Call for Doctoral Symposium


Following the tradition of the DEBS doctoral symposium, we welcome submissions from doctoral students, researchers, and professionals who are working on preliminary ideas in the broad field of distributed and event-based computing. This year students can discuss and obtain feedback on their doctoral work from experienced researchers in sessions that will be held in conjunction with our one day-long summer school. More details on the DEBS 2019 Summer School can be found here.


This year’s summer school is intended to motivate researchers to explain their work (could also be preliminary ideas) well to academics who are not necessarily experts in their field of research. As a result, we challenge researchers to effectively write a brief introduction to their research that would enable exchange of ideas and initiate discussion.

Important Dates

  • Extended abstract submission April 22nd, 2019
  • Date of notification May 9th, 2019
  • Conference June 24-28th, 2019
  • Submissions

    The submission consists of a (singly authored) extended abstract of at most 4 pages, including:

  • A clear description of the problem being addressed and what makes that problem interesting and relevant such that it warrants scientific research.
  • A brief description of what others have been doing in the field.
  • A hint of a possible solution and the path chosen how to get to that solution (i.e., the chosen research methodology).
  • Submitted abstracts are required to adhere to the two column “sigconf” ACM conference proceeding style. Templates and examples in LaTeX and various versions of Microsoft Word are available for download from the 2017 ACM Master Article Template page. The abstracts can be submitted Via EasyChair (PDF files only). For student authors, the submission should also include a short statement from the advisor that certifies the status of PhD student and approves the submitted extended abstract.

    We encourage submissions from students and researchers. Authors, whose submissions are accepted, will have the opportunity to present their work during the summer school.

    Important Dates

    Abstract submission for research track February 19th March 8th, 2019
    Research and Industry paper submission February 26th March 8th, 2019
    Tutorial proposal submission March 22nd, 2019
    Grand challenge solution submission April 7th, 2019
    Author notification research and industry track April 9th 19th, 2019
    Poster, demo & DEBS summer school submission April 22nd, 2019