Doctoral Symposium Call for Papers

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Symposium Overview

The goal of the Doctoral Symposium is to provide a forum for doctoral students working in the area of software reuse (or in areas closely related to reuse) to discuss their proposed thesis. Students will get feedback on their work from the Symposium Expert Panelists, and will be able to attend regular ICSR sessions. Participants will present their work highlighting the main research challenges, solution directions, results obtained thus far, evaluation plan, and research plan towards the completion of the Ph.D. studies. Presentation - limited to twenty minutes – should be supported by slides. An Expert Panel composed of software reuse researchers will provide feedback to help students shape their work.

There will be an award for the most promising idea for original research. The winner will be selected based on the submitted paper, presentation and discussions.

Accepted papers will be published (probably at CEUR

Submission Instructions

Currently registered doctoral students are invited to submit their proposal for participation in the Doctoral Symposium, provided they have already selected a research topic and outlined the research plan in some detail. The event serves as an opportunity to receive early feedback on a thesis topic or later feedback to help tune a dissertation.

To be considered, a student should submit a research paper and his/her supervisor should submit a recommendation letter as follows:

The research paper should be written in the style of the thesis proposal, addressing the research problem description and its importance(who will benefit from the solution and how), research challenges, research approach, related work (highlight the novelty of your approach), results to date, plans for evaluation, and references.

Please indicate on the top of the front page: your name, the date (month/year) that you started your Ph.D., the expected defense date(month/year), and the name of your advisor.

The paper is limited to six pages in length and must conform to Springer's Lecture Notes in Computer Science format. Submit the paper directly to the symposium chair Maurizio Morisio at, with subject “ICSR DS Symposium Proposal”.

Recommendation letter: A thesis advisor should e-mail a brief recommendation letter directly to the symposium chair Maurizio Morisio, with subject “ICSR DS Symposium Recommendation Letter”.

An Expert Panel will evaluate all submissions and accepted proposals will be presented at the ICSR Doctoral Symposium. It is important to notice that the person that will present an accepted paper must be the doctoral student, author of the paper. Professors and colleagues are not allowed to present papers on behalf of the doctoral student.

Doctoral Consortium Chair

Maurizio Morisio (Politecnico di Torino, Italy)

Important Dates

Submission: 28 January 2016
Notification: 20 February 2016
Camera Ready: 10 March 2016