Overview – Doctoral Symposium @ RE2011
The RE Doctoral Symposium is an international forum for PhD students working in all areas of Requirements Engineering. The forum is intended to bring together PhD students and give them the opportunity to present and discuss their research, to get constructive feedback, and to meet fellow researchers at a similar stage of their career.
More precisely, the goals of the RE Doctoral Symposium are:
The doctoral symposium will operate in a highly interactive workshop-like format.
Who should participate
The Doctoral Symposium welcomes PhD students who have settled on a dissertation topic and whose PhD dissertation will benefit from the feedback received. In most likelihood, such students will be midway through their doctoral work.
To apply as a student participant to the Doctoral Symposium, you should prepare a submission package consisting of two parts (described below), both of which must be submitted via e-mail to both firstname.lastname@example.org and email@example.com no later than May 16th, 2011. The e-mail should bear the subject [RE2011 Doc Sym] Submission.
Part 1 — Research Abstract
Your research abstract must be formatted according to the IEEE CS proceedings format (see the website of the IEEE Conference Publishing Service for instructions and templates) and must be a maximum of four pages (font size: 10pt), including all text, references, appendices, and figures. All submissions must be in English. Submissions must be in PDF format.
The research abstract should cover:
The sections of the paper do not necessarily need to follow the above structure, but should have a similar content. We understand that students at a relatively early stage of their research might have some difficulty addressing all of the content requirements, but should attempt to do so as well as they can.
The research abstract should include the title of your work, your name, affiliation, email address, postal address, personal website, and a one paragraph short summary in the style of an abstract for a regular paper. Submissions should contain no proprietary or confidential material and should cite no proprietary or confidential publications.
Part 2 — Letter of Recommendation
Ask your (main) dissertation advisor for a letter of recommendation. This letter should include:
The letter should be in PDF format and should be sent directly by your advisor via e-mail to both firstname.lastname@example.org and email@example.com.
Upon receipt of the submissions, the Doctoral Symposium Committee will select participants using the following three criteria:
If you are accepted as a student participant at the Doctoral Symposium, you will probably also wish to attend the Requirements Engineering conference.
A number of scholarships are available and allow students to attend the conference in return for acting as a student volunteers. These are offered by the organizing committee.
The conference organizing committee will give high priority to applications from student participants at the Doctoral Symposium. If you wish to be considered for a volunteer scholarship, you are encouraged to apply immediately after you receive notice of your acceptance as a participant in the Doctoral Symposium.
Doctoral Symposium Committee
Doctoral Symposium Co-Chairs