Call for Papers for the Doctoral Symposium

The goal of the Doctoral Symposium is to provide a forum in which PhD students can present their work in progress. The symposium supports students by providing independent and constructive feedback about their already completed and, more importantly, planned research work. The symposium will be accompanied by prominent experts who will actively participate in critical discussions.

Relevant fields within Software Engineering include (but are not limited to):

Any topic of interest for the conferences that will take place within STAF 2016 is highly welcomed.

Submission Process

Submissions exclusively authored by the PhD student are invited from students who have settled on a PhD topic. We do accept papers on both initial stage (first or second year) and mature stage (third year, or later) of research. The authors shall clearly indicate their stage of research maturity in a footnote to be added to the paper title.
Each submission will be reviewed by at least 3 experts based on originality, significance, correctness and clarity. Submissions should describe research-in-progress that is meant to lead to a PhD dissertation, using the following structure:

All accepted submissions to the Doctoral Symposium at STAF 2016 will be published in a post-conference volume of CEUR and will be submitted for inclusion in DBLP.

Award for the best Doctorial Symposium paper

Contributions must not exceed 10 pages in Springer LNCS format and must be submitted via EasyChair via the link .

Important Dates


Program Committee