ASE 2024
Sun 27 October - Fri 1 November 2024 Sacramento, California, United States

Call for Doctoral Symposium Papers

Call for Symposium Papers

Goal and Scope

The goal of the ASE 2024 Doctoral Forum is to provide PhD students the opportunity to present and discuss their doctoral research with senior researchers in the software engineering community, in a constructive and friendly atmosphere.

Specifically, the symposium aims to:

  • provide a setting whereby students receive feedback on their doctoral research and guidance on future directions from the Doctoral Forum Panel;
  • foster the creation of a supportive community of scholars and a spirit of collaborative research; and
  • contribute to the conference goals through the interaction between the Forum participants and other researchers at the main conference.

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 Forum has the same scope of technical topics as the main ASE conference.

Students should consider participating in the Doctoral Forum after they have settled on a dissertation topic with some initial research results. Students should be at least a year from completion of their dissertation (at the time of the Forum).


To apply as a student participating in the Doctoral Forum, you should prepare a submission package consisting of two parts, both of which must be submitted by the submission deadline.

Part 1: Research proposal (2-4 pages in the conference format). It should cover:

  • Research problem you are targeting and its importance in the field
  • Brief survey of background and related work
  • Description of the proposed approach or solution
  • Expected contributions of your research
  • Results achieved so far
  • Plan to evaluate your work
  • Plan to present evidence of contribution to knowledge in the research community.

The research proposal should be single-authored and include the title of your research, your name, your advisor, your email address, and a short summary in the style of an abstract for a regular paper.

The research proposal should be submitted through the submission web site (TBD) as a PDF file.

All submissions must be original work, and must not have been previously published, nor be under consideration for publication, elsewhere.

All submissions must be in PDF format and conform, at the time of submission, to the ACM Proceedings Template: LaTeX users must use the \documentclass[sigconf,review,anonymous]{acmart} option. All submissions must be in English.

Submissions should strictly adhere to the formatting requirements and must not exceed two (2) pages in this format, including all text, references, appendices, and figures; submissions that do not comply with these requirements will be summarily rejected by the Chairs without review.

Part 2: Letter of Support (from your research advisor).

This short letter should include your name, the start date of your PhD studies, an assessment of the current status of your dissertation research, and an expected date for dissertation submission. The letter should be sent in PDF format to the Forum chairs with the subject: “ASE 2024 Doctoral Forum support letter for ”.


The Forum co-chairs will select participants using the following criteria:

  • Quality of the research proposal and its relevance to ASE
  • Quality of proposal presentation
  • Diversity of background, research topics and approaches
  • Stage of research (students will be selected across a range of research stages).
  • Research proposals of students who are invited to present their work at the Forum will not be included in the conference proceedings.


All authors of accepted contributions must register for the ASE 2023 Doctoral Forum and present their work at the Forum, in person.

Advisors of student presenters will not be allowed to attend their student’s presentations.

Important dates

  • Deadline for submission: August 1st, 2024
  • Deadline for notification: August 14th, 2024
  • Doctoral Forum: October 28th, 2024

Doctoral Forum Co-Chairs

Miroslaw Staron (Chalmers | University of Gothenburg, Sweden) and Gema Rodriguez-Perez (UBC Okanagan, Canada)


Questions regarding the Doctoral Forum should be directed to the Forum’s chairs: