The Symposium and ICSE provide an opportunity
for student participants to
interact with other students at a similar stage in their careers,
established researchers, and the broader software engineering community.
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. Some students selected
attend the Symposium, typically those at a later stage of their research,
will be asked to present a talk about their work. Other students
attend the Symposium, typically those at an earlier stage of their
will be asked to present a poster about their work.
Each prospective student participant will submit
a package of materials for
consideration by the Doctoral Symposium Committee.
The Doctoral Symposium Committee will select
participants using the
- The potential quality of the research and its
relevance to software engineering.
- Quality of the research abstract.
- Stage of the research (students will be selected across a range of
- Diversity of background, research topic, and approach.
To apply as a student participant in the Doctoral
Symposium, you should prepare a submission package consisting of the two
parts listed below.
The first part must be submitted electronically through the CyberchairPRO
system and the second must be submitted via email, both by the submission
(December 6th, 2004).
Submissions for this category
Part 1: Research Abstract
The research abstract should be at a maximum 4
pages long, and must include:
- Your name.
- The title of your work.
- Name and electronic mail address of dissertation advisor
- The research area or sub-area of your work (10 words or less).
- 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)
- 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).
- Sketch of the proposed solution.
- The expected contributions of your dissertation
research. Progress in solving the stated problem should be the major contribution,
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.
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 research abstact should be in Adobe Portable
Document Format (PDF). Formatting of the research abstract should follow
the ICSE format guidelines for
Part 2: Letter of Recommendation
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: firstname.lastname@example.org.
- All submitted materials must be in English.
- All materials must be submitted electronically in the formats specified
- 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
obtained in advance of the Symposium.
The first part of the submission package should
submitted through ICSE2005 Cyberchair. The second part of the submission
package should be submitted electronically to:
Notification of acceptance or rejection will
be sent by e-mail. The
notification will indicate whether the student will be asked to present a
talk about their work, or whether they will be asked to present their work
in an interactive poster format.
Final versions of research abstracts will be
included in a Symposium Proceedings to be distributed to all participants.
selected to present a talk about their work will later be asked to prepare
a 1-page description of their research for the published ICSE
Proceedings. This description will be required to conform to the proceedings
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.