International Colloquium on Structural Information and Communication Complexity
|International Colloquium on Structural Information and Communication Complexity|
|Frequency||annual (since 1994)|
The International Colloquium on Structural Information and Communication Complexity (SIROCCO) is an annual academic conference with refereed presentations, in the field of Distributed Computing with a special focus on the interplay between structural knowledge and communication complexity in distributed/decentralized systems. The Colloquium was started in 1994 with the idea of promoting new and unconventional ideas in distributed computing and the one of the aims of the organizers is to provide a venue for informal discussions in a relaxed environment.
The Prize for Innovation in Distributed Computing is presented annually at SIROCCO "to recognize individuals whose research contributions expanded the collective investigative horizon" in the areas of interest to the conference.
Since 2013, SIROCCO also awarded a Best Student Paper Award every year. In 2016, this was changed to the Best Paper Award to recognize the best publication among all submitted articles.
SIROCCO was held for the first time in 1994 at Carleton University in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada and the proceedings were published by Carleton Scientific. The next year (1995) SIROCCO was held in Greece and since then the conference has always been held in European locations except in 2014 when it was held in Japan, an Asian country. The 2016 edition of the conference was held in Helsinki, Finland  and the next edition of SIROCCO will be held during 19–22 June 2017 in Porquerolles, France. Since 2004, pre-conference proceedings of SIROCCO have been published by Springer as part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science series.
- 2017: Porquerolles, France
- 2016: Helsinki, Finland
- 2015: Montserrat, Spain
- 2014: Hida Takayama, Japan
- 2013: Ischia, Italy
- 2012: Reykjavík, Iceland
- 2011: Gdańsk, Poland
- 2010: Sirince, Turkey
- 2009: Piran, Slovenia
- 2008: Villars-sur-Ollon, Switzerland
- 2007: Castiglioncello, Italy
- 2006: Chester, UK
- 2005: Mont Saint-Michel, France
- 2004: Smolenice Castle, Slovakia
- 2003: Umeå, Sweden
- 2002: Andros, Greece
- 2001: Vall de Núria, Spain
- 2000: L'Aquila, Italy
- 1999: Lacanau, France
- 1998: Amalfi, Italy
- 1997: Ascona, Switzerland
- 1996: Siena, Italy
- 1995: Olympia, Greece
- 1994: Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
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