Call for Workshops

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.

SRDS 2019 will be held in the beautiful and easy-to-reach city of Lyon, France, from 1 to 4 October 2019.

The first day of the conference, October 1 2019, will be dedicated to the hosting of workshops proposed by the scientific and technical community at large, around distributed systems, dependability, security, performance, and other related topics. The purpose of workshops is to provide a forum for exchanging opinions, presenting ideas, and discussing preliminary results in an interactive atmosphere.

The organization committee of SRDS 2019 is welcoming workshop proposals until March 8, 2019.

Responsibilities and logistics

Workshops may be half-day or full day events.

Workshop chairs are responsible for setting up an international technical program committee, independent of the one of the main conference. They may select a TPC chair(s) or chair the TPC themselves. Responsibilities of the workshop TPC chairs include preparing and spreading a call for contributions, attract high-quality submissions, set up the selection process assemble and run the workshop program.

SRDS 2019 will provide co-located workshops with the possibility of publishing their papers in a supplementary volume to the main conference proceedings. Papers in this volume will be available in the IEEE Digital Library (IEEE Xpress) where they will be indexed by all major bibliometry systems. This possibility is open to workshops who implement a peer-review selection of papers of 4 pages or more in the same format as for the main conference. The publication will be a joint responsibility between the SRDS publication chair and the workshop chairs.

Note that the publication of proceedings for the workshop is a possibility and not a requirement: workshops without published proceedings, with only abstracts, with only invited speakers, or using a mix of these formats, are also warmly welcome.

Collaborative research projects are warmly welcome to jointly organize a project meeting together with a workshop linked with the thematics of the project. The workshop chairs can offer logistical help for hosting such a meeting close to the conference venue.

Proposal Submission

Proposals must not exceed three pages in PDF and must be sent to SRDS workshop chair Marco Serafini and Etienne Rivière

Proposals should have the following structure:

  • Title of the workshop;
  • A 150- to 200-word abstract, suitable for the conference website;
  • Themes and goals, and relevance to the SRDS community;
  • Information about the procedure for selecting papers and/or presentations, plans for dissemination and publication, and expected number of participants;
  • Preference for a half- or one-day format;
  • Information about previous editions of the same workshop, if any;
  • Organizers and a list of possible Program Committee members and their affiliations;
  • Names and brief bios of organizers, including their past experience in organizing workshops and/or conferences in the field.

Important Dates

Workshop proposal submission March 8, 2019
Workshop acceptance notification by March 15, 2019
Workshop day October 1, 2019

Workshop dates (submission deadline, notification, camera ready, etc.) will be discussed and decided as a consensus between workshop organizers and the SRDS organization committee, prior to any diffusion of a call for paper or communications. Selected workshops are expected to set up a website before the end of April 2019.

Evaluation Criteria

  • Relevance to SRDS.
  • Timeliness and expected interest in the topic.
  • Organizers’ ability to lead a successful workshop
  • Balance and synergy with other SRDS events

Workshop Chair

  1. Etienne Rivière

    UC Louvain, Belgium

  2. Marco Serafini

    University of Massachusetts Amherst, USA

For any questions regarding workshops, please email the workshop chairs: