2013 Open Peer-Reviewed Workshop
Decentralized Coordination
DC 2013
Melbourne, Florida
April 6, 2012
CFP, Topics, Venue, Dates, Fees, Reviewing, Submissions, Proceedings, Copyright, Organization, Program

Call for Papers

Decentralized coordination is a challenge. Several theoretical results have shown that in general one cannot guarantee self-stabilization of certain systems where every peer has equal priority, when these peers try to find non-conflicting configurations. Decentralization is nevertheless important as it corresponds to a general aspiration of the society. This workshop gathers researchers interested in technologies for efficient or practical systems with maximized decentralization.


Melbourne, Florida
Amphitheatre 118 Olin Engineering, Florida Tech

Important Dates
Conference: April 6, 2013
Withdrawals and Camera Ready: March 16
Notification: March 11
Answers to Reviews: March 9
Reviews: March 6, 2013
Submissions: February 19, 2013 (instead of February 10)

Registration fees and presentations
Participation and oral presentations over video conference are allowed but discouraged.
We will try to have a zero registration fee for presenters of accepted papers, or to keep the registration fee low (under $30 including: CD, lunch, T-shirt), if proceedings are not printed on paper.

Peer Reviewing
The peer-reviewing at the workshop will be organized according to the Open Peer-Review (SelectiveY) schema:

Articles should be submitted as PDF files, using AAAI styles and should be up to 10 pages long, except for the cover page. Each article should have a cover page in AAAI style containing the title, name of the authors and the abstract. From the second page on the paper should be in the typical AAAI style, containing again the title and the abstract but not the author names. The body of the paper should be written for blind review (where the name of the authors can be hidden from the reviewer). The reviewers will have the option of performing a blind review, where the name of the authors is not revealed to them before the moment when reviewers are handed the answer to their review, even as the reviewer names will have to be on their reviews (some reviewers may feel more comfortable to review a paper if the paper is anonymous). Papers have to be submitted by email to msilaghi@fit.edu with Subject "WDC", at latest by midnight on February 19, EST, and not earlier than February 17. As soon as a paper is submitted, the blinded part of the paper titles will be made available to the committee members.

Authors maintain their copyright but sign us the permission to include their papers and reviews into the workshop proceedings. Proceedings will be distributed on CD (and an ISBN will be obtained for it). We will also look into the relevance of getting printed proceedings (if participants request it, as it may increase the registration fee by some $100).

Organization (confirmed)
Marius Silaghi, Florida Tech (chair)
Joerg Denzinger, Univ. Calgary
Boi Faltings, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology
Roman Filipovych, UPenn/
Katsutoshi Hirayama, Kobe University
Toshihiro Matsui, Nagoya Institute of Technology
Markus Zanker, University Klagenfurt
Daniel Grosu, Wayne State University
Marco Carvalho, Florida Institute of Technology
Makoto Yokoo, Kyushu University