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.


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.


The post-proceedings of SIROCCO 2016 will be published by Springer in the Lecture Notes in Computer Science series (LNCS) after the conference.

We will also prepare an informal pre-proceedings volume with author-prepared versions of the papers. The pre-proceedings will be freely available online on the conference web page before the conference.

Special Issue

Selected papers from SIROCCO 2016 will be invited to a special issue of the Theoretical Computer Science journal.

Best Paper Award

The authors of the best paper will be awarded a prize of 1000 EUR (in total, to be split among the authors), sponsored by Springer. The program committee may choose to split the award among multiple papers.

Paper Submission

Please see the call for papers for detailed instructions.


This year SIROCCO will be held in Helsinki, Finland. The conference venue is the main building of Aalto University School of Business, situated near Helsinki city centre. Please see the local information page for more information on the conference venue, accommodation, and travelling.

Conference Programme

(All times are tentative.)

Keynote Lecture

Yoram Moses (Technion) will give the keynote lecture on Tuesday morning, 19 July 2016. Yoram Moses is a recipient of the 1997 Gödel Prize and the 2009 Edsger W. Dijkstra Prize in Distributed Computing.

SIROCCO Prize Lecture

Masafumi (Mark) Yamashita, the recipient of the 2016 SIROCCO Prize for Innovation in distributed computing, will give a lecture on Wednesday morning, 20 July 2016.

Invited Talks

We will have four invited talks: on Tuesday afternoon, Wednesday afternoon, Thursday morning, and Thursday afternoon. The invited speakers are:

Programme Overview

Tuesday Wednesday Thursday
19 July 2016 20 July 2016 21 July 2016
Morning keynote lecture award lecture invited talk
coffee coffee coffee
contributed talks contributed talks contributed talks
Noon lunch lunch lunch
Afternoon invited talk invited talk invited talk
coffee coffee
contributed talks excursion contributed talks
Evening dinner


Contact Information

Programme Committee

Steering Committee

Local Organisers

SIROCCO 2016 is organised by:

The local organisers are:



Past Conferences

Further Information