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ICSE 2021
Mon 17 May - Fri 4 June 2021

The ICSE 2021 Doctoral Symposium is a one-day event to be held on May 21 and 24, 2021 in Madrid, Spain. The symposium provides doctoral students an opportunity to interact with their colleagues working on foundations, techniques, tools, and applications of software engineering.

The goals of the symposium are to:

  • provide the participants independent and constructive feedback on their current research and future research directions;
  • develop a supportive community of scholars and a spirit of collaborative research; and
  • provide an opportunity for student participants to interact with established researchers and practitioners in the software engineering community.
Dates

This program is tentative and subject to change.

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Fri 21 May
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17:00 - 17:10
WelcomeDS - Doctoral Symposium at DS Plenary Room
Chair(s): Sebastian UchitelUniversidad de Buenos Aires / Imperial College, Sira VegasUniversidad Politecnica de Madrid
17:10 - 18:10
Get to know your peers #1DS - Doctoral Symposium at DS Room 1
Chair(s): Betty H.C. ChengMichigan State University
17:10 - 18:10
Get to know your peers #2DS - Doctoral Symposium at DS Room 2
Chair(s): Laura DillonMichigan State University
17:10 - 18:10
Get to know your peers #3DS - Doctoral Symposium at DS Room 3
Chair(s): Ignacio PanachUniversidad de Valencia
18:10 - 18:25
18:25 - 19:55
Early PhD #1DS - Doctoral Symposium at DS Room 1

Advisor(s): Dalal Alrajeh, Joanne M. AtleeUniversity of Waterloo, Jane Cleland-HuangUniversity of Notre Dame

18:25
30m
Doctoral symposium paper
Unburdening onboarding in Software Product LinesDoctoral Symposium
DS - Doctoral Symposium
Raul MedeirosUniversity of the Basque Country (UPV/EHU)
Pre-print
18:55
30m
Doctoral symposium paper
Extractive Multi Product-Line EngineeringDoctoral Symposium
DS - Doctoral Symposium
Kamil RosiakTU Braunschweig
Pre-print
19:25
30m
Doctoral symposium paper
Group Recommendation Techniques for Feature Modeling and ConfigurationDoctoral Symposium
DS - Doctoral Symposium
Viet-Man LeGraz University of Technology
Pre-print
18:25 - 19:55
Early PhD #2DS - Doctoral Symposium at DS Room 2

Advisor(s): Elisabetta Di NittoPolitecnico di Milano, Jocelyn SimmondsUniversity of Chile, Claes WohlinBlekinge Institute of Technology

18:25
30m
Doctoral symposium paper
A proposal to systematize introducing DevOps into the software development processDoctoral Symposium
DS - Doctoral Symposium
Luciano Aguiar MonteiroCenter for Advanced Studies and Systems (CESAR)
Pre-print
18:55
30m
Doctoral symposium paper
A Model using agile methodologies for defining metrics to be used by the Public Sector in Brazil to set remuneration for outsourced software developmentDoctoral Symposium
DS - Doctoral Symposium
Washington AlmeidaCesar School
Pre-print
19:25
30m
Doctoral symposium paper
Learning to Boost the Efficiency of Modern Code ReviewDoctoral Symposium
DS - Doctoral Symposium
Robert HeumüllerChair of Software Engineering, Faculty of Computer Science, Otto-von-Guericke-University Magdeburg
Pre-print
18:25 - 19:55
Early PhD #3DS - Doctoral Symposium at DS Room 3

Advisor(s): Nazareno AguirreUniversity of Rio Cuarto and CONICET, Sebastian ElbaumUniversity of Virginia, David RosenblumNational Univeristy of Singapore

18:25
30m
Doctoral symposium paper
Towards a testing tool that learns to testDoctoral Symposium
DS - Doctoral Symposium
Olivia Rodriguez ValdesOpen Universiteit
18:55
30m
Doctoral symposium paper
A functional paradigm for Capacity Planning of Cloud Computing WorkloadsDoctoral Symposium
DS - Doctoral Symposium
Pre-print
19:25
30m
Doctoral symposium paper
Interactive Graph Exploration for Comprehension of Static Analysis ResultsDoctoral Symposium
DS - Doctoral Symposium
Rafael ToledoUniversity of Waterloo
Pre-print
19:55 - 20:10
20:10 - 20:55
PanelDS - Doctoral Symposium at DS Social Activities Room

Panelist(s): Nazareno AguirreUniversity of Rio Cuarto and CONICET, Dalal Alrajeh, Jane Cleland-HuangUniversity of Notre Dame, Sebastian ElbaumUniversity of Virginia

Mon 24 May
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17:00 - 17:05
WelcomeDS - Doctoral Symposium at DS Plenary Room
Chair(s): Sira VegasUniversidad Politecnica de Madrid, Sebastian UchitelUniversidad de Buenos Aires / Imperial College
17:05 - 18:35
Late PhD #1DS - Doctoral Symposium at DS Room 1

