Call for Papers

A pdf version of the Call for Papers is available here.


SIROCCO is devoted to the study of the interplay between structural knowledge, communication, and computing in decentralized systems of multiple communicating entities. Special emphasis is given to innovative approaches leading to better understanding of the relationship between computing and communication. SIROCCO has a tradition of interesting and productive scientific meetings in a relaxed and pleasant atmosphere, attracting leading researchers in a variety of fields in which communication and knowledge play a significant role. This year, SIROCCO will be held in Kibbutz Ma'ale Hachamisha, a picturesque kibbutz near Jerusalem, Israel. 2018 marks the 25th year of SIROCCO. SIROCCO's quarter-century of innovation will be celebrated with six invited speakers who will give a panoramic view of the research landscape relevant to SIROCCO.


Original papers are solicited from all areas of study of local structural knowledge, and global communication, and computational complexities. Among the typical areas are distributed computing, communication networks, game theory, parallel computing, social networks, mobile computing (including autonomous robots), peer to peer systems, communication complexity, fault tolerant graph theories, and randomized/probabilistic issues in networks. Keeping up with the tradition of SIROCCO, new areas are always welcome.


Papers are to be submitted via EasyChair, according to the guidelines available on the conference web page. First, abstracts should be registered and later the full papers are due. See sidebar on this page and in the conference webpage for deadlines. A submission for a regular presentation must report on original research. Papers submitted for regular presentations must contain results that have not previously appeared, and have not been concurrently submitted to a journal or a conference with published proceedings, with a special exception of PODC 2018 (details below). Any partial overlap with any such published or concurrently submitted paper must be clearly indicated. Papers for regular presentation must be no longer than 12 single-column pages on letter-size paper using at least 11-point font, including tables and references. Up to 4 additional pages of figures may be included with the submission. Additional details may be included in a clearly marked appendix, which will be read at the discretion of the program committee.

A submission for a brief announcement must be no longer than 3 single-column pages on letter-size paper using at least 11-point font. Such submissions may describe work in progress or work presented elsewhere. A submission that is not selected for regular presentation may be invited for a brief announcement.

Concurrent submission with PODC. This year, the program committees of PODC and SIROCCO have decided to allow for double submission of papers that are relevant both to PODC and to SIROCCO. As a rule, double submission of papers is not allowed, except for the following: by agreement with the PODC PC, papers can be submitted concurrently to PODC and SIROCCO. The procedure for this double submission is as follows: papers which are doubly submitted should indicate their double submission status when submitting to SIROCCO. During the submission the authors will be asked if they allow for the PC of PODC to transfer the reviewers' comments from the PODC PC to the SIROCCO PC. This will be done only for papers rejected from PODC after the PODC decisions are announced (April 28). Papers accepted to PODC will be automatically withdrawn from consideration as regular submissions to SIROCCO.


Regular papers and brief announcements will be included in the conference proceedings. Regular papers receive up to 15 pages, brief announcements receive up to 2 letter-size pages.

Best Paper Award.

A prize will be given to the best student regular presentation. A paper is eligible if at least one author is a full-time student at the time of submission, and the contribution of the student is significant. This must be noted on the cover page. The program committee may decline to make the award or may split it.