COMPUTING, SOFTWARE, CRITICAL INFRASTRUCTURE
31st Annual IEEE
International Computer Software and Applications Conference
The Doctoral Symposium at COMPSAC will provide an international forum for doctoral students to interact
with other students and faculty mentors. Since 2006, COMPSAC has been designated as the IEEE Computer Society
Signature Conference on Software Technology and Applications.
The Doctoral Symposium seeks to bring together PhD Students working in computer software and applications and
related fields. Selected students will have the opportunity to present and discuss their research goals, methodology,
and preliminary results within a constructive and international atmosphere.
The Symposium organizers will strive to provide useful guidance for completion
of the dissertation research and motivation for a research career. The Symposium
is intended for students who have already settled on a specific research proposal
and have produced limited preliminary results, but have enough time remaining
before their final defense to benefit from the fruitful Symposium discussions.
Due to the mentoring aspect of the event, the Symposium will be open only
to the students and mentors participating directly in the event.
In coordination with the technical theme of COMPSAC 2007, topics pertaining
to software engineering of critical infrastructure systems such as civil,
telecommunications, and medical systems will be of particular interest. Related
topics include, but are not limited to, requirements analysis, co-analysis
and co-design, modeling, design, development, testing, measurement, verification
and validation for performance, safety, security, and dependability constraints
of such systems. As effective construction of critical infrastructure systems
is not limited solely to the field of computer science and engineering and
is truly a multidisciplinary effort, submissions addressing multidisciplinary
research topics are particularly encouraged.
All accepted papers will be published in the conference proceedings in hardcopy
and on-line version by the IEEE Computer Society.
Submissions will be judged on originality, overall contribution,
technical merit, presentation quality and relevance to the conference topics.
It is anticipated that each submission will be reviewed by at least two mentors
from the program committee. Each student invited to attend will be assigned
a specific mentor who will be in charge of leading the discussion after the
Students should consider participating in the Doctoral Symposium at least
six months BEFORE completion of their dissertation, but after having settled
on a solid dissertation topic. In the email that accompanies the abstract
submission, students should identify their level of progress toward completion
(i.e., briefly state the expected date of graduation).
Students desiring to participate in the Symposium must submit an extended
abstract that describes their doctoral work. Each abstract submission should:
* clearly formulate the research topic
* outline the significant problems in the field and their current solutions
* present the preliminary idea, the proposed approach, and the results achieved
* explicitly point out the contributions of the proposed work
Detailed instructions for electronic paper submission can be found at
Doctoral Symposium 2007 Submission Website.
The length of the initial submission and camera-ready versions of the abstract
should be limited to 3 (IEEE Proceedings style) pages printed in 10-12 point
font. Please follow the IEEE Computer Society Press Proceedings Author Guidelines
to prepare your papers. At least one author of each accepted paper is required
to pay the student registration fee to the conference. Pending availability
of funds, a limited number of travel grants may be available.
All invited participants will be asked to provide a poster describing their
research, which will be displayed throughout the conference. Each accepted
paper must be presented in person by the author, in a 30-minute timeslot with
20 minutes for the presentation and 10 minutes for discussion and feedback.
Questions should be addressed to the Doctoral Symposium Chair, Dr. Sahra
Sedigh, at: firstname.lastname@example.org