28th International Colloquium on Structural Information and Communication Complexity

Call for papers

SIROCCO is devoted to the study of the interplay between structural knowledge, communication, and computing in decentralized systems of multiple communicating entities. Special emphasis is given to innovative approaches leading to a better understanding of the relationship between computing and communication.


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.

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.

Important Dates

  • Submission deadline: 26 November 4 December 2020, AoE
  • Notification: 28 January 2021
  • Camera-ready deadline: 25 February 2021 15 March 2021
  • Conference: June 28 – July 1, 2021

Submission instructions

A submission must report on original research and contain results that have not appeared previously in a regular conference paper and have not been concurrently submitted to a journal or a conference with published proceedings.

Submissions should be no longer than 16 pages (including the title, authors, abstract, figures, and references); further details can be added in a clearly marked appendix if needed. If the paper is eligible for the best student paper award (see the rules below), please state that below the title. Submissions deviating from these guidelines will be rejected without consideration of their merits. 

The papers must be submitted in PDF format using EasyChair (https://www.easychair.org/conferences/?conf=sirocco2021). Submissions must be in English, formatted in a sin­gle column on US letter-size or A4 size paper, use at least 11-point font (including abstract and references), and have at least 2.5 cm margins. Submissions not conforming to these rules as well as papers outside of the scope of the conference will be rejected with­out consideration.


The proceedings of SIROCCO 2021 will be published by Springer in the Lecture Notes in Computer Science series (LNCS).

Special Issue

Selected papers from SIROCCO 2021 will be invited to a special issue of the Theoretical Computer Science journal.

Best Paper Awards

All regular papers are eligible for the best paper award. Moreover, all regular papers that have at least one student author, and these student authors have done most of the work, are also eligible for the best student paper award. If a submission is eligible for the best student paper award, then clearly state that below the title. The program committee may decline to make the awards or may split them among multiple papers.