22nd International Colloquium on Structural Information
and Communication Complexity (SIROCCO 2015)

Montserrat, Spain
July 15 - 17, 2015

Call for Papers

Important Dates

A SIROCCO 2015 Poster can be downloaded here.


SIROCCO is devoted to the study of the interplay between communication and knowledge in multi-processor systems from both the qualitative and quantitative viewpoints. Special emphasis is given to innovative approaches and fundamental understanding, in addition to efforts to optimize current designs. 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 time, SIROCCO is held at Montserrat, Spain.


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, and communication complexity. Keeping with the tradition of SIROCCO, new areas are always welcome. In fact, this time we will have a special track on bio-inspired systems including emergent systems like multi-cell structures or swarms, agent-based systems, nano-scale systems and networks, DNA and molecular computing, programmable matter, and modular robotics.


Papers must be prepared using the LNCS style (see LNCS author guidelines) and be electronically submitted in PDF format using EasyChair at https://www.easychair.org/conferences/?conf=sirocco2015. The main part of a submission should not exceed 15 pages (including the title, authors, abstract, figures, and references). Any additional information may be supplied in a clearly marked appendix. Please mention "Special Track on Bio-Inspired Systems" below the title if you want to submit your paper to the special track. The submission deadline is May 3 (UTC-12). Notifications will be sent out by June 8, and the camera-ready papers are due on July 6.


Sirocco 2015 will be published in the Springer LNCS series. Selected papers will be invited to a special issue of the Theoretical Computer Science journal.


The Prize for Innovation In Distributed Computing is awarded annually in the SIROCCO conference to recognize individuals whose research contributions had a major impact on the understanding of the relationships between information and efficiency in decentralized computing. The contribution (or a related contribution) should have been either made or demonstrated by the author in a paper that appeared in SIROCCO in the past. Moreover, the author should have made the contribution in at least one paper that appeared (in either a scientific journal or the proceedings of a scientific conference) at least 5 years ago.

Best Student Paper

A paper is eligible for the Best Student Paper Award if one or more authors are full-time students at the time of submission. The program committee may decline to make this award or split it.

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