal of 1-3 pages should include

  • the proposed title,
  • a structured description of the contents,
  • the assumed background of attendees, and
  • the name, affiliation, contact information (email and phone) and brief biography of the speaker(s).

Accepted Proposals

Proposers of accepted tutorials are given the opportunity to submit a tutorial paper. The content of a tutorial paper must be on the material covered by the tutorial and must not exceed 12 pages. The required format for the submission is the ACM SIG Proceedings Style. The author kit containing templates for the required style can be found at http://www.acm.org/sigs/pubs/proceed/template.html. Submitted tutorial papers will be reviewed prior to publication, and may be rejected for publication, if either the technical quality of the paper is insufficient or the content of the paper does not match the content of the tutorial. Tutorial papers will be published in the conference proceedings as part of the ACM International Proceedings Series and will be disseminated through the ACM Digital Library.

Demos, Posters

Demos

Demonstrations present first-hand experience with research prototypes or operational systems. They provide opportunities to exchange ideas gained from implementing event-based systems and to obtain feedback from expert users. Demonstration submissions are welcomed in any of the areas identified in the call for papers. The authors are expected to prepare a poster and perform a live software demonstration on their own laptop during an exhibit-style conference reception. Any special requirements should be identified in the appendix of the paper. Submissions must be in the ACM format for conference proceedings and are limited to 2 pages. Accepted contributions will be published by ACM and disseminated through the ACM Digital Library.

Posters

Poster presentations offer researchers an opportunity to present significant work in progress or research that is best communicated in an interactive or graphical format. Further, poster presentations provide researchers with an opportunity to obtain direct feedback about their work from a wide audience during the poster session. The authors are expected to prepare and present a poster during an exhibit-style conference reception. Poster submissions are welcomed in areas related to any aspect of event processing as identified in the call for contributions. Posters should focus on problems and methodology of the presented research. Submissions must be in the ACM format for the conference proceedings and are limited to 2 pages. Accepted contributions will be published by ACM and disseminated through the ACM Digital Library.

Poster submissions and system demonstrations can overlap the work described in other kinds of submissions.

Grand Challenge

The goal of the DEBS 2012 Grand Challenge is to provide a common ground and evaluation criteria for a competition aimed at both research and industrial event-based systems. The goal of the competition is to implement a solution to a problem provided by the DEBS 2012 Grand Challenge organizers. Solutions provided by the challenge participants will be evaluated and rated based on the following criteria: (1) correctness with respect to the problem specification, (2) throughput, and (3) latency.

Authors of all accepted submissions will be invited to present their systems during the DEBS 2012 Conference. All accepted submissions are to be accompanied by a paper, which will be included in the conference proceedings. Challenge papers must be in the ACM format for the conference proceedings and are limited to 3-6 pages. Upon the explicit consent from the challenge participants their solutions will be included in the global ranking with the winner of the challenge being announced and awarded during the banquet.

Solutions submitted to the DEBS 2012 Grand Challenge will help demonstrate practical progress towards achieving the vision of the Event Processing Fabric defined in the Event Processing Dagstuhl Seminar in 2010.

Gong Show

The DEBS 2012 gong show will consist of short presentations about visionary and/or outrageous ideas towards the next generation of event-based systems. Selection will be done by submitting a short abstract to:

peter.fischer (at) inf.ethz.ch

The audience will vote for the best idea.

Doctoral and PhD Workshop

We welcome submissions from students who are enrolled in a PhD program and are working on topics relevant to those covered by the DEBS 2012 conference. We encourage submissions from students who are at the late stages of their doctoral work, and who can therefore present a relatively "complete" story about their research. We also encourage submissions from students in the beginning stages of their program, and thus have a significant "future work" component. The former category will have the opportunity to present their research to a wider audience in preparation for a job search, whereas the latter can obtain valuable feedback about their upcoming research plans. Students in both stages of their careers will benefit from interacting with each other, as well as with members of the event processing research community represented at the conference.

Submission Information

Papers should describe the problem addressed as part of the PhD work, explain its importance, discuss shortcomings of existing solutions and give some indication of steps towards a solution. There should be enough substance to encourage discussion at the workshop, but the work does not need to be complete. Please also include a thesis outline and a summary of further planned work.

Submitted papers should have 3-6 pages for PhD students part-way through their PhD and 1 page for beginning PhD students. All papers should be formatted according to the same rules as regular DEBS papers. Submissions must be single-author with the name of the supervisor mentioned. Authors should submit their papers in PDF format through the DEBS EasyChair conference management system, clearly indicating the type of paper. No copyrighted proceedings will be published (so future publication of the work in conferences/journals is not precluded), but accepted submissions will be made available electronically to all participants.

Important: We will not accept submissions that are typical conference paper submissions without explicit focus on the PhD work.

Structure

The Program Committee for this workshop consists mainly of distinguished researchers who are prominent in the field of event-based systems or who have obtained their own PhDs not too long ago. Members of the Program Committee will attend the PhD workshop to encourage and help, answer questions and give feedback. The PhD workshop will provide a friendly and supportive atmosphere for PhD students. There will be time to get to know other students and researcher from a range of countries and backgrounds and to have fun as well as to work.

Organizing Committee