Doctoral Symposium


ICGSE Doctoral Symposium Program

10.30-11.00 Coffee break

11.00-12.30 Session 1

12.30-13.30 Lunch break

13.30-15.00 Session 2

15.00-15.30 Coffee break

15.30-17.00 Session 3

Goal and Scope

The Doctoral Symposium aims to create a forum for PhD students working on foundations, techniques, methods and tools in the area of global software engineering. It will provide participants with an opportunity to present and to discuss their research with senior researchers of the global software engineering community in a constructive and friendly atmosphere.

Specifically, the symposium aims to:

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. Students should consider participating in the Doctoral Symposium, after having settled on a dissertation topic and having obtained initial research results.

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 software engineering.

The Doctoral Symposium has the same scope of technical topics as the main ICGSE conference.


To apply for participation at the symposium, you should prepare a submission package consisting of the two parts listed below.

Part 1: Research proposal (3 pages in ICGSE format and submitted as a PDF file) submitted by email to Prof. Claes Wohlin ( This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it ):

Students at relatively early stages in their research may have some difficulty addressing all these areas in detail; this is understood.

Part 2: Letter of Support (from your research advisor), submitted by email to Claes Wohlin.

The letter must include your name and an assessment of the current status of your thesis research and stage in the doctoral program, as well as an expected date for dissertation submission.


Submissions will be reviewed by symposium chair and members of the doctoral symposium committee and selected for inclusion in the symposium on the following criteria:


Presentation and publication of research proposal

Symposium participants are expected to present their proposal during the symposium, as well as prepare and present a poster about their proposal during the poster session at the conference . The 3-page proposal will be included in the second volume of the conference proceedings. Registration at the conference is required for the proposal to be printed in the proceedings.

Doctoral Symposium Committee Chair

Claes Wohlin, Blekinge Institute of Technology, Sweden

Doctoral Symposium Committee


Important Dates

Deadline for submission: March 14, 2011
Notification of acceptance: April 25, 2011

Camera ready due: May 30, 2011
Symposium presentation: Aug 15, 2011

Student volunteers

ICGSE 2011 offers a few doctoral students participating in the ICGSE 2011 doctoral symposium a possibility to participate as student volunteers in the ICGSE 2011 conference.








To apply for a student volunteer position, you must submit your application at the same time as your doctoral symposium submission (by March 14, 2011). The application should include the following:


Last Updated on Thursday, 14 July 2011 14:44