The 37th IEEE International Symposium on Reliable Distributed Systems (SRDS 2018) is a forum for researchers and practitioners interested in distributed systems design, development and evaluation, particularly with emphasis on reliability, availability, safety, security, trust, and real-time. The SRDS's organisers welcome Research Papers describing original research as well as design, development and experimental results of operational systems, and Practical Experience Reports describing on-going industrial projects, prototype systems and exploratory or emerging applications, and Tool Papers describing architecture, implementation and usage of substantive tools to aid the research and practice of reliable distributed systems.

The Doctoral Symposium provides an opportunity for graduate students working in research areas related to reliable distributed systems to  present their problem statement, goals, methods and results, and to receive high-quality feedback and guidance from established researchers and other graduate students joining the forum. The forum has a presentation slot in main conference program for each accepted paper that will be published in the IEEE proceedings and the IEEE digital library. 

Note: Students are requested to contact the Doctoral Symposium Chairs as early as possible with their intention to submit to the Doctoral Symposium.


Students interested in the Ph.D. Forum are 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. 

All papers must be submitted in the PDF format via email to:


* Paper submission: 7 July 2018 (extended)
* Notification: 8 July 2018
* Camera-ready: 13 July 2018

SRDS 2018 is organized by the Distributed Systems Laboratory (LaSiD) of Federal University of Bahia (UFBA) and it will be held in the university campus, Salvador, Bahia, Brazil.