[ecoop-info] Call for Papers for the STAF 2015 *Doctoral Symposium*

Martin Gogolla gogolla at informatik.uni-bremen.de
Wed Mar 25 08:51:16 CET 2015


         Call for Papers for the STAF 2015 *Doctoral Symposium*
                    Submission deadline: May 01 2015

       Software Technologies: Applications and Foundations (STAF)
                       Federation of Conferences:
             ECMFA, ICGT, ICMT, TAP, TTC, Projects Showcase
                   2015 July 20-24, L'Aquilla, Italy

The goal of the STAF 2015 Doctoral Symposium is to provide a forum in
which PhD students can present their work in progress. The symposium
supports students by providing independent and constructive feedback
about their already completed and, more importantly, planned research
work. The symposium will be accompanied by prominent experts who will
actively participate in critical discussions.

Relevant fields within Software Engineering include (but are not
limited to):

- Models: reasoning, execution, management, testing, validation
- Model transformations: paradigms, algorithms, development,
  applications, tools
- Graph theories
- Domain Specific Languages
- Proofs and Testing: debugging, frameworks, experiments, case studies
- Model-Driven Engineering

Any topic of interest for the conferences that will take place within
STAF 2015 is highly welcomed.

Submission Process

Submissions exclusively authored by the PhD student are invited from
students who have settled on a PhD topic. We do accept papers on both
initial stage (first or second year) and mature stage (third year, or
later) of research. The authors shall clearly indicate their stage of
research maturity in a footnote to be added to the paper title. Each
submission will be reviewed by at least 3 experts based on
originality, significance, correctness and clarity. Submissions should
describe research-in-progress that is meant to lead to a PhD
dissertation, using the following structure:

- Problem: The problem the research intends to solve, the target
  audience of this research, and a motivation of why the problem is
  important and needs to be solved.
- Related work: A review of the relevant related work with an emphasis
  of how the proposed approach is different and what advantages it has
  over the existing state of the art.
- Proposed solution: A description of the proposed solution and which
  other work (e.g., in the form of methods or tools) it depends on.
- Preliminary work: A description of the work to-date and results
  achieved so far.
- Expected contributions: A list of the expected contributions to both
  theory and practice.
- Plan for evaluation and validation: A description of how it will be
  shown that the work does indeed solve the targeted problem and is
  superior to the existing state of the art (e.g., prototyping,
  industry case studies, user studies, experiments).
- Current status: The current status of the work and a planned
  timeline for completion.

All accepted submissions to the Doctoral Symposium at STAF 2015 will
be published in a post-conference volume of CEUR and will be submitted
for inclusion in DBLP. Contributions must not exceed 10 pages in
Springer LNCS format. An award will be recognized to best Doctoral
Symposium papers.

Submission at: https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=staf15ds

Important Dates:
- Submission May 01 2015
- Notification May 22 2015
- STAF 2015 Doctoral Symposium July 20 2015

Martin Gogolla, University of Bremen, Germany
Henry Muccini, University of L'Aquila, Italy
Daniel Varro, University of Technology and Economics, Budapest, Hungary

Program Committee:
To be announced


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