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):
- Models: reasoning, execution, management, testing and validation
- Model transformations: paradigms, algorithms, development, applications, tools
- Graph theories
- Domain Specific Languages
- Proofs and Testing: debugging, frameworks, experiments, case studies
- Model-Driven Engineering
Any topic of interest for the conferences that will take place within STAF 2016 is highly welcomed.
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:
- Problem: The problem the research intends to solve, the target audience of this research, and a motivation of why the problem is important and needs to be solved.
- Related work: A review of the relevant related work with an emphasis of how the proposed approach is different and what advantages it has over the existing state of the art.
- Proposed solution: A description of the proposed solution and which other work (e.g., in the form of methods or tools) it depends on.
- Preliminary work: A description of the work to-date and results achieved so far.
- Expected contributions: A list of the expected contributions to both theory and practice.
- Plan for evaluation and validation: A description of how it will be shown that the work does indeed solve the targeted problem and is superior to the existing state of the art (e.g., prototyping, industry case studies, user studies, experiments).
- Current status: The current status of the work and a planned timeline for completion.
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.
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 https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=dsstaf16 .
15 April 2016May 2 2016
- Notification June 1 2016
- STAF 2016 Doctoral Symposium July 4 2016
- Luciano Baresi, DEIB, Politecnico di Milano, Italy
- Sandrine Blazy, ISTIC, Univ. de Rennes 1, France
- Achim D. Brucker , University of Sheffield, United Kingdom
- Martin Gogolla, University of Bremen, Germany
- Reiko Heckel, University of Leicester, United Kingdom
- Dimitris Kolovos, University of York, United Kingdom
- Antonio Vallecillo, Universidad de MÃ¡laga, Spain
- Manuel Wimmer, Business Informatics Group, Vienna University of Technology, Austria