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 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.


Demonstrations present first-hand experience with research prototypes or operational systems. Demonstrations also provide opportunities to exchange ideas gained from implementing event-based systems and to obtain feedback from expert users. Demonstration submissions are welcomed in any of the areas identified in the scope of the conference (see 2023.debs.org for the detailed scope of the conference).

Demonstration submissions describe the objectives and findings addressed by the demonstration, in 2-4 pages, following the ACM format for the conference proceedings. The demonstration submissions are single-blind. All demo submissions should have a prefix “Demo:” in their title. All submissions are strongly encouraged, but not required, to provide in their submission a URL to a live online version of their demo. Alternatively, authors can provide a URL (e.g, Youtube) to a video showcasing the main demo features (this is intended for the sole purpose of submission review and selection). Demonstrations that make their source code freely available are especially encouraged. Accepted contributions will be published (excluding the appendix) by ACM and disseminated through the ACM Digital Library.


Poster presentations offer researchers an excellent forum to present and discuss preliminary research findings as well as novel and original ideas related to DEBS. Poster submissions describe ideas, approaches, and possibly preliminary findings, following the ACM format for the conference proceedings using up to 2 pages. Poster submissions are also single-blind. All poster submissions should have a prefix “Poster:” Accepted contributions will be published by ACM and disseminated through the ACM Digital Library.

Important Dates

All deadlines are AoE (Anywhere on Earth) timezone

  • Poster and Demo paper submissions May 12th, 2023 May 19th, 2023
  • Author notification May 26th, 2023
  • Camera ready deadline May 31st, 2023
  • Conference June 27th–30th, 2023
  • Submissions

    Submissions to the poster and demo track will be evaluated by the Poster and Demo Track 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 and consist of a maximum of 4 pages (references should fit within the 4 pages). 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 HotCRP via the following link: debs23pd.hotcrp.com.

    If you have any questions, please contact the Poster and Demo Chair Baptiste Lepers (baptiste.lepers<at>unine.ch), or the General Chair Valerio Schiavoni (valerio.schiavoni<at>unine.ch).

    Important Dates

    Events Dates (AoE)
    Fall Cycle - Research Papers
    Abstract Submission November 11st, 2022 November 18st, 2022
    Paper Submission November 18h, 2022 November 25th, 2022
    Rebuttal Phase January 9–13, 2023
    Acceptance Notification January 20, 2023
    Camera Ready March 3rd, 2023
    Spring Cycle - Research Papers
    Abstract Submission February 17th, 2023 February 24th, 2023
    Paper Submission February 24th, 2023 March 3rdth, 2023
    Rebuttal Phase April 13–17, 2023
    Acceptance Notification April 27, 2023
    Camera Ready May 26th, 2023
    Submission Dates
    Industry and Application Paper Submission March 25th, 2023 April 7th, 2023
    Doctoral Symposium Submission May 10th, 2023 May 20th, 2023
    Poster and Demo Paper Submission May 12th, 2023 May 19th, 2023
    Notification Dates
    Author Notification Industry and Application Track April 27th, 2023
    Author Notification Doctoral Symposium May 20th, 2023 May 27th, 2023
    Author Notification Poster & Demo May 26th, 2023
    Camera Ready for All Tracks (except Poster & Demo) May 26th, 2023
    Camera Ready for Poster & Demo May 31st, 2023
    Conference 27th–30th 2023