Call for Doctoral Symposium

The DEBS 2017 Doctoral Symposium welcomes submissions from doctoral students who are working on topics that are relevant to those covered by the DEBS 2017 conference.

Topics covered include, but are not limited to:

  • Distributed and event-based computing within, e.g., software systems, distributed systems, distributed data processing, data management, dependability, knowledge management, networking, programming languages, security and software engineering;
  • Domain-specific topics within event-based computing: e.g., real-time analytics, mobile computing, social networking, pervasive, green computing and ubiquitous computing, sensor networks, user interfaces, big data processing, spatio-temporal processing, cloud computing, peer-to-peer computing, embedded systems and stream processing;
  • Enterprise-related topics: e.g., complex event detection, enterprise application integration, real-time enterprises and web services; and
  • Relevant research topics within the Internet of Things.


Doctoral symposium papers should describe the problem addressed as part of the PhD work, explain its importance, discuss the shortcomings of existing solutions and give some indication of steps taken towards a solution. There should be enough substance to encourage discussion at the symposium, but the work does not need to be complete.

We encourage submissions from students both at early and late stages of their doctoral work. Students whose submissions are accepted will have the opportunity to present their work during the symposium. Distinguished scientists from around the world, in both academic and industrial research, will be present to give feedback and advice to the students.

All submissions must be limited to 4 pages of the two-column ACM SIG Proceedings format. A short summary of each accepted project will be included in the published conference proceedings, but students are free to submit their work elsewhere in parallel, also.

Available scholarships and grants will be listed on the scholarships page of the DEBS 2017 website:

Important Dates:

Deadline May 4, 2017 April 29, 2017
Date of notification May 8, 2017 May 4, 2017

DEBS 2017 Doctoral Symposium Co-Chairs: Buğra Gedik, Leonardo Querzoni