DEBS 2008 2nd International Conference on Distributed Event-Based Systems 2007 (July 2-4, 2008, in Roma, Italy)

DEBS 2008

2nd International Conference on Distributed Event-Based Systems

July 2-4, 2008 - Rome, Italy,

Call for Papers (pdf)

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 modelling, Grid 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 subcommunities to share their views and reach a common understanding.

The scope of the conference covers all topics relevant to event-based computing ranging from those discussed in related disciplines (e.g., coordination, software engineering, peer-to-peer systems, Grid computing, and streaming databases), over domain-specific topics of event-based computing (e.g., workflow management systems, mobile computing, pervasive and ubiquitous computing, sensor 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).

Conference Scope

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
Middleware Infrastructures for Event-Based Computing
  • Federated event-based systems
  • Middleware for actuator and sensor networks
  • Algorithms and protocols
  • 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
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

Important Dates

Abstract submission: March 9 16, 2008
Paper submission: March 15 22, 11:59pm PST (firm deadline!), 2008
Author notification: May 10, 2008
Final manuscript: May 31, 2008
DEBS Conference: July 2-4, 2008

Conference Location

The conference will be held at Dipartimento di Informatica e Sistemistica "Antonio Ruberti", Sapienza Università di Roma, Via Ariosto 25 (map), Roma, Italy.

Program Committee

  • Raman Adaikkalavan, Indiana University South Bend, USA
  • Umesh Bellur, Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), India
  • Ken Birman, Cornell University, USA
  • Philippe Bonnet, University of Copenhagen, Denmark
  • Francois Bry, University of Munich, Germany
  • Antonio Carzaniga, University of Lugano, Switzerland
  • Sharma Chakravarthy, University of Texas Arlington, USA
  • Mani Chandi, California Institute of Technology, USA
  • Gregory Chockler, IBM Haifa, Israel
  • Mariano Cilia, Intel, Argentina
  • Domenico Cotroneo, Università di Napoli "Federico II", Italy
  • Geoff Coulson, Lancaster University, UK
  • Giampaolo Cugola, Politecnico di Milano, Italy
  • Umesh Dayal, HP Labs Palo Alto, USA
  • Opher Etzion, IBM Haifa, Israel
  • Ludger Fiege, Siemens, Germany
  • Mike Franklin, University of California at Berkeley and Truviso Inc., USA
  • Avigdor Gal, Technion - Israel Institute of Technology, Israel
  • Dieter Gawlick, Oracle, USA
  • Jonathan Goldstein, Microsoft Research Lab Redmond, USA
  • Rachid Guerraoui, Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL), Switzerland
  • Vana Kalogeraki, University of California at Riverside, USA
  • Anne-Marie Kermarrec, IRISA Rennes, France
  • Martin Kersten, Centrum voor Wiskunde en Informatica (CWI), Netherlands
  • Michael Lefler, Northrop Grumman Corporation, USA
  • Ling Liu, Georgia Institute of Technology, USA
  • Jean Philippe Martin, Microsoft Research Lab Cambridge, UK
  • Keith Marzullo, University of California at San Diego, USA
  • Mira Mezini, Technische Universität Darmstadt, Germany
  • Peter R. Pietzuch, Imperial College London, UK
  • Beth A. Plale, Indiana University, USA
  • Kay Römer, Eidgenössische Technische Hochschule (ETH) Zürich, Switzerland
  • Swami Sivasubramanian, Amazon, USA
  • Sasu Tarkoma, Helsinki Institute for Information Technology, Finland
  • Richard Tibbetts, Streambase, USA
  • Maarten Van Steen, Vrije Universiteit, Netherlands
  • Paul Vincent, TIBCO, USA
  • Seth White, BEA, USA


General Chair:Roberto Baldoni, Sapienza Università di Roma, Italy
Steering Committee Chair:Hans-Arno Jacobsen, University of Toronto, Canada
PC Co-Chairs:Alejandro P. Buchmann, Technische Universität Darmstadt, Germany
 Sara Tucci Piergiovanni, Sapienza Università di Roma, Italy
Industry Chair:Eliezer Dekel, IBM Research Laboratory in Haifa, Israel
Demo Chair:Annika Hinze, University of Waikato, New Zealand
Tutorial Chair:Gero Mühl, Technische Universität Berlin, Germany
International Relations Co-Chairs:Antonio Manzalini, Telecom Italia, Italy
 Tim Bass, SilkRoad Asia Co. Ltd., Thailand
Publicity Co-Chairs:António Casimiro Costa, Universidade de Lisboa, Portugal
 Anirüddhā Gokhālé, Vanderbilt University, USA
 Michael Olson, California Institute of Technology, USA
 Nesime Tatbul, ETH Zürich ,Switzerland
Organizing Co-Chairs:Vivien Quéma, CNRS INRIA Rhône-Alpes Grenoble, France
 Leonardo Querzoni, Sapienza Università di Roma, Italy
Publication Chair:Marin Bertier, IRISA/INSA-Rennes, France

Submission Guidelines

All papers must represent original and unpublished work that is not currently under review. Each paper will be reviewed by at least three independent referees. Papers will be evaluated according to their significance, originality, technical content, style, clarity, and relevance to the conference. At least one author of each accepted paper is expected to attend the conference.

Three types of paper submissions will be accepted:

  • research papers (max. 12 pages): a research paper describes new results that advance the state-of-the-art in basic or applied research.
  • industry papers (max. 8 pages): an industry paper describes the design, the experience (in building, deploying and running), or the performance of an industry system. Commonly, the majority of authors on the paper are from industry. Product marketing material will not be accepted as papers.
  • demo papers (max. 4 pages): a demo paper reports on an existing research prototype by clearly identifying the original contributions and ideas demonstrated. 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.

Submitted papers should clearly indicate on the first page the submission type. Industry submissions will be evaluated by an Industry Committee.

The conference proceedings will be published as part of the ACM International Proceedings Series and will be disseminated through the ACM Digital Library.

The conference adopts a double blind review process, where neither authors nor reviewers know each others' identities.

Papers must not exceed the given number of pages for the respective paper type. 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 The author(s) name(s) and address(es) must not appear in the body of the paper, and self-references should be in the third person. This is to facilitate a double-blind review process. Please apply the ACM Computing Classification categories and terms, which can be found at