The 33rd IEEE Symposium on Reliable Distributed Systems (SRDS 2014) plans to hold a Ph.D student forum. This forum is not only for Ph.D students but is open to graduate students who plan to take their Ph.D degrees.

This forum at SRDS provides an opportunity for graduate students working in the area of reliable distributed systems to present their research progress to a renowned audience of researchers and to receive live high-quality feedback and exchange their ideas. Graduate students who are interested in the forum are encouraged to submit their original papers (extended abstracts).

The topics of the forum include those of the SRDS conference. To encourage interaction between graduate students and researchers from academia and industry, the forum will be organized both as a plenary short presentation session and a poster session during the reception.

Accepted papers will be published in the IEEE proceedings and the IEEE digital library.

Submission Guideline

  • No longer than 2 pages in IEEE two-column format
  • The paper should state:
    • The problem domain and statement
    • The main challenges identified
    • The envisioned or devised approach

How to submit

All papers must be submitted in the PDF format via e-mail to:

srds2014-phd-forum @

Important dates

Paper submission: June 30, 2014 → July 10, 2014 (5 p.m. PDT)

Notification: July 10, 2014 → July 16, 2014

Camera-ready: July 20, 2014 (5 p.m. PDT)


srds2014-phd-forum @