ICGSE 2012

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Doctoral Symposium


Schedule for the Doctoral Symposium

14:00 - 14:10
14:10 - 15:30 A Method for the Identification of Logical Dependencies - Gustavo Ansaldi Oliva, University of São Paulo
Follow-the-Sun Strategy: A Process to Global Software Development - Josiane Kroll, PUCRS University
15:30 - 16:00 Break

Doctoral Symposium Committee

  • Sarah Beecham, LERO
  • Fabio Calefato, University of Bari
  • Hans van Vliet, VU University Amsterdam

Call for Doctoral Symposium

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.

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.

The Doctoral Symposium has the same scope of technical topics as the main ICGSE conference. We are particularly interested in receiving submissions which focus on interdisciplinary GSE research.


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 the Doctoral Symposium Committee Chairs:

  • Your name and contact information (you and your research advisor)
  • Title of your research
  • Research area and sub-area of your work
  • Abstract: brief description of your research proposal indicating the problem addressed and approach taken
  • Introduction: description of the research problem and its importance in the field
  • Research Objective: description of the research issue/focus
  • Related Work: brief survey of background and related work, as well as current solutions/approaches
  • Research method: detailed description of proposed methodology
  • Results: results achieved so far, if any
  • Expected Results: the expected contributions of your research
  • Evaluation: description of research evaluation methods and your plan to present evidence of contribution to knowledge in the research community.

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 the Doctoral Symposium Committee Chairs:

  • 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 chairs and members of the doctoral symposium committee and selected for inclusion in the symposium on the following criteria:

  • Quality of the research proposal
  • Relevance to conference topics
  • Quality of proposal presentation
  • Diversity of background, research topic and approach
  • Stage of research (students will be selected across a range of research stages)

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. Registration at the conference is required for the proposal to be printed in the proceedings.

Important Dates

Deadline for submission
Thursday, May 10th, 2012
Notification of acceptance Saturday, May 19th, 2012
Camera ready due Friday, June 8th, 2012
Symposium presentation Monday, August 27th, 2012

Student volunteers

ICGSE 2012 offers a few doctoral students participating in the ICGSE 2012 doctoral symposium a possibility to participate as student volunteers in the ICGSE 2012 conference. The benefits include complimentary registration to the conference and workshop/tutorial day.

Doctoral Symposium Co-Chairs:

Filippo Lanubile
University of Bari, Italy
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Ita Richardson
Lero, University of Limerick, Ireland
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