CAIN 2024
Sun 14 - Mon 15 April 2024 Lisbon, Portugal
co-located with ICSE 2024

This year, CAIN will include a Doctoral Symposium, providing students with the opportunity to receive rich feedback on their PhD work related to the CAIN themes of Software Engineering applied to AI and Data Science. Students may submit single-author abstracts of early-stage ideas or late-stage work for review by the Doctoral Symposium Committee.


All submissions should be accompanied by an endorsement letter from their advisor including the assessment of the current status of the research and an expected date for the completion of the dissertation.

For the early PhD category, the submissions should be 2 pages long, with one additional page permitted for references only. The submissions should clearly state:

  • the problem to be solved in the student’s research (justify why this problem is important and make clear that previous research and related work has not yet solved that problem),
  • the research hypothesis or claim,
  • the expected contributions of the research,
  • the plan for evaluating the contribution and presenting credible evidence of the results to the community.

For the late PhD category, the submissions should be 4 pages long, with one additional page permitted for references only. The submissions should include the bulleted items and:

  • a description of the results achieved so far, and
  • the planned timeline for completion

All authors should use the official “ACM Primary Article Template”, as can be obtained from the ACM Proceedings Template page. LaTeX users should use the sigconf option, as well as the review (to produce line numbers for easy reference by the reviewers) option. To that end, the following LaTeX code can be placed at the start of the LaTeX document:

\acmConference[CAIN 2024]{3rd International Conference on AI Engineering — Software Engineering for AI}{April 2024}{Lisbon, Portugal}

All students with accepted submissions will receive feedback via a Zoom session in advance of CAIN. In addition, students with early-stage abstracts will be invited to present their work at CAIN via a poster (following poster formatting described above), while late-stage work will be presented through a talk in the main CAIN conference. The submissions may, at the review committee discretion, be published in the CAIN’24 proceedings.

Authors of all accepted submissions are required to register for the CAIN 2024 conference.