DEBS 2009 3rd International Conference on Distributed Event-Based Systems 2009 (July 6-9, 2009, in Nashville, TN, USA)

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DEBS 2009

3rd ACM International Conference on Distributed Event-Based Systems

July 6-9, 2009 - Nashville, TN, USA

Call for Papers (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 publish/subscribe systems, 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 sub communities to share their views and reach a common understanding.

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

Conference Scope

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

Main Program

Abstract submission:
Feb 23, 2009
 *** Extended to March 2nd, 2009 MANDATORY ***
Research/Industry paper submission:
Mar 2, 2009
 *** Extended to March 9th, 2009 (Samoa-Apia) ***
Full Paper author notification:
Apr 27, 2009
Final Manuscript:
May 20, 2009

Satellite Events

Fast abstract/Demo submission:
May 18, 2009
Fast abstract/Demo notification:
May 31, 2009
Doctoral/PhD workshop submission:
June 3, 2009
Doctoral/PhD workshop notification:
June 5, 2009

Conference Date

DEBS Conference:
Jul 6-9, 2009

Conference Location

The conference will be held at Vanderbilt University(map), Nashville, TN, USA.


General Co-Chairs: Dr. Douglas C. Schmidt, Vanderbilt University, USA
  Dr. Aniruddha Gokhale, Vanderbilt University, USA
PC Co-Chairs: Dr. Calton Pu, Georgia Tech, USA
  Dr. Bugra Gedik, IBM T. J. Watson Research Center, USA
Industry Chair: Dr. Opher Etzion, IBM Research Laboratory in Haifa, Israel
Publicity Co-Chairs: Dr. Vana Kalogeraki, University of California, Riverside, USA
  Dr. Beth Plale, Indiana University, USA
  Dr. Patrick Eugster, Purdue University, USA
Tutorial Chair: Dr. Peter R. Pietzuch, Imperial College London, UK
Local Arrangements: Jules White, Vanderbilt University, USA
  James Hill, Vanderbilt University, USA
Web Chair: Kevin Webb, ISIS, Vanderbilt University, USA

Research Program Committee
  • Adrian Paschke, Free University Berlin, Germany
  • Alexander L. Wolf, Imperial College, England
  • Annika Hinze, University of Waikato, New Zealand
  • Antonio Carzaniga, University of Lugano, Switzerland
  • Beth A. Plale, Indiana University, USA
  • Bettina Kemme, McGill University, Canada
  • Boris Koldehofe, University of Stuttgart, Germany
  • Charles Krasic, University of British Columbia, Canada
  • Christof Fetzer, Dresden University of Technology, Germany
  • Dimitrios Georgakopoulos, CSIRO ICT Centre, Australia
  • Gianpaolo Cugola, Politecnico di Milano University, Italy
  • Gregory Chockler, IBM Haifa, Israel
  • Henrique Andrade, IBM T.J. Watson, USA
  • Jean Bacon, University of Cambridge, UK
  • Jianwei Yin, Zhejian University, China
  • Jonathan Goldstein, Microsoft Research, USA
  • Kurt Rothermel, University of Stuttgart, Germany
  • Karl Aberer, EPFL, Switzerland
  • Lakshmish Ramaswamy, University of Georgia, USA
  • Leonardo Querzoni, Roma University, Italy
  • Maarten Van Steen, VU University Amsterdam, Netherlands
  • Manfred Hauswirth, DERI, National University of Ireland, Ireland
  • Mariano Cilia, Intel Cordoba, Argentina
  • Marin Bertier, IRISA/INSA-Rennes, France
  • Navendu Jain, Microsoft Research, USA
  • Nesime Tatbul, ETH Zurich, Switzerland
  • Paulo Alencar, University of Waterloo, Canada
  • Pedro Jose Marron, University of Bonn and Fraunhofer IAIS, Germany
  • Peter R. Pietzuch, Imperial College London, UK
  • Peter Triantafillou, University of Patras, Greece
  • Raman Adaikkalavan, Indiana University South Bend, USA
  • Renato Ferreira, Ohio State University, USA
  • Roman Vitenberg, University of Oslo, Norway
  • Sasu Tarkoma, Helsinki Institute for Information Technology and Nokia Research Center, Finland
  • Seth White, BEA Systems / Oracle, USA
  • Sharma Chakravarthy, University of Texas Arlington, USA
  • Umesh Bellur, Indian Institute of Technology, India
  • Vana Kalogeraki, University of California at Riverside, USA
Industrial Program Committee
  • Brian Connell - WestGlobal
  • Dieter Gawlick - Oracle
  • Eliezer Dekel - IBM
  • Guy Sharon - IBM
  • Jerry Baulier - Aleri
  • Paul Vincent - TIBCO
  • Peter Niblett - IBM
  • Rainer von Ammon - CITT
  • Richard Tibbetts - Streambase
  • Serge Mankowskii - CA

Submission Guidelines

All papers must represent original and unpublished work that is not currently under review. Each paper will be reviewed by at least three independent referees. Papers will be evaluated according to their significance, originality, technical content, style, clarity, and relevance to the conference. At least one author of each accepted paper is expected to attend the conference.

Three types of paper submissions will be accepted:

  • research papers (max. 12 pages): a research paper describes new results that advance the state-of-the-art in basic or applied research.
  • industry papers (max. 8 pages): an industry paper describes the design, the experience (in building, deploying and running), or the performance of an industry system. Commonly, the majority of authors on the paper are from industry. Product marketing material will not be accepted as papers.
  • fast abstracts, posters, and demo papers (max. 2 pages): please see the separate call for fast abstracts, posters and demos; deadline: May 18th, 2009.

Submitted papers should clearly indicate on the first page the submission type. Industry submissions will be evaluated by an Industry Committee.

The conference proceedings will be published as part of the ACM International Proceedings Series and will be disseminated through the ACM Digital Library.

The conference adopts a double blind review process, where neither authors nor reviewers know each others' identities.

Papers must not exceed the given number of pages for the respective paper type. The required format for the submission is the ACM SIG Proceedings Style. The author kit containing templates for the required style can be found at The author(s) name(s) and address(es) must not appear in the body of the paper, and self-references should be in the third person. This is to facilitate a double-blind review process. Please apply the ACM Computing Classification categories and terms, which can be found at