Doctoral Symposium CIbSE 2011

The Organizing Committee of the XIVIbero-American Conference on Software Engineering (CIbSE 2011) are pleased to invite PhD students in the Software Engineering and related areas to submit papers describing their doctoral work in order to participate in the Doctoral Symposium CIbSE 2011.


The Doctoral Symposium CIbSE 2011 is an international forum for PhD students to discuss their research goals, methodology, and early results, in a critical but supportive and constructive environment. Thus, the main objectives of the Doctoral Symposium are:

  • To provide an international forum for selected PhD students to present their research work and to receive guidelines and suggestions that will help them to improve their dissertations.
  • To provide an opportunity for students to interact with established researchers and others in the Software Engineering community.
  • To interact with other PhD students and to stimulate the exchange of ideas.
  • To provide useful guidance for the completion of the research and also talks about the research career.


The Doctoral Symposium will be performed in a one-day session in the context of the CIbSE 2011 conference. Selected students will present their work and receive constructive feedback both from a panel of experts and from other Doctoral Symposium students. The students will also have the opportunity to seek advice on various aspects of completing a Ph.D. and performing research in Software Engineering. The proceedings of the Doctoral Symposium will be published as part of the proceedings of the CIbSE 2011 Conference.

Assessment of Submissions

Submitted papers will be subject to a review process by an international Program Committee and evaluated with respect to the quality of the research and its expected impact on the Software Engineering field. Thus, the submitted papers should:

  • Provide a clear description of the research problem being addressed.
  • Motivate the proposed research (i.e. state why the research work is being conducted, and what benefits the research will bring).
  • Outline the current knowledge of the problem domain, briefly describe what existing work the research builds upon (citing key papers), and also briefly describe any existing solutions that have been developed or are currently being developed (citing key papers).
  • Clearly present preliminary results from the research work, and propose a plan of research for completing the PhD.
  • Point out the contributions of the applicant to the solution of the problem, and state in what aspects the suggested solution is different, new or better as compared to existing approaches to the problem.

Submitted papers must not exceed 6 pages in Springer LNCS format ( Papers may be written in English, Spanish or Portuguese.

What and how to Submit

Papers must be sent in PDF format by the deadline stated to the Doctoral Symposium Chair: Oscar Pastor ( In addition, you must also attach an “expectation and benefits” statement (1 page maximum, in PDF format) describing the kind of advice you would like to receive and how this would help you in your research. You should seek your supervisor’s guidance when preparing this statement.

So, each submission must consist of the following:

  1. Attached PDF with your research paper submission (maximum 6 pages).
  2. Attached PDF with your expectation and benefits statement (maximum 1 page).

Please state "CIbSE 2011 Doctoral Symposium- Submission" as the subject of the e-mail. The body of the email should also contain: Title, abstract (200 words), keywords, and student and advisor (name, e-mail address, affiliation and postal address).

Important Dates

Submission Deadline: January 12, 2011
Notification: January 30, 2011
Camera Ready version: February 15, 2011

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