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August 23-26, 2010
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  DOCTORAL SYMPOSIUM - Program and Information for Presenters

Important information and Symposium Program
(Status: 13.8.2010)

For all presenting PhD students:
For each PhD topic, we plan to have 15 minutes for presenting and 15 minutes for feedback from the panel and the audience:
Please prepare a 15 minutes talk using the PIBA schema:
  • P (Problem)
  • What is your problem? Is the problem considered as a problem by practitioners?
    Is there empirical evidence for the problem?
  • I (Idea)
  • What are your goals and hypotheses?
    How does your approach look like?
    What is the solution idea and what are your original contributions?
    How does your solution approach relate to the state of the art?
  • B (Benefits)
  • What are the expected benefits of your approach?
  • A (Actions)
  • What needs to be done to complete the thesis?

Monday, August 23rd
John Witherspoon Room

Session I
2:00 - 2:30
Introduction (Jurgen Munch, Yuanfang Cai)

2:30 - 3:00
Globally Distributed Requirements Engineering
Paula Laurent

3:00 - 3:30
An Architecture-Centric Approach to Coordination
Sunny Wong

Break (3:30 - 4:00)

Session II
4:00 - 4:30
Implicit Coordination in Software Development
Kelly Blincoe

4:30 - 5:00
ASPIC: Awareness-based Support Project for Interpersonal Collaboration in Software Engineering
Kevin Dullemond, Ben van Gameren

5:00 - 5:30
A Framework for Training Skills for Global Software Development
Miguel J. Monasor


Yuanfang Cai, Drexel University, USA
Jurgen Munch, University of Kaiserslautern & Fraunhofer IESE, Germany
Rafael Prikladnicki, PUCRS, Brazil
Rini van Solingen, Delft University of Technology, Netherlands

Doctorals Symposium Committee Co-Chairs:

Jurgen Munch, University of Kaiserslautern & Fraunhofer IESE, Germany
Yuanfang Cai, Drexel University, USA

Doctorals Symposium Committee:

Yuanfang Cai, Drexel University, USA
Rick Kazman, Carnegie Mellon University/University of Hawaii, USA.
Jurgen Munch, University of Kaiserslautern & Fraunhofer IESE, Germany
Rafael Prikladnicki, PUCRS, Brazil
Rini van Solingen, Delft University of Technology, Netherlands
David Weiss, Iowa State University, USA

Goal and Scope

     The Doctoral Symposium aims to create a forum for PhD students working on foundations, techniques, methods and tools in the area of global software engineering. It will provide participants with an opportunity to present and to discuss their research with senior researchers of the global software engineering community in a constructive and friendly atmosphere.
Specifically, the symposium aims to:
  • Provide a setting whereby students receive feedback on their 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 interaction with other researchers at the main conference.
     The Doctoral Symposium is intended for students who have not yet completed their dissertation research and do not expect to write up their dissertation before the conference. Students should consider participating in the Doctoral Symposium, after having settled on a dissertation topic and having obtained initial research results.

     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.

     The Doctoral Symposium has the same scope of technical topics as the main ICGSE conference.

Submissions and Evaluation

     To apply for participation at the symposium, you should prepare a submission package consisting of the two parts listed below.

Part 1: Research proposal (2 pages in ICGSE format and submitted as PDF files.) submitted by email to Jurgen Munch ([email protected]):
  • Your name and contact information (you and dissertation advisor)
  • Title of your research
  • Research area and sub-area of your work
  • Brief description of your research proposal indicating the problem addressed and approach taken (if defined) (25 words or less)
  • Description of the research problem and its importance in the field
  • Brief survey of background and related work, as well as current solutions/approaches
  • Description of the research issue/focus
  • Detailed description of proposed methodology
  • Results achieved so far (if any)
  • The expected contributions of your research
  • Description of research evaluation methods and your plan to present evidence of contribution to knowledge in the research community
     Students at relatively early stages in their research will have some difficulty addressing all these areas in detail; this is understood.

Part 2: Letter of Support (from your research advisor), submitted by email to Jurgen Munch.
     The letter must include your name and an assessment of the current status of your thesis research and stage in the doctoral program, as well as an expected date for dissertation submission.
     Submissions will be reviewed by the co-chairs and selected for inclusion in the symposium on the following criteria:
  • Quality of the research proposal (research problem, hypothesis and methodology)
  • Relevance to conference topics
  • Quality of proposal presentation
  • Diversity of background, research topic and approach
  • Stage of research (students will be selected across a range of research stages)

Presentation and publication of research proposal

     Symposium participants are expected to present their proposal during the Symposium, as well as prepare and present a poster about their proposal during the Poster Session at the Conference. The 2-page proposal will be included in the Conference Proceedings. Registration at the conference is required for proposal to be printed in the Proceedings.

Doctorals Symposium Committee Co-Chairs

   Jurgen Munch, Kaiserslautern University, Germany. Email: [email protected]
   Yuanfang Cai, Drexel University, USA. Email. [email protected]

Doctorals Symposium Committee

   Yuanfang Cai, Drexel University, USA. Email. [email protected]
   Rick Kazman, Carnegie Mellon University/University of Hawaii, USA. Email: [email protected]
   Jurgen Munch, Kaiserslautern University, Germany. Email: [email protected]
   Rafael Prikladnicki, PUCRS, Brazil. Email: [email protected]
   Rini van Solingen, Delft University of Technology, Netherlands. Email: [email protected]
   David Weiss, Iowa State University, USA. Email: [email protected]

Important Dates

Deadline for submission: Mar 31, 2010
Notification of acceptance: April 23, 2010
Symposium presentation: Aug 23, 2010
Camera ready due: May 28, 2010