The goal of the ESEC/FSE 2018 Doctoral Symposium is to create a forum for PhD students working in the area of software engineering. Participants will have the opportunity to present and discuss their doctoral research with senior researchers in the software engineering community, in a constructive and friendly atmosphere. Specifically, the symposium aims to:

  • Provide a setting whereby students receive feedback on their doctoral research and guidance on future directions from the Doctoral Symposium Panel;

  • Foster the creation of a supportive community of scholars and a spirit of collaborative research; and

  • Contribute to the conference goals through the interaction between the Symposium participants and other researchers at the main conference.

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. Students should consider participating in the Doctoral Symposium after they have settled on a dissertation topic with some initial research results. Students should be at least a year from completion of their dissertation (at the time of the Symposium). The Doctoral Symposium has the same scope of technical topics as the main ESEC/FSE conference.

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Conference Day
Mon 5 Nov

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08:30 - 17:00
Doctoral Symposium (invitation only)Doctorial Symposium at Solar
08:30
30m
Other
Introductions, logistics
Doctorial Symposium
Hridesh RajanIowa State University
09:00
60m
Talk
Presenting Software Engineering Research
Doctorial Symposium
S: Margaret-Anne StoreyUniversity of Victoria
10:00
30m
Coffee break
Coffee break
Doctorial Symposium

10:30
22m
Talk
Practices And Tools For Better Software Testing
Doctorial Symposium
Davide SpadiniDelft University of Technology, Netherlands
10:52
22m
Talk
Automated Support for Mobile Application Testing and Maintenance
Doctorial Symposium
Mattia FazziniGeorgia Institute of Technology
11:14
22m
Talk
Moving Towards Objective Measures of Program Comprehension
Doctorial Symposium
Sarah FakhouryWashington State University
11:36
22m
Talk
Semantic Inference from Natural Language Privacy Policies and Android Code
Doctorial Symposium
Mitra Bokaei HosseiniUniversity of Texas at San Antonio
12:00
90m
Lunch
Lunch break
Doctorial Symposium

13:30
22m
Talk
Intelligent Bug Fixing with Sofware Bug Knowledge Graph
Doctorial Symposium
Cheng ZhouYangzhou University
13:52
22m
Talk
Quality Assurance Automation in Autonomous Systems
Doctorial Symposium
Afsoon AfzalCarnegie Mellon University
14:14
22m
Talk
How Do Developers Resolve Merge Conflicts? An Investigation Into the Processes, Tools, and Improvements
Doctorial Symposium
Caius BrindescuOregon State University
14:36
24m
Other
Poster madness students with poster only, mingling/discussion of posters
Doctorial Symposium

15:00
30m
Coffee break
Coffee Break / Continuation of posters
Doctorial Symposium

15:30
75m
Talk
Discovering Your Own Definition of 'Impact' - A Key to Long Term Engagement
Doctorial Symposium
16:45
15m
Other
Wrap Up / Discussion
Doctorial Symposium

