THE DOCTORAL SYMPOSIUM
Possible topics could include, but are not limited to:
Software processes (including both formal and agile approaches, and such topics as process definition, improvement, institutionalization,...)
Software development and tools (including use of tools in the automation namely in testing, virtualization and continuous delivery scenarios) Software architecture in software engineering ( including impact of architectural decisions at framework/process level in terms of quality attributes)
Software quality (including frameworks and techniques such as peer reviews, testing techniques...)
People issues in software engineering (software project management, documentation, adoption of SE processes and tools)
Software monitoring and maintenance (including enterprise and/or IoT systems, local, system and organizational strategies)
Use of COTS and software integration (including the use of existing commercial and open source components, as well as integration in a wider enterprise context,...)
Human-Computer Interaction and user experience
Ubiquitous systems in software engineering (including adaptations in SE processes, build chain)
We are open to include software applications in various types of platforms, including mobile and embedded solutions that fall under the eligibility conditions. Other works within the scope of at least one of the knowledge areas defined in SWEBOK, the Guide to the Software Engineering Body of Knowledge (http://www.swebok.org) are also admissible in SEDES.
You must prepare a submission with three parts:
Paper describing the research work (both past and future)
Work-plan for your PhD research
Poster depicting your work - not a traditional poster but a graphic elevator pitch
We suggest as guidance some questions that should be addressed in your submission:
What is the context and relevance of the problem? (domain)
What is your objective? (goals)
What is the novelty in your approach? (contribution on the State of the Art)
What you achieved or plan to achieve? (relevant/expected results)
The submission will be a file called NameSurname.pdf (e.g., AntonioSilva.pdf), containing the three documents (paper, poster and plan), in PDF format.
The paper should be in English and co-authored by your supervisor(s). The format and editorial recommendations are similar to those of the regular submissions to QUATIC’2023 thematic tracks (see QUATIC CFP instructions).
The paper should have a maximum of 8 pages and include the following sections:
Both the past and future work sections should concisely describe the validation of the results
The future work section should not include expected work beyond the delivery of the dissertation
The work-plan for the full schedule of the PhD research period (from the beginning, till the expected end) must represent, in a monthly basis scale, (i) activities, (ii) their dependencies and (iii) their deliverables (e.g. technical reports, papers, dissertation chapters, prototypes). We suggest you use standard diagramming techniques such as Gantt, PERT and/or CPM charts.
Submissions to SEDES’2023 will be reviewed following the same procedures used for the regular papers in peer-reviewed events. Reported results might not be final, neither complete, but should clarify how the state-of-the-art will be advanced. A submission should foreshadow potentially novel and promising results. Observations and criticisms from panel, as well as from the remaining audience during the SEDES sessions, are expected to consolidate the direction of the research work.
At least two SEDES PC members will blind-review each submission, focusing on the quality, maturity and clarity of the ongoing research work, both in terms of scope delimitation and problem relevance, adequacy of the adopted methodology, results significance and their validation, technical writing style, etc. Accepted candidates are expected to submit a final version of the proposal, taking into account the comments and suggestions provided by the reviewers.
The accepted submissions will be scheduled for oral presentation in the program. Therefore, it is assumed that a submission shows the intention that at least the PhD student registers for the doctoral symposium SEDES (using the student fee).
Chair: Paula Ventura Martins, University of Algarve, Portugal
Co-chair: Marielba Zacarias, University of Algarve, Portugal