Automated Software Engineering - ASE'99

14th IEEE International Conference

October 12-15, 1999

Cocoa Beach Hilton
Cocoa Beach, Florida USA

Doctoral Symposium Information

Call for Participation

The ASE'99 Doctoral Symposium 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, on October 11, in a one day symposium where selected students each present their work and receive constructive feedback from a panel of advisors and other Doctoral Symposium students. The symposium will also include two invited talks on topics relevant to the process of completing a PhD and writing a Dissertation. Job search issues will be discussed with informal evening sessions to discuss academic and industrial job expectations. 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 Symposium. It will then invite an open discussion session in which the normal rules of a panel session are reversed: students participating in the Symposium will pose questions to the audience, to seek advice on various aspects of completing a PhD and performing research as a young professional in automated software engineering.

The ASE'99 Doctoral Symposium 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 symposium organizers. Only electronic submissions will be accepted. All submissions must be in either PDF or PostScript form. Abstracts should be less than 3000 words, and should: In addition, you should provide a letter of recommendation from your dissertation advisor. The letter must include an assessment of the current status of your thesis research, and an expected date for dissertation submission. The Doctoral 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 a future ASE conference. Note that advisors of student presenters will not be allowed to attend their student's presentations.

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.

Admission is limited to 10 students. However, all students submitting abstracts will be invited to attend the Symposium and participate in discussions.

A Poster Session is planned for the main conference. If you are selected to present at the Symposium, 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.

A Doctoral Symposium Proceedings will be provided that will include accepted papers.

Financial Support

Travel scholarships may be available for some or all participants contingent on the availability of funding. Quality of the submitted work will be a factor in allocating any scholarships. All student participants will receive free registration, and will be expected to work the registration tables during the conference in return.

Important Dates

Deadline for submission : July 15th, 1999

Notification of acceptance : August 3rd, 1999

Camera-ready paper due : August 10th, 1999

Symposium Presentations : October 11, 1999

ASE'99 : October 12-15, 1999

Contact Address

Questions regarding the doctoral symposium should be directed to:

Dr. Perry Alexander
Associate Professor
ECECS Department
The University of Cincinnati
PO Box 210030 / 814 Rhodes Hall Cincinnati, OH 45221-0030, USA
Phone: +1 513 556 4762
Fax: +1 513 556 7326

ASE 98 Doctoral Symposium Papers and Presentations

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