ECOOP17 Doctoral Symposium - Call for Papers

by Lisa Nguyen Quang Do, April 12, 2017

Submissions are open for the Doctoral Symposium at ECOOP!

                   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

      #ECOOP2017  @ECOOPconf


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
- receive constructive feedback from experienced researchers and peers;
- offer opportunities to form research collaborations;
- interact with other researchers at the ECOOP and PLDI.

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.

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
and are due on April 21, AOE.

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

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
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.

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
3. An email from the student’s advisor (to [email protected]) 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.

The organizers encourage students to apply for funding through the
ECOOP student volunteer program,

Consider applying to the ECOOP Summer School, great speakers with an
emphasis towards teaching useful skills for young researchers,