ICWE 2009 - Call for Doctoral Consortium Papers

The ICWE Doctoral Consortium will take place in conjunction with the Ninth International Conference on Web Engineering (ICWE 2009), to be held in San Sebastian, Spain, from June 24 to 26, 2009. It aims to provide PhD students an opportunity to discuss their research in Web Engineering in an international forum, and with a panel of well-known experts in the field. Additionally it will host several invited talks both to serve as motivation for students and to address their topics of interest.

The aims of the Doctoral Consortium are to:

  • provide PhD students with a welcoming atmosphere to present their research, receive useful feedback from senior researchers, and exchange ideas and experiences with other students
  • help PhD students develop their research questions, methodology and research plan
  • support a new generation of researchers

PhD students carrying out research in Web Engineering are invited to submit a position paper for the Doctoral Consortium session, to be reviewed by the Consortium’s program committee. The criteria used for accepting a paper include: potential quality of the research, contribution of the work to the field of Web Engineering, originality of the work and overall quality of the position paper.

Students who are currently working on, or have already prepared their PhD proposals, are encouraged to submit papers to the Consortium.

Accepted position papers will be presented during the ICWE 2009 conference, at the Doctoral Consortium session. We also encourage students who are at the start of their PhD or who are in a Master Program, to attend the Doctoral Consortium session since they can also benefit from the discussions that will take place during the session.

The author of the best proposal will be granted with a free registration to ICWE 2009.

Submission instructions
  • Extension: 5 pages. Please note that in order to ensure a fair competition among all authors, submissions exceeding the maximum length of five pages will not be reviewed.
  • Format: All documentation should be in PDF. Submitted position papers must include: author’s name, affiliation, a 200 words abstract, and the name of the student’s PhD supervisor(s). Submissions must not exceed five (5) pages, including references. Position papers should be well-structured and should clearly specify:
    • the problem(s) that the proposed research is going to solve, and the motivation for solving them
    • the aims and objectives of the proposed research
    • the research methodology to be used to achieve the research goals, including a brief description of the work done to date and a tentative plan for future work
    • the main contribution(s) of the research to Web Engineering
    Please include a letter of recommendation from your PhD supervisor(s).
    Springer LNCS style (see general guidelines at LNCS formatting style).
  • Deadline: April 18, 2009 (23:59 Hawaii Time)
  • Submission place: Authors can use the main conference’s EasyChair system ICWE 2009 Submission site at EasyChair for the submission of their manuscripts. Poster proposals are submitted to the dedicated ICWE_DC Track.

Important Dates
  • Submission: April 18, 2009 (23:59 Hawaii Time)
  • Notification of acceptance: May 11, 2009
  • Camera-ready version: June 1, 2009

Doctoral Consortium Chair
  • Gustavo Rossi, National University of la Plata, Argentina

Contact Information

In case of any inquires, please do not hesitate to contact doctoral consortium chair: doctoral@icwe2009.webengineering.org