ECOOP17 Doctoral Symposium CFP: Extended Submission Deadline

by Lisa Nguyen Quang Do, April 21, 2017

The submission deadline for the Doctoral Symposium has been extended to Thursday 27th, 23:59 AoE.

Junior and Senior PhD students who want to receive constructive feedback on their work are welcome to submit!

The submission deadline for the Doctoral Symposium has been extended to Thursday 27th, 23:59 AoE.
Junior and Senior PhD students who want to receive constructive feedback on their work are welcome to submit!

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                       ECOOP 2017 - DOCTORAL SYMPOSIUM
            The 31st European Conference on Object-Oriented Programming
                       19-23 June 2017, Barcelona, Spain
             co-located with PLDI 2017 and other events

                  http://2017.ecoop.org  #ECOOP2017  @ECOOPconf

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    The ECOOP Doctoral Symposium provides a forum for PhD students at any
    stage in their research to get detailed feedback and advice.
    The objectives of this event are to:
    - allow students to practise writing clearly and present their research
    effectively;
    - receive constructive feedback from experienced researchers and peers;
    - offer opportunities to form research collaborations;
    - interact with other researchers at the ECOOP and PLDI.


    FORMAT
    The symposium is a full-day of interactive presentations. It starts
    with lightning talks where each student gives an “elevator pitch” of
    their research. Next, each student give a formal presentation followed
    by questions and discussions.

    Besides the formal presentations, there will be opportunities for
    informal interactions during breaks, lunch and dinner. Famous
    researchers will give talks on topics related to PhD studies and
    exploring possibilities beyond your doctorate.

    SUBMISSIONS
    We have two distinct submission categories: junior and senior
    submissions. Junior students may not yet have developed a thesis
    topic, they will present their research ideas and any progress to
    date. Senior students are expected to give an outline of their thesis
    topic and will feedback towards the successful completion of their
    thesis and defence.

    Submissions are done through
    https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=ecoop17ds
    and are due on April 27th, 23:59, AOE (extended).

    A) Junior PhD Students
    Submit a 4–8 page research proposal in the Dagstuhl LIPIcs format with:
    - a problem description
    - a detailed sketch of a proposed approach
    - related work
    It is not necessary to present concrete results. Instead, try to
    inform the reader that you have a (well-motivated) problem and present
    a possible solution. Attempt to provide a clear road map detailing
    future research efforts.

    The research proposal should include the name and email of your PhD
    advisor.

    B) Senior PhD Students
    The experience for senior Students is meant to mimic a “mini-defense”
    interview. Aside from the actual feedback, this helps the student gain
    familiarity with the style and mechanics of such an interview
    (advisors of student presenters will not be allowed in).
    The students should be able to present:
    - the importance of the problem
    - a clear research proposal
    - some preliminary work
    - an evaluation plan

    Please submit a 4–8 page abstract in the Dagstuhl LIPIcs format with the
    following:
    1. Problem Description
          What is the problem?
          What is the significance of this problem?
          Why can the current state of the art not solve this problem?
    2. Goal Statement
          What is the goal of your research?
          What artifacts (tools, theories, methods) will be produced,
          how do they address the stated problem?
    3. Method
         What experiments, prototypes, or studies need to be produced/executed?
         What is the validation strategy? How will it show the goal was reached?
    This isn’t a technical paper, don’t focus on technical details, but
    rather on the research method.
    The paper should include the name and email of your PhD advisor.

    PARTICIPATION
    Accepted students will give two presentations:
    1. A two-minute presentation stating key issues of the research (the
    “elevator pitch”).
    2. A 15 minute presentation followed by 15” of questions, feedback and
    discussions.
    3. An email from the student’s advisor (to ecoop17ds@easychair.org) to
    confirm the advisor attended at least one presentation rehearsal.

    Prior to the symposium, each student will be assigned submissions of
    two other students. For each submission the student will prepare a
    short summary, feedback and 2-3 questions for discussion on the
    submission. The student will also be expected to take active part in
    all discussions.

    FUNDING AND OTHER EVENTS
    The organizers encourage students to apply for funding through the
    ECOOP student volunteer program,
    http://2017.ecoop.org/track/ecoop-2017-Student-Volunteers.

    Consider applying to the ECOOP Summer School, great speakers with an
    emphasis towards teaching useful skills for young researchers,
    http://2017.ecoop.org/track/ecoop-2017-Summer-School