About DEBS

The objectives of the ACM International Conference on Distributed 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 event-based computing that were previously scattered across several scientific and professional communities. The conference also aims at providing a forum for academia and industry to exchange ideas, for example, through industry papers and demo papers.

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Latest News

June 24, 2015 The conference proceedings are now downloadable.
June 7, 2015 Detailed program has been published.
May 7, 2015 List of accepted tutorials has been published.
April 30, 2015 Conference registration is now open.
April 28, 2015 The deadline for Poster and Demo submission has been extended to May 2nd!
April 26, 2015 The deadline for Poster and Demo submission is April 30th!
March 3, 2015 The deadline for Tutorial Proposal submission has been extended by ONE WEEK!
February 26, 2015 Call for Posters and Demos has been published!
February 15, 2015 Research and Industry Track deadlines have been extended by ONE WEEK!
January 30, 2015 Call for submissions to the PhD symposium has been published!
January 15, 2015 Call for Grand Challenges has been published!
December 10, 2014 Submission to the Research, Industry, and Tutorial tracks is open!
November 6, 2014 Call for Research Papers and Call for Industry Papers have been published!
October 4, 2014 Important Dates are updated.
April 30, 2014 Venue Information is updated.
April 28, 2014 DEBS 2015 website is online!

Scope of DEBS 2015

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.

In addition to these traditional topics, the scope of DEBS 2015 will specifically encourage submissions related to the increasingly important areas of environmental and marine monitoring, as well as smart cities. These themes are of particular relevance to the ICT in Norway and in the city of Oslo. New advances in distributed event-based systems pose a great potential for a major contribution to addressing societal challenges in these domains.


DEBS 2015 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.