Call for papers (Industry Track)


The DEBS 2017 Industry and Experience Reports Track invites submissions by practitioners from commercial organizations and from joint commercial-academic teams to share their experiences in designing, developing, deploying and operating distributed or event-based computing systems. An important goal of DEBS is to enrich and cultivate cooperation and exchange between researchers and practitioners who work on distributed or event-based systems. Such interactions help practitioners become aware of leading edge research that can address issues and problems in commercial systems, while also allowing researchers to learn more about details and concerns with event-based or distributed applications and systems that arise in commercial implementations and deployments.

We welcome submissions in the form of either a full Industry Track paper or an Industry Experience report. Submissions should present novel work and experiences with relevant topics including, but not limited to, the following:

  • Use cases and applications of event-based or distributed approaches
  • Models, architectures and paradigms of event-driven or distributed systems
  • Hardware acceleration (e.g., GPUs, FPGAs) for event-based or distributed systems
  • Infrastructure/Virtualization for event-based or distributed systems
  • Distributed systems trade-offs for event-based applications
  • Event-based or distributed systems reliability and fault tolerance
  • Event-based or distributed systems transactional support
  • Event-based or distributed systems security considerations
  • Programming languages and DSLs for event-based or distributed systems
  • Deploying and operating event-based or distributed systems
  • Process-oriented execution (e.g., BPM) using event-based or distributed systems
  • Event-based or distributed systems in emerging domains (e.g., personalized health)
  • Testing and benchmarking of real-world, event-based or distributed systems



  • Paper submission: March 7, 2017 (February 26, 2017)
  • Author Notification: April 17, 2017
  • Camera Ready: May 19, 2017



PC Chair:

  • Mohammad Sadoghi (Purdue University, USA)


PC Members:

  • Lyublena Antova (Datometry, USA)
  • Badrish Chandramouli (Microsoft Research, USA)
  • Gianpaolo Cugola (Politecnico di Milano, Italy)
  • Opher Etzion (Yezreel Valley College, Israel)
  • K.R. Jayaram (IBM T.J. Watson Research Center, USA)
  • Vinod Muthusamy (IBM T.J. Watson Research Center, USA)
  • Weixiong Rao (Tongji University, China)
  • Rusty Sears (Pure Storage, USA)
  • Eva Sitaridi (Amazon, USA)
  • Wei Tan (IBM T.J. Watson Research Center, USA)
  • Pinar Tozun (IBM Almaden, USA)



Submissions to the Industry Track should clearly indicate whether they are an Industry Track Paper or an Industry Experience Report. Industry Track papers should cover some novel use or development of event-based applications or distributed systems, with an industry theme, and must be no longer than 12 pages. Industry Experience Reports can be specific to a single project or system, or to an industry domain, and should cover some valuable, new or alternative view of event processing or distributed systems in an end-user application area. Industry Experience reports are in the form of extended abstracts, do not need to be full papers, and must be no longer than 6 pages.

An Industry Program Committee will review all submissions to the Industry Track using a single-blind process, unlike the double-blind reviews in the Research Track, so information about the authors and their affiliations should be present in all submissions.

Author Take Note: A new policy by ACM will allow DEBS 2017 to make the proceedings available ahead of the conference via the ACM Digital Library. Thus, the official publication date is the date the proceedings appear in the ACM Digital Library. This date may be up to two weeks prior to the first day of the conference. The official publication date affects the deadline for any patent filings related to published work.

Further information about the submissions can be found on the web page with submission information.