Doctoral  Symposium – Call for Papers

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 symposium will be accompanied by prominent professors in the field of model-driven engineering who will actively participate in critical discussions.

Submissions are invited 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 must be in English, no longer than eight (8) pages in the Springer LNCS style, and include a title and the full contact information of the author (name, email address, and postal address). Submissions must be made using EasyChair.

Each submission will be reviewed by at least 3 experts based on originality, significance, correctness and clarity. Submissions should describe research-in-progress that is meant to lead to a PhD dissertation, using the following structure:

Problem: The problem the research intends to solve, the target audience of this research, and a motivation of why the problem is important and needs to be solved.

Related work: A review of the relevant related work with an emphasis of how the proposed approach is different and what advantages it has over the existing state of the art.

Proposed solution: A description of the proposed solution and which other work (e.g., in the form of methods or tools) it depends on.

Preliminary work: A description of the work to-date and results achieved so far.

Expected contributions: A list of the expected contributions to both theory and practice.

Plan for evaluation and validation: A description of how it will be shown that the work does indeed solve the targeted problem and is superior to the existing state of the art (e.g. prototyping, industry case studies, user studies, experiments).

Current status: The current status of the work and a planned timeline for completion.

Important Dates:

Doctoral Symposium
Deadline Event
26 July 2012 Submission Deadline
03 September 2012 Notification of acceptance

All deadlines are hard. No extensions will be allowed. (All dates are according to time zone UTC -12).

The Doctoral Symposium takes place on 2nd of October 2012.

Please submit your paper to easychair

Program committee

Henning Agt/GERMANY
Nesa Asoudeh/CANADA
Regina Hebig/GERMANY
Andreas Vogelsang/GERMANY
Magdalena Widl/AUSTRIA
Yvan Labiche/CANADA

Funding Opportunity for U.S. Students

NSF funding is available for US-based doctoral students to attend the Symposium. Preference will be given to US-based students who are US citizens or permanent residents, and qualified student applicants who have no other means to support their participation. Students from underrepresented groups in Computer Science are strongly encouraged to apply. Flexible funding up to $3000USD is available to cover registration, airfare, hotel, and other expenses.

Funding is restricted to applicants with accepted submissions to the Doctoral Symposium; students will be requested to assist with some additional aspect of the satellite program. Students must submit a funding request by August 15, 2012 (mailto: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it for complete details).