Wednesday, December 29, 2010

A personal invitation to contribute to DEBS 2011

Today I have sent the following note on various mailing lists, so you may have already got it, but if not you are welcome to read my personal invitation to contribute to DEBS 2011:

ACM DEBS (Distributed Event-Based Systems) is the premier event of those that are active or interested in  topics such as; event processing, stream processing, middleware infrastructures, models, applications and best
practices.  The conference, with many new tracks,  will take place in Yorktown Heights (near New York City) on July 11-15, 2011.

You are personally invited to contribute to any of the various tracks and participate in this exciting event.

ACM DEBS is in cooperation with EPTS, and there will be an EPTS session
within this conference.

There are plenty of opportunities to contribute for different types of
interest and participants: 

  •  The research track is the way to present quality state-of-the-art    research in all related areas. If you are a researcher in any related    area,  this is a primary citation source for researchers in these area,    thus you should consider it as a target for your publication. 
  •  The experience report track:  If you are implementer or user of    event-based system, has an interesting experience report to share about    product, solution or application, and don't have time to write papers,   the new experience report track is aimed for you. The submission   required is just a one page abstract.
  •  The industry paper track:   if you engage in industrial oriented   research and implementation and have the time and energy to write a full   paper describing your work or experience, the industrial paper track is your venue
  • Tutorials:  If you have done work of survey or want to share in-depth  knowledge with a broad audience,  the tutorial program is your opportunity to offer either  is your  opportunity to share short (1.5 hours) or long (3 hours) tutorials. The anticipated audience will consist of  additional interested people from industry as well as the traditional DEBS audience.
  •  Posters and demos:  If you have any work in progress you wish to show and get feedback on, or a cool demo,  this is an opportunity to show case, discuss and get feedback from all participants.
  •  The DEBS challenge:  In January 31 the DEBS challenge will be published,   this will be a specification of an application that implementers of   event processing languages, systems and platforms will be invited to show the way it is solved within their solution.   If you implemented  open source product or research prototype this will be your opportunity  to participate in the  competitive track open to non-commercial users,   where the competition will be based on ease of development, and win an  award.   If you are a commercial vendor or want just to show your   solution without the competition part, this is your opportunity to show your approach and view other approaches side by side,  This track is    expected to have much interest within the user community. 
  • The DEBS Gong Show:  The gong show will consist of very short presentations about  visionary and outrageous ideas towards the next generation of event-based systems.   Selection will be done by    submitting a short abstract.   The audience will vote for the best idea.   If you have far-reaching idea about either technology or novel use this is your opportunity to share, get feedback, and even win an award.
  • The DEBS PhD workshop:  If you are a PhD student in a relevant area,  either in early stages or late stages, this is your opportunity to share ideas with peers and get feedback in a relaxed atmosphere with senior people from the research community that you don't have access to on a regular basis,  if you supervise PhD students you are kindly asked to encourage their participation.

As you can see --  plenty of ways to get visibility to your work, you are encouraged to submit your contribution to one or more of these tracks. Besides the interesting tracks there will be four  distinguished keynote speakers  from the user's community, infrastructure vendor's community, and
academic community. More information  about the various tracks and keynote speakers can be
found in the conference's website:  

Have a happy new year!

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