Advisor(s): Dalal Alrajeh, Jane Cleland-HuangUniversity of Notre Dame, Laura DillonMichigan State University, Rafael PrikladnickiSchool of Technology at the PUCRS University, David RosenblumNational Univeristy of Singapore

17:05
30m
Doctoral symposium paper
Data Analytics Techniques and Tool for Model-Driven Engineering of Smart IoT ServicesDoctoral Symposium
DS - Doctoral Symposium
Armin MoinTechnical University of Munich
Pre-print
17:35
30m
Doctoral symposium paper
Please Don't Go - A Comprehensive Approach to Increase Women's Participation in Open Source SoftwareDoctoral Symposium
DS - Doctoral Symposium
Bianca TrinkenreichNorthern of Arizona Univeristy
Pre-print
18:05
30m
Doctoral symposium paper
Speculative Analysis for Quality Assessment of Code CommentsDoctoral Symposium
DS - Doctoral Symposium
Pooja RaniUniversity of bern
Pre-print
18:35 - 18:50
18:50 - 20:20
Late PhD #2DS - Doctoral Symposium at DS Room 1

Advisor(s): Nazareno AguirreUniversity of Rio Cuarto and CONICET, Tevfik BultanUniversity of California, Santa Barbara, Betty H.C. ChengMichigan State University

18:50
30m
Doctoral symposium paper
Vulnerability Detection is Just the BeginningDoctoral Symposium
DS - Doctoral Symposium
Sarah ElderNorth Carolina State University
19:20
30m
Doctoral symposium paper
High-Quality Automated Program RepairDoctoral Symposium
DS - Doctoral Symposium
Manish MotwaniUniversity of Massachusetts, Amherst
Pre-print
19:50
30m
Doctoral symposium paper
On the Interplay Between Static and Dynamic Analysis for Mining SandboxesDoctoral Symposium
DS - Doctoral Symposium
Francisco CostaUniversity of Brasília, Brazil
20:20 - 20:35
ClosingDS - Doctoral Symposium at DS Plenary Room
Chair(s): Sira VegasUniversidad Politecnica de Madrid, Sebastian UchitelUniversidad de Buenos Aires / Imperial College

Call for Doctoral Symposium Submissions

Who should participate

Students should consider participating in the Doctoral Symposium if they are at least nine months away from completing their dissertation at the time of the event, but after having settled on a research area or thesis topic.

Submission categories

There are two submission categories:

  • Early PhD submissions. These are aimed at students in the first years of their PhD, that have no publications that are core to their PhD and that are looking for early feedback on how to continue their PhD. Accepted submissions will appear as two page summaries in the proceedings, students will be invited to present a poster at the symposium and may have the opportunity give a short talk to the symposium attendees depending on the available time.
  • Late PhD submissions. These are aimed at students that are in their last years of their PhD and that have results that they wish to present at the symposium. Accepted submissions will appear as four page summaries in the proceedings, students will be invited to present a poster at the symposium and to give a talk to the symposium attendees.

Submissions

Each student’s Doctoral Symposium submission consists of two elements:

  1. A letter of recommendation from the student’s dissertation advisor. The letter should be sent by e-mail directly to the Doctoral Symposium Chairs (svegas@fi.upm.es and s.uchitel@imperial.ac.uk). The letter of recommendation must include an assessment of the current status of the research and an expected date for the completion of the dissertation.
  2. A short paper describing the student’s dissertation research. This paper has to be authored only by the student.

    For late PhD submissions, the paper should be 4 pages long (two more pages containing only references are permitted) and should clearly state:
    1. 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,
    2. the research hypothesis or claim,
    3. the expected contributions of the research, including a discussion of related work,
    4. how the student plans to evaluate the results and to present credible evidence of the results to the community,
    5. a description of the results achieved so far, and
    6. the planned timeline for completion.

    For early PhD submissions, the paper should be 2 pages (one more page containing only references is permitted) and should include all items above from (a) to (d) and not include (e) nor (f).

Submissions can be made via the Doctoral Symposium submission site (https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=icse2021ds). We encourage submitters to upload their paper early and to properly enter potential conflicts for reviewing.

Formatting

For formatting instructions instructions, see the IEEE Conference Proceedings Formatting Guidelines (title in 24pt font and full text in 10pt type, LaTEX users must use \documentclass[10pt,conference]{IEEEtran} without including the compsoc or compsocconf option).

Review process

Submissions will be reviewed by members of the Doctoral Symposium Committee. Participants will be selected on the basis of their anticipated contribution to the Doctoral Symposium goals as well as the potential benefit to the participants. Among the criteria that will be considered in reviewing submissions are:

  • the potential quality of the research and its relevance to software engineering,
  • the stage of the research; see the Section “Who should participate” above, and
  • the diversity of backgrounds, research topics, and approaches.

