The goal of the SPLC Doctoral Symposium is to provide a supportive, but challenging environment that enables students to further improve their research work leading to a Ph.D.
Students will be given an opportunity to discuss their research, especially goals, methods, and intermediate results with top researchers in the area. This is a unique opportunity for Ph.D. students to gain valuable expert feedback with respect to all aspects of their research work and to get into contact with other students who are at a similar stage of Ph.D. research. The overall aim is to improve the quality and quantity of successful Ph.D. work in the area of software product lines.
The event aims at Ph.D. candidates that are sufficiently advanced to provide already results from initial work but are also sufficiently far from submission that feedback may be integrated into the final version of the Ph.D. Other students (including diploma and master students) may be admitted based on availability of space.
All topics that are relevant to the SPLC are also relevant to the doctoral symposium.
Submissions will be evaluated according to the relevance, originality, and feasibility of the work.
For each paper at least one reviewer will be available at the symposium and there will be a unique opportunity for discussion among reviewers and participants.
The symposium is a one-day event to be held in conjunction with SPLC 2008. Each participant gets the chance to present his/her work (either as full presentation or as short presentation) and will get feedback from the panelists and the audience. In particular, the presenters will be provided with an opportunity for direct discussions with the reviewers.
Further information can be found at:
Part I: Research Abstract
To participate students shall submit a research abstract electronically (PDF) to splc-ds at sse.uni-hildesheim.de
The submissions shall be 6-8 pages in the IEEE proceedings 8.5x11-inch, Two-Column Format.
The research abstract shall cover:
Try to address these issues as good as you can based on the status of your research. The research abstract shall include the title of your work, your name, email address, postal address, personal website, and a one paragraph short summary in the style of an abstract for a regular paper. Submissions should contain no proprietary or confidential material and should cite no proprietary or confidential publications.
Part II: Letter of Recommendation
Ask your dissertation advisor for a letter of recommendation. This letter should include your name and a candid assessment of the current status of your dissertation research and an expected date for dissertation submission. The letter should be in Adobe Portable Document Format (PDF), and sent to: splc-ds at sse.uni.hildesheim.de with the subject of: SPLC-Dissertation-Symposium.