[TYPES/announce] [ESSoS'16] ESSoS Doctoral Symposium: CFP (extended deadline March 4th)

Raoul Strackx raoul.strackx at cs.kuleuven.be
Mon Feb 29 05:43:26 EST 2016

= ESSoS Doctoral Symposium 2016 =

== Important dates ==
Paper submission deadline: March 4, 2016 23:59 GMT (extended)
Notification of acceptance: March 12, 2016
Camera ready version: March 25, 2016
Doctoral symposium: April 6, 2016

== Description ==
The ESSoS Doctoral Symposium 2016 will be held in Egham, United Kingdom
on Wednesday, April 6, 2016, as a satellite event of the International
Symposium on Engineering Secure Software and Systems (ESSoS).

Following the aim of the past ESSoS-DS editions, the scope of this
year's event will be once more focused on providing PhD students an
opportunity to discuss their research in an international forum and with
a panel of well-known experts in the field.

Following the successful concept of previous years, the Symposium aims
on bringing together a broad range of students: PhD students at the
start of their trajectory, students who are about to finish (what are
the pitfalls in the final stages?) and students in the middle (aiming
for the first top-level publication).

Students will have the occasion to discuss, in a welcoming and informal
atmosphere, the goals already achieved or planned, the research
challenges they are interested in, the projects they are working on, the
facilities they are developing, the problems they fight to solve and are
solving in their doctoral work.

During the Doctoral Symposium students will receive useful feedback from
senior researchers, industrial partners and experts. It will also be a
good opportunity for meeting and sharing experiences with other PhD
students that are addressing similar topics, or are at a similar stage
in their doctoral work. This way, the students will obtain guidance both
on the academic content of their current work and on potential future
research trajectories.

== Scope ==
PhD students carrying out research in Engineering Secure Software and
Systems are invited to submit a position paper to the PhD Symposium.

Short papers will be peer-reviewed by the Symposium's program committee
members. The criteria used for accepting a paper include:

- Contribution of the work to the ESSoS field
- Originality of the work
- Overall quality of the position paper

== Topics ==
PhD proposals fitting into the ESSoS conference topics are especially
encouraged. This includes but is not limited to:

- Secure software engineering
- Security testing
- Systematic support for best practices
- Security requirements and policies
- Designing traditional and cloud-based systems for security and privacy
- Threat modeling and analysis of vulnerabilities
- Specification and verification of security and privacy
- Programming languages for security
- Security assurance cases
- Assurance, certification, and accreditation
- Trust modeling and analysis
- Digital forensics
- Security economics

Accepted position papers will be presented during the ESSoS 2016
Doctoral Symposium and will be published on the ESSoS website (no formal
proceedings). Presenters of the Doctoral Symposium will get an
opportunity to present their work in poster format during the main
program of ESSoS 2016.

== Submission Instructions ==
Position papers should be two to six pages and formatted according to
the LNCS guidelines. Position papers should include:

- Author names and affiliations (PhD student + contributing team members
if applicable)
- Abstract (maximum 200 words)
- The problem that the research addresses, and the motivation for solving it
- Research methodology (to be) used to address the problem
- Main (potential) contributions to the state of the art
- Description of the work done to date (including results /
publications), and a tentative research plan
- Late stage students: The synergy and cohesion between the results, and
the approach on how to complete the thesis

Some PhD students who have delivered a top publication in the midst of
their trajectory will be invited to present a testimonial; anybody can
volunteer by sending a short email to the DS Chair (referring to their
actual top publication).

Submission site: https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=essosdc16

== Doctoral Symposium Chair ==
Johannes Kinder (Royal Holloway, University of London, UK)

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