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ASE 2020
Mon 21 - Fri 25 September 2020 Melbourne, Australia

Please note, due to COVID-19, the Symposium will be held “virtual” and hence PhD students from all over the world can participate without travelling to Melbourne

Call for Papers

The goal of the ASE 2020 Doctoral Symposium is to provide a supportive and stimulating forum in which the Ph.D. students have an opportunity to present and discuss their research with other researchers in the ASE community. The symposium aims at providing students useful guidance and feedback on their research and to facilitate networking within the scientific community by interacting with established researchers and with their peers at a similar stage in their careers.

The technical scope of the symposium is that of ASE. Students should consider participating in the Doctoral Symposium after they have settled on a dissertation topic with some initial research results. The ASE 2020 Doctoral Symposium is open to Ph.D. students at any stage of their research, whereby students at the initial stage (e.g., first or second year) will be able to challenge their ideas and current research directions, while students at a later stage (e.g., third or fourth year) will be able to present their preliminary results and get advice for improvement and for better exposition of their contributions and conclusions. As explained below, the symposium two paper categories for early and late-stage students.

Evaluation

The Doctoral Symposium Committee will select participants using the following criteria:

  • Relevance of the research plan to the Automated Software Engineering
  • Novelty, technical soundness and potential implications of the proposed research
  • For later stage proposals, soundness and appropriateness of its evaluation (plan)

Students should not infer that a list of prior publications is in any way expected or required; we welcome submissions from students for whom this will be their first formal submission as well as those who have previously published.

Submission

To apply as a student participant in the ASE 2020 Doctoral Symposium, one should prepare a submission package consisting of two parts, both of which must be submitted by the submission deadline (see instructions below).

All submissions must be in PDF format and conform, at the time of submission, to the ACM proceedings format, available at https://www.acm.org/publications/proceedings-template for both LaTeX and Word users. LaTeX users must use the provided acmart.cls and ACM-Reference-Format.bst without modification, enable the conference format in the preamble of the document (i.e., \documentclass[sigconf,review]{acmart}), and use the ACM reference format for the bibliography (i.e., \bibliographystyle{ACM-Reference-Format}). This is the same format as the research track.

Submission must be submitted electronically through the ASE 2020 HotCRP submission site.

The doctoral symposium foresees two types of submissions:

  • Early-stage PhD students (2 pages of text+one page of references only)
  • Late-stage PhD students (4 pages+one pages of references only)
    Important note: differently from the research track, Doctoral Symposium papers are NOT double-blind, and therefore must contain the author’s name.

Part 1: Research Abstract

The research abstract must conform to the ASE 2020 formatting and submission instructions and should cover all of the following:

  • The research problem statement, with proper motivations
  • A brief discussion on the state-of-the-art
  • An outline of the proposed approach or solution
  • The expected contributions of the dissertation research
  • Progress that has been made so far in solving the stated problem
  • The methods that are or will be used to carry out the research
  • A plan for evaluating the work and presenting credible evidence to the research community
  • (For later stage students) a very brief outline of the evaluation results
  • References to relevant publications (if any) of the submitter (appeared, accepted, submitted)

Students at the initial stage of their research might have some difficulty in addressing some of these instructions, but should make the best attempt. The research abstract should include the title of the work, the submitter’s name a one-paragraph summary in the style of an abstract for a regular paper, and a text body that covers the points above.

A paper for a doctoral symposium typically describes the work of a single student and shall not have any coauthors. During the submission process, the system will additionally ask for the name of the advisor(s), contact information, and a link to the submitter’s academic web page.

The deadline for submitting the research abstract is July 15th 2020; notifications are expected on July 31st 2020.

Part 2: Recommendation Letter (optional)

In addition to the research abstract, a submitter must provide a recommendation letter from their Ph.D. advisor. This letter should include the student’s name and a candid assessment of the current status of the dissertation research and an expected date for dissertation submission. The recommendation letter should be in PDF, and sent to the co-chairs with the subject “ASE 2020 DOCTORAL SYMPOSIUM RECOMMENDATION” at TBA

Dates
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Mon 21 Sep
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09:00 - 10:15: Opening & KeynoteDoctoral Symposium at Kangaroo
Chair(s): Massimiliano Di PentaUniversity of Sannio, Italy, Jean-Guy SchneiderDeakin University
09:00 - 09:10
Day opening
Doctoral Symposium
Massimiliano Di PentaUniversity of Sannio, Italy, Jean-Guy SchneiderDeakin University
09:10 - 10:15
Keynote
Doctoral Symposium
Oscar NierstraszUniversity of Bern, Switzerland
10:15 - 11:00: DS: Presentation 1Doctoral Symposium at Kangaroo
Chair(s): Massimiliano Di PentaUniversity of Sannio, Italy
10:15 - 10:37
Talk
Doctoral Symposium
Hala AbdelkaderApplied Artificial Intelligence Institute, Deakin University
10:37 - 11:00
Talk
Doctoral Symposium
Anjana PereraMonash University
DOI Pre-print
16:00 - 16:40: DS: Presentation 2Doctoral Symposium at Kangaroo
Chair(s): Jean-Guy SchneiderDeakin University
16:00 - 16:20
Talk
Doctoral Symposium
Christian SchindlerInstitute for Enterprise Systems, University of Mannheim
16:20 - 16:40
Talk
Doctoral Symposium
Cesar CornejoUniversity of Rio Cuarto and CONICET
16:40 - 17:15: DS: Presentation 3Doctoral Symposium at Kangaroo
Chair(s): Jean-Guy SchneiderDeakin University
16:40 - 16:57
Talk
Doctoral Symposium
Facundo MolinaUniversity of Río Cuarto
16:57 - 17:15
Talk
Doctoral Symposium
Nils WieberInstitute for Enterprise Systems (InES), University of Mannheim
17:15 - 18:20: Panel & ClossingDoctoral Symposium at Kangaroo
17:15 - 18:00
Doctoral Symposium
18:00 - 18:10
Day closing
Doctoral Symposium
Massimiliano Di PentaUniversity of Sannio, Italy, Jean-Guy SchneiderDeakin University

