Doctoral Workshop



The 14th EuroSys Doctoral Workshop (EuroDW 2020) will provide a forum for PhD students to present their work and receive constructive feedback from experts in the field as well as from peers. Technical presentations will be augmented with general advice and discussions about getting a PhD, doing research, and career perspectives. We invite applications from PhD students at any stage of their doctoral studies.

EuroDW 2020 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.

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 presenters’ peers, as well as senior researchers who will attend to share their expertise and provide constructive feedback. 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:

  • Artificial intelligent systems
  • 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

If you would like to participate in the workshop, please submit your materials before the deadline. Submissions will receive written feedback from the PC, but the submission process is very lightweight and the main purpose is to put together the program and to match students with mentors.

Submission site:

Submissions should be up to 4 pages (including title and figures but excluding references) and should include the following sections only:

  • Abstract
  • Introduction (problem statement, an overview of the proposed work, main differences from existing works)
  • Overview of the proposed work
  • Preliminary results (if applicable)
  • Work to be done (description of the planned work to address the proposed research problem and brief timeline to PhD completion)
  • Related work

Submissions will be accessed based on the importance, clarity and relevance to EuroSys of the research problem, excellent understanding of the core related work, realistic and clear roadmap to work completion towards the PhD, and overall quality of the submission paper.

Please note that there will be no published proceedings. 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
  • Expected submission date of the PhD thesis

Important Dates

Submission due: February 21th, 2020 (23:59 hrs CET)

Acceptance notification: March 13th, 2020

Student grant application deadline: March 20, 2020

Workshop: April 27, 2020


Program Chairs

Evangelia Kalyvianaki, University of Cambridge, UK

Lydia Y. Chen, TU Delft, the Netherlands

Program Committee

Sonia Ben Mokhtar, CNRS
Miguel Correia, INESC-ID, Lisbon
Paolo Costa, Microsoft Research
Pascal Felber, University of Neuchâtel
Jana Giceva, Imperial College London
Zsolt Istvan, IMDEA Software Institute
Baris Kasikci, University of Michigan
Romain Rouvoy, Université de Lille
Mark Silberstein, Technion
John Wilkes, Google
Amitabha Roy, Google
Rodrigo Rodrigues, IST, INESC-ID, Portugal
Parisa Jalili Marandi, J.P. Morgan
Konstantinos Karanasos, Microsoft Research
Evangelos Markatos, University of Crete
Valerio Shiavoni, University of Neuchatel
Rudiger Kapitza, TU BS
Guillaume Pierre, University of Renne
Eiko Yoneki, Cambridge University
Christoph Stewart, Ohio State University
Irene Zhang, Microsoft Research
Tim Harris, Amazon
Srinath Setty, Microsoft Research
Antonio Barbalace, Stevens Institute of Technology
Michio Honda, University of Edinburgh
Steven Hand, Google
Yvonne-Anne Pignolet, Definity Foundation
Robert Birke, ABB REsearch