About SSS

SSS is an international forum for researchers and practitioners in the design and development of distributed systems with a focus on systems that are able to provide guarantees on their structure, performance, and/or security in the face of an adverse operational environment.

Research in distributed systems is now at a crucial point in its evolution, marked by the importance and variety of dynamic distributed systems such as peer-to-peer networks, large-scale sensor networks, mobile ad-hoc networks,and cloud computing. Moreover, new applications such as grid and web services, distributed command and control, and a vast array of decentralized computations in a variety of disciplines has driven the need to ensure that distributed computations are self-stabilizing, performant, safe and secure.

The symposium takes a broad view of the self-managed distributed systems area and encourages the submission of original contributions spanning fundamental research and practical applications within its scope, covered by the three symposium tracks: (i) Stabilizing Systems: Theory and Practice, (ii) Distributed Computing and Communication Networks, as well as (iii) Computer Security and Information Privacy.

Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

  • Self-stabilizing systems,
  • Practically-stabilizing systems,
  • Self-* abstractions,
  • Stabilization and self-* properties with relation to dependability of hardware,       software and middleware,
  • Self-stabilizing software defined infrastructure,
  • Safety and Self-Stabilization,
  • Self-stabilizing autonomous mobile agents,
  • Distributed and concurrent algorithms and data structures, synchronization       protocols,
  • Shared and transactional memory,
  • Formal Methods, validation, verification, and synthesis,
  • Game-theory and economical aspects of distributed computing,
  • Randomization in distributed computing,
  • Biological distributed algorithms,
  • Communication networks (protocols, architectures, services, applications),
  • High-performance, cluster, cloud and grid computing,
  • Mesh and ad-hoc networks (wireless, mobile, sensor),
  • Location and context-aware systems, Mobile agents, robots, and       rendezvous,
  • Social systems, peer-to-peer and overlay networks,
  • Population Protocols,
  • Infection Dynamics,
  • Network security Privacy,
  • Internet-of-Things Security,
  • Secure cloud computing,
  • Mobile sensor networks / ad-hoc networks security,
  • Verifiable/fault-tolerant computing,
  • Anomaly and networked malware detection,
  • Cryptocurrencies and distributed consensus protocols,
  • Secure multi-party computation/applied crypto,
  • Distributed Ledger and Blockchain.