Call for Papers

13th International IFIP Conference on Distributed Applications and Interoperable Systems

The annual IFIP DAIS conference is one of the leading international venues to discuss all aspects of distributed applications and systems, throughout their lifecycle. This includes the design, architecture, implementation and operation of distributed computing systems, their supporting middleware, appropriate software engineering methods and tools, as well as experimental studies and practical reports.

Following the success of past conferences in this series, the 13th International DAIS conference will provide a forum for researchers, industry practitioners, and users, to discuss and learn about new technologies, approaches, concepts and experiences in the field of distributed computing.

Submission tracks: DAIS offers three distinct submission tracks (Research papers, Practical Experience Reports, and  Work-in-progress papers). Authors should indicate in their submission which track they are submitting to. All papers accepted in any of the tracks will be included in the conference proceedings.

Topics of Interest

DAIS’13 solicits high-quality papers reporting research results and/or experimental results in the area of distributed applications and interoperable systems. Submissions will be judged on their originality, significance, clarity, relevance, and technical correctness. The topics of interest to the conference include, but are not limited to:

  • Novel and innovative distributed applications and systems, in particular in the areas of
    • middleware,
    • peer to peer systems,
    • cloud and grid computing,
    • social networking,
    • cyber-physical systems,
    • mobile computing,
    • service-oriented computing, and
    • context-aware computing.
  • Novel distributed architectures and mechanisms, in particular in the areas of
    • pub/sub systems,
    • language-based approaches,
    • overlay network protocols,
    • virtualisation,
    • parallelization,
    • bio-inspired distributed computing.
  • System issues and design goals of distributed systems, including
    • self-management,
    • trust and reputation,
    • cooperation incentives and fairness,
    • fault-tolerance and dependability,
    • energy-efficiency,
    • performance, robustness and scalability.
  • Engineering and tools for distributed systems, including
    • model-driven engineering,
    • domain-specific languages,
    • design patterns and methods,
    • testing and validation,
    • distributed debugging.

Submission and Publication

DAIS’13 offers three submission tracks:

  • Full research papers in no more than 14 pages.
  • Full practical experience reports, including experimental and evaluation studies, case studies, and practice reports in no more than 14 pages.
  • Work-in-progress papers, describing ongoing work and interim results, in no more than 6 pages.

All papers must be original, unpublished, and not submitted for publication elsewhere. Submitted papers should clearly indicate on their front page to which track the paper is submitted. Contributions should be submitted electronically as PDF, using the Springer LNCS style ( to the conference submission website:

Each paper will undergo a thorough process of peer reviews by the Program Committee. All papers accepted in any of the conference tracks will be included in the conference proceedings, which will be published by Springer-Verlag in the LNCS series. Proceedings will be made available at the conference. Submission implies that at least one author will register and attend the conference if the paper is accepted.

Important Dates

18 February 2013: Paper submission (11 February 2013: Paper submission)
18 March 2013: Notification to authors
27 March 2013 (full papers, work in progress): Camera ready version
3-6 June 2013: Conference and Workshops

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