EASE 2024
Tue 18 - Fri 21 June 2024 Salerno, Italy

Call for Papers

The Doctoral Symposium aims to provide a helpful and stimulating forum for Ph.D. students to present and discuss their research proposals and early research results. Experienced members of the empirical software engineering community will serve as advisers to provide constructive feedback on the research proposals. Participants must be current doctoral students, preferably those who have identified their dissertation topic and progressed on initial results (other doctoral students are also welcome).

The submitted research proposal should be single-authored. It is limited to 6 pages. We suggest the following outline to maintain a uniform reporting style and help the advisers’ work:

  • Title and abstract (up to 250 words).
  • Advisor’s name, email address and affiliation.
  • Motivation, rationale, and contributions of the research.
  • Key Research Questions/Challenges to be addressed
  • Work Plan explaining how the challenges will be addressed:
    • Research approach, empirical study design, and implementation.
    • Definition of most important metrics (e.g., following the GQM approach).
    • Definition of Data Collection Approaches
    • Data analysis methods and techniques.
    • Validity threats and their mitigation strategies.
    • Summary of the current status of the research (including a very brief outline of the early results) and planned next steps.
  • Relevant related work.

Important Dates

Papers submission: March 8th, 2024, AoE
Notification: April 12th, 2024, AoE
Camera-ready: April 26th, 2024, AoE
Early registration deadline: 5 May 2024, AoE


Depending on the review outcome, the submissions will be accepted either as short papers published in the conference proceedings or as posters to be presented during the conference.


Please submit your papers using: https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=ease2024. The formatting rules of the main conference proceedings apply to the Doctoral Symposium manuscripts.