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

Sponsored by the IEEE Computer Society

Call for PhD Forum Contributions

In 2012, SRDS will launch a new event - the Ph.D. Forum. This forum provides an opportunity for Ph.D. students to present their dissertation research, including work in progress, to the distributed systems community. The Forum will be organized as a poster session to encourage interaction between Ph.D. students and researchers from academia, Industry, and government. Extended abstracts will appear in the conference proceedings (subject to approval by the proceedings publisher).

Current Ph.D. students are encouraged to submit extended abstracts. The Ph.D. student should be the sole author, although contributions of the advisor and others may be acknowledged in the extended abstract. Submissions will be reviewed to ensure quality and relevance. Authors of accepted submissions are expected to travel to SRDS 2012 to present a poster at the Ph.D. Forum. To foster participation of the young generation to the main SRDS events, a special student rate for conference registration will be applied to the authors of the accepted submissions. In addition, one best poster award will be given to the most innovative idea and the most interesting work presented at the Ph.D. Forum.

Paper Submission

Ph.D. students are invited to submit two-page extended abstracts that describe current research and potential contributions to theory and innovation in distributed systems design, development and evaluation, particularly with emphasis on reliability, availability, safety, security, trust and real time. Extended abstracts should include author's name, affiliation, and email address. Submissions must be PDF files, should be no more than two pages in length (all inclusive) in the IEEE camera-ready format:

Papers should be submitted to PhD forum email with subject line as "SRDS12 PhD Forum Submission."

Important Dates

Extended abstract submission deadline: 30th June 2012 30th April 2012  16th April 2012
Notification of acceptance : 5th July 2012 30th May 2012  14th May 2012
Camera-ready copy submission: 16th July 2012 1st July 2012


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