9th Joint Meeting of
the European Software Engineering Conference and
the ACM SIGSOFT Symposium
on the Foundations of Software Engineering

Call for Doctoral Symposium papers


The goal of the ESEC/FSE 2013 Doctoral Symposium is to provide a supportive yet questioning setting in which the PhD students have an opportunity to present and discuss their research with other researchers in the ESEC/FSE community. The Symposium aims to provide students with useful guidance and feedback on their research and to facilitate their networking within the scientific community by interacting with established researchers and with their peers at a similar stage in their careers.


The technical scope of the Symposium is the same as the main ESEC/FSE conference. Students should consider participating in the Doctoral Symposium after they have settled on a dissertation topic with some initial research results. Students should be at least a year from completion of their dissertation (at the time of the Symposium), to obtain maximum benefit from participation. The Doctoral Symposium is open to Ph.D. students at any stage of their research, whereby students at the initial stage (first or second year) will be able to challenge their ideas and current research directions, while students at a more mature stage (third or fourth year) will be able to present their thesis and get advice for improvement and for better exposition of their contributions and conclusions.


The Doctoral Symposium Committee will select participants using the following criteria:

Students should not infer that a list of prior publications is in any way expected or required; we welcome submissions from students for whom this will be their first formal submission as well as those who have previously published.

How to Submit

To apply as a student participant in the Doctoral Symposium, you should prepare a submission package consisting of two parts, both of which must be submitted by the submission deadline.

Part 1: Research Abstract (max. 4 pages). Your research abstract must conform to the ESEC/FSE 2013 formatting and submission instructions and should cover:

Students at the initial stage of their research might have some difficulty in addressing some of these areas, but should make the best attempt. The research abstract should include the title of your work, your name, your advisor, your email address, postal address, personal website, and a one paragraph short summary in the style of an abstract for a regular paper.

Please submit your research abstract using the EasyChair submission site.

Part 2: Letter of Recommendation. Please ask your dissertation advisor for a letter of recommendation. This letter should include your name and a candid assessment of the current status of your dissertation research and an expected date for dissertation submission. The letter should be in Adobe Portable Document Format (PDF), and sent to: Marsha Chechik and Alexander Petrenko at fse-ds-org@cs.toronto.edu with the subject: ESEC/FSE 2013 DOCTORAL SYMPOSIUM RECOMMENDATION.


All authors of accepted contributions will receive further instructions for preparing their camera ready versions. Authors must register for the ESEC/FSE 2013 Doctoral Symposium and present their work at the Symposium.

Doctoral Symposium Co-Chairs

Doctoral Symposium Panel

Contact: fse-ds-org@cs.toronto.edu

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