This is a (late) invitation to attend PODC 2003, July 13-16, Boston, MA. PODC (Principles of Distributed Computing) is the leading conference on distributed computing and algorithms. This conference is a great opportunity for interaction and cooperation between security/crypto folks and the distributed computing community, and we hope many of you can join us. It should also be fun.
IMPORTANT DATES =============== Conference dates: 13-16 July 2003 Early registration deadline: 18 June 2003 Hotel reservation deadline: 12 June 2003
SECURITY TRACK: Lectures, Tutorials, and Invited Talks
The security track will include (no separate registration/fee necessary):
-- 3 great keynote speakers: Silvio Micali, Ross Anderson and Butler Lampson
-- 8 regular talks (selected out of over 75 submissions to the security track)
-- 4 brief announcements
-- Two tutorials on July 13th: Incentives and Internet Computation by Joan Feigenbaum (Yale) and Scott Shenker (ICSI), and Content Protection Technologies by Jeff Lotspiech, Tushar Chandra, and Donald E. Leake, Jr. (IBM).
-- PODC this year will include a special `Fischer's Fest` event, in honor of At least one of the special lectures as part of this event is on `Fischer's Cryptographic Protocols`, by Rebecca Wright. Other talks in Fisher's Fest will be given by Leslie Lamport, Nancy Lynch and Albert Mayer (Leslie and Albert did not provide title yet so they may also discuss crypto/privacy issues...).
General PODC Information =================== See below `call for participation`.
I hope you will join us for a great conference in July!
Amir Herzberg PODC 2003 Security Track Chair -------------------------------------------------------- CALL FOR PARTICIPATION Twenty-second Annual ACM SIGACT-SIGOPS Symposium on PRINCIPLES OF DISTRIBUTED COMPUTING (PODC 2003) http://www.podc.org/podc2003/ 13-16 July 2003 Boston, Massachusetts, USA
PURPOSE AND SCOPE ================= PODC focuses on the design, specification, implementation, application and theory of distributed systems. This year, PODC has a Security in Distributed Computing Special Track with papers and invited talks on topics in the intersection of security and distributed computing. In addition, we are celebrating Michael Fischer's sixtieth birthday with a series of lectures illustrating the impact of his work. IMPORTANT DATES =============== Conference dates: 13-16 July 2003 Early registration deadline: 18 June 2003 Hotel reservation deadline: 12 June 2003 TECHNICAL PROGRAM ================= The program for PODC 2003 includes 35 regular paper presentations, 16 brief announcements, 8 invited talks and 2 tutorials. Acceptance for PODC 2003 was highly competitive, with over 200 regular paper submissions. The full program can be found at http://www.podc.org/podc2003/local-info/schedule.html Topics covered include, but are not limited to: - Distributed middleware platforms, operating systems, and databases - Multiprocessor/cluster architectures, algorithms, and performance - Distributed computing issues in the Internet and the Web - Hardware, software and compiler support for coordination and synchronization - Mobile computing - Communication network protocols and architectures - High-performance distributed computing and the computational grid - P2P computing - Distributed algorithms and their complexity - Fault tolerance and availability in distributed systems. - Distributed cryptographic and security protocols - Specification, semantics, and verification of distributed systems VENUE AND REGISTRATION INFORMATION ================================== PODC 2003 is being held in the Sheraton hotel in Needham, Massachusetts, conveniently located 12 miles west of Boston. A block of rooms has been reserved at the low conference rate of $125/night + taxes. To get the conference rate, call (800)274-3728 on or before Thursday, 12 June 2003 and identify yourself as being with the ACM group. More information about the hotel is available at http://www.podc.org/podc2003/local-info/hotel.html Registration for PODC 2003 is available from a page off the main website at http://www.podc.org/podc2003/. The registration fees (in US dollars) are: by June 18 after June 18 ACM members $325 $430 Non-ACM members $410 $540 Students $130 $210 These fees do *not* include the cost of the hotel, but they do include some meals, including the conference banquet on Tuesday, July 15.
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