Objective and Scope

The DEBS 2024 Industry and Application Track invites submissions on innovative design, development, or deployments of event-based and distributed systems and applications. Contributions will be reviewed by researchers and industry practitioners working in distributed and event-based computing.

An important goal of DEBS is to enrich and cultivate cooperation and exchange between researchers and practitioners who work on distributed and event-based systems. Such interactions help practitioners to become aware of leading edge research that can address issues and problems in commercial systems, while also allowing researchers to learn more about details and concerns with event-based and distributed applications and systems that arise in commercial implementations and deployments.

Submissions should present novel work and experiences with relevant topics including, but not limited to, the following:

  • Use cases and applications of distributed and event-based systems, especially in smart IoT & CPS scenarios
  • Models, architectures and paradigms of distributed and event-based systems
  • Cloud- and edge-based approaches, including serverless and hybrid/multi-cloud, for event-based and distributed applications
  • Distributed systems trade-offs for event-based applications
  • Experiences with load management, fault tolerance and reconfiguration of event-based and distributed systems
  • Security and consistency issues for distributed and event-based systems
  • Systems and approaches for event data management and stream fusion
  • Programming languages and DSLs for distributed and event-based systems
  • Deploying and operating distributed and event-based systems and applications
  • Testing and benchmarking of real-world event processing systems and applications
  • Event processing for training machine learning models, stream analytics or online-learning
  • Inferencing of machine learning models from event streams and edge AI
  • Integrating machine learning operations into (distributed) event processing systems
  • Experiences with stream processing on heterogeneous and reconfigurable hardware
  • Finally, as DEBS 2024 places emphasis on reproducibility, we also encourage authors of Industry and Application papers to make available all data used for empirical evaluation, the related software as well as clear instructions for reproducing the presented experiments, as a form of supplementary material. The reviewers will be encouraged to consider this material.

    Important Dates

    Deadlines expire at 11:59pm AoE.

  • Industry paper submission: March 25th, 2024 April 5th, 2024
  • Industry paper notification: April 27th, 2024 May 5th, 2024
  • Camera ready deadline: May 24th, 2024
  • Conference: June 25th–28th 2024
  • Submissions

    Industry and Applications Track papers should cover some novel use or development of event-based applications or distributed systems, with an industry theme, and must be no longer than 12 pages. We also welcome short papers no longer than 6 pages. Each submission must be original, unpublished and cannot be under review for another publishing forum during the time it is under submission to DEBS 2024.

    Submissions to the Industry and Application track will be evaluated by the Industry and Application Program Committee. This track will use a single-blind process, unlike the double-blind reviews in the Research Track, so information about the authors and their affiliations should be present in all submissions.

    Submitted papers are required to adhere to the two-column "sigconf" ACM conference proceeding style. Templates and examples in LaTeX and various versions of Microsoft Word are available for download from the ACM Primary Article Template page.

    Papers in pdf format may be submitted via EasyChair at the following link: https://easychair.org/my/conference?conf=debs24.

    The authors of accepted papers will be given a choice between different copyright agreements, according to the recent changes in the ACM policy. The options will include opportunities for open access as well as the traditional ACM copyright agreement.

    ACM Policies

    By submitting your article to an ACM Publication, you are hereby acknowledging that you and your co-authors are subject to all ACM Publications Policies, including ACM's new Publications Policy on Research Involving Human Participants and Subjects. Alleged violations of this policy or any ACM Publications Policy will be investigated by ACM and may result in a full retraction of your paper, in addition to other potential penalties, as per ACM Publications Policy.

    Please ensure that you and your co-authors obtain an ORCID ID, so you can complete the publishing process for your accepted paper. ACM has been involved in ORCID from the start and we have recently made a commitment to collect ORCID IDs from all of our published authors. We are committed to improve author discoverability, ensure proper attribution and contribute to ongoing community efforts around name normalization; your ORCID ID will help in these efforts.

    Important Dates

    Events Dates (AoE)
    Research Papers
    Abstract Submission February 16th, 2024 February 23rd, 2024
    Paper Submission February 22nd, 2024 March 4th, 2024
    Notification April 12th, 2024
    Final Decision May 13th, 2024
    Camera Ready May 24th, 2024
    Submission Dates
    Industry and Application Paper Submission March 25th, 2024 April 5th, 2024
    Doctoral Symposium Submission May 27th, 2024
    Poster and Demo Paper Submission May 8th, 2024 May 21st, 2024
    Notification Dates
    Author Notification Industry and Application Track April 27th, 2024 May 5th, 2024
    Author Notification Doctoral Symposium June 3rd, 2024
    Author Notification Poster & Demo May 22nd, 2024 June 3rd, 2024
    Camera Ready
    Camera Ready for Industry and Application Track May 24th, 2024
    Camera Ready for Doctoral Symposium June 10th, 2024
    Camera Ready for Poster & Demo May 29th, 2024 June 10th, 2024
    Conference June 25th–28th 2024