[ecoop-info] ESEC/FSE 2015 - Student programs

Antonio Filieri antonio.filieri at informatik.uni-stuttgart.de
Thu May 21 17:38:43 CEST 2015



The 10th Joint Meeting of the European Software Engineering Conference and
the ACM SIGSOFT Symposium on the Foundations of Software Engineering

August 31 - September 4,2015  Bergamo, Italy

Student Programs at ESEC/FSE 2015

ESEC/FSE offers a variety of opportunities for students to present their
research, discuss ideas and ongoing work, meet with peer colleagues and
world-class experts in every aspect of Software Engineering.

The conference offers dedicated events and opportunities to students:

- Doctoral Symposium
- ACM Student Research Competition
- Student Volunteers
- SIGSOFT CAPS Funding Program <http://www.sigsoft.org/CAPS/>

See below for details.


Call for Doctoral Symposium Papers


* Goal and Scope *

The goal of the ESEC/FSE 2015 Doctoral Symposium is to create a forum for
PhD students working in the area of software engineering. Participants will
have the opportunity to present and discuss their doctoral research with
senior researchers in the software engineering community, in a constructive
and friendly atmosphere. Specifically, the symposium aims to:

* Provide a setting whereby students receive feedback on their doctoral
research and guidance on future directions from the Doctoral Symposium
* foster the creation of a supportive community of scholars and a spirit of
collaborative research; and
* contribute to the conference goals through the interaction between the
Symposium participants and other researchers at the main conference.

In addition to scientific matters, students will have the opportunity to
seek advice on various aspects of completing a PhD and performing research
as a young professional in software engineering. Students should consider
participating in the Doctoral Symposium after they have settled on a
dissertation topic with some initial research results. Students should be
at least a year from completion of their dissertation (at the time of the
Symposium). The Doctoral Symposium has the same scope of technical topics
as the main ESEC/FSE conference.

* Important dates *

* Deadline for Doctoral Symposium papers submission: June 1, 2015
* Authors notification: July 1, 2015
* Deadline for camera-ready paper: July 15, 2015

ACM SIGSOFT will make the conference proceedings in the ACM Digital Library
fully open for download two weeks prior to the conference.

* Submission *

To apply as a student participating in the Doctoral Symposium, you should
prepare a submission package consisting of two parts, both of which must be
submitted by the submission deadline.

PART 1: Research proposal (4 pages conforming to the ACM Conference
Format). The proposal should cover:
* Research problem you are targeting and its importance to the field;
* Brief survey of background and related work;
* Description of the proposed approach or solution;
* Expected contributions of your research;
* Results achieved so far;
* Plan to evaluate your work;
* Plan to present evidence of contribution to knowledge in the research

The research proposal should be submitted through the submission web site
here, in a single PDF document.

Submissions must strictly adhere to the conference format and must not
exceed four (4) pages in this format, including all text, references,
appendices, and figures; submissions that do not comply with these
requirements will be summarily rejected by the Chairs without review.

The research proposal should be single-authored and include the title of
your research, your name, your advisor, your email address, and a short
summary in the style of an abstract for a regular paper.

All submissions must be original work, and must not have been previously
published, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (see also
ACM policy and procedures with respect to plagiarism).

PART 2: Letter of Support Please ask your research advisor to submit a
letter of recommendation in support of your application. This short letter
must include your name, the start date of your PhD studies, an assessment
of the current status of your dissertation research, and an expected date
for dissertation submission. The letter must come directly from your
advisor’s email address and should be sent in PDF format to the Symposium
Chairs ( Debra J. Richardson - djr at ics.uci.edu; Domenico Bianculli -
domenico.bianculli at uni.lu ) with the subject: "ESEC/FSE 2015 Doctoral
Symposium support letter for [student name]".

* Evaluation *

The Doctoral Symposium Panel will select participants using the following
* Quality of the research proposal and its relevance to ESEC/FSE;
* Quality of proposal presentation;
* Diversity of background, research topics and approaches;
* Stage of research (students will be selected across a range of research

Research proposals of students who are invited to present their work at the
Symposium will be included in the conference proceedings.

* Acceptance *

All authors of accepted contributions will receive further instructions for
preparing their camera-ready versions. Authors must register for the
ESEC/FSE 2015 Doctoral Symposium and present their work at the Symposium.
Authors will also have the possibility to present a poster during the
poster session of the main conference. Advisors of student presenters will
not be allowed to attend their student's presentations.

* Doctoral Symposium Chairs *

* Domenico Bianculli (University of Luxembourg, Luxembourg)
* Debra Richardson (University of California Irvine, USA)

* Doctoral Symposium Committee *

* Vittorio Cortellessa, University of L’Aquila, Italy
* Ivica Crnkovic, Chalmers University of Technology & University of
Gothenburg, Sweden
* Michael Ernst, University of Washington, USA
* Michele Lanza, University of Lugano, Switzerland
* Darko Marinov, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, USA
* Margaret-Anne Storey, University of Victoria, Canada
* Laurie Williams, North Carolina State University, USA
* Andrea Zisman, The Open University, UK

* Contact *

Questions regarding the Doctoral Symposium should be directed to the
Symposium chairs:
* Domenico Bianculli (domenico.bianculli at uni.lu)
* Debra Richardson (debra.richardson at uci.edu)


ESEC/FSE Student Research Competition 2015


ESEC/FSE 2015 will host an ACM Student Research Competition (SRC, <
http://src.acm.org/>), sponsored by Microsoft Research. This competition
offers undergraduate and graduate students a unique forum to experience the
research world, present their research results to conference attendees, and
compete for prizes.