Conference Day
Tue 6 Nov

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10:00 - 10:30
Doctoral Symposium Posters IDoctorial Symposium at Horizons 1-4F
10:00
30m
Poster
Poster: Feedback in Scrum Processes: Data-Driven Retrospectives
Doctorial Symposium
Christoph MatthiesHasso Plattner Institute, University of Potsdam
10:00
30m
Poster
Poster: What is the Programmer Experience?
Doctorial Symposium
10:00
30m
Poster
Poster: Blueprints Programming Model for Smart Contracts
Doctorial Symposium
10:00
30m
Poster
Poster: Leveraging Traceability and Obstacle Analysis to Ensure Requirements Fulfilment in Systems Engineering
Doctorial Symposium
10:00
30m
Poster
Poster: Test Coverage for Semi-Structured Data
Doctorial Symposium
10:00
30m
Poster
Poster: Practices And Tools For Better Software Testing
Doctorial Symposium
Davide SpadiniDelft University of Technology, Netherlands
10:00
30m
Poster
Poster: Automated Support for Mobile Application Testing and Maintenance
Doctorial Symposium
Mattia FazziniGeorgia Institute of Technology
10:00
30m
Poster
Poster: Moving Towards Objective Measures of Program Comprehension
Doctorial Symposium
Sarah FakhouryWashington State University
10:00
30m
Poster
Poster: Semantic Inference from Natural Language Privacy Policies and Android Code
Doctorial Symposium
Mitra Bokaei HosseiniUniversity of Texas at San Antonio
10:00
30m
Poster
Poster: Intelligent Bug Fixing with Sofware Bug Knowledge Graph
Doctorial Symposium
Cheng ZhouYangzhou University
10:00
30m
Poster
Poster: Quality Assurance Automation in Autonomous Systems
Doctorial Symposium
Afsoon AfzalCarnegie Mellon University
10:00
30m
Poster
Poster: How Do Developers Resolve Merge Conflicts? An Investigation Into the Processes, Tools, and Improvements
Doctorial Symposium
Caius BrindescuOregon State University
10:00 - 10:30
10:00
30m
Poster
How Dance(Sport) Can Help to Produce Better Software
Student Research Competition
10:00
30m
Poster
Towards Learning-Augmented Languages
Student Research Competition
Xinyuan SunUniversity of California, Davis
10:00
30m
Poster
Feature-Interaction Aware Configuration Prioritization
Student Research Competition
Son NguyenThe University of Texas at Dallas
10:00
30m
Poster
Diversity and Decorum in Open Source Communities
Student Research Competition
Neill RobsonNC State University
10:00
30m
Poster
Type Migration in Large-Scale Code Bases
Student Research Competition
Ameya KetkarOregon State University, USA
10:00
30m
Poster
Bugs in the Wild: Examining the Effectiveness of Static Analyzers at Finding Real-World Bugs
Student Research Competition
David A TomassiUniversity of California, Davis
10:00
30m
Poster
Mining Error-Handling Specifications for Systems Software
Student Research Competition
Daniel DeFreezUniversity of California, Davis
10:00
30m
Poster
Automated Scenario-based Integration Testing of Distributed Systems
Student Research Competition
Bruno LimaFaculty of Engineering, University of Porto and INESC TEC
10:00
30m
Poster
Reshaping Distributed Agile and Adaptive Development Environment
Student Research Competition
Francesco NoceraPolytechnic University of Bari
10:00
30m
Poster
On the Adoption of Neural Networks in Modeling Software Reliability
Student Research Competition
10:00
30m
Poster
Dara - Hybrid Model Checking of Distributed Systems
Student Research Competition
Vaastav AnandUniversity of British Columbia
15:00 - 15:30
Doctoral Symposium Posters IIDoctorial Symposium at Horizons 1-4F
15:00
30m
Poster
Poster: Semantic Inference from Natural Language Privacy Policies and Android Code
Doctorial Symposium
Mitra Bokaei HosseiniUniversity of Texas at San Antonio
15:00
30m
Poster
Poster: Practices And Tools For Better Software Testing
Doctorial Symposium
Davide SpadiniDelft University of Technology, Netherlands
15:00
30m
Poster
Poster: Leveraging Traceability and Obstacle Analysis to Ensure Requirements Fulfilment in Systems Engineering
Doctorial Symposium
15:00
30m
Poster
Poster: Quality Assurance Automation in Autonomous Systems
Doctorial Symposium
Afsoon AfzalCarnegie Mellon University
15:00
30m
Poster
Poster: Intelligent Bug Fixing with Sofware Bug Knowledge Graph
Doctorial Symposium
Cheng ZhouYangzhou University
15:00
30m
Poster
Poster: Automated Support for Mobile Application Testing and Maintenance
Doctorial Symposium
Mattia FazziniGeorgia Institute of Technology
15:00
30m
Poster
Poster: Feedback in Scrum Processes: Data-Driven Retrospectives
Doctorial Symposium
Christoph MatthiesHasso Plattner Institute, University of Potsdam
15:00
30m
Poster
Poster: What is the Programmer Experience?
Doctorial Symposium
15:00
30m
Poster
Poster: How Do Developers Resolve Merge Conflicts? An Investigation Into the Processes, Tools, and Improvements
Doctorial Symposium
Caius BrindescuOregon State University
15:00
30m
Poster
Poster: Test Coverage for Semi-Structured Data
Doctorial Symposium
15:00
30m
Poster
Poster: Blueprints Programming Model for Smart Contracts
Doctorial Symposium
15:00
30m
Poster
Poster: Moving Towards Objective Measures of Program Comprehension
Doctorial Symposium
Sarah FakhouryWashington State University
15:00 - 15:30
15:00
30m
Poster
Reshaping Distributed Agile and Adaptive Development Environment
Student Research Competition
Francesco NoceraPolytechnic University of Bari
15:00
30m
Poster
Diversity and Decorum in Open Source Communities
Student Research Competition
Neill RobsonNC State University
15:00
30m
Poster
On the Adoption of Neural Networks in Modeling Software Reliability
Student Research Competition
15:00
30m
Poster
Towards Learning-Augmented Languages
Student Research Competition
Xinyuan SunUniversity of California, Davis
15:00
30m
Poster
Mining Error-Handling Specifications for Systems Software
Student Research Competition
Daniel DeFreezUniversity of California, Davis
15:00
30m
Poster
How Dance(Sport) Can Help to Produce Better Software
Student Research Competition
15:00
30m
Poster
Feature-Interaction Aware Configuration Prioritization
Student Research Competition
Son NguyenThe University of Texas at Dallas
15:00
30m
Poster
Bugs in the Wild: Examining the Effectiveness of Static Analyzers at Finding Real-World Bugs
Student Research Competition
David A TomassiUniversity of California, Davis
15:00
30m
Poster
Type Migration in Large-Scale Code Bases
Student Research Competition
Ameya KetkarOregon State University, USA
15:00
30m
Poster
Dara - Hybrid Model Checking of Distributed Systems
Student Research Competition
Vaastav AnandUniversity of British Columbia
15:00
30m
Poster
Automated Scenario-based Integration Testing of Distributed Systems
Student Research Competition
Bruno LimaFaculty of Engineering, University of Porto and INESC TEC

Conference Day
Wed 7 Nov

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Call for Papers

To apply as a student participating in the Doctoral Symposium, you should prepare a submission package consisting of two parts, both of which must be submitted by the submission deadline.

