[ecoop-info] ECSA 2010 Doctoral Symposium - Call for Contributions

Jennifer Pérez Benedí jenifer.perez at eui.upm.es
Wed Apr 28 12:04:18 CEST 2010

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Call for Contributions


ECSA 2010 Doctoral Symposium 


In conjunction with the 

4th European Conference on Software Architectures - ECSA 2010

August 23-36, 2010, Copenhagen, Denmark



ECSA 2010 aims to encourage the young researchers in the field of software
architecture to participate to the main European conference on this topic
and to contribute actively by presenting their interests, ideas, and
preliminary research results in this domain. Therefore, ECSA 2010 introduces
a Doctoral Symposium, a dedicated event for the future software architects. 



The goal of the Doctoral Symposium is to provide PhD students working in the
area of software architecture the opportunity to present their research and
to receive immediate and expert feedback for the successful completion of
their dissertation research. Therefore, the ECSA 2010 Doctoral Symposium
will enable participants to sustain and discuss their ideas, methods, and
preliminary results with senior researchers of the software architecture
community in a constructive, friendly, and professional context. The PhD
students will receive guidance and feedback on various aspects of their
research both from experienced researches and from their PhD colleagues. It
will be an opportunity for students to meet and know each other in order to
establish new contacts for possible common research topics and projects. 



The technical scope of the Doctoral Symposium is that of ECSA 2010. The list
of the topics can be found in the ECSA 2010 call for papers. 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 to obtain maximum
benefit from participation. We invite students at different stages to submit
to the Doctoral Symposium:

- Initial stage: is addressed to students who are concretizing their
research question and approach; students will be involved in discussions
that enable them to think critically about their ideas; the abstract of this
category is limited to three (3) pages;

- Mature stage: is addressed to students who are going to publish their
preliminary results related to concrete research question and approach;
students will be asked to present a talk about their work and will get
feedback; the abstract of this category is limited to five (5) pages.



The student participant at the Doctoral Symposium should prepare a
submission package consisting of two parts, a research abstract and a letter
of recommendation. 


Part 1: Research Abstract

The research abstract must be in English and should cover the following

- The problem to be solved and its importance in the software architecture

- Previous work which has addressed similar problems explaining why they
have not been previously solved;

- The proposed approach;

- The expected results;

- A plan for the evaluation of the results. 


Part 2: Letter of Recommendation

The recommendation letter should be submitted directly by the advisors. The
letter should include the name of the candidate, the status of the
dissertation research and an expected date for the dissertation submission. 


Selection Process

Submissions will be reviewed by at least two members of the program
committee using the following criteria:

- Technical quality of the submission, e.g., clarity, precision and adequacy
of the problem statement, related work, solution description, expected
results and their validation plan.

- Overall quality, i.e., originality of the submission and its relevance to
ECSA 2010.


Important Dates

Abstract and Letter of Recommendation Submission: May 15, 2010

Notification of Acceptance: June 15, 2010

Doctoral Symposium: August 23, 2010


Doctoral Symposium Committee 

Paris Avgeriou, University of Groningen, Netherlands 

Muhammad Ali Barbar, IT University of Copenhagen, Denmark 

Marco Bernardo, University of Urbino, Italy 

Rafael Capilla, Rey Juan Carlos University, Spain 

Liliana Dobrica, University Politechnica of Bucharest, Romania 

David Garlan, Carnegie Mellon University, USA 

Ian Gorton, Pacific NorthWest Labs, USA 

Philippe Kruchten, University of British Columbia, Canada 

Patricia Lago, VU Amsterdam, Netherlands 

Rogerio de Lemos, University of Kent, UK 

Johan Lilius, Åbo Academi University, Finland 

Tomi Männistö, Aalto University, Finland 

Dana Petcu, Western University of Timisoara, Romania 


Doctoral Symposium Co-Chairs

For further information, please contact 

Eila Ovaska [Eila.Ovaska at vtt.fi]


Claudia Raibulet [raibulet at disco.unimib.it]



Publicity Chair ECSA 2010:



Jennifer Pérez Benedí

Universidad Politécnica de Madrid (Technical U. of Madrid)


Departamento de Organizacion y Estructura de la Información

Ctra. de Valencia, Km. 7.

E-28031 Madrid. Spain

Teléfono: (+34)913367882 (ext.7882)  


E-mail: jenifer.perez at eui.upm.es

My Web Page: https://syst.eui.upm.es/jperez

Research Group Web Page: https://syst.eui.upm.es

PRISMA Web Page: http://prisma.dsic.upv.es


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