Call for ICSE 2003 Doctoral Symposium
The Doctoral Symposium is a forum for Ph.D. students to publicly discuss
their research goals, methods, and results at an early stage in their research.
The Symposium aims to provide useful guidance for completion of the dissertation
research and initiation of a research career. The Symposium and ICSE will
also provide an opportunity for student participants to interact with established
researchers and others in the wider software engineering community.
Participants who present their work at the Symposium will be offered
support in the form of complementary admission to the Symposium and to
ICSE. Additional support may be provided depending on available resources.
DOCTORAL SYMPOSIUM COMMITTEE
||Portland State University USA (Symposium Co-chair)
|Mary Lou Soffa
||University of Pittsburgh USA (Symposium Co-chair)
10 January 2003
WHO SHOULD SUBMIT?
Students should consider participating in the Doctoral Symposium at least
six months before completion of their dissertations, but after having settled
on a research area or dissertation topic.
Each prospective student participant will submit a package of materials
for consideration by the Symposium Committee. The Committee
will select participants using the following criteria:
The potential quality of the research and its relevance to software engineering.
The stage of the research. The Committee will select students
across a range of research stages.
Diversity of background, research topic, and approach.
To apply as a student participant in the Doctoral Symposium, prepare a
submission package consisting of three parts listed below. Each
part must be submitted electronically by the submission deadline.
Part 1: GENERAL INFORMATION
E-mail in plain ASCII, no markup, to:
with the subject line: ``Doctoral Symposium Application''.
Name of student participant
Name of dissertation advisor
University and department
Full mailing address, including country and postal code
Electronic mail address
Electronic mail address of dissertation advisor
Universal resource locator (URL), if available
Related submissions (e.g., if you are also submitting a technical paper
Brief description of research topic (25 words or less)
2 to 5 keywords and phrases
Part 2: RESEARCH ABSTRACT
(See FORMAT description below.)
The research abstract should include:
Students at relatively early stages of their research will have some difficulty
addressing some of these areas. Nonetheless, each prospective student participant
should address them as well as possible.
The title of your work.
The research area or sub-area of your work (10 words or less).
The technical problem to be solved. The importance of the problem should
Justification that prior research has not solved the problem.
The research hypothesis (claim) and details of the proposed solution.
The expected contributions of your dissertation research. Progress in solving
the stated problem should be the major contribution, but there may be others.
The methods you are using or will use to carry out your research. It is
important to describe a plan for evaluating your work and presenting credible
evidence of your results to the research community.
Part 3: LETTER OF RECOMMENDATION
Ask your dissertation advisor to e-mail (plain ASCII text, no markup)
a letter of recommendation to
The subject line should be: ``Recommendation for XXX'', where XXX is your name.
The letter should include an assessment of the
current status of your dissertation research and an expected date for dissertation
FORMAT OF RESEARCH ABSTRACT
Research abstracts should be 3-5 pages long, and
may be submitted in any of the following formats
(in order of preference):
Adobe Portable Document Format (PDF)
Typeset abstracts should
be set in 12-point type on a 14-point baseline, with 1-inch margins on
all sides. Page size letter is preferred to A4. For plain text, line length
should be limited to 80 characters.
E-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org, with the
subject line: ``Doctoral Symposium Abstract''.
PDF and PostScript files should be sent uuencoded
to prevent corruption by mail handlers.
Plain ASCII text with no markup
HTML 3.0 or lower, no images
Level 2 PostScript, with all fonts included except Times and Symbol
Notification of acceptance or rejection will be sent by e-mail.
Final versions of research abstracts will be included in a Symposium
Proceedings to be distributed to all participants.
Participants selected for the Doctoral Symposium will later be asked
to prepare a short description of their research for the published ICSE Proceedings.
All submitted materials must be in English.
All materials must be submitted electronically in the formats listed above.
Submissions should contain no proprietary or confidential material and
should cite no proprietary or confidential publications.
Permissions to use video, audio or pictures of identifiable people must
be obtained in advance of the Symposium.
||10 January 2003
||7 February 2003
|Final Summaries Due
||3 March 2003
|Final Abstracts Due
||11 April 2003
FOR MORE INFORMATION
Department of Computer Science
Portland State University
Portland, OR 97297 USA
Tel: (503) 725-3216
Fax: (503) 725-3211