DEBS 2020


13th - 17th July 2020

Montreal, Quebec, Canada

Conference Information

About DEBS

Over the past decade, the ACM International Conference on Distributed and Event‐based Systems (DEBS) has become the premier venue for cutting-edge research in the field of event processing and distributed computing, and the integration of distributed and event-based systems in relevant domains such as Big Data, AI/ML, IoT, and Blockchain. The objectives of the ACM International Conference on Distributed and 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 distributed systems and event‐based computing. The conference aims at providing a forum for academia and industry to exchange ideas through its tutorials, research papers, and the Grand Challenge.


Models, architectures and paradigms: Event-driven architectures, real-time analytics, complex event processing, event processing for AI/ML, event processing in big and fast data, publish/subscribe, data stream processing, security and encryption in stream processing, rule-based systems, maintenance of materialized views, dynamic graph processing, in-network processing, logic-based event recognition, event correlation and pattern languages.

Systems and software: Distributed data processing, distributed programming, federated event-based systems, smart contracts, blockchain and distributed ledger technologies, message queues, middleware, AI/ML for event processing, information-centric networking, software-defined networking, security, reliability and resilience, 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, cyber-physical systems, sensor networks, social networking, multimedia analytics, finance, healthcare and logistics, computer and network security. 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 timely fashion to changing situations.


DEBS 2020 will be hosted at pavilion E, École de technologie supérieure in Montreal, QC, Canada.

General Co-Chairs

  • Kaiwen Zhang, ÉTS Montréal
  • Khuzaima Daudjee, University of Waterloo
  • Bettina Kemme, McGill University
  • Important Dates

    Events Dates
    Conference July 13th - 17th, 2020
    Abstract Registration for Research Track February 18th, 2020
    Paper Submission for Research Track February 25th, 2020

    École de technologie supérieure

    The conference venue will be the École de technologie supérieure (ÉTS). Specializing in education and applied research in engineering and technology transfer to companies, ÉTS trains engineers and researchers who stand apart because of their practical and innovative approach. We offer approximately 100 different study programs for undergraduate, graduate and doctoral students in five departments.

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