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Spring event of Erasmus Mundus Joint Doctorate in Distributed Computing / 2nd Portugal|UT Austin summer school in systems and networking

Hotel Ever, Costa da Caparica, Lisbon, Portugal, June 1-3, 2016

News: The program is now available.


Directions to the event location can be found here.


Call for participation

We invite doctoral and senior undergraduate/master's students to participate in the Portugal | UT Austin Summer School in systems and networking, which is co-located with the spring event for the Erasmus Mundus Joint Doctorate in Distributed Computing. The school will consist of two days of lectures by renowned researchers on selected topics in the broad area of systems and networking. In addition, students will have the opportunity to present a poster about their research and ample time to engage in discussion with all the participants.

The summer school will take place in Costa da Caparica, a beach located a few kilometers south of Lisbon, easily reachable by taxi from the Lisbon airport.

Students interested in participating in the summer school should send a short cv and a 1-page abstract of the research problem they are either working on or interested in addressing to

Application deadline (round 1): May 6, 2016 (3pm CEST). After this deadline, applications will be accepted only if there is space available.


Accomodation and venue

Hotel Ever Caparica – Beach and Conference Hotel



Accepted participants and students from the EMJD program should register using our online registration form. Registration includes a dinner event, lunches, and refreshments during breaks.

Registration fees:

Number of daysEventPrice (in euros)
3 (June 1-3)EMJD event + summer school180
2 (June 2-3)summer school140


Lecturers and talk titles

Gustavo Alonso, ETH Zurich. "Accelerating Data Science"

Marco Canini, Université catholique de Louvain. "Advancing The Three "D"s of SDN: Develop, Debug and Deploy"

Simon Peter, UT Austin. "Fast Datacenter Server I/O"

Joao Sobrinho, IST (Univ. Lisbon). "Algebra: A Tool for a Unifying View of Routing Protocol Behavior"

Michael Walfish, NYU. "Verifying the correctness of remote executions: from theoretical possibility to near practicality"


Organizers and contacts

For local arrangements questions please contact Luis Rodrigues or Rodrigo Rodrigues.

For questions regarding the Erasmus Mundus Joint Doctorate event please contact Luis Rodrigues (IST/INESC-ID).

For questions regarding the summer school please contact Simon Peter (UT Austin) and Rodrigo Rodrigues (IST/INESC-ID).