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The Doctoral Symposium of ESEC/FSE aims to create a forum for PhD students working in the area of software engineering to present and discuss their research goals, methods, and preliminary results with senior researchers from the software engineering community in a constructive and friendly atmosphere.

Specifically, the symposium aims to:

  1. Provide a setting whereby students receive feedback on their research and guidance on future directions from the Doctoral Symposium Panel
  2. foster the creation of a supportive community of scholars and a spirit of collaborative research, and
  3. contribute to the conference goals through interaction with other researchers at the main conference.

Participants will obtain useful guidance for completion of their dissertation research and initiation of a research career in software engineering. Prospective student participants should be at a stage in their research where they have identified a research topic and have made significant progress, but are at least 6 months prior to dissertation completion.

The Symposium will be held on 4 September 2007, the day before the main conference. Every student, who submitted an abstract will be invited to attend the Symposium. A small number of submissions will be selected for presentation and publication in the conference proceedings. Advisors of student presenters will not be allowed to attend their student's presentations.

Participants will be selected based on a 4-page abstract describing their proposed thesis research. The abstract should provide a description of the larger problem their research is trying to address, a focused description of the proposed research, including a statement of their hypotheses, a description of their approach and evaluation plans, and an indication of related work and expected improvements and benefits.

The abstract must be submitted through the conference web site in PDF or PS. Submissions will be reviewed by the Symposium Panel and selected for inclusion in the symposium on the basis of technical merit, presentation quality, and relevance to the conference topics. Abstracts of students who present at the Symposium will be included in the conference proceedings.


Paper submissions will be made electronically via the ESEC/FSE 2007 submission web page, using the CyberChair service. 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 plagiarism). Papers must be submitted as PDF and strictly adhere to ACM proceedings format. Papers must not exceed four (4) pages in this format, including all text, references, appendices, and figures (submissions exceeding 4 pages will be summarily rejected by the PC Chair without review).

Financial Support

For Student members of the ACM, travel scholarships are available through the ACM SIGSOFT CAPS programme (see

Doctoral Symposium Panel Members

  • Carlo Ghezzi, Politecnico di Milano, Italy (chair)
  • Lee Osterweil, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, USA
  • Richard A. Kemmerer, UCSB, USA
  • Jeff Kramer, Imperial College, UK
  • Axel van Lamsweerde, UCL, Belgium

Contact Address

Questions regarding the Doctoral Symposium should be directed to:

Carlo Ghezzi,
Politecnico di Milano,

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