[ecoop-info] Deadline extension: Doctoral Symposium ECMFA/ECOOP/ECSA 2013

Philippe.COLLET at unice.fr Philippe.COLLET at unice.fr
Tue Apr 9 18:17:27 CEST 2013

Abstract/Paper and Letter of Recommendation Submission deadlines are 
extended to April 18, 2013, 11:59pm American Samoa time (firm).

*ECMFA – ECOOP – ECSA 2013 Doctoral Symposium*
*Montpellier, France. **
**July 1-2, 2013*



This symposium aims to provide the always-required cross-fertilization 
of ideas and experiences among students in the field covered by the 
three joint conferences. The symposium also helps participants to 
establish a new research and social network of their peers in the field 
of their research. It is another way for PhD students to actively 
participate in three major conferences at the same time.

The symposium is actually organized around two events:
     •    A doctoral symposium for PhD students that have already 
developed solutions
     •    A PhD student workshop for early PhD students

Accepted papers will be published online and authors will retain copyright.


The technical scope of the doctoral symposium and PhD student workshop 
is the conjunction of ECMFA, ECOOP and ECSA 2013 scopes, with themes 
such as languages, modelling, processes, environments and tools, methods 
and programming/modelling paradigms, execution, concurrent parallel and 
distributed systems, evolution, analysis validation and verification.

*Selection Process*

Submissions will be reviewed by at least three 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, self-contained 
solution description, expected results and their evaluation plan.
     •    Overall quality, including originality of the submission, 
novelty of the research approach, and relevance to one of the three 
**Important Dates*

Abstract/Paper and Letter of Recommendation Submission: April 18, 2013, 
11:59pm American Samoa time (extended, firm)
Notification of decision on papers: May 17, 2013 (extended)
Camera-ready paper due: May 23, 2013 (extended)
Doctoral Symposium: July 1-2, 2013 (afternoon of 1st, morning of 2nd)
**Doctoral Symposium*

The goal of the doctoral symposium session is to provide PhD students 
with useful feedback towards the successful completion of their 
dissertation research. Students will be able to present their research 
goal, methods and preliminary results.

Each student is assigned an academic panel, based on the specifics of 
that student's research. The student will give a presentation of 15-20 
minutes (exact time will be announced later), followed by 15-20 minutes 
of questions and feedback. The experience is meant to mimic a 
"mini-"defence interview. Aside from the actual feedback, this helps the 
student gain familiarity with the style and mechanics of such an interview.

To participate, the students should be far enough in their research to 
be able to present:
     •    the importance of the problem,
     •    a clear research proposal,
     •    some preliminary work/results,
     •    an evaluation plan.
The students should still have at least 6 months before defending their 

To participate, please submit in the Doctoral Symposium category at:
     •    a 3-4 page abstract in the llncs format.
     •    a letter from your advisor. This letter should include an 
assessment of the current status of your dissertation research and an 
expected date for dissertation submission. The recommendation letter 
should be submitted directly by the advisors (on the specific Advisor 
category) and should include the submission number of the paper.

The abstract should focus on the following:
1.    problem description:
     •    what is the problem?
     •    what is the significance of this problem?
     •    why the current state of the art can not solve this problem?
2.    goal statement:
     •    what is the goal of your research?
     •    what artefacts (tools, theories, methods) will be produced, 
and how do they address the stated problem? How are the artefacts going 
to help reach the stated goal?
3.    method:
     •    what experiments, prototypes, or studies need to be 
     •    what is the validation strategy? How will it demonstrate that 
the goal was reached?

*Note* that this is *not* a typical technical paper submission, and that 
the focus is not on technical details, but rather on research method.

*PhD Students Workshop*

This session is addressed primarily to PhD students in the early stages 
of their PhD work. The goal is to allow participants to present their 
research ideas and obtain feedback from the audience including domain 
experts. Each participant will give a 10-15 minute presentation, 
followed by 10-15 minutes of discussions (exact times will be announced 

To participate, please submit to the PhD Students category at:
     •    6-10 page position paper in the llncs format, presenting your 
idea or current work;
     •    a support letter from your advisor. The recommendation letter 
should be submitted directly by the advisors (on the specific Advisor 
category) and should include the submission number of the paper.

The position paper should contain (at least):
     •    a problem description;
     •    a detailed sketch of a proposed approach;
     •    related work.

As this is earlier-stage research, it is not necessary to have concrete 
results from this research presented in the paper. Instead, the goal of 
the paper is to inform the reader of a (well-motivated) problem and to 
present a high level (possible) solution.

*Doctoral Symposium Co-Chairs*
Mireille Blay-Fornarino and Philippe Collet, Université Nice Sophia 
Antipolis – France

*Scientific Committee*
Alexandre Bergel, University of Chile – Chile
Ekkart Kindler, Technical University of Denmark, DTU Compute – Denmark
Patricia Lago, VU University Amsterdam – Netherlands
Claudia Raibulet, University of Milano-Bicocca – Italy
Arend Rensink, University of Twente – Netherlands
Daniel Varró, Budapest University of Technology and Economics – Hungary
To be extended

*Academic Panel*

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