Simposium Doctoral

CIbSE 2016 will host a Doctoral Symposium for PhD students whose research area includes topics of Software Engineering, Requirements Engineering or Experimental Software Engineering (Note that you can look at the specific topics of the SET, WER and ESELAW Tracks). The goals of the CIbSE 2016 Doctoral Symposium are:

  • To provide PhD students in the early stages of their research with an opportunity to survey the field and get a feeling for what their colleagues are working on.
  • To provide PhD students at a more advanced stage with an opportunity to present their plans and early results.
  • To provide all participant students with advice and suggestions from a panel of senior researchers.
  • To facilitate interaction among all the participants.

Following the time-honored tradition of CIbSE, the Symposium will revolve around structured presentations and matching discussions, with ample time devoted to comments from the floor. A number of senior researchers will attend the event. Authors of sufficiently advanced proposals will be invited to prepare a poster for the main conference.



Event Date
Abstract submission  (November 04, 2015) January 26, 2016 
Full Paper  (November 23, 2015)  January 26, 2016 
Notification  February 08, 2016 
Camera Ready  March 01, 2016 



Óscar Pastor, Universidad Politécnica de Valencia, Spain



Participants must frame their subject thesis in some of the general areas of CIbSE such as Software Engineering, Requirements Engineering or Experimental Software Engineering. Usually, doctoral students will have advanced the first year of their doctoral program or will be close to, but they have not yet submitted their thesis.

To register for the Doctoral Symposium they should send their proposal to:


A Summary of the research (maximum 6 pages + 1 for references in LNCS style) describing the problem that is being addressed (what is not satisfied in the present state of the art?), its relevance (why should it be given importance if the problem is solved?), the proposed solution (how the problem will be addressed?), the novelty of the problem, the solution, or both (no one has identified the problem before or has proposed  a solution, what is the proposal’s originality? ), the research method applied (what methods are used to achieve the solution and how it is proved that the problem is solved?), and the research progress (where it is located or in which instance of the ultimate goal? ). The research summary should contain a brief overview and references to relevant literature.

A letter of recommendation from the principal or supervisor. The letter does not necessarily have to discuss aspects of the research (as they are detailed in the abstract) but it must include a line of the position of the participant as a doctoral student, the starting date and the expected end date as well as an assessment of the current state of the research (including expectations about the final delivery). If the research subject is not identified with the main topics of the tracks, the letter should add a briefly consideration about this.

Submissions will be evaluated based on the quality and the interest of the research. Presentations will be accepted in Spanish, Portuguese or English.