Automated Software Engineering - ASE'98

13th IEEE International Conference

October 13-16, 1998

Sheraton Princess Kaiulani
City Honolulu, Hawaii, USA

Doctoral Symposium Information

Call for Participation

The Doctoral Symposium at ASE'98 is intended to bring together PhD students working on foundations, techniques, tools and applications of automated software engineering technology and give them the opportunity to present and to discuss their research in a constructive and international atmosphere. The goals of the symposium are: The Doctoral Symposium will be held before and during the main conference. We will spend the the day before the conference in a one day workshop, in which the selected students each present their work, and get constructive feedback from one another, and from a panel of advisors. The workshop will also include two invited talks on topics relevant to the process of completing a PhD and writing a thesis. During the conference itself, the symposium participants will run a plenary panel session. This session will include a brief summary of the work presented at the DC and an award for the best presentation. It will then invite an open discussion session in which the normal rules of a panel session are reversed: students participating in the DC will pose questions to the audience, to seek advice on various aspects of doing a PhD.

The ASE'98 DC has the same scope as the main Conference. Topics include but are not restricted to:


To apply for participation at the symposium, you should submit an abstract of your doctoral work to the workshop organizers. Only electronic submissions will be accepted, in either PDF or Postscript only. Abstracts should be less than 3000 words, and should: In addition, you should provide a letter of recommendation from your thesis advisor. It must include an assessment of the current status of your thesis research, and an expected date for thesis submission. Note that the DC is intended for students who have not yet completed their thesis research, and do not expect to write up their theses before the conference. If you are already writing your thesis, or expect to be substantially done by the time of the DC, we encourage you to submit your work as a full paper to a future ASE conference.

Submissions will be reviewed by the Doctoral Symposium advisors panel, and selected for inclusion in the symposium on the basis of originality, technical merit, presentation quality, and relevance to the conference topics. The selected abstracts will appear in the conference proceedings.

Admission is limited to 8 students.

A Poster Session is planned for the main conference. If you are selected to present at the DC, you should also prepare a poster about your thesis work. You will be given the opportunity to display and discuss the poster during the conference.

Financial Support

We hope to be able to offer financial support to some or all of the DC presenters, to cover travel to the conference. If you are interested in applying for a travel grant, please let us know.

Important Dates

Deadline for submission : July 10th, 1998

Notification of acceptance : August 3rd, 1998

Camera-ready paper due : August 10th, 1998

ASE'98 : October 13-16, 1998

Contact Address

Questions regarding the doctoral symposium should be directed to:

Dr. Steve Easterbrook
Senior Research Associate,
NASA/WVU Software Research Lab,
100 University Drive,
Fairmont, WV 26554, USA
Phone: +1 304 367 8352
Fax: +1 304 367 8211

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