Call for Research Papers

The scope of DEBS conference covers all topics relevant to event based computing ranging from those discussed in related disciplines (e.g., software systems, distributed systems, data management, dependability, knowledge management, networking, programming languages, security and software engineering), to domain-specific topics of event-based computing (e.g., real-time analytics, mobile computing, social networking, pervasive, green computing and ubiquitous computing, sensors networks, user interfaces, big data processing, spatio-temporal processing, Cloud computing, the internet of things, peer-to-peer computing, embedded systems and stream processing), to enterprise-related topics (e.g., complex event detection, enterprise application integration, real-time enterprises and web services). Topics addressed by the conference papers may include (but are not limited to) models, architectures and paradigms of event based systems, middleware systems and frameworks, and applications, experiences and requirements.

Scope of the Conference

The topics addressed by the conference include (but are not limited to):

Models, Architectures and Paradigms

  • Event-driven architectures
  • Big Data (event-processing in Big Data)
  • Internet of Things (event-processing in M2M)
  • 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
  • Functional Reactive Programming

Middleware Infrastructures for Event-Based Computing

  • Federated event-based systems
  • Middleware for actuator and sensor networks
  • Algorithms and protocols
  • Optimization techniques for event-based (or streaming) systems
  • 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
  • Logic-based event processing
  • Semantic event processing
  • Business Process Management with events

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


All submissions must be original and unpublished. Accepted papers will be published by ACM and disseminated through the ACM Digital Library. As part of the new ACM initiative, DEBS 2015 will make the proceedings available ahead of the conference via the ACM DL.

The conference adopts a double-blind review process for the research track, where neither authors nor reviewers know each others' identities. This means that papers must not list or otherwise identify the authors. References to previous work should be done in the third person as to not reveal the identities of the authors. Research track submissions that are not anonymous may be rejected without review.

Research Track papers must be no longer than 12 pages.

The authors of accepted papers will be given a choice between different copyright agreements, in accordance with the recent changes in the ACM policy. The options will include new opportunities for open access as well as the traditional ACM copyright agreement.

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

Submissions to the research track will be evaluated by a Research Program Committee, listed here.

Submission deadlines and other important dates can be found here.