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ICSE 2019
Sat 25 - Fri 31 May 2019 Montreal, QC, Canada

The ICSE 2019 Doctoral Symposium is a one-day event to be held on May 28, 2019 in Montreal, Canada. The symposium will bring together doctoral students working on foundations, techniques, tools, and applications of software engineering and give them the opportunity to present and discuss their research in a constructive and international atmosphere.

The goals of the Doctoral Symposium are to:

  • provide the participants independent and constructive feedback on their current research and future research directions;
  • develop a supportive community of scholars and a spirit of collaborative research; and
  • provide an opportunity for student participants to interact with established researchers and practitioners in the software engineering community.
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08:30 - 09:00
Opening and Introductions Doctoral Symposium at Sherbrooke
Chair(s): Silvia AbrahãoUniversitat Politècnica de València, Laurie WilliamsNorth Carolina State University
09:00 - 10:00
09:00
60m
Talk
How I hacked my way into academia
Doctoral Symposium
Diomidis SpinellisAthens University of Economics and Business
Media Attached
10:00 - 10:30
10:00
4m
Talk
Towards Just-In-Time Rational Refactoring
Doctoral Symposium
Jevgenija PantiuchinaUniversità della Svizzera italiana
10:04
4m
Talk
Leveraging Developer Discussions to Make Design Accessible
Doctoral Symposium
Giovanni VivianiUniversity of British Columbia
Pre-print
10:08
4m
Talk
Effects of Automated Static Analysis Tools: A Multidimensional View on Quality Evolution
Doctoral Symposium
Alexander TrautschUniversity of Göttingen
10:12
4m
Talk
SReYantra: Automated Software Requirement Inter-dependencies Elicitation, Analysis and Learning
Doctoral Symposium
Gouri DeshpandeUniversity of Calgary
10:16
4m
Talk
Supporting the Acquisition of Programming Skills with Program Construction Patterns
Doctoral Symposium
Max KesselbacherUniversity of Klagenfurt
10:20
4m
Talk
INDIRECT: Intent-driven Requirements-to-Code Traceability
Doctoral Symposium
Tobias HeyKarlsruhe Institute of Technology
10:24
4m
Talk
Detecting, Understanding and Resolving Build and Test Conflicts
Doctoral Symposium
Leuson SilvaFederal University of Pernambuco
Pre-print
11:00 - 12:30
11:00
22m
Talk
Improving the software logging practices in DevOps
Doctoral Symposium
11:22
22m
Talk
Feedback in Scrum: Data-Informed Retrospectives
Doctoral Symposium
Christoph MatthiesHasso Plattner Institute, University of Potsdam
11:45
22m
Talk
Digital Nudges for Encouraging Developer Actions
Doctoral Symposium
Chris BrownNorth Carolina State University
12:07
22m
Talk
Stuck in The Middle: Removing Obstacles to New Program Features through Batch Refactoring
Doctoral Symposium
Eduardo FernandesPontifical Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro (PUC-Rio)
12:30 - 14:00
12:30
90m
Lunch
Lunch Break (Networking and Posters)
Doctoral Symposium
16:22 - 17:22
16:22
60m
Talk
Do's and Don't When Performing Doctoral Studies
Doctoral Symposium
Daniel AmyotUniversity of Ottawa, Grace LewisCarnegie Mellon Software Engineering Institute, Gail MurphyUniversity of British Columbia, Travis BreauxCarnegie Mellon University
17:22 - 17:30
18:30 - 22:30
Social EventsDoctoral Symposium at TBD
18:30
90m
Social Event
Newcomer's Reception
Doctoral Symposium
20:00
2h30m
Social Event
DS Social Event (sponsored by Wiley)
Doctoral Symposium

Call for Doctoral Symposium Submissions

Who should participate

Students should consider participating in the Doctoral Symposium at least nine months before completion of their dissertation, but after having settled on a research area or thesis topic.

