[ecoop-info] ISSTA 2013 Call for Doctoral Symposium Submissions

Gordon Fraser gordon.fraser at sheffield.ac.uk
Sun Mar 17 07:13:32 CET 2013


     2013 International Symposium on Software Testing and Analysis
                             (ISSTA 2013)

                   July 15th-20th, 2013, Lugano, Switzerland


ISSTA is the leading research symposium in software testing and
analysis, bringing together academics, industrial researchers, and
practitioners to exchange new ideas, problems, and experience on how
to analyze and test software systems.  The ISSTA Doctoral Symposium is
a forum for PhD students working in the area of software testing and
analysis to present their research goals, methods, and preliminary
results, obtaining feedback from senior researchers of the software
testing and analysis scientific community, in a constructive and
friendly atmosphere. Participants will obtain useful guidance for the
completion of their dissertation research and initiation of a research
career in software testing and analysis.

The ISSTA 2013 Doctoral Symposium will be held on Monday July 15th,
2013, the day before the start of the ISSTA main conference, in
Lugano, Switzerland. The symposium will be closed-door, with
participation restricted to the PhD students taking part in the
symposium and the members of the ISSTA 2013 Doctoral Symposium
committee. PhD students taking part in the symposium will have a
unique opportunity to describe their research ideas and receive
comments and suggestions from experienced researchers in the field.

Prospective student participants should be at a stage in their
research where they have already identified a research topic, but they
are at least 6 months prior to dissertation completion. Participants
will be selected based on a 4-page (in ACM-conference format) paper
describing their proposed thesis research. The paper should provide a
description of the problem their research intends to address, a
focused description of the proposed research, including a statement of
their hypotheses, a description of their approach and evaluation
plans, their positioning with respect to the state of the art and the
expected improvements and benefits.

The submission website is available at:

Special arrangements have been made to encourage and support
participation of PhD students to both the TAROT Summer School (9th
International Summer School on Training And Research On Testing) and
the ISSTA Doctoral Symposium. The TAROT Summer School will be held the
week before ISSTA in Volterra, Italy. Among other facilities, the
TAROT Summer School will organize a bus transfer service from Volterra 
to simplify the trip to Lugano. Special registration fees are available for
students participating in both events. More information is available
at: http://tarot2013.di.univaq.it/

Paper Submission Deadline: Wednesday, April 24, 2013
Notification: Friday, May 31, 2013
Doctoral Symposium: Monday, July 15, 2013
Main Conference: Tuesday-Thursday, July 16-20, 2013

Paolo Tonella (Chair), Fondazione Bruno Kessler, Italy
Benoit Baudry, INRIA, France
Antonia Bertolino, ISTI-CNR, Italy
Mary Jean Harrold, Georgia Institute of Technology, USA
Lori Pollock, University of Delaware, USA
Abhik Roychoudhury, National University of Singapore, Singapore

For further details regarding the conference and doctoral symposium,
please consult:

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