DEBS 2010 4th ACM International Conference on Distributed Event-Based Systems 2010 (July 12-15, 2010, Cambridge, United Kingdom)

July 19th:
Photos from the conference are online.

June 30th:
Accommodation in King's cannot be guaranteed after 11pm BST Friday 2nd July.

June 30th:
Travel information to Cambridge added.

June 1st:
Conference programme
is online.

The 4th ACM International Conference on Distributed Event-Based Systems (DEBS) builds on the success of first three editions from 2007. DEBS Conference success is rooted in five editions of the DEBS workshops held from 2002 to 2006 in companion with major conferences such as ICDCS, ICSE, and SIGMOD/PODS. The conference has received full ACM sponsorship since 2009.

The objectives of the DEBS Conference are to provide a forum dedicated to the dissemination of original research, the discussion of practical insights, and the reporting on relevant experience relating to event-based computing that was previously scattered across several scientific and professional communities. The conference also aims at providing a forum for academia and industry to exchange ideas, for example, through industry papers and demo papers.

The venue for the 2010 edition will be the prestigious King's College in Cambridge, UK which is one of the most beautiful colleges in Cambridge and also has become a symbol of the city.

If you are wanting to explore Cambridge before your arrival, you may wish to visit for information.

Call for Contributions (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.

Conference Scope

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

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 1, 2010 (23.59 GMT)
Research/Industry Paper submission
March 8, 2010 (23.59 GMT)
Author notification
April 26, 2010
Poster paper, demo paper and
fast abstract submission
May 1, 2010 (23.59 GMT)
DEBS Conference dates
July 12-15, 2010

Author Instructions. Five types of submissions will be accepted: research papers, industry papers, demos, posters and fast abstract contributions. Further details about each submission type can be found on the call page specific for that contribution.

All submissions must be original and unpublished. Submissions must be in the ACM format for conference proceedings. The conference adopts a double blind review process, where neither authors nor reviewers know each others' identities. Industry submissions will be evaluated by an Industrial Programme Committee. Accepted papers will be published by ACM and disseminated through the ACM Digital Library. All contributions except for fast abstracts will be included in the official proceedings.