Call for Papers: SPLC Doctoral Symposium

Call for Papers: SPLC Doctoral Symposium

The goal of the SPLC Doctoral Symposium is to provide a supportive, but challenging environment that enables students to further improve their research work leading to a Ph.D. Students will be given the opportunity to discuss their research work, especially their goals, methods, and intermediate results with top researchers in the area. This is a unique opportunity for the presenting researchers to receive valuable expert feedback with respect to all aspects of the work and to get into contact with students that are at a similar stage than they are. The overall aim is to improve the quality and quantity of successful Ph.D. work in the area of software product lines.


The event aims at Ph.D. candidates that are sufficiently advanced to provide already results from initial work but are also sufficiently far from submission that feedback may be integrated into the final version of the Ph.D. Other students (including diploma and master students) may be admitted based on availability of space.

All topics that are relevant to the SPLC are also relevant to the doctoral consortium.


Submissions to the doctoral symposium consist of two parts: a research abstract and a letter of recommendation. Further information can be found at:

Selection Process:

Submissions will be evaluated according to the relevance, originality, and feasibility of the work. For each paper at least one reviewer will be available at the symposium and there will be a unique opportunity for discussion among reviewers and participants.

Symposium Organization:

The symposium is a one-day symposium in conjunction with SPLC 2007. Each participant gets the chance to present his/her work (either as full presentation or as short presentation) and will get feedback from all panelists and from the audience. In particular, the opportunity for direct discussions with the reviewers will be given.