21st IEEE/ACM International Conference on
Automated Software Engineering

Call for Doctoral Symposium Submission

The ASE'06 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 September 18, 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 is via EasyChair, see http://www.easychair.org/ASE06DS. Limited travel grants and conference registration waivers are available for accepted students. Funding is provided on a need basis only and students receiving grants will be asked to perform student volunteer services during the conference. See http://www.ase-conference.org/CallForDoctoralSymposium.html or contact the Doctoral Symposium chairs for more details.

Important Dates

Deadline for submission : May 15, 2006 (extended)
Notification of acceptance : June 2, 2006 (advanced)
Camera-ready paper due : July 7, 2006
Symposium Presentations : September 18, 2006


Alexander Egyed
Teknowledge Corporation
4640 Admiralty Way, Suite 1010, Marina Del Rey,
CA 90292, USA
Bernd Fischer
Department of Electronics and Computer Science,
University of Southampton
Southampton, SO17 1BJ, UK


The technical scope of the Symposium is that of ASE. The Symposium will provide an opportunity for student participants to interact with other students at a similar stage in their careers, established researchers, and the broader software engineering community.

The symposium is intended for students who have not yet completed their dissertation research and do not expect to write up their dissertation before the conference. If you are already writing your dissertation, or expect to be substantially done by the time of the symposium, we encourage you to submit your work as a full paper to the ASE conference.

Submission Details

To apply for participation at the symposium, you should submit an abstract of your doctoral work via EasyChair, see http://www.easychair.org/ASE06DS/submit. Only electronic submissions will be accepted. All submissions must be in either PDF or PS. 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, and
  • Present the applicant's contributions and results achieved so far.
  • Adhere to the conference proceedings format (see http://www.computer.org/portal/pages/ieeecs/publications/cps/cps_forms.html
    for the guidelines and ftp://pubftp.computer.org/Press/Outgoing/proceedings/
    for the formatting files).
  • In addition, your dissertation advisor 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.

Review and Evaluation Criteria

Submissions will be reviewed by the Doctoral Symposium Committee and selected for inclusion in the symposium on the basis of originality, technical merit, presentation quality, relevance to the conference topics, and stage of research. Each accepted abstract will be included in the conference proceedings.

Doctoral Symposium Organizers

Alexander Egyed(aegyed@teknowledge.com)

Bernd Fischer(b.fischer@ecs.soton.ac.uk)

Committee Members

To be selected