[ecoop-info] MODELSWARD'2014: Doctoral Consortium Call for Papers

Fernando Brito e Abreu fba at fct.unl.pt
Fri Oct 11 12:13:49 CEST 2013

***                2nd International Conference on
***      Model-Driven Engineering and Software Development
***                     7-9 January, 2014
***                      Lisbon, Portugal
***      http://www.modelsward.org/DoctoralConsortium.aspx
***                  http://www.modelsward.org
***                       CALL FOR PAPERS
***            SUBMISSION DEADLINE : October 22, 2013

The Doctoral Consortium will take place in conjunction with MODELSWARD'2014.
It will provide an opportunity for PhD candidates to discuss their research
work in a constructive environment, under the guidance of a panel of
established researchers. Candidates are eligible in all stages of their PhD
work. Therefore we encourage them to submit their proposal statements from
their earlier stages with potentially unfinished and not yet validated
ideas, to nearly completed PhD proposals seeking a final feedback before

The Doctoral Consortium will provide PhD candidates with an opportunity to:
* present their research work in a relaxed and supportive environment;
* receive feedback and suggestions from peers and experienced faculty;
* obtain insight into directions for model driven engineering research taken
by other candidates;
* discuss concerns about research, supervision, the job market, and other
* network with peers and future colleagues.

Thus, the symposium will help shape ongoing and future research projects,
promote networking among new researchers, and will expose the PhD candidates
to the larger global community.

Same as in the main conference
(see http://www.modelsward.org/CallForPapers.aspx)

* Submission: October 22, 2013
* Author notification: November 15, 2013
* Camera-ready and Registration: November 27, 2013

* Silvia Abrahão, Universidad Politecnica de Valencia
* Fernando Brito e Abreu, DCTI/ISCTE-IUL & CITI/FCT/UNL (Chair)
* Colin Atkinson, University of Mannheim
* Jordi Cabot, École des Mines de Nantes
* Miguel Goulão, CITI/FCT/UNL (Co-Chair)
* Toacy Oliveira, COPPE/UFRJ & University of Waterloo

* Candidates must submit a paper describing their PhD work;
* Submissions will be selected based on relevance, originality, technical
quality and clarity;
* Each candidate with an accepted paper must register and attend MODELSWARD:
a special student fee applies;
* Each paper must be presented by the candidate;
* Paper format and length: PDF with up to 8 pages, using the same template
as the main conference;
* Paper organization should include the following sections: research
problem, state of the art, outline of objectives / expected contributions,
methodological approach (including proposed validation scheme), research
schedule and current stage.

Registered papers will be included in the Doctoral Consortium proceedings,
to be distributed in the same CD-ROM as MODELSWARD conference proceedings.
Papers presented at the venue will be included in the SCITEPRESS Digital
Library (http://www.scitepress.org ). Papers' copyright will remain with the

To apply for participation at the Doctoral Consortium, please submit your
paper through the on-line submission platform PRIMORIS, adopting the
instructions and templates that can be found under "Authors Kit / Guidelines
and Templates". After a successful submission, authors will receive an
automatic confirmation e-mail.

A "Best PhD project award" will be conferred to the best submission,
selected by the Doctoral Consortium Advisory Board. The award will be
announced and bestowed at the conference closing session. Besides a signed
and stamped official award certificate and the announcement of this
achievement on the conference website, the author of an awarded paper will
be entitled to several other benefits, as described in this consortium's

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