*** Extended deadline ***
Call for Participation
ICSE 2017 PhD and Young Researchers Warm Up Symposium
Supported by ACM SIGSOFT
Co-located with CBSoft 2014
October 3, Maceió - Brazil
Registration fee is R$ 20
We are extending the deadline since a number of students do not notice that this is a semi-open event and they need to submit an abstract with 1,800 characters. This is a semi-open event and we intend to select approximately 20 participants to attend the symposium. It is easier for invited speakers to provide frank feedback, for students to expose their worries, problems and doubts, and so no, in a semi-open event.
In 2017 the International Conference on Software Engineering (ICSE) will be held in South America for the first time since it started in 1975. More specifically, ICSE will be held in Buenos Aires around May 2017. ICSE is the premier software engineering conference, providing a forum for researchers, practitioners and educators to present and discuss the most recent innovations, trends, experiences and concerns in the field of software engineering.
We believe that up to now South American presence at ICSE does not reflect the quality and potential of software engineering research that is ongoing in the region. We believe that ICSE 2017 in South America is a unique opportunity for changing this, not only bringing into the ICSE community South American researchers, practitioners and educators but also inspiring and boosting the potential of the budding South American software engineering community. Furthermore, we believe that ICSE 2017 in South America can also serve as a catalyser, fostering stronger integration between software engineering research communities of South American countries.
The ICSE 2017 PhD and Young Researchers Warm Up Symposium aims to bring senior year PhD students and young PhD researchers together to share their experience and to learn from established academic and researchers from the International Conference on Software Engineering community. Developing as a young scientist and achieving impact through publications in top scientific venues such as ICSE is a challenge that not only requires creativity, well articulated hypothesis and rigorous validation but also communication skills, both for written and oral presentations, understanding how communities work and how to get results disseminated.
The symposium focuses on helping new software engineering researchers feel more comfortable and confident in dealing with these many challenges. The symposium will feature advice and guidance from leading software engineering researchers based upon their personal experiences and insights into the contemporary community. Ample time for informal and small group interactions will allow the attendees to dig deeper into pertinent questions and concerns.
A goal of this symposium will be to provide a supportive yet questioning setting in which young researchers can present their work. Participants will be able to discuss their goals, methods, and results at an early stage in their research and receive useful guidance and feedback on various aspects of their research. The symposium will also help participants to establish a research and social network with their local peers and also with prominent members of the ICSE community. This year we are fortunate to have four previous ICSE Program Committee chairs attending the symposium!


Participation is subject to submission and acceptance of an abstract (max 1,800 characters) and a short bio that includes PhD start and (possibly tentative) end date. Please read all of these instructions prior to submitting your paper. A submission must be submitted by August 03, 2014. Papers must be submitted through the Easychair online system available at:
Contributions should be written in English and be prepared using Springer's Lecture Notes in Computer Science (LNCS) format. Submissions must be in Adobe Portable Document Format (PDF) format. The PhD student must be the only author of the abstract. If you have any questions, send an email to: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .
Accepted participants are expected to bring a poster that they will use to present and discuss their research with one of the invited speakers. They are also expected to bring a two minute "elevator talk" which they will have an opportunity to give.
Accepted participants will have to register at Registration fee is R$ 20 and requires being also registered to CBSoft.


Important Dates
The revised deadline for submission of abstracts is August 17, 2014. 
Submission Deadline: August 17, 2014 (was August 3, 2014)
Acceptance Notification: September 5, 2014 (was August 25, 2014)


Organization Committee
Rohit Gheyi (Federal University of Campina Grande)
Marcio Ribeiro (Federal University of Alagoas)
Alessandro Garcia (PUC-Rio)
Sebastian Uchitel (Imperial College London and Universidad de Buenos Aires)


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