About DEBS

Over the past decade, the ACM International Conference on Distributed and Event-based Systems (DEBS) has become the premier venue for contributions in the fields of distributed and event-based systems. The objectives of the ACM International Conference on Distributed and Event-Based Systems (DEBS) are to provide a forum dedicated to the dissemination of original research, the discussion of practical insights, and the reporting of experiences relevant to distributed systems and event-based computing. The conference aims at providing a forum for academia and industry to exchange ideas through industry papers and demo papers.

DEBS 2016 will be held in Irvine, California, US from June 20 to June 24, 2016, at the Beckman Center of the National Academies of Sciences & Engineering.

The conference proceedings are now downloadable here.

We are pleased to announce the availability of student travel grants for US based students to attend DEBS '16. More information is available here.

Download the DEBS 2016 Flyer.

Scope of DEBS 2016

Starting this year DEBS is extending its scope to embrace a broader set of topics related to distributed systems and event-based computing. Topics of particular interest may include (but are not limited to) models, architectures and paradigms of distributed and event-based systems, middleware systems and frameworks, and applications, experiences and requirements. The scope of the DEBS conference covers all topics relevant to distributed and event-based computing ranging from those discussed in related disciplines (e.g., software systems, distributed systems, distributed data processing, 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).

In addition to these traditional topics, the scope of DEBS 2016 will include the increasingly important area of Internet of Things. New advances in distributed and event-based systems pose a great potential for a major contribution in this area. For further information, please refer to the call for contributions in the track of your choice.


DEBS 2016 will be organized along six tracks:

  1. The Research Track that presents original research contributions. Submissions will be evaluated by an experienced program committee consisting of eminent researchers from all over the world.
  2. The Industry and Experience Reports Track meant to report on innovative deployments of event-based systems. Contributions will be reviewed by researchers and industry practitioners working in event-based computing.
  3. The Tutorial Track where recognized experts in the field will present their tutorials on relevant emerging areas of research.
  4. The Poster and Demo Track where authors can report on work in progress and/or arrange to demonstrate interesting ideas and applications pertaining to event-based systems.
  5. The Doctoral Symposium Track meant for doctoral candidates whose research area overlaps with event-based systems.
  6. The Grand Challenge Track: Here the committee will set out a grand challenge problem and then judge the most innovative approaches to its solution.

Please look at the Call for Contributions for further details about these tracks and the scope of DEBS.