Call for Papers


The Symposium on Reliable Distributed Systems provides a forum for researchers and practitioners who are interested in distributed systems design and development, particularly with properties such as reliability, availability, safety, security, and real time.
We welcome original research papers as well as papers that deal with design, development and experimental results of operational systems. We are also soliciting papers for an experience track that present 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:
  •    Distributed systems with properties such as reliability availability, security, safety, and/or real time
  •    Mobile, autonomic, pervasive and ubiquitous computing
  •    Security and high-confidence systems
  •    Parallel and distributed operating systems
  •    Distributed objects and middleware systems
  •    Internet-based systems and applications
  •    Grid computing
  •    Distributed databases and transaction processing
  •    Distributed multimedia systems, electronic commerce and enabling technologies
  •    Distributed workflow and enterprise management systems
  •    Formal methods and foundations for dependable distributed computing
  •    Analytical or experimental evaluations of dependable distributed systems
  •    Fault-tolerant distributed algorithms
  •    QoS control and assessment

Important Dates
Submission deadline:                                 April  11, 2003
Author notification:                                   June   15, 2003
Camera-ready copies of accepted papers:      July 15, 2003

Submission Guideline

All submissions must be written in English and printed using at least 11-point size double-space format. Regular papers may not exceed 20 double-spaced pages. Each paper should include a cover page, the title, the authors, and their affiliations, the contact author and his/her email address, an abstract and a list of keywords.

Two workshops are planned for October 5 in conjunction with SRDS 2003.
Workshop on Dependable Embedded Systems is chaired by G. Heiner (DaimlerChrysler) and P. Koopman (CMU) and a Workshop on Large-Scale Group Communication is chaired by F. Pedone (EPFL/HP Labs) and R. van Renesse (Cornell).
Call-for-Papers for the workshops are available by clicking on the 'Workshop' button on the left.

A pdf version of the Call for Paper can be found here