DEBS 2007 Inaugural International Conference on Distributed Event-Based Systems 2007 (June 20-22, 2007, in Toronto, Canada)
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Due to numerous requests the organizing committee has decided to extend the paper submission deadline to March 18th (11:59 p.m. PST). Authors are required to submit an abstract for their paper by March 14th.

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