The 1st International Workshop on Algorithms and Models
for Distributed Event Processing (AlMoDEP)

September 19, 2011 - Rome, Italy

Workshop topics and goals

Event based systems are considered as a basic building block for the design of large-scale architectures able to withstand the complexities of today's heterogeneous and dynamic applications. Event based systems are successfully employed in several application fields like distributed remote monitoring, business intelligence, air traffic control or collaborative security.

The AlMoDEP workshop aims at fostering discussion on theoretical aspects of distributed event processing among participants from different research areas like algorithm theory, event processing, distributed systems and databases.

Topics of interest include (but are not limited to):

The workshop is looking for contributions addressing research, ongoing work, ideas, concepts, and critical questions related to algorithmic and modelling aspects of distributed event processing systems. The final workshop program will include both talks presenting novel contributions and two keynote presentations.

Author Instructions

Contributions must not exceed 8 pages and must conform to the ACM format for conference proceedings. Accepted papers will appear in the workshop proceedings published by ACM in electronic form. Papers must be submitted electronically by sending a PDF file to

Important dates

Submission: July 10, 2011 July 24, 2011
Notification: July 31, 2011 August 5, 2011
Camera ready: August 12, 2011 August 20, 2011
Workshop: September 19, 2011


09:10-09:25 Introduction by the chairs
09:25-10:10 Keynote: "Algorithms for Continuous Distributing Monitoring: A survey".
Graham Cormode, AT&T Labs
10:10-11:00 Session 1
  • "Characterizing the Adversarial Power in Uniform and Ergodic Node Sampling".
    Emmanuelle Anceaume (IRISA / CNRS), Yann Busnel (LINA) and Sébastien Gambs (IRISA / Université de Rennes 1 - INRIA)
  • "A Model for Continuous Query Latencies in Data Streams".
    Roberto Baldoni, Giuseppe Antonio Di Luna, Donatella Firmani and Giorgia Lodi (University of Rome "La Sapienza")
11:00-11:25 Coffee break
11:25-12:10 Keynote: "Building Secure Event Processing Applications".
Peter Pietzuch, Imperial College London
12:10-12:55 Session 2
  • "Multicast with Aggregated Deliveries".
    Gregory Aaron Wilkin and Patrick Eugster (Purdue University)
  • "Avoiding mobility-related message flooding in content-based publish/subscribe".
    Zigor Salvador, Alberto Lafuente and Mikel Larrea (University of the Basque Country, UPV/EHU)
13:55-13:00 Concluding remarks by the chairs


The workshop will be held in conjunction with the 25th International Symposium on Distributed Computing (DISC). The workshop location will be at the University of Rome "La Sapienza", Via Ariosto 25, Roma, Italy.

The workshop will take place in room "Aula magna".

Workshop Organization

Program Committee:
    Alejandro P. Buchmann, Technische Universität Darmstadt
    Rachid Guerraoui, EPFL
    Sudipto Guha, University of Pennsylvania
    Giuseppe F. Italiano, University of Rome Tor Vergata
    Hans-Arno Jacobsen, University of Toronto
    Luigi Laura (co-chair), University of Rome "La Sapienza"
    Muthu Muthukrishnan, Rutgers University and Google Research
    Leonardo Querzoni (co-chair), University of Rome "La Sapienza"

Advisory Board:
    Giorgio Ausiello, University of Rome "La Sapienza"
    Roberto Baldoni, University of Rome "La Sapienza"

Local Organization:
    Giorgia Lodi, CINI
    Donatella Firmani, University of Rome "La Sapienza"


For any questions regarding the workshop, please contact