Tue 22 Sep
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10:20 - 11:20: LBR + DS Poster (1)Late Breaking Results / Doctoral Symposium at Koala
Chair(s): Kevin LeeDeakin University
10:20 - 10:25
Poster
Late Breaking Results
Tianqi ZhangNational University of Defense Technology, Yufeng ZhangCollege of Information Science and Engineering, Hunan University, Zhenbang ChenCollege of Computer, National University of Defense Technology, Changsha, PR China, Ziqi ShuaiNational University of Defense Technology, Ji WangNational University of Defense Technology
10:25 - 10:30
Poster
Late Breaking Results
Meixi LiuNational University of Defense Technology, Changsha, China, Weijiang HongNational University of Defense Technology, Changsha, China, Weiyu PanNational University of Defense Technology, Changsha, China, Chendong FengCollege of Computer, National University of Defense Technology, Changsha, China, Zhenbang ChenCollege of Computer, National University of Defense Technology, Changsha, PR China, Ji WangNational University of Defense Technology
10:30 - 10:35
Poster
Late Breaking Results
Zehua ChenNational University of Defense Technology, Zhenbang ChenCollege of Computer, National University of Defense Technology, Changsha, PR China, Ziqi ShuaiNational University of Defense Technology, Yufeng ZhangCollege of Information Science and Engineering, Hunan University, Weiyu PanNational University of Defense Technology, Changsha, China
10:35 - 10:40
Poster
Late Breaking Results
Zach Wei WangThe University of Adelaide, Ruoxi SunThe University of Adelaide, Jason Minhui XueThe University of Adelaide, Damith C. RanasingheThe University of Adelaide
DOI
10:40 - 10:45
Poster
Late Breaking Results
Daohan SongShanghai Jiao Tong University, Hao ZhongShanghai Jiao Tong University, Li JiaShanghai Jiao Tong University
10:45 - 10:50
Poster
Late Breaking Results
Han GaoSchool of Computer Science and Technology, Anhui University, Yi XuSchool of Computer Science and Technology, Anhui University, Xiao LiuSchool of Information Technology, Deakin University, Jia XuSchool of Computer Science and Technology, Anhui University, Tianxiang ChenSchool of Computer Science and Technology, Anhui University, Bowen ZhouSchool of Computer Science and Technology, Anhui University, Rui LiSchool of Information Technology, Deakin University, Xuejun LiSchool of Computer Science and Technology, Anhui University
10:50 - 10:55
Poster
Late Breaking Results
Rohit MehraAccenture Labs, India, Vibhu Saujanya SharmaAccenture Labs, Bangalore, India, Vikrant KaulgudAccenture Labs, India, Sanjay PodderAccenture, Adam P. BurdenAccenture
10:55 - 11:00
Poster
Late Breaking Results
Xuansong LiSchool of Computer Science and Engineering, Nanjing University of Science and Technology, Wei SongSchool of Computer Science and Engineering, Nanjing University of Science and Technology, Xiangyu ZhangPurdue University, USA
11:00 - 11:05
Talk
Doctoral Symposium
Hala AbdelkaderApplied Artificial Intelligence Institute, Deakin University
11:05 - 11:10
Talk
Doctoral Symposium
Anjana PereraMonash University
DOI Pre-print
18:20 - 19:20: LBR + DS Poster (2)Late Breaking Results / Doctoral Symposium at Koala
Chair(s): Kevin LeeDeakin University
18:20 - 18:25
Poster
Late Breaking Results
Mattia FazziniUniversity of Minnesota, Alessandro OrsoGeorgia Tech
18:25 - 18:30
Talk
Doctoral Symposium
Christian SchindlerInstitute for Enterprise Systems, University of Mannheim
18:30 - 18:35
Talk
Doctoral Symposium
Nils WieberInstitute for Enterprise Systems (InES), University of Mannheim
18:35 - 18:40
Talk
Doctoral Symposium
Cesar CornejoUniversity of Rio Cuarto and CONICET
18:40 - 18:45
Talk
Doctoral Symposium
Facundo MolinaUniversity of Río Cuarto