October 23-26, 2017
Call for Papers - Doctoral Symposium
The Doctoral Symposium will take place on October 23rd 2017 in Toulouse, the day before the beginning of the main conference IEEE International Symposium on Software Reliability Engineering (ISSRE 2017).
The ISSRE 2017 Doctoral Symposium is intended to bring together PhD students working on the followings topics , and give them the opportunity to present and discuss their research in a constructive, friendly and international atmosphere. The goals of the symposium are:
Selected students will present their work and receive constructive feedback both from a panel of experts from academia and the industry, and from other Doctoral Symposium students. The students will also have the opportunity to seek advice on various aspects of completing a PhD, how to perform research, how to design and execute empirical research, etc.
The proceedings of the Doctoral Symposium will be published in the supplementary conference proceedings of ISSRE 2017.
Who should participate
Students at all stages (at the beginning, at the middle and at the end of their PhD) who are working on a research area or a thesis topic relevant to ISSRE are encouraged to participate in the Doctoral Symposium.
Each submission consists of two elements:
Your research proposal should contain the following items: 1) a title for your work; 2) an abstract (maximum 200 words); 3) a main description of your research work that covers: a) the technical problem to be solved, a justification of its importance regarding to software reliability, and a set of research questions; b) related works; 4) the proposed approach, including a) the research methodology to achieve the research goals; b) a brief description of the work accomplished to date c) your timeline and milestones; c) possible threats to validity; 5) finally, the expected contributions of your dissertation research along with the tentative date of your thesis defense.
PhD students at an early stage should focus more on the technical problem to be solved, on the related works and on the motivations, than on the research approach, which should anyway be discussed in the paper. PhD students at a medium and advanced stage of their PhD should cover both the technical problem and the proposed approach. PhD students at an advanced stage may want to additionally discuss the impact of the contributions of their PhD work and the open challenges.
All submissions must be original work, and must not have been previously published, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere.
Papers must be written in English, and be formatted according to the IEEE Computer Society Format Guidelines .
Submissions will be reviewed by at least two members of the DS Panel of Experts. Authors of submissions selected for acceptance will have an opportunity to present their work during the DS and have the camera-ready version of their paper published in the ISSRE 2017 Supplementary Proceedings and the IEEE Xplore Digital Library. Attendance to the Doctoral Symposium is by invitation only, limited to the DS students, the DS Panel of Experts in order and invited experts to facilitate detailed feedback to the students.
All papers must be submitted electronically through the ISSRE Doctoral Symposium 2017 Submission page .
Deadline for submissions: July 20th, 2017
Notification of acceptance: August 7th, 2017
Camera-ready copy of paper due: TBD
ISSRE 2017 Doctoral Symposium: October 23rd 2017
Leonardo Mariani, Università Bicocca, Italy (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Damiano Torre, Carleton University, Canada (email@example.com)
Panel of Experts
Karama Kanoun, LAAS-CNRS, France
Michael Lyu, Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong
Veena Mendiratta, Bell Labs, USA
Kishor Trivedi, Duke University, USA
Marco Vieira, University of Coimbra, Portugal
Yvan Labiche, Carleton University, Canada