Doctoral Symposium—Call for Papers

The DEBS 2022 Doctoral Symposium welcomes submissions from doctoral students who are undertaking research relevant to the DEBS 2022 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, edge 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.
  • Submission Guidelines

    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 stimulate discussion at the symposium, but the work does not need to be complete. We thus encourage submissions from students both at early and late stages of their doctoral work.

    Submissions should be written based on the following structure, which focuses on the key methodological components required for a sound research synthesis:

  • Problem: What is the core problem you are studying during your PhD? Why is it relevant?
  • Research setting: What are your research questions? Which hypotheses are you going to investigate? (Noting that hypotheses must be falsifiable!) What assumptions are you taking?
  • State of the art: Who has worked on your problem (or a similar one) in the past? What are the main differences with regards to your research?
  • Research approach: What is your approach for investigating your research questions? How and why is it novel with respect to the existing state of the art? Which methodologies are you adopting?
  • Evaluation plan: How are you going to evaluate your research? Which datasets will you use? Are you using any established benchmarks? Have you reached any result so far?
  • Conclusions and reflections: What is the current status of your research? What are the main challenges you are facing? Why do you think your research will be successful?
  • Submissions must be no longer than 4 pages and must adhere to the two-column ACM conference proceeding style. Templates and examples in LaTeX and various versions of Microsoft Word are available for download from the ACM Master Article Template web pages at Papers must be in PDF (Adobe’s Portable Document Format) format and must be submitted electronically.

    Submissions must be single-author, on the topic of the doctoral work. The name of the supervisor must be clearly marked (“supervised by …”) on the paper, under the author’s name.

    All accepted submissions must be presented at the symposium. Distinguished scientists will be present to give feedback and advice to the students. During the event, presentations from authors can involve media other than traditional PowerPoint-style slideshows. Online presentation will be possible when pandemic issues preclude participants travelling to DEBS.


    Submit your paper using Microsoft CMT: (select "DEBS 2022 Doctoral Symposium Track"). If you have any questions, please contact the Doctoral Symposium co-chairs, Genoveva Vargas-Solar and David Eyers.

    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.

    An expert panel will judge the best submission and separately the best presentation by participating students.

    Important Dates

  • Deadline: May 13rd, 2022 May 27th, 2022
  • Date of Notification: May 20th, 2022 June 3rd, 2022
  • Conference: June 27th – 30th June, 2022
  • Important Dates

    Events Dates (AoE)
    Abstract Submission for Research Track March 4th, 2022 March 21st, 2022
    Submission Dates
    Research Paper Submission March 11th, 2022 March 28th, 2022
    Industry and Application Paper Submission March 25th, 2022 April 22nd, 2022
    Tutorial Proposal Submission April 15th, 2022
    Grand Challenge Solution Submission April 22th, 2022
    Doctoral Symposium Submission May 13rd, 2022 May 27th, 2022
    Poster and Demo Paper Submission May 12th, 2022 May 27th, 2022
    Notification Dates
    Author Notification Research Track May 6th, 2022
    Author Notification Industry and Application Track April 22nd, 2022 May 18th, 2022
    Author Notification Tutorials April 29th, 2022
    Author Notification Grand Challenge May 3rd, 2022 May 9th, 2022
    Author Notification Doctoral Symposium May 20th, 2022 June 3rd, 2022
    Author Notification Poster & Demo May 26th, 2022 June 3rd, 2022
    Camera Ready for All Tracks May 31st, 2022 June 10th, 2022
    Conference 27th June – 30th June 2022

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