[ecoop-info] CfP: 26th ACM Joint European Software Engineering Conference and Symposium on the Foundations of Software Engineering (ESEC/FSE) -- Combined call for student-related events

Raffi T Khatchadourian rk1424 at hunter.cuny.edu
Tue Jun 5 23:45:22 CEST 2018


26th ACM Joint European Software Engineering Conference and Symposium
on the Foundations of Software Engineering (ESEC/FSE)

November 4-9, 2018
Orlando, Florida, United States

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The ACM Joint European Software Engineering Conference and the ACM
SIGSOFT Symposium on the Foundations of Software Engineering (ESEC/FSE)
is an internationally renowned forum for researchers, practitioners,
and educators to present and discuss the most recent innovations,
trends, experiences, and challenges in the field of software
engineering. Formerly the FSE conference in alternating years and
ESEC/FSE in other years, ESEC/FSE is now the new name of this annual
conference series. The ESEC/FSE conference brings together experts from
academia and industry to exchange the latest research results and
trends, as well as their practical application in all areas of software
engineering. The conference is sponsored by the ACM Special Interest
Group on Software Engineering (SIGSOFT).

ESEC/FSE 2018 will have student-related events and activities that will
be held in conjunction with the main conference.

Student-related Events and Activities

### Doctorial Symposium

Organizers: Hridesh Rajan, Margaret-Anne Storey


Goal and Scope:

The goal of the ESEC/FSE 2018 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

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.

Author Note:

Note that the official publication date is the date the proceedings are
made available in the ACM Digital Library. This date may be up to two
weeks prior to the first day of ESEC/FSE 2018. The official publication
date affects the deadline for any patent filings related to published


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 (https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=dsesecfse2018), 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

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 (dsesecfse2018 at easychair.org) with the
subject: "ESEC/FSE 2018 Doctoral Symposium support letter for [student


The Doctoral Symposium Panel will select participants using the
following criteria:

- 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 stages).

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


All authors of accepted contributions will receive further instructions
for preparing their camera-ready versions. Authors must register for
the ESEC/FSE 2018 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:

- Hridesh Rajan, Iowa State University of Science and Technology, USA
(hridesh at iastate.edu, http://www.cs.iastate.edu/~hridesh/)

- Margaret-Anne (Peggy) Storey, University of Victoria
(mstorey at uvic.ca, http://margaretstorey.com/)

Doctoral Symposium Committee:

- Teresa Baldesarra, University of Bari, Italy (http://bit.ly/2Hn1u0V)

- Jane Cleland-Huang, University of Notre Dame, USA (https://ntrda.me/2

- Marsha Chechik, University of Toronto, Canada (http://bit.ly/2sy5V4s)

- Neil Ernst, University of Victoria, Canada (http://bit.ly/2M1l5Y0)

- Alexander Serebrenik, Technical University of Eindhoven, the
Netherlands (http://bit.ly/2Jmasxc)

- Bonita Sharif, Youngstown State University, USA (http://bit.ly/2LoBN2

- David Shepherd, ABB Corporate Research (http://bit.ly/2M2vZg5)


Questions regarding the Doctoral Symposium should be directed to the
Symposium chairs: Hridesh Rajan and Margaret-Anne Storey (dsesecfse2018

### Student Research Competition

Organizer: Gustavo Soares


Call for Papers: 

ESEC/FSE 2018 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 2018
consists of three parts: (1) research abstract submission, (2) poster
presentation, and (3) a 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 2018. Win a travel stipend to
attend the ESEC/FSE conference in Lake Buena Vista, Florida, USA!

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 2018 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 15, 2018. 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 2018 in Lake Buena
Vista, Florida, USA. 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 Lake Buena Vista,
Florida, USA at the ESEC/FSE 2018 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

Select students will continue by giving a short presentation of their
research before a panel of judges in a special session at the ESEC/FSE
2018 conference in Lake Buena Vista, Florida, USA. 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 2018 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.


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.


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.

For More Information:

For additional information, visit the official ACM Student Research
Competition website (http://bit.ly/2JulnIK). For questions, please
contact Gustavo Soares.


Microsoft Research

ACM Student Research Competition Chair:

Gustavo Soares, Microsoft, USA

ACM Student Research Competition Committee:

Alex Polozov, Microsoft Research AI
Brittany Johnson, University of Massachusetts Amherst
Davood Mazinanian, University of British Columbia
Linhai Song, Pennsylvania State University
Mauricio Aniche, TU Delft
Melina Mongiovi, Federal University of Campina Grande
Milos Gligoric, University of Texas at Austin
Nikolaos Tsantalis, Concordia University
Titus Barik, Microsoft

### Student Volunteers

Organizers: Mehdi Bagherzadeh, Tuba Yavuz


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 an undergraduate, graduate, or PhD student and would like to
apply and join the student volunteer team, please submit an application
using the online application form. Notifications will be sent out prior
to the early registration deadline.


- Complimentary student registration to the main conference, as well as
the ability to attend the sessions that you have been assigned to.

- Networking opportunities with international software engineering
researchers, practitioners, and fellow students.

- Coffee breaks, lunches and conference banquet tickets

- Conference T-Shirt

Please note that the travel and accommodation costs are not included.
We encourage all students to apply for financial assistance through the
SIGSOFT CAPS program at  http://www.sigsoft.org/resources/caps.html


- Enrollment as a Ph.D., Masters, or full-time undergraduate student at
the time of the conference

- Proficiency in English


- Approximately 20 hours of work during the week of the conference
- Technical assistance to speakers and conference participants
- Help conference speakers and participants be where they need to be
- Help at the registration desk and checking badges for entry to events
- Preparing conference bags and general assistance


Student volunteers must be available during the week of the conference,
from November 4, 2018 to November 11, 2018 (inclusive).

Please note that, you will be requested to specify in the application
form if you are not available on any of the days of the pre and/or post
conference program. Not all volunteers will be required during the full
time, and we can take this information into account during selection.

Application Procedure:

The online application form will be available after June 11, 2018.

Student Volunteer Co-chairs:

Mehdi Bagherzadeh, Oakland University, mbagherzadeh at oakland.edu
Tuba Yavuz, University of Florida, tuba at ece.ufl.edu

Important Dates

### Doctorial Symposium

-   Submission date: June 29, 2018
-   Notification of acceptance: July 27, 2018
-   Camera-ready date: September 18, 2018
-   Doctorial Symposium: November 6, 2018

### Student Research Competition

-   Submission date: June 15, 2018
-   Notification of acceptance: July 25, 2018
-   Camera-ready date: September 14, 2018

### Student Volunteers	

-   Deadline for the application and reference letters: August 31, 2018
-   Notification of acceptance: September 15, 2018

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