News and Highlights

  • Regular and short papers accepted in the research track.
  • Vision papers.
  • Two special focus areas: climate change and sustainability, and the COVID-19 pandemic.
  • 3 Awards: best paper, best student paper, and best first-time authors paper.
  • Journal Special Issue in Information Systems for selected top-rated papers.
  • Reproducibility guidelines + ACM Artifact Available badges.
  • 2 Panels, on Climate Change and Industry 4.0
  • 4 Keynote talks
  • Objective

    Over the past decade, the ACM International Conference on Distributed and Event‐Based Systems (DEBS) has become the premier venue for academia and industry to discuss cutting-edge research of event-based computing related to Big Data, AI/ML, IoT, and Distributed Systems. The objectives of the 2022 ACM International Conference on Distributed and Event‐Based Systems (DEBS 2022) 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 DEBS 2022 research track will highlight two focus areas connected to crucial challenges of our times: climate change and sustainability, and the COVID-19 pandemic.


    The DEBS conference covers topics in distributed and event-based computing. The scope of the conference includes systems dealing with collecting, detecting, processing and responding to events through distributed middleware and applications. Examples of application domains covered by the conference include the Internet of Things, sensor networks, social networking, finance, transportation, healthcare and logistics, computer and network security. Technologies discussed include complex event recognition and forecasting, real-time analytics, reliability and resilience, distributed ledger and blockchains, energy management and green computing, data stream reasoning, big/fast data analysis, event processing for Artificial Intelligence and vice versa, security and encryption in stream processing, embedded systems, and cloud, peer-to-peer, ubiquitous and mobile computing. Topics relevant to enterprise-level computing include enterprise application integration, real-time enterprises, Web services and support for enterprises to respond in a timely fashion to changing situations. The covered topics include, but are not limited to:

    Models, architectures and paradigms: Complex event processing, event-driven architectures, trustworthy event-based systems, real-time analytics, intelligent event processing, event processing in big and fast data, data stream processing, security and encryption in stream processing, complex event forecasting, in-network processing, logic-based complex event recognition, online relational learning, distributed event pattern learning, event correlation, and pattern languages.

    Systems and software: Distributed data processing, distributed programming, federated event-based systems, AI/ML for event processing, information-centric networking, software-defined networking, security, reliability and resilience, distributed ledger and blockchains, programmable hardware, energy management, and green computing as well as cloud, fog, ubiquitous and mobile computing.

    Applications: Use cases, requirements, and applications of distributed and event-based systems in various domains including Internet-of-Things, life sciences, moving object applications, smart cities, cyber-physical systems, sensor networks, social networking, multimedia analytics, finance, healthcare and logistics, computer and network security, smart contracts, and blockchains. Also, relevant topics span enterprise-level computing, including enterprise application integration, real-time enterprises, event-based business process management, and support for enterprises to respond in a timely fashion to changing situations.

    Focus area: Distributed and Event-Based Systems supporting climate change and sustainability goals. This focus area promotes discussion for systems that can help fight climate change and support sustainability. Topics include, but are not limited to:

  • Event-based systems to study and gain insights from today’s climate changes and those of tomorrow
  • Sustainability as an integrated aspect of systems’ design and implementation
  • Research and initiatives to improve the energy efficiency of Distributed Event-Based Systems
  • Focus area: Distributed and Event-Based Systems for the COVID-19 Pandemic. This focus area will highlight complex event processing techniques and solutions in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Topics include, but are not limited to:

  • Complex event processing with mobility patterns and data for contact tracing;
  • Event-based systems for monitoring and forecasting epidemic spread;
  • New DEBS frameworks or tools that can be useful to epidemiologists;
  • Solutions for monitoring patient disease progression;
  • Open-source algorithms and large-scale datasets that accelerate DEBS research for fighting COVID-19.
  • Important Dates

    Deadlines expire at 11:59pm AoE.

  • Abstract submission for research track March 4th, 2022 March 21st, 2022
  • Research paper submission March 11th, 2022 March 28th, 2022
  • Research paper notification May 6th, 2022
  • Camera ready deadline May 31st, 2022 June 10th, 2022
  • Conference June 27th – 30th June, 2022
  • Submissions

    All research paper categories of DEBS 2022 are presented below:

  • Research papers, presenting original research results on the topics of DEBS. Research papers that focus on the evaluation of existing algorithms and systems that are of interest in the DEBS community, providing new insights into the strengths and weaknesses of existing algorithms and systems, rather than presenting new methods. For papers that identify negative or contradictory results with respect to published results by third parties, the Program Committee may ask the third parties to comment on the submission, and potentially provide a short rebuttal/explanation to be published along with the submission. The page limit is 12 pages for regular research papers and 6 pages for short ones. Authors should state their submission type (regular/short) in the title. Notice that authors that submit a paper as regular might be offered the opportunity of having their work published as a short paper.
  • Vision papers, outlining futuristic distributed and event-based systems. Submissions should describe novel early-stage projects with eventually high impact. Each submission should clearly state the success criteria of the futuristic system. Page limit: 6 pages.
  • DEBS 2022 places emphasis on reproducibility: we encourage authors of Research papers and Experiments & Benchmarks papers to make available all data used for empirical evaluation, the related software as well as clear instructions for reproducing the presented experiments, as a form of supplementary material. The reviewers will be encouraged to consider this material. This year's edition will place ACM Artifacts Available badges on papers that make their artifacts available according to ACM's rules (please see

    Authors of selected, top-rated papers from DEBS 2022 will be invited to submit an extended version of their paper to a special issue in Information Systems.

    All submissions must be original, unpublished and cannot be under review for another publishing forum during the time it is under submission to DEBS.

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

    Submissions to the research track will be evaluated by the Research Program Committee. The authors of accepted papers will be given a choice between different copyright agreements, according to the recent changes in the ACM policy. The options will include opportunities for open access as well as the traditional ACM copyright agreement.

    Submitted papers are required to adhere to the two-column "sigconf" ACM conference proceeding style. Templates and examples in LaTeX and various versions of Microsoft Word are available for download from the 2017 ACM Master Article Template page.

    Papers may be submitted via Microsoft CMT via the following link:

    If you have any questions, please contact the PC co-chairs, Vincenzo Gulisano and Panos K. Chrysanthis at this link:

    Important Dates

    Events Dates (AoE)
    Abstract Submission for Research Track March 4th, 2022 March 21st, 2022
    Submission Dates
    Research Paper Submission March 11th, 2022 March 28th, 2022
    Industry and Application Paper Submission March 25th, 2022 April 22nd, 2022
    Tutorial Proposal Submission April 15th, 2022
    Grand Challenge Solution Submission April 22th, 2022
    Doctoral Symposium Submission May 13rd, 2022 May 27th, 2022
    Poster and Demo Paper Submission May 12th, 2022 May 27th, 2022
    Notification Dates
    Author Notification Research Track May 6th, 2022
    Author Notification Industry and Application Track April 22nd, 2022 May 18th, 2022
    Author Notification Tutorials April 29th, 2022
    Author Notification Grand Challenge May 3rd, 2022 May 9th, 2022
    Author Notification Doctoral Symposium May 20th, 2022 June 3rd, 2022
    Author Notification Poster & Demo May 26th, 2022 June 3rd, 2022
    Camera Ready for All Tracks May 31st, 2022 June 10th, 2022
    Conference 27th June – 30th June 2022

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