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Calls for Doctoral Symposium Papers

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The goal of the Doctoral Symposium is to provide a forum in which PhD students can present their work in progress and to foster the role of MODELS as a premier venue for research in model-driven engineering. The symposium aims to support students by providing independent and constructive feedback about their already completed and, more importantly, planned research work.


The technical scope of the symposium coincides with that of MODELS'09.


Submissions should describe research-in-progress that is meant to lead to a PhD dissertation. The submission should describe:

  • Problem: The technical problem the research intends to solve and why it is important and needs to be solved.
  • Related work: A review of the relevant related work with an explanation of how the proposed approach is different and which advantages it has.
  • Proposed solution: A description of the proposed solution and which other work (e.g., in the form of methods, or tools) it depends on.
  • Expected contributions: A list of the expected contributions.
  • Current status: The current status of the work and how close to completion it is.
  • Plan for evaluation: A description of how it will be shown that the work does indeed solve the targeted problem.

Submissions should be from PhD students who have settled on a PhD topic, but are still sufficiently far away from completion to be able to take full advantage of the given feedback (typically, this means that, at the time of the symposium, students should be at least one year away from completion). Submissions should be in English, no longer than six pages in Springer LNCS format, and include a title and the full contact information of the author (name, email address, and postal address). Submissions should be made using EasyChair.

Review and evaluation

Submissions will be reviewed by at least 3 members of the program committee using the following criteria:

  • Overall quality of the submission itself (e.g., clarity, precision (relative to the stage of the research), and adequacy of the problem statement, the solution description, the expected contributions, the plan for evaluation, and the review of related work)
  • Potential quality of the (completed and proposed) research (e.g., originality of solution and its impact) and its relevance to the MODELS community

Important Dates

  • Submission: June 17, 2009
  • Notification: end of July, 2009
  • Symposium: October 5, 2009

Program Committee

  • Ruth Breu, University of Innsbruck, Austria
  • Betty Cheng, Michigan State University, USA
  • Jürgen Dingel, Queen's University, Canada (Organizer)
  • Gregor Engels, University of Paderborn, Germany
  • Robert France, Colorado State University, USA
  • Vahid Garousi, University of Calgary, Canada
  • Aniruddha Gokhale, Vanderbilt University, USA
  • Jeff Gray, University of Alabama at Birmingham, USA
  • Gerti Kappel, Vienna University of Technology, Austria
  • Jochen Küster, IBM Research Zürich, Switzerland
  • Ingolf Krüger, University of California at San Diego, USA
  • Yvan Labiche, Carleton University, Canada
  • Pieter Mosterman, The MathWorks, USA
  • Iulian Ober, University of Toulouse, France
  • Alexander Pretschner, Fraunhofer IESE and Kaiserslautern University of Technology, Germany
  • Bernhard Schätz, Munich University of Technology, Germany
  • Holger Schlingloff, Humboldt University, Germany
  • Michał Smiałek, Warsaw University of Technology, Poland
  • Stéphane Somé, University of Ottawa, Canada
  • Janos Sztipanovits, Vanderbilt University, USA


For further information, please contact Juergen Dingel, Queen's University, Canada

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Last updated: July 23, 2009