Submissions

Each student’s Doctoral Symposium submission consists of two elements:

  1. A 4-page paper describing the student’s dissertation research. This paper has to be authored by only the student. The paper should clearly state:
    • the problem to be solved in the student’s research; justify why this problem is important and make clear that previous research and related work has not yet solved that problem,
    • the research hypothesis or claim,
    • the expected contributions of the research, including a discussion of related work,
    • how the student plans to evaluate the results and to present credible evidence of the results to the community,
    • a description of the results achieved so far, and
    • the planned timeline for completion.
  2. For submission instructions, see the IEEE Conference Proceedings Formatting Guidelines (title in 24pt font and full text in 10pt type, LaTEX users must use \documentclass[10pt,conference]{IEEEtran} without including the compsoc or compsocconf option). Each paper must be submitted electronically through the ICSE 2019 Submission page.

  3. A letter of recommendation from the student’s dissertation advisor. The letter should be sent by e-mail directly to the Doctoral Symposium Chairs. The letter of recommendation must include an assessment of the current status of the research and an expected date for the dissertation’s filing.

Review process

Submissions will be reviewed by members of the Doctoral Symposium Committee. Participants will be selected on the basis of their anticipated contribution to the Doctoral Symposium goals as well as the potential benefit to the participants. Among the criteria that will be considered in reviewing submissions are:

  • the potential quality of the research and its relevance to software engineering,
  • the stage of the research; see the Section “Who should participate” above, and
  • the diversity of backgrounds, research topics, and approaches.

Attendance

Authors of submissions selected for participation will have the opportunity to present their work during the Doctoral Symposium and to have a camera-ready version of their papers published in a companion volume to the ICSE 2019 Conference Proceedings and the IEEE Xplore Digital Library.

Selected participants will receive feedback both from a panel of experts and from other Doctoral Symposium participants. The participants will also have the opportunity to seek advice on various aspects of completing a PhD and performing research in software engineering.

To facilitate detailed feedback to the participants, attendance to the Doctoral Symposium is by invitation only, limited to the participants and the Doctoral Symposium Committee.

Important Dates

  • Deadline for submissions: November 19, 2018
  • Notification of acceptance: January 21, 2019
  • Camera-ready copy of paper due: February 9, 2019
  • ICSE 2019 Doctoral Symposium: May 28, 2019

Accepted Papers

Title
An Artificial Intelligence-based Model-driven Approach for Exposing Off-Nominal Behaviors
Doctoral Symposium
Automated Fine-Grained Requirements-to-Code Traceability Link RecoveryDoctoral Symposium Distinguished Paper Award
Doctoral Symposium
DS Social Event (sponsored by Wiley)
Doctoral Symposium
Detecting, Understanding and Resolving Build and Test Conflicts
Doctoral Symposium
Pre-print
Digital Nudges for Encouraging Developer Actions
Doctoral Symposium
Do's and Don't When Performing Doctoral Studies
Doctoral Symposium
Effects of Automated Static Analysis Tools: A Multidimensional View on Quality Evolution
Doctoral Symposium
Feedback in Scrum: Data-Informed Retrospectives
Doctoral Symposium
How I hacked my way into academia
Doctoral Symposium
Media Attached
INDIRECT: Intent-driven Requirements-to-Code Traceability
Doctoral Symposium
Improving the software logging practices in DevOps
Doctoral Symposium
Leveraging Developer Discussions to Make Design Accessible
Doctoral Symposium
Pre-print
Lunch Break (Networking and Posters)
Doctoral Symposium
Mobile-App Analysis and Instrumentation Techniques Reimagined with DECREE
Doctoral Symposium
Pre-print
Newcomer's Reception
Doctoral Symposium
SReYantra: Automated Software Requirement Inter-dependencies Elicitation, Analysis and Learning
Doctoral Symposium
Stuck in The Middle: Removing Obstacles to New Program Features through Batch Refactoring
Doctoral Symposium
Supporting Code Search with Context-Aware, Analytics-Driven, Effective Query Reformulation
Doctoral Symposium
Pre-print
Supporting the Acquisition of Programming Skills with Program Construction Patterns
Doctoral Symposium
Towards Just-In-Time Rational Refactoring
Doctoral Symposium
Towards a More Reliable Interpretation of Defect Models
Doctoral Symposium