2013 Open Peer-Reviewed
April 6, 2012
Call for Papers
Decentralized coordination is a challenge. Several theoretical
shown that in general one cannot guarantee self-stabilization of
systems where every peer has equal priority, when these peers try to
non-conflicting configurations. Decentralization is nevertheless
it corresponds to a general aspiration of the society. This workshop
researchers interested in technologies for efficient or practical
- Algorithms for decentralized coordination
- Protocols for decentralized coordination
- Platforms for decentralized coordination
- Applications for decentralized coordination
- Security for decentralized coordination
Amphitheatre 118 Olin Engineering, Florida Tech
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
Participation and oral presentations over video conference
allowed but discouraged.
We will try to have a zero registration fee for presenters of accepted
or to keep the registration fee low (under $30 including: CD, lunch,
if proceedings are not printed on paper.
The peer-reviewing at the workshop will be organized according to the
- Each submission is assigned to at least 2 reviewers (by a bidding
- Reviews are written as short articles, using the styles of the
workshop. Reviews can be written by people outside the PC committee.
The PC commitee member responsible for each review assigns a score
0-100 to each review to specify the relevance of the paper to the
workshop given that review (score are relative to other articles and
may not have an absolute meaning). Reviews from reviewers performing
blind review (where the reviewer does dot see the name of the authors)
will be marked accordingly.
- Answers to reviews are also written as short articles, using the
styles of the workshop.
- Papers are sorted in the order of the average of the scores of
its reviews. Only the first some (10) are granted oral presentation.
- Subsequent (up to 20) papers can be presented with posters.
- Authors can submit an additional (not reviewed) revised camera
version with minor corrections (a "diff" should reveal changes in at
most 100 lines and 3000 words).
- All reviews, answers and initial submissions are included in the
CD proceedings, except if the author withdraws the submission (which
withdraws associated reviews).
- Reviews can also be withdrawn after receiving the answer to the
review, and before the deadline for camera ready versions.
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 email@example.com 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
sign us the permission to include their papers and reviews into the
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
it, as it may increase the registration fee by some $100).
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