The ACM SRC at ESEC/FSE 2015 consists of three parts: research abstract
submission, poster presentation, and research talk. The first-place winners
of the competition will be invited to participate in the ACM Student
Research Competition Grand Finals.

Participate in this exciting competition: Submit your work to the ACM
Student Research Competition at ESEC/FSE 2015. Win a travel stipend to
attend the ESEC/FSE conference in Bergamo, Italy!

* How to Participate: Submit a Research Abstract *

To participate in the competition, submit a 2-page research abstract
related to the main themes of the conference (see the Research Track for a
list of conference topics). The submission should describe: the research
problem and motivation, background and related work, approach and
uniqueness, results, and contributions. Papers will be judged based on how
well they cover these aspects of the work.

The research abstract must conform at time of submission to the ESEC/FSE
2015 Format and Submission Guidelines, and must not exceed 2 pages,
including all text, appendices, and figures. However, please note that for
this SRC, references do not count against the page limit: the list of
references may expand into a third page but no content (text, figures) is
allowed on the third page, i.e., the third page, if any, should contain
nothing except all or part of your references. All submissions must be in
English. Submissions must be in PDF format.

Papers must be submitted electronically through the ESEC/FSE SRC submission
site by June 7, 2015. A panel of experts will review the submissions and
select the students to participate in the Student Research Competition,
which will be held at ESEC/FSE 2015 in Bergamo, Italy. Accepted submissions
will be published in the conference electronic proceedings, which will also
be available as a printed proceedings.

Students who are selected to participate in the main competition at the
ESEC/FSE conference round are entitled to a stipend for their travel
expenses, up to a maximum of US$500.

* First Round Competition: Present a Poster *

The first round of the competition will take place in Bergamo, Italy at the
ESEC/FSE 2015 conference and will be a poster session. This is your
opportunity to present your research to conference attendees and leading
experts in the software engineering fields, including the SRC committee.

Judges will review the posters and speak to participants about their
research. The judges will evaluate the research (quality, novelty, and
significance) and the presentation of the research (poster, discussion) and
select students to advance to the second round of the competition.

* Second Round Competition: Give a Presentation *

Selected students will continue by giving a short presentation of their
research before a panel of judges in a special session at the ESEC/FSE 2015
conference in Bergamo, Italy. After each presentation, there will be a
short question and answer session.

Evaluations are based on the presenter's knowledge of his/her research
area, contribution of the research, and the quality of the oral and visual
presentation. At most three winners will be chosen in each category,
undergraduate and graduate, and receive prizes.

* The SRC Grand Finals *

The first-place winner in each category (undergraduate and graduate) from
the SRC held at ESEC/FSE 2015 will advance to the SRC Grand Finals. A
different panel of judges evaluates the winners of all SRCs held during the
calendar year against each other via the web. Three undergraduates and
three graduates will be chosen as the SRC Grand Finals winners. They are
invited, along with their advisors, to the annual ACM Awards Banquet, where
they receive formal recognition.

* Prizes *

The top three winners in each category (undergraduate and graduate) will be
recognized during the conference and will receive prizes of US$500, US$300,
and US$200, respectively. The first-place winners of the ESEC/FSE SRC are
also invited to compete with winners from other conferences in the ACM
Student Research Competition Grand Finals.

* Requirements *

Participants must be undergraduate or graduate students pursuing an
academic degree at the time of initial submission. Participants must be
current student members of the ACM, and must provide their ACM member
number. Supervisors of the work may not be listed as co-authors; you must
submit a single-authored version of your work for the competition.

* Sponsor *

Microsoft Research

* Important Dates *

Paper Submission:      June 7, 2015
Notification:          July 1, 2015
Camera-Ready Version:  July 15, 2015

* For More Information *

For additional information, visit the official ACM Student Research
Competition website <http://esec-fse15.dei.polimi.it/SRC.html>. For
questions, please contact Andrew Begel and Anne Koziolek.

* ACM Student Research Competition Chairs *

Andrew Begel, Microsoft Research, Redmond, USA
Anne Koziolek, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Karlsruhe, Germany


Call for Student Volunteers


Becoming a Student Volunteer is an excellent opportunity for students to
meet and talk with leading academic and industrial researchers and
practitioners in the area of software engineering. It is also a great way
to meet other students from all over the world and to offset some of the
costs of the conference!

If you are a student and would like to join the volunteers team, send an
email to esec-fse15sv at googlegroups.com, with the following information
about yourself:
* Name
* Citizenship
* Date of birth
* CV
* Current university
* Current degree program in which you are enrolled (e.g. PhD in Computer
* Degrees already obtained (degree, university, date)
* Recommendation letter from a professor of your university
* Copy of photographic identification

* Requirements *

You must be enrolled as PhD, Masters or full time undergraduate student at
the time of the conference. You must be proficient in English.

* Responsibilities *

* Approximately 20 hours of work during the week of the conference
* Providing technical assistance and information to speakers and conference
* Preparing conference bags
* Helping with the registration desk and checking badges for entry to events

* Benefits *

* Complimentary registration to ECSE/FSE and the coordinated events
* Tea breaks and lunches

* Availability *
Between August 30 - September 5 (inclusive).
Please note: Not all volunteers will be needed for all of these days, but
at the moment all of them should assume we may require their presence all
days within this timeframe.

* Important dates *
Deadline for applications: June 15th, 2015


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