ISSTA/ECOOP 2024
Mon 16 - Fri 20 September 2024 Vienna, Austria

Today’s modern decentralized applications are expected to integrate a wide range of autonomous devices that dynamically connect and disconnect over time. These devices have vastly different characteristics. Edge devices have limited resources, frequent connectivity loss, and are highly dynamic, whereas data centers offer unlimited resources, strong connectivity guarantees, and stability. Although developing applications for data center-oriented environments is simpler, modern distributed applications are increasingly shifting towards edge resources. This shift highlights the need to address the complexities of building these edge-centric applications. In this context, our workshop aims to explore theoretical and practical approaches addressing the complexities of developing decentralized applications in today’s computing ecosystems.

Our workshop aims to bring together researchers and practitioners focused on decentralized systems, to discuss design principles, development methods, static and dynamic verification techniques, security and safety, case studies, best practices, and experience reports. The goal is to explore theoretical and practical approaches that can address the challenges of developing decentralized applications in today’s computing ecosystems.

This workshop is organized in the context of the Horizon Europe TaRDIS (Trustworthy and Resilient Decentralized Intelligence for Edge Systems) project.

Call for Papers

Today’s modern decentralized applications are expected to integrate a wide range of autonomous devices that dynamically connect and disconnect over time. These devices have vastly different characteristics. Edge devices have limited resources, frequent connectivity loss, and are highly dynamic, whereas data centers offer unlimited resources, strong connectivity guarantees, and stability. Although developing applications for data center-oriented environments is simpler, modern distributed applications are increasingly shifting towards edge resources. This shift highlights the need to address the complexities of building these edge-centric applications. In this context, our workshop aims to explore theoretical and practical approaches addressing the complexities of developing decentralized applications in today’s computing ecosystems.

Our workshop aims to bring together researchers and practitioners focused on decentralized systems, to discuss design principles, development methods, static and dynamic verification techniques, security and safety, case studies, best practices, and experience reports. The goal is to explore theoretical and practical approaches that can address the challenges of developing decentralized applications in today’s computing ecosystems.

This workshop is organized in the context of the Horizon Europe TaRDIS (Trustworthy and Resilient Decentralized Intelligence for Edge Systems) project.

Submission Guidelines

Contributions are not restricted to talks presenting original results but are open to tutorials, open discussions, and position papers. For this reason, we strongly encourage contributions presenting work in progress, open questions, and research projects.

We encourage a range of contributions to facilitate exchange between academia and industry. Specifically, we are looking for:

  • Talk proposals of at most 1 page summarizing:

    • the content and scope of the talk,
    • the context (speaker, company, research group, larger project, etc.),
    • include links to further info if available (an existing published paper, prior talks, project websites, etc.)
  • Relevant in-progress research papers:

    • no format or page limit
    • if the paper is longer than 8 pages: include a summary one or two key contributions/sections the reviewers should focus on
    • these will receive reviews by the organizing committee focused on potential improvements
    • there will be no officially published proceedings, but papers will be listed on the website if the authors agree.

If accepted, authors of both submission types are assigned a talk Slot. Expect talks to be scheduled for roughly 20 minutes + 10 minutes of questions and discussion (may change due to scheduling).

If you have a contribution you consider relevant but that does not fit the 20-minute talk style, please still submit your proposal! We are considering to offer poster demonstrations, lightning talks, and space for tool demonstrations in smaller groups (depending on the availability of suitable space at the venue) and would very much be interested to know if there is interest.

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