The ACM International Conference on Distributed and Event‐Based Systems (DEBS) is a premier venue for academia and industry to discuss cutting-edge research of distributed and event-based computing and data processing. DEBS 2024 will be a forum dedicated to the dissemination of original research, the discussion of practical insights, and the reporting of experiences relevant to distributed and event‐based systems.

We solicit high-quality submissions, with different submission options for authors depending on the nature of their contribution. All submissions will undergo an extensive peer review process.


The DEBS conference covers topics in distributed and event-based computing for a wide range of application domains and computing environments. The conference aims to present novel solutions for collecting, detecting, processing, analyzing, and responding to events through distributed middleware, systems, and platforms.

Topics covered by the conference include, but are not limited to:

  • Models, architectures and paradigms
  • Systems and software
  • Applications and Use cases
  • of distributed and event-based computing and data analysis.

    Important Dates

    Deadlines expire at 11:59pm AoE.

    DEBS 2024 will have one submission cycle for the research track. There will be a rebuttal phase. More information is provided below.

  • Abstract registration for research track: February 16th, 2024 February 23rd, 2024
  • Submission deadline for research track: February 22nd, 2024 March 4th, 2024
  • Notification: April 12th, 2024
  • Final decision: May 13th, 2024
  • Camera ready deadline: May 24th, 2024
  • Conference: June 25th–28th 2024
  • Organizers

    General chair

  • Riccardo Tommasini, INSA Lyon, France
  • Angela Bonifati, Lyon 1 University, France
  • PC chairs

  • Tilmann Rabl, Hasso Plattner Institute, Germany
  • Avrilia Floratou, Microsoft Research, USA
  • Submissions options

    The DEBS 2024 research track welcomes papers in the following categories:

  • Regular and short papers presenting original research results on the topics of DEBS and experimental papers that provide new insights into the behavior of existing algorithms and systems. Short paper can also be used for vision paper and ideas. Page limits: 12 pages for regular papers (including references) and 6 pages for short papers (including references).
  • Vision papers outlining futuristic distributed and event-based systems. Submissions should describe novel early-stage projects with eventual high impact. Each submission should clearly state the success criteria of the futuristic system. Page limit: 6 pages (including references).
  • DEBS 2024 places emphasis on reproducibility: We encourage authors of research papers and experiments and benchmarks papers to make all supplementary material available: data used for empirical evaluation, the related software, as well as clear instructions for reproducing the presented experiments. The reviewers will be encouraged to consider this material. This year's edition will place ACM Artifacts Available badges on papers that make their artifacts available according to ACM's rules.

    All submissions must be original, unpublished and cannot be under review for another publishing forum during the time it is under submission to DEBS.

    The conference adopts a double-blind review process for the research track, where neither authors nor reviewers know each other's identities. This means that papers or any other material must not list or otherwise identify the authors. References to previous work should be done in the third person not to reveal the authors' identities. Submissions that are not anonymous may be rejected without review.

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

    The Research Program Committee will evaluate submissions to the research track. DEBS 2024 has a shepherded revision process. Papers can be directly accepted or rejected or go through a one month shepherded revision phase, giving papers which require minor improvements a chance for acceptance.

    The authors of accepted papers will choose between different copyright agreements according to ACM policies. The options will include opportunities for open access and the traditional ACM copyright agreement.

    Submitted papers are required to adhere to the two-column "sigconf" ACM conference proceeding style, with a minimal font size of 10pt. Templates and examples in LaTeX and various versions of Microsoft Word are available for download from the ACM proceedings templates page.

    Authors are strongly encouraged to be inclusive in writing and presentation of their work. Please visit the subsection "D&I materials" at https://dbdni.github.io/ for details.

    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