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.

The program is ready! 
8.45 Gathering
9:00: Keynote Gernot Heiser: How to not only do great systems research, but also convince others
10:00 Y.Liu: Associating Performance Degradation with Memory System on Tiled Many-core Processors
10:20 S.Bitchebe: Study Of Intel PML Effectiveness For Virtual Machine Working Set Size Estimation
10:40 K.Mast: Towards Scaleable Decentralized Applications
11-11:30 Coffee break
11:30 S.Park: Caching Automation for In-memory Data Analytics Framework
11:50 T.Mason: Percipience: Associative File Systems for Unstructured Data Relationships
12:10 H.Watanabe: Application-Level Service Chaining for General In-Network Computation
12:25 F.Mo: Efficient and Private Federated Learning using TEE [short]
12:40 C. Wulf: Privacy-Preserving Online Services using Intel SGX [short]
12:40-14:00 Lunch
14:00: Keynote Paulo Esteves-Veríssimo: The Hard Path to Excellence or … why excellence is about details
14:55 I.Popescu: Edge-driven Recommendations: Towards a Distributed Approach
15:15 D.Widhalm: Anomaly Detection in Wireless Sensor Networks [short]
15:30 S.Ghiassi: Robust and Fair Distributed Learning System [short]
15:45 Z.Zhao: Active Learning from Unreliable Data [short]

Gernot Heiser is Scientia Professor and John Lions Chair of Operating Systems at UNSW Sydney and Chief Research Scientist at Data61, CSIRO. His research interest are in operating systems, real-time systems, security and safety. He is the founder and past leader of Data61’s Trustworthy Systems group, which pioneered large-scale formal verification of systems code, specifically the design, implementation and formal verification of the seL4 microkernel; seL4 is now being designed into real-world security- and safety-critical systems. Heiser’s former company Open Kernel Labs, acquired by General Dynamics in 2012, marketed the OKL4 microkernel, which shipped on billions of mobile wireless chips and more recently ships on the secure enclave processor of all iOS devices. He presently serves as Chief Scientist, Software, of HENSOLDT Cyber, a Munich-based company providing a secure hardware-software stack for embedded and cyber-physical systems. Gernot is a Fellow of the ACM, the IEEE and the Australian Academy of Technology and Engineering (ATSE).

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


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