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, particularly 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.

Areas of interest include, but are not limited to:

  • Cloud computing and virtualization: X-as-a-Service
  • Autonomic, pervasive and ubiquitous computing
  • Parallel and distributed operating systems
  • Distributed objects and middleware systems
  • Dependable communication networks, QoS control and assessment
  • Fault-tolerant and secure sensor nets and machine-to-machine communication
  • Internet-based systems and applications
  • Distributed databases and transaction processing
  • Distributed multimedia systems
  • Privacy-assuring large scale data management systems
  • Enabling technologies for dependable applications, including intelligent transport systems and smart energy grids
  • Formal methods and foundations for dependable distributed computing
  • Analytical or experimental evaluations of dependable distributed systems
  • Distributed algorithms
  • Secure and trusted systems
  • High-assurance and safety-critical system design and evaluation

Please see the submission page for information. Accepted papers will appear in the symposium proceedings, which will be published by the IEEE Computer Society.

Best Paper Award

The symposium will highlight the best paper. All papers accepted for presentation at the symposium will be evaluated by the Best Paper Award Co-Chairs for the award. The authors of the awarded paper will receive 500 euros. The Best Paper Award is sponsored by Critical Software.

Ph.D. Student Session

The student session at SRDS provides an opportunity for Ph.D. students in the broad field of reliable distributed systems to present their dissertation research progress to a renowned audience of researchers. The topics of interest are those of the SRDS conference. To encourage interaction between Ph.D. students and researchers from academia and industry the session will be organized both as a short presentations session and a poster session.

The main objective of the Ph.D. Session is to offer an opportunity for Ph.D. students to receive live high-quality feedback and to directly interact with peers, exchange ideas and discuss concepts.

Current Ph.D. students, as well as researchers who completed their Ph.D. dissertations this year, are encouraged to submit abstracts clearly stating:

  • The problem domain and statement
  • The main challenges identified
  • The envisioned or devised approach

All contributions should be sent by email to

Important dates:

  • Abstract submission: August 24, 2013
  • Students notification: September 3, 2013

All students participating in the Ph.D. Student Session will be entitled to the early registration fee.

Sponsored by:

IEEE Computer Society Technical Committee on Distributed Processing (TCDP)

IEEE                 IEEE Computer Society

Supported by:

University of Minho                 Critical Software                 Maxdata