Call for papers

Important dates

  • Paper submission due: April 1, 2017 (UTC-12) April 9, 2017, 23:59 (UTC-12)
  • Notification of acceptance: May 10, 2017
  • Conference dates: June 19-22, 2017

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 the Porquerolles island, a beautiful location close to Marseille, France.


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 electronically through EasyChair at the following link:

Authors are invited to submit their work in one of the three acceptable formats: novel research contributions, position papers, and surveys. Original research papers must contain results that have not previously appeared and have not been concurrently submitted to a journal or conference with published proceedings. In all cases, any partial overlap with any published or concurrently submitted paper must be clearly indicated. All submissions must be in English, in PDF format, using one the following layouts:

  • Cover page + 10 pages + references, letter or A4 paper, single column, at least 11-point font, at least 1-inch margins, reasonable line spacing.
  • 15 pages in LNCS style.

Additional details may be included in an appendix, to be read at the program committee's discretion.


The post-proceedings of SIROCCO 2017 will be published by Springer in the Lecture Notes in Computer Science series (LNCS) after the conference. We will also prepare an informal pre-proceedings volume with author-prepared versions of the papers. The pre-proceedings will be freely available online on the conference web page before the conference.

Special issue

Selected papers from SIROCCO 2017 will be invited to a special issue of the Theoretical Computer Science journal.

Best paper award

The authors of the best paper will be awarded a prize of 1000 EUR (in total, to be split among the authors), sponsored by Springer. The program committee may choose to split the award among multiple papers.

Program committee

Steering committee

Local organizers

SIROCCO 2017 is organized by the following researchers from the Laboratory of Theoretical Computer Science (LIF) of Aix-Marseille University, France.


Please refer to the conference web page at for more information on SIROCCO 2017. If you have any question about the CFP and paper submission, please email to