Attendance

Authors of submissions selected for participation will have the opportunity to present their work during the Doctoral Symposium and to have a camera-ready version of their papers published in a companion volume to the ICSE 2019 Conference Proceedings and the IEEE Xplore Digital Library.

Selected participants will receive feedback both from a panel of experts and from other Doctoral Symposium participants. The participants will also have the opportunity to seek advice on various aspects of completing a PhD and performing research in software engineering.

To facilitate detailed feedback to the participants, attendance to the Doctoral Symposium is by invitation only, limited to the participants and the Doctoral Symposium Committee.

Important Dates

  • DS Submissions Deadline: 19 November 2020
  • DS Acceptance Notification: 18 January 2021
  • DS Camera-Ready: 12 February 2021
  • DS Presentations: 24 May 2021

Accepted Papers

Title
A Model using agile methodologies for defining metrics to be used by the Public Sector in Brazil to set remuneration for outsourced software developmentDoctoral Symposium
DS - Doctoral Symposium
Pre-print
A functional paradigm for Capacity Planning of Cloud Computing WorkloadsDoctoral Symposium
DS - Doctoral Symposium
Pre-print
A proposal to systematize introducing DevOps into the software development processDoctoral Symposium
DS - Doctoral Symposium
Pre-print
Data Analytics Techniques and Tool for Model-Driven Engineering of Smart IoT ServicesDoctoral Symposium
DS - Doctoral Symposium
Pre-print
Extractive Multi Product-Line EngineeringDoctoral Symposium
DS - Doctoral Symposium
Pre-print
Group Recommendation Techniques for Feature Modeling and ConfigurationDoctoral Symposium
DS - Doctoral Symposium
Pre-print
High-Quality Automated Program RepairDoctoral Symposium
DS - Doctoral Symposium
Pre-print
Interactive Graph Exploration for Comprehension of Static Analysis ResultsDoctoral Symposium
DS - Doctoral Symposium
Pre-print
Learning to Boost the Efficiency of Modern Code ReviewDoctoral Symposium
DS - Doctoral Symposium
Pre-print
On the Interplay Between Static and Dynamic Analysis for Mining SandboxesDoctoral Symposium
DS - Doctoral Symposium
Please Don't Go - A Comprehensive Approach to Increase Women's Participation in Open Source SoftwareDoctoral Symposium
DS - Doctoral Symposium
Pre-print
Speculative Analysis for Quality Assessment of Code CommentsDoctoral Symposium
DS - Doctoral Symposium
Pre-print
Towards a testing tool that learns to testDoctoral Symposium
DS - Doctoral Symposium
Unburdening onboarding in Software Product LinesDoctoral Symposium
DS - Doctoral Symposium
Pre-print
Vulnerability Detection is Just the BeginningDoctoral Symposium
DS - Doctoral Symposium
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A
Aguiar Monteiro, Luciano
Center for Advanced Studies and Systems (CESAR)Brazil
Aguirre, Nazareno
University of Rio Cuarto and CONICET, Argentina
Almeida, Washington
Cesar SchoolBrazil
Alrajeh, Dalal
Atlee, Joanne M.
University of WaterlooCanada
B
Bultan, Tevfik
University of California, Santa BarbaraUnited States
C
Cavalcanti Pereira, Carlos Diego
CESAR SchoolBrazil
Cheng, Betty H.C.
Michigan State UniversityUnited States
Cleland-Huang, Jane
University of Notre DameUnited States
Costa, Francisco
University of Brasília, BrazilBrazil
D
Di Nitto, Elisabetta
Politecnico di MilanoItaly
Dillon, Laura
Michigan State University
E
Elbaum, Sebastian
University of Virginia
Elder, Sarah
North Carolina State UniversityUnited States
H
Heumüller, Robert
Chair of Software Engineering, Faculty of Computer Science, Otto-von-Guericke-University MagdeburgGermany
L
Le, Viet-Man
Graz University of TechnologyAustria
M
MacDonell, Stephen
Medeiros, Raul
University of the Basque Country (UPV/EHU)Spain
Moin, Armin
Technical University of MunichGermany
Motwani, Manish
University of Massachusetts, AmherstUnited States
P
Panach, Ignacio
Universidad de ValenciaSpain
Prikladnicki, Rafael
R
Rani, Pooja
University of bernSwitzerland
Rodriguez Valdes, Olivia
Open UniversiteitNetherlands
Rosenblum, David
National University of SingaporeSingapore
Rosiak, Kamil
TU BraunschweigGermany
S
Simmonds, Jocelyn
University of ChileChile
T
Toledo, Rafael
University of WaterlooCanada
Trinkenreich, Bianca
Northern of Arizona UniveristyUnited States
U
Uchitel, Sebastian
Universidad de Buenos Aires / Imperial CollegeArgentina
V
Vegas, Sira
Universidad Politecnica de MadridSpain
W
Wohlin, Claes
Blekinge Institute of TechnologySweden
X
Xu, Chang
Nanjing UniversityChina