The Special Interest Group on Distributed Systems is a SIG under the Computer Society of India (CSI). Its main objective is to foster the growth of distributed systems research community in India. .


SIGDS plans to realize its vision by conducting annual workshops bringing together researchers, students and practitioners from all over the world, conducting tutorial sessions, floating student projects etc. The expected outcomes include strengthening the work on distributed systems and actionable agenda like evolving collaboration among practitioners and researchers.

International Workshop on Distributed Systems 2010

IWDS 2010 will be held at IIT Kanpur from 27-29 November 2010. This event is being organized jointly by CSI SIGDS, IIT Kanpur and IIT Madras.

Past Activities

Workshop on Cloud Computing

The Workshop on Cloud Computing will be held from August 18-20, 2010 at IIT Madras, Chennai, India. This event is organised by Computer Society of India Div IV (Communication), Chennai Chapter and SIG-Distributed Systems and IEEE Computer Society, Madras Chapter. Registrations are closed.

PhD. symposium at IIT Bombay, March 6, 2010

The PhD. symposium, organized by SIG-DS, will commence after the lecture series on Cloud Computing at IIT Bombay on March 6. Overall six students from various IITs, IIITs would be presenting their work.

Schedule is as follows:
2.30pm - 4.00pm
4.15pm - 5.15pm

Talk titles

  1. An Autonomous Agent Approach to Query Optimization in Stream Grids
    Saikat Mukherjee, IIIT Bangalore
  2. A learning scheduler for Hadoop
    Jaideep Dhok, IIIT Hyderabad
  3. Learning Based Opportunistic Admission Control Algorithm for MapReduce as a Service
    Nitesh Maheswari, IIIT Hyderabad
  4. P2P Search Problem, its implications and possible approaches
    Harisankar H., IIT Madras
  5. Richer Programming Abstractions for Cloud Environments
    Sriram Kailasam, IIT Madras
  6. Empirical approach to VM characterization and Affinity-aware VM placement
    Sujesha Sudevalayam, IIT Bombay

International Workshop on Distributed Systems 2009

IWDS'09 was held at IIT Madras during December 8-10, 2009 which included tutorials, invited talks and contributory sections. About 100 participants from industry and academia from India and abroad attended the workshop.

Grid Computing Workshop at Pondicherry University, April 18, 2009

One day workshop on Grid Computing: Technology and Future Research was conducted at Pondicherry University on April 18, 2009. About 100 participants attended the workshop. The workshop featured talks by Prof. D. Janakiram (IIT Madras), Dr. Maluk Mohamed (MAM College of Engineering), Phd. Students Kovendhan and Sriram from IIT Madras. The workshop concluded with a tutorial on Vishwa P2P computational grid middleware.