Doctoral Symposium

The aim of the doctoral symposium is to give PhD students the opportunity to present and discuss their research with their peers and get feedback from experienced researchers in the ASWEC community. To obtain maximum benefit from this symposium, students should consider participating after they have settled on a research topic, with a defined problem statement and some ideas about the solution that they want to discuss.

Keynote Speaker: Michael Vitale

Professor Michael Vitale will be the keynote speaker for the doctorial symposium.

Paper Submission

Papers submitted to the doctoral symposium should not exceed 2 pages for early stage students and 4 pages for more mature stage students. The papers must conform to the CPS 8.5x11 inch two-column format ( All submissions must be in English and submitted electronically through Easychair at Submissions must be in Adobe Portable Document Format (PDF) format. Please note that submissions that do not comply with the above instructions may be rejected without review.

Two page papers should cover the following :

  1. Related work in the area of study, which clearly defines the gap, and the problem to be solved with a justification of its importance
  2. The specific research question that arises from the identified problem
  3. The proposed approach to address the research question
  4. Progress in solving the stated problem
  5. Four page papers should cover the above points as well as the following:
  6. The main contribution(s) from the research work
  7. The method used to carry out the research, which should include the plan for evaluating the approach and presenting evidence of the results
  8. Preliminary results
Important Dates:
Submissions due: 8 Mar 2013
Notification of Acceptance: 28 Mar 2013
Camera Ready Copies due: 3rd May 2013

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