ICDCS 2020

40th IEEE International Conference on Distributed Computing Systems
July 8 - 10, 2020, Singapore

Call for PhD Workshop Papers

ICDCS PhD Workshop is a unique opportunity for graduate students to present and discuss their research work in the context of a premier international conference. The workshop provides a forum that facilitates interactions among PhD students and stimulates feedback from more experienced researchers.

ICDCS 2020 welcomes submissions from PhD students at any stage of their PhD work. If you are in the early stages of your studies, the submission should clearly describe the problem focused on, explain why it is important, detail why the existing solutions are not sufficient, and give an outline of the new solutions that are pursued. If you are in the middle or close to completion, the submission should be more concrete in describing your contribution, but still in the context of the doctoral work.

Important Dates
Submission Deadline March 1, 2020 (5 p.m. PST)
Notification of Acceptance: April 1, 2020
Camera-ready Copy Due: April 17, 2020
Submission Guidelines

PhD workshop submissions must be submitted electronically, in PDF format, using easychair https://easychair.org/my/conference?conf=icdcs2020phdsymposiu. Submissions can but do not have to be single-author. However, PhD student must be the primary and first author.

Papers must be submitted in Camera Ready format and be limited to 6 pages, inclusive of ALL material.

Review Process

The review and decision of acceptance will balance many factors; these include the quality of your proposal and where you are within your doctoral education program. They also include external factors, such as ensuring that, as a group, the accepted candidates exhibit a diversity of backgrounds and topics.

Candidates who have a clearly developed idea, who are formally considered by their institution to be working on their dissertation, and who still have time to be influenced by participation in the PhD Workshop will receive the strongest consideration.

Further Information

We plan to publish the workshop proceedings with all accepted papers in ICDCS Proceedings, which will be indexed by IEEE. The student author of each accepted paper must register for the conference and present the paper at the conference.

PhD Workshop Chair

Anna Squicciarini, Pennsylvania State University

PhD Workshop Committee Members

Simone Silvestri, University of Kentucky
Chenxi Qiu, Rowan University
Edoardo Serra,Boise State University
Ting Wang, Penn State University
Fengjun Li, University of Kansas
Maria Gorlatova, Duke University
Sarah Rajtmajer, Penn State University
Barbara Carminati, University of Insubria Via Mazzini
Dan Lin, University of Missouri