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E-Government Infrastructure and Interoperability at HICSS 42
Dates Jan 5, 2009 (iCal) - Jan 8, 2009
Homepage: www.hicss.hawaii.edu/hicss 42/apahome42.htm
Location: Big Island, Hawaii, USA
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Important dates
Submissions: Jun 15, 2008
Notification: Aug 15, 2008
Table of Contents

Architectures for Distributed Systems

Software Technology Track Mini-track

Forty-second Annual Hawaii International Conference of Systems Sciences January 5-8, 2009 Hilton Waikoloa Village Resort Waikoloa, Big Island, Hawaii


As the global Internet extends its reach with both backbone and "to the edge" bandwidth increasing with a concomitant drop in latency, the deployment of globally distributed services has become a reality. Popular deployed examples, each with a different distributed architecture and two of which are opensource, are Skype that spans the globe and consistently has between seven and ten million active users; Second Life?s 3-D world; SETI@Home?s "BOINC" computational Grid; BitTorrent?s Content Distribution Network; and ppLive, and ppStream in China, as well as Zattoo in Europe, all of three which are video streaming applications.

Realizing there are many possible architectures and methodologies for distributed systems, including agent-oriented and resource-oriented architectures, Peer-to-Peer architectures, Grids, and hybrid systems that combine the qualities of two or more of these, this mini-track will explore the relative merits of different services that these distributed architectures offer from an interdisciplinary perspective by bringing together participants with technology backgrounds, practitioners from industry, members of open source communities, and researchers to discuss and evaluate the technology.

Thus, in this spirit the topics of this mini-track include but are not limited to the following:

  • Computational Grids
  • Distributed Search
  • Gossip-Based Protocols
  • Mobile/Autonomous Agent Systems
  • Monitoring Distributed Systems
  • Overlay Networks
  • P2P Live and On-demand Media Streaming
  • P2P, Large-scale, Dynamic, Distributed Systems
  • RESTful Systems
  • Security and Trust in Distributed Systems
  • Self-management Distributed Systems
  • Secure Distributed Messaging Systems

Accepted papers may be theoretical, conceptual, or descriptive in nature. All contributions must be original and NOT currently submitted or scheduled for publication elsewhere. Those selected for presentation will be published in the Conference Proceedings published by the IEEE Computer Society.


  • Co-chairs:
    • William J. Yeager (PRIMARY CONTACT], 4ZiGo,Inc., Email: byeager@fastmail.fm
    • Ali Ghodsi, Swedish Institute of Computer Science (SICS) and KTH/Royal Institute of Technology, Email: ali@sics.se
    • Sam Joseph, Dept of Information and Computer Sciences, University of Hawaii at Manoa, Email: srjoseph@hawaii.edu


  • From now to June 1: Prepare Abstracts. Authors may contact mini-track chairs for guidance and appropriateness of content.
  • June 15: Authors submit full papers by this date following the author instructions at: http://www.hicss.hawaii.edu/hicss_42/authorinstruction.htmAll papers will be submitted in double column publication format and limited to 10 pages including diagrams and references. HICSS papers undergo a double-blind review (June 15 ? August 15).
  • August 15: Acceptance notices are sent to Authors.
  • September 15: Authors submit the final version of papers following the submission instructions posted on the HICSS website:http://www.hicss.hawaii.edu/hicss_42/42callforpapers.htm At least one author of each paper must register by this date with specific plans to attend the conference.
  • October 2: Papers without at least one registered author will be pulled from the publication process; authors will be notified.