Call For Papers
			    IEEE SRDS 2012
     31st International Symposium on Reliable Distributed Systems
	     October 8-11, 2012, Irvine, California, USA

The Symposium on Reliable Distributed Systems is a forum for
researchers and practitioners interested in distributed systems
design, development and evaluation, with emphasis on reliability,
availability, safety, security, trust and real time. We welcome
original research papers as well as practical experience reports that
deal with design, development and experimental results of operational
Topics of Interest

The major areas of interest include, but are not limited to, the
following topics:
* Cloud computing and virtualization
* Autonomic, pervasive, and ubiquitous computing
* Secure and trusted storage systems
* Secure and dependable web services
* High-confidence and Safety-critical systems  
* Parallel and distributed operating systems
* Distributed objects and middleware systems
* Fault-tolerant and secure sensor networks
* Event-based  processing and peer-to-peer infrastructures
* Distributed databases and transaction processing
* Distributed measurement, monitoring, and predictions
* Wireless ad hoc networks
* Electronic commerce and enabling technologies
* Formal methods and foundations for dependable distributed computing
* Analytical or experimental evaluations of dependable distributed systems
* Internet-based systems and applications
* Scalable systems design 
* QoS control and assessment
* Trust and scalable system design in social networks
* Social media and privacy issues
Submission Guidelines

Papers must be written in English. Regular Papers describing original
research as well as design, development and experimental results of
operational systems, and Practical Experience Reports describing
on-going industrial projects, prototype systems and exploratory or
emerging applications, should be no longer than 10 pages, following
the IEEE two-column format for conference proceedings, in font size no
smaller than 10 points, and must fit properly on US "Letter"-sized
paper (8.5 x 11 inches). All papers that deviate from these
specifications will be rejected automatically. Authors are requested
to first register their submissions and submit their manuscripts in
PDF format. Submission details can be found at

Accepted papers will appear in the symposium proceedings, which will be published by the IEEE Computer Society.
Best Paper Award
All papers accepted for presentation at the symposium will be
evaluated by the Best Paper Award Co-Chairs for the best paper award.
Workshops will be held in conjunction with SRDS 2012 on 8th/11th October, 2012.
Submission Deadlines
Abstract submission: 26th March, 2012       Paper submission: 2nd April, 2012
Author Notification: 20th June 2012             Camera-ready: 16th July, 2012. 
Symposium Co-Chairs
Sanjay Madria, Missouri University of Science and Technology, USA 
Sharad Mehrotra, University of California-Irvine, USA
Technical Program Committee Co-Chairs
Takahiro Hara, Osaka University, Japan
Leszek Lilien, Western Michigan University, USA
Istvan Majzik , Budapest University of Technology and Economics, Hungary
Finance Chair
Sriram Chellappan, Missouri University of Science and Technology, USA
Local Arrangements Co-Chairs
Phillip Sheu, University of California-Irvine, USA
George Wang, California State University, USA
Publication Chair
Biswajit Panja, University of Michigan-Flint, USA
Best Paper Award Co-Chairs
Anoop Singhal, NIST, USA
Atul Prakash, University of Michigan, USA
Workshop Co-Chairs
Pin Zhou, IBM Almaden, USA
Ravi Prakash, UT Dallas, USA
PhD Forum Co-chairs
Aniruddha Gokhale, Vanderbilt University, USA
Qi Han, Colorado School of Mines, USA
Publicity Co-Chairs
Nayot Poolsappasit, Missouri University of Science and Technology, USA
Anirban Mondal, IIITD, India
SC Liaisons
Bharat Bhargava, Purdue University, USA