TransForm School on Research Directions in Distributed Computing (SRDC 2013) will be held in Heraklion, Crete Island, Greece, on June 10-14, 2013. It will be organized by the EC-funded Marie Curie Initial Training Network, called TransForm (http://www.ics.forth.gr/carv/transform/).

The school will include a series of talks by renowned researchers covering hot topics on current research in the general area of distributed computing with emphasis on multi-core computing, synchronization protocols, and transactional memory. Additionally, it will provide discussion sections on future research directions in the field. The school will host a number of external researchers from several different disciplines (hardware, systems, software, theory, applications, etc.)

The school aims at the dissemination of advanced scientific knowledge on the field and the promotion of international contacts among scientists from academia and industry.

PhD students and early-stage researchers will be given the opportunity to present their work at a poster session; time slots will also be allocated in the program for student presentations. Students and early- stage researchers that are interested in presenting their work should submit a one-page abstract where they will describe the research problem that they are working on and the main approach they employ to address it. Some of these proposals will be selected for presentation at the dedicated time slots; the rest will appear at the poster session.