Part 1: Research proposal​ (4 pages conforming to the​ ​ACM Conference Format​). The proposal should cover:

  • Research problem you are targeting and its importance to the field;

  • Brief survey of background and related work;

  • Description of the proposed approach or solution;

  • Expected contributions of your research;

  • Results achieved so far;

  • Plan to evaluate your work;

  • Plan to present evidence of contribution to knowledge in the research community.

The research proposal should be submitted through the submission web site (https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=dsesecfse2018 ), in a single PDF document.

Submissions must strictly adhere to the conference format and must not exceed four (4) pages in this format, including all text, references, appendices, and figures; submissions that do not comply with these requirements will be summarily rejected by the Chairs without review. The research proposal should be single-authored and include the title of your research, your name, your advisor, your email address, and a short summary in the style of an abstract for a regular paper. For posters: we require the poster to be 24 x 36 inches in portrait format.

All submissions must be original work, and must not have been previously published, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (see also ACM policy and procedures with respect to plagiarism).

Part 2: Letter of Support​ Please ask your research advisor to submit a letter of recommendation in support of your application. This short letter must include your name, the start date of your PhD studies, an assessment of the current status of your dissertation research, and an expected date for dissertation submission. The letter must come directly from your advisor’s email address and should be sent in PDF format to the Symposium Chairs (dsesecfse2018@easychair.org) with the subject: “ESEC/FSE 2018 Doctoral Symposium support letter for [student name]”.

Evaluation

The Doctoral Symposium Panel will select participants using the following criteria:

  • Quality of the research proposal and its relevance to ESEC/FSE;

  • Quality of proposal presentation;

  • Diversity of background, research topics and approaches;

  • Stage of research (students will be selected across a range of research stages).

Research proposals of students who are invited to present their work at the Symposium will be included in the conference proceedings.

Acceptance

All authors of accepted contributions will receive further instructions for preparing their camera-ready versions. Authors must register for the ESEC/FSE 2018 Doctoral Symposium and present their work at the Symposium. Authors will also have the possibility to present a poster during the poster session of the main conference. Advisors of student presenters will not be allowed to attend their student’s presentations.

Important Dates

  • Deadline for Doctoral Symposium papers submission:​ Friday, June 29th, 2018

  • Authors notification: ​Friday, July 27th, 2018

  • Deadline for camera-ready paper: September 18th, 2018

AUTHORS TAKE NOTE: Note that the official publication date is the date the proceedings are made available in the ACM Digital Library. This date may be up to two weeks prior to the first day of ESEC/FSE 2018. The official publication date affects the deadline for any patent filings related to published work.

Doctoral Symposium Chairs

Doctoral Symposium Committee

Contact

Questions regarding the Doctoral Symposium should be directed to the Symposium chairs: Hridesh Rajan and Margaret-Anne Storey (dsesecfse2018@easychair.org)

Accepted Papers

Title
Automated Support for Mobile Application Testing and Maintenance
Doctorial Symposium
How Do Developers Resolve Merge Conflicts? An Investigation Into the Processes, Tools, and Improvements
Doctorial Symposium
Intelligent Bug Fixing with Sofware Bug Knowledge Graph
Doctorial Symposium
Moving Towards Objective Measures of Program Comprehension
Doctorial Symposium
Poster: Automated Support for Mobile Application Testing and Maintenance
Doctorial Symposium
Poster: Blueprints Programming Model for Smart Contracts
Doctorial Symposium
Poster: Feedback in Scrum Processes: Data-Driven Retrospectives
Doctorial Symposium
Poster: How Do Developers Resolve Merge Conflicts? An Investigation Into the Processes, Tools, and Improvements
Doctorial Symposium
Poster: Intelligent Bug Fixing with Sofware Bug Knowledge Graph
Doctorial Symposium
Poster: Leveraging Traceability and Obstacle Analysis to Ensure Requirements Fulfilment in Systems Engineering
Doctorial Symposium
Poster: Moving Towards Objective Measures of Program Comprehension
Doctorial Symposium
Poster: Practices And Tools For Better Software Testing
Doctorial Symposium
Poster: Quality Assurance Automation in Autonomous Systems
Doctorial Symposium
Poster: Semantic Inference from Natural Language Privacy Policies and Android Code
Doctorial Symposium
Poster: Test Coverage for Semi-Structured Data
Doctorial Symposium
Poster: What is the Programmer Experience?
Doctorial Symposium
Practices And Tools For Better Software Testing
Doctorial Symposium
Quality Assurance Automation in Autonomous Systems
Doctorial Symposium
Semantic Inference from Natural Language Privacy Policies and Android Code
Doctorial Symposium