Doctoral Workshop



The 13th EuroSys Doctoral Workshop (EuroDW 2019) will provide a forum for PhD students to present their work and receive constructive feedback from experts in the field as well as from their peers. Technical presentations will be augmented with general advice and discussions about getting a PhD, doing research, and post-doctoral careers. We invite applications from PhD students at any stage of their doctoral studies.

EuroDW 2019 will also offer the opportunity for what we call “mentoring moments.” The idea is to give graduate students a chance to talk one-on-one (or, in some cases, one-on-two) about their research with outstanding researchers beyond those available at the students’ universities.


Note that this year's deadline is early: Jan 7th 2019 Extended: Jan 18th 2019
Notifications will be sent by Feb 4th 2019

Goal of the Workshop

The goal of the workshop is to provide feedback and advice to PhD students both on technical aspects of their research as well as career development. We expect a range of attendees such as the present’s peers, as well as senior researchers who will attend to share their expertise. The idea is to create opportunities for students to meet with peers outside of their home institution, to get technical feedback as well as career advice from senior researchers in their field, to find out about internship and job opportunities, and to articulate their own work in a public, non-threatening forum. We encourage the participants to stay for the duration of the EuroSys main conference.

We expect most submissions to be from current PhD students who have selected a clear research topic. Research topics of interest include “systems” work in the broadest sense, including work on formal foundations, as well as the design, implementation and evaluation of real systems. Specifically, research topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

  • Big data analytics frameworks
  • Cloud computing and data center systems
  • Database systems
  • Dependable systems
  • Distributed systems
  • File and storage systems
  • Language support and runtime systems
  • Mobile and pervasive systems
  • Networked systems
  • Operating systems
  • Parallelism, concurrency, and multicore systems
  • Real-time, embedded, and cyber-physical systems
  • Secure systems, privacy and anonymity preserving systems
  • Tracing, analysis, and transformation of systems
  • Virtualization systems

Note: the workshop is not a venue for publication; there will be no published proceedings.

Submission Instructions

To participate to the workshop, please submit the following materials together with the required information to the online submission site before the submission deadline.

Submission site:

There are two submission formats:

  • Short papers (2 pages including title and figures but excluding references)
  • Long papers (5 pages including title and figures but excluding references)

Please note that there will be no published proceedings. Shorter papers will receive shorter feedbacks, and will be given shorter lecture slot.

Both types of submissions shall be in .pdf, 2-column, single-spaced, 10pt format.

In addition, please include the following information in your submission form:

PhD advisor’s name and affiliation

year when you started your PhD

Important Dates

Submission by: January 18th, 2019 (23:59 hrs CET)

Acceptance notification: January 30th, 2019

Workshop: March 25, 2019

Keynotes (confirmed)

Gernot Heiser (UNSW, Sydney, Australia)

Paulo VERISSIMO (University of Luxembourg)


Program Chairs

Sonia Ben Mokhtar, LIRIS, INSA de Lyon

Mark Silberstein, Technion – Israel Institute of Technology

Program Committee

Adam  Morrison,  Tel Aviv University
Baris Kasikci, University of Michigan
Gaël  Thomas, Telecom SudParis
Jana Giceva, Imperial College London
John Wilkes. Google
Julia Lawall, INRIA
Lydia Chen, TU Deft, Netherlands
Manos Kapritsos, University of Michigan
Miguel Correia, INESC-ID, Lisbon
Oriana Riva, Microsoft Research
Paolo Costa, Microsoft Research
Pascal Felber, University of Neuchâtel
Paulo Verissimo, University of Luxembourg
Peter Pietzuch, Imperial College London
Romain Rouvoy, Université de Lille
Zsolt Istvan, IMDEA Software Institute