Call for Papers

The 2016 IEEE 35th 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 Research 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.

Topics of interest

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

  • Autonomic, pervasive and ubiquitous computing
  • Cloud computing and virtualization: X-as-a-Service
  • Dependability benchmarking
  • Dependability of distributed databases and transaction processing
  • Dependability of distributed multimedia systems
  • Dependable communication networks, QoS control and assessment
  • Dependable cooperative mobile systems: ad hoc networks, sensor networks, robot networks
  • Dependability in cyber-physical systems and internet-of-things
  • Distributed algorithms
  • Distributed objects and middleware systems
  • Experimental or analytical evaluations of dependable distributed systems
  • Fault tolerance, reliability and availability in distributed systems
  • Formal methods and foundations for dependable distributed computing
  • High-assurance and safety-critical distributed system design and evaluation
  • Internet-based systems and applications
  • Parallel and distributed operating systems
  • Privacy-assuring large-scale data management systems
  • Resilience in distributed infrastructures (vehicular networks, power grids, etc.)
  • Secure and trusted distributed systems
  • Self-stabilization and fault recovery in distributed systems

Submission guidelines

Papers must be written in English. Research Papers and Practical Experience Reports should be no longer than 10 pages, following the IEEE two-column format for conference proceedings. All necessary details to substantiate the main claims of the paper should be included in a clearly marked appendix.
Authors are requested to first register their submissions and then submit their manuscripts in PDF format at the Easychair page. <<< Paper submission is closed!

Submission deadlines

  • Abstract submission (mandatory): April 4, 2016 April 14, 2016 (expired)
  • Paper submission (extended, hard deadline): April 11, 2016 April 21, 2016 (expired)
  • Author notification: June 20, 2016 (expired)
  • Camera-ready paper: July 15, 2016 July 22, 2016 (expired)

Best Paper Award

The symposium will highlight the best paper. As a tribute to the memory of Prof. Chittoor V. Ramamoorthy, the SRDS Best Paper Award is named “Prof. C. V. Ramamoorthy Best Paper Award”. He was instrumental for IEEE SRDS from the 80’s and many of his students have contributed to this conference.