31st IEEE International Symposium on Reliable Distributed Systems 8th-11th October 2012. Irvine, California.

Sponsored by the IEEE Computer Society

SRDS 2012 will be held in the memory of Professor Kane Kim.

Call for Papers   (PDF)

The Symposium on Reliable Distributed Systems is a forum for researchers and practitioners interested in distributed systems design, development and evaluation, with emphasis on reliability, availability, safety, security, trust and real time. We welcome original research papers as well as practical experience reports that deal with design, development and experimental results of operational systems.

Topics of Interest

The major areas of interest include, but are not limited to, the following topics:

  • Cloud Computing and virtualization.
  • Autonomic, pervasive, and ubiquitous computing.
  • Secure and trusted storage systems.
  • Secure and dependable web services.
  • High-confidence and safety-critical systems.
  • Parallel and distributed operating systems.
  • Distributed objects and middleware systems.
  • Fault-tolerant and secure sensor networks.
  • Event-based processing and peer-to-peer infrastructures.
  • Distributed databases and transaction processing.
  • Distributed measurement, monitoring, and predictions.
  • Wireless ad hoc networks.
  • Electronic commerce and enabling technologies.
  • Formal methods and foundations for dependable distributed computing.
  • Analytical or experimental evaluations of dependable distributed systems.
  • Internet-based systems and applications.
  • Scalable systems design.
  • QoS control and assessment.
  • Trust and scalable system design in social networks.
  • Social media and privacy issues.

Submission Guidelines

Papers must be written in English. Regular Papers describing original research as well as design, development and experimental results of operational systems, and Practical Experience Reports describing on-going industrial projects, prototype systems and exploratory or emerging applications, should be no longer than 10 pages, following the IEEE two-column format for conference proceedings, in font size no smaller than 10 points, and must fit properly on US letter-size paper (8.5 * 11 inches). All papers that deviate from these specifications will be rejected automatically. Authors are requested to first register their submissions and submit their manuscripts in PDF format. Submission details can be found at Accepted papers will appear in the symposium proceedings, which will be published by IEEE Computer Society.

Best Paper Award

All papers accepted for presentation at the symposium will be evaluated by the Best Paper Award Co-Chairs for the best paper award.


Workshops will be held in conjuction with SRDS 2012 on 8th/11th October 2012.

PhD Forum Contributions

The Ph.D. forum provides an opportunity for Ph.D. students to present their dissertation research, including work in progress, to the distributed systems community. More Information can be found at Phd Forum Call for Papers

Sponsored by:

IEEE                             IEEE Computer Society



Submission of Abstract (recommended): 26th March 2012
Full Paper Submission: 16th April 2012
2nd April 2012
Author notification: 27th June 2012
20th June 2012
Camera-ready: 27thJuly 2012
16th July 2012
Workshops: 8th/11th October 2012
Conference: 8th-11th October 2012

Symposium Co-Chairs

Sanjay Madria, Missouri University of Science and Technology, USA
Sharad Mehrotra, University of California-Irvine, USA

Technical Program Committee Co-Chairs

Takahiro Hara, Osaka University, Japan
Leszek Lilien, Western Michigan University, USA
Istvan Majzik, Budapest University of Technology and Economics, Hungary

Finance Chair

Sriram Chellappan, Missouri University of Science and Technology, USA

Local Arrangements Co-Chairs

Phillip Sheu, University of California-Irvine,USA

George Wang, California State University, USA

Publication Chair

Biswajit Panja, University of Michigan-Flint, USA

Best Paper Award Co-Chairs

Anoop Singhal, NIST, USA
Atul Prakash, University of Michigan, USA

Workshop Co-Chairs

Pin Zhou, IBM Almaden, USA
Ravi Prakash, University of Texas at Dallas, USA

PhD Forum Co-Chairs

Aniruddha Gokhale, Vanderbilt University, USA
Qi Han, Colorado School of Mines, USA

Publicity Co-Chairs

Nayot Poolsappasit, Missouri University of Science and Technology, USA
Anriban Mondal, IIITD, India

SC Liaisons

Bharat Bhargava, Purdue University, USA