PhD Forum

The 35th Symposium on Reliable Distributed Systems (SRDS 2016) will hold a PhD Forum which is open to PhD students as well as to graduate students who plan to take their PhD degrees. The Forum provides an opportunity for students at different stages in their research to present their problem statement, goals, methods and results and receive high-quality feedback and guidance from established researchers and other PhD students working in research areas related to reliable distributed systems.

Program of the PhD Forum

The overview of the program and the list of accepted papers is available on the SRDS Program page. More detailed information about the organization of the PhD Forum will be provided later.


Students who are interested in the PhD Forum were encouraged to submit their original papers (extended abstracts). The topics of the forum include those of the SRDS conference. The papers are no longer than 2 pages in IEEE two-column format, presenting the problem domain and statement, the main challenges identified, and the envisioned or devised approach. The first author of the paper must be a student. Accepted papers are published in the Symposium proceedings.

Students with accepted papers are expected to attend the conference and a presentation slot is reserved for them in the main conference program.


The SRDS 2016 PhD Forum Co-chairs are

  • Jiannong Cao, Hong Kong Polytechnic University, csjcao (at)
  • Antonio Casimiro, University of Lisbon, casim (at)

Important dates

  • Paper submission: June 30, 2016 (expired)
  • Notification: July 8, 2016 (expired)
  • Camera-ready paper: July 22, 2016 (expired)
  • PhD Foruim: September 28, 2016