isern 2013

Call for Research Proposals

The objective of the symposium is to provide junior researchers with the opportunity to present their work to the empirical software engineering community and receive valuable feedback from experienced researchers in that community. Accepted papers will be published on the ESEM conference website.

Experienced members of the empirical software engineering community will serve as the symposium advisors and provide feedback to students presenting their work. The list of IDoESE advisors is here. In addition, the symposium will facilitate the exchange of ideas among young researchers.

Participation in the symposium is being solicited at three levels:

Participants are doctoral students, preferably at a mid-point in their dissertation work (i.e. are at least 12 months from defending their dissertation, but have at least a preliminary research design), who will present their work at the symposium and receive feedback from a dedicated mentor from the boar of advisors, the other symposium advisors and other attendees.

Those wishing to be participants are asked to submit a paper (up to 8 pages following ACM templates) on their research plan including:

  • Title and abstract (up to 250 words)
  • Introduction (motivation, rationale, background) to the research
  • Description of issues or points on which the author would like to get the most advice on
  • Relevant prior work (foundations, relevant research results, research gap this work tries to fill)
  • Research objectives, questions and hypotheses (with rationale)
  • Research approach, empirical study design and arrangements
  • Definition of most important metrics (e.g. following the GQM approach)
  • Data analysis methods and techniques
  • Validity threats and their control
  • Summary of the current status of the research and planned next steps
Participants in the symposium are required to:
  • submit and present a research plan,
  • review and comment on up to two other research plans, and
  • act as a scribe in one review session.

All papers must be submitted through in PDF format. Papers are limited to 8 pages, must be written in English and be formatted according to the ACM templates. Papers not following the formatting guidelines will be rejected without review.

Apprentices are also doctoral students, but at an earlier stage in their studies. Apprentices will attend the symposium and are encouraged to ask questions of the presenters, and will benefit from the feedback given to other students.

Observers are any other members of the empirical software engineering research community who would like to attend the symposium. NOTE: Any observer or symposium advisor who is serving as a dissertation advisor to one of the participants is "kindly requested" to not speaking during the presentation and discussion of their student's work.

Important Dates IDoESE 2013
June 11, 2013 July 15, 2013 Deadline for research plan submission
July 11, 2013 August 15, 2013 Notification of Acceptance
July 25, 2013 August 30, 2013 Camera-Ready Copy Due
October 9, 2013 (morning) Symposium
October 20, 2013 Session notes sent to participants

For further information, please, send a message to stefan [dot] wagner [at] informatik [dot] uni-stuttgart [dot] de , TitleĀ“s tag: [IDoESE].