Call for Doctoral Symposium

The ASE 2007 Doctoral Symposium seeks to bring together PhD students working on foundations, techniques, tools and applications of automated software engineering and give them the opportunity to present and to discuss their research with researchers in the ASE community in a constructive atmosphere. Specifically, the symposium aims to provide a setting whereby students receive feedback on their research and guidance on future directions from a broad group of advisors, foster a supportive community of scholars and a spirit of collaborative research, and contribute to the conference goals through interaction with other researchers and conference events.

The Doctoral Symposium will be held on November 5, two days before the main conference. Selected students will present their work and receive constructive feedback from a panel of advisors and other Doctoral Symposium students. Note that advisors of student presenters will not be allowed to attend their student's presentations. 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 automated software engineering.

Submission Information

To apply for participation at the symposium, you should submit an abstract of your doctoral work to Andrew Ireland (co-chair) at:

Only electronic submissions will be accepted. All submissions must be in either PDF or PS format.

Abstracts should not exceed 4 pages and should:

  • Clearly identify the research question you are addressing,
  • Outline the significant problems in the field and the current solutions,
  • Present the preliminary ideas and state the proposed approach clearly,
  • Present the applicant's contributions and results achieved so far, and
  • Adhere to the conference proceedings format

In addition, your dissertation adviser should provide a letter (or email) of recommendation. The letter must include an assessment of the current status of your thesis research, and an expected date for dissertation submission.

Important Dates for Doctoral Symposium:

Deadline for submission: July 9, 2007
Notification of acceptance: August 10, 2007
Camera-ready paper due: August 31, 2007
Symposium Presentations: November 5, 2007

Doctoral Symposium Co-Chairs:

Andrew Ireland (
Heriot-Watt University, UK
Willem Visser (
RIACS/NASA Ames Research Center, USA