Call for Papers

The 38th International Symposium on Reliable Distributed Systems (SRDS 2019) is a forum for researchers and practitioners interested in distributed systems design, development and evaluation, with emphasis on reliability, availability, safety, dependability, security, and real-time. We welcome Research Papers describing original research as well as design, development and experimental results of operational systems, Practical Experience Reports describing ongoing industrial projects, prototype systems and exploratory or emerging applications, and Tool Papers describing architecture, implementation and usage of substantive tools to aid the research and practice of reliable distributed systems. Papers will be assessed with criteria appropriate to each category.

The authors of the best ranked papers of SRDS will be invited to submit an extended version of their papers to IEEE Transactions on Dependable and Secure Computing.

Topics of Interest

The major areas of interest include the following topics:

  • Dependability, security and privacy of distributed systems including, but not limited to, cloud, high-performance, fog, and edge computing; distributed data storage and processing; distributed machine learning and AI; safety-critical distributed systems; Internet of Things, vehicular, robotic, cyber-physical and mobile systems.
  • Techniques and algorithms advancing the state-of-the-art in fault tolerance, fault recovery, robustness, self-stabilization, self-healing, scalability, and real-time for distributed systems. These include, but are not limited to, coordination, replication, failure prediction and detection, microservices, transactions, and blockchains.
  • Methods and tools for the design, implementation, verification, validation, and operation of dependable and secure distributed applications, middleware, operating systems and hardware.
  • Analytical, simulative and experimental assessment of dependable and secure distributed systems, in particular, when in real settings or with real data and in large scale and complex environments.

Important Dates

Abstract Submission (recommended) April 26, 2019, at 11:59 pm AoE
Full Paper Submission (strict deadline) May 3, 2019, at 11:59 pm AoE
Notification to Authors June 26, 2019
Camera-Ready August 2, 2019
SRDS 2019
October 1-4, 2019


Papers must be written in English. Research Papers, Practical Experience Reports, and Tool Papers should be no longer than 10 pages, including references, following the IEEE two-column format for conference proceedings. Additional details to substantiate the main claims of the paper, suchs as proofs, data tables or code snippets, can be included in a clearly marked appendix beyond the page limit, read at the reviewers discretion. Authors are requested to first register their submissions and then submit their manuscripts in PDF format at the Easychair page. All submissions are single-blind.

If you have any question regarding paper submission, please do not hesitate to contact the conference PC Chairs: José Orlando Periera and Evgenia Smirni

Best Paper Award

All accepted papers SRDS will compete for the "Prof. C. V. Ramamoorthy Best Paper Award". The SRDS Best Paper is named after Prof. Chittoor V. Ramamoorthy, who was instrumental in the 80’s for the success of SRDS, many of his former students have also significantly contributed to the conference.

In addition, the authors of the best ranked papers of SRDS will be invited to submit extended versions of their papers to IEEE Transactions on Dependable and Secure Computing.