The 4th EuroSys Doctoral Workshop was attended by 34 students from 24 institutions across 12 countries:
Andrei Agapi, Andrea Bartolini, Tegawende Bissyande, Antoine Boutet, Sara Bury, Adriano Cerocchi, Anja Fischer, Javi Garcia Blas, Ioana Giurgiu, Joe Hoffert, Anastasios Katsigiannis, Xavier Kauffmann, Georgia Kouveli, Dave Lillethun, Anastassios Nanos, Anja Niedermeier, Andrei Olaru, Ana Oprescu, Yiannis Papagiannis, Francesco Paterna, Christian Rossow, Sutirtha Sanyal, Nishanth Sastry, Malte Schwarzkopf, Tallat Shafaat, Steven Smith, Chris Smowton, Pierre Sutra, Ercan Ucan, Dan Ungureanu, Rosie Wacha, Zubair Wadood Bhatti, Carsten Weinhold, Ferad Zyulkyarov
Many thanks to the following senior researchers for their participation:
Gustavo Alonso, Katerina Argyraki, Paul Barham, Andrew Baumann, Frank Bellosa, Yolande Berbers, Andrew Birrell, George Candea, Jon Crowcroft, Peter Dickman, Sasha Fedorova, Armando Fox, Steve Hand, Tim Harris, Emre Kiciman, Dejan Kostic, Julia Lawall, Carlos Maltzahn, Ross McIlroy, Frank McSherry, Gilles Muller, Dushyanth Narayanan, Rodrigo Rodrigues, Timothy Roscoe, Marc Shapiro, Doug Terry, Chandu Thekkath, Eno Thereska, John Wilkes, Ted Wobber.
We invite applications from PhD students at any stage of their doctoral studies, and plan to have about 30 attendees.
Description: You are focussed on research planning. For example, you may be surveying the literature to identify an important unsolved problem, or investigating the feasibility of a possible solution.
Application: Submit at most two pages describing your research proposal.
At the workshop:
Description: You are close to finishing your thesis and are thinking about how to write up your research. You may also be considering post-doctoral career options.
Application: Send a pointer to a paper that you have written about the main contribution of your doctoral research. This need not be published under peer review, it might also be a tech report, a paper under submission, or a draft article, and it can be any length.
At the workshop:
All applicants can expect critical, but constructive, feedback on their research or research proposal. Please come prepared to engage with your peers, as well as with the senior researchers who will be there to share their expertise. The posters will provide the opportunity to present more technical detail than is possible in a short presentation, and you can expect in-depth feedback on the work you describe. You will also have the option of displaying your poster throughout the main conference.
To apply, please send email to Rebecca Isaacs, stating whether you are Group A or Group B, and either your research proposal, or a recent paper describing your research contribution, according to the instructions given above. You can attach files in the email (please use pdf if possible), or send a URL. Please also state your institution and the name of your PhD advisor.
The workshop is generously sponsored by EuroSys. Registration to the workshop will be free of charge. Students are also encouraged to apply for EuroSys student travel grants.
Senior people (faculty and industry researchers): if you are willing to donate a little of your time, knowledge, wisdom and experience to help PhD students, please send an email to Rebecca Isaacs. In particular, if you are already planning to attend EuroSys 2010 and could spare a couple of hours during that week for an in-depth discussion with a student about their research, please let me know. Your participation would be greatly appreciated!
Submissions due: 14th February 2010
Acceptance notification: 21st February 2010
Workshop: 13th April 2010
The doctoral workshop is arranged by EuroSys (the European chapter of ACM SIGOPS) as part of their work on promoting systems research in Europe.
The organisation for this meeting is done by an informal committee of academic and industrial researchers with a particular interest in promoting and encouraging doctoral research in systems.
Please contact Rebecca Isaacs with any questions.