Call for Workshop Proposals

The 39th Symposium on Reliable Distributed Systems (SRDS 2020) will run pre-conference workshops (half-day or full-day) on Sept. 21th 2020. Workshops have been a successful tradition of SRDS for several years. Researchers interested in organizing a workshop on topics related to dependability and security of distributed systems are invited to submit proposals.

Extended versions of best papers from SRDS 2020 Workshops will be published at ACM Operating Systems Review.

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 2020 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.

Submission guidelines

Proposals must not exceed three pages in PDF and must be sent to SRDS workshop chairs João Paulo and Vijay Chidambaram (

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.

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 even

Important dates

All deadlines are at 23:59 AoE (Anywhere on Earth) time

Workshop proposals: April 27, 2020  (extended to May 4, 2020)
Notification of acceptance: May 4, 2020  (extended to May 11, 2020)
Camera-ready for workshop papers (if published through IEEE): August 2nd, 2020
Workshop day: September 21, 2020

SRDS 2020 Workshop Chairs