Sixth Workshop on
    Large Scale Distributed Virtual Environments, LSDVE 2018
      in conjunction of Euro-Par 2018

                  Torino,  27 August  2018               

The recent advances in networking have determined an increasing use of information technology to support distributed networked cooperative applications. Several novel applications have emerged in this area: social networks, distributed cryptocurrencies, collaborative work and many other ones. In particular, an interesting technology recently adopted to handle cryptocurrencies (such as bitcoin) is the block-chain technology, that has now taken the more general role to handle several distributed applications. Furthermore, peer to peer, Internet of Things, Smart-cities, distributed sensing are examples of modern ICT paradigms that aim to describe globally cooperative infrastructures built upon objects' intelligence and self-configuring capabilities.
This workshop aims to provide a venue for researchers to present and discuss important aspects of large scale networked collaborative applications and of the platforms supporting them. The definition of these applications requires to afford several challenges, like the design of user interfaces, coordination protocols, and proper middle-ware and architectures. The track's aim is to investigate open challenges for such applications, related to both the applications design and to the definition of proper supports. Some important challenges are, for instance, adaptation of the classical block-chain technology to support collaborative applications, protocols design, distributed consensus algorithms, privacy and security issues.
The workshop will both present assessment of current state and introduce further directions.
Topics of interest include but are not limited to:

● Distributed Large Scale Collaborative Environments(LSCE)and  applications
● Distributed cryptocurrencies
● Distributed online social networks
● Internet of Things (IoT) applications
● Distributed sensing
● Distributed gaming
● Block-chain applications: IoT, e-health, supply chain
● Platforms for LSCE: peer to peer, cloud, hybrid
● Block-chain technology to support LSCE
● LSCE as complex networks
● Complex Network analysis
● Big Data processing for LSCE
● Security and Privacy in LSCE


Paper submission deadline (extended):  27/5/2018
Notification of Acceptance: 25/6/2018
Workshop Date:  August 2018
Submission of Camera Ready papers: 2/10/2018

Manuscripts should be limited to 12 pages in Springer LNCS stylesheet.
Paper submission will be through EasyChair, Submission Link: