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The 15th EuroSys Doctoral Workshop (EuroDW 2021) 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 2021 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:

Note: the workshop is not a venue for publication; there will be no published proceedings. Simultaneous submissions are allowed from the perspective of EuroDW.

Talk Preparation Instructions for the Workshop

If you have already completed two years of your PhD studies, please prepare a 10-minute talk.

If you are in the first two years of your PhD, please prepare a 3-minute elevator pitch with a single slide.

Please upload your videos to the link emailed to you in the acceptance email by April 19th.

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 2 pages (including title and figures but excluding references) and should include the following sections only:

Submissions will be assessed 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 (either in the abstract or in the submitted pdf):

Important Dates


Workshop Chairs

Natacha Crooks, UC Berkeley

Pedro Fonseca, Purdue University

Baris Kasikci, University of Michigan

Irene Zhang, Microsoft Research

Program Committee

Aastha Mehta, MPI-SWS (Germany) and UBC (Canada)

Adam Belay, MIT CSAIL

Adriana Szekeres, VMWare Research Group

Aishwarya Ganesan, VMware Research

Akshitha Sriraman, University of Michigan

Amrita Mazumdar, University of Washington

Ana Klimovic, Google Brain, ETH Zurich

Antoine Kaufmann, MPI-SWS

Caroline Trippel, Stanford University

Jialin Li, National University of Singapore

Jonathan Mace, Max Planck Institute for Software Systems (MPI-SWS)

Marios Kogias, Microsoft Research

Matthew Milano, University of California, Berkeley

Nathan Dautenhahn, Rice University

Naveen Kr. Sharma, Google

Niel Lebeck, Google

Oana Balmau, McGill University

Pinar Tozun, IT University of Copenhagen

Ramnatthan Alagappan, VMware Research Group

Rong Chen, Shanghai Jiao Tong University

Tej Chajed, MIT

Trevor E. Carlson, National University of Singapore

Youngjin Kwon, KAIST

Yubin Xia, SJTU