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The Doctoral Consortium at ICWE 2007 serves as forum for PhD students to share ideas about the development and use of Web Engineering techniques and methods, compare approaches, discuss future research problems, and receive feedback from the international Web Engineering community.

The aims of the Doctoral Consortium are to:

  • provide PhD students with a friendly and lively atmosphere for presenting their research ideas, exchange experiences with other students, and receive useful guidance for completion of the dissertation from senior researchers

  • help students and doctoral candidates formulate research questions and organise their research

  • support a new generation of researchers

PhD students with relevant doctoral research are invited to submit a position paper for the Doctoral Consortium session. A panel of experts in the Web Engineering field will review submissions. Review criteria include: potential quality of the research, contribution of the work to the Web Engineering domain, originality of the work and quality of the position paper.

Submissions should describe PhD research that is at a stage where feedback from the Web engineering community might be of value. Thus, it is expected that students who will submit papers should be close to make a PhD research proposal, or have made it already but have at least six months of work remaining to complete their PhD thesis.

PhD students of selected position papers will present their work in the Doctoral Consortium session of the ICWE 2007 conference. We also encourage students that are just beginning their doctoral studies to participate in the Consortium even if they are not submitting research papers. They can participate in discussion and learn from the experience of other researchers.

To apply as a student participant in the Doctoral Consortium, send a position paper summarizing your PhD research. It must include: name, affiliation, a 200 words abstract, and the name of the advisor. Submissions must not exceed 6 (six) pages, including references. Position papers should be well organised and structured in a way that clearly specify:

  • the problem(s) that the proposed research is addressing and how this fits into the bigger picture

  • the aims and objectives of the research

  • the methodology to achieve the objectives and the proposed solution(s), including a brief description of work done so far 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 advisor.

Accepted PhD papers will be published in the Springer Verlag LNCS official proceedings of the conference (on paper and on CD). A 6-pages slot will be allocated to each contribution. An award will be given to the best presentation of the doctoral consortium session (judging both the submitted material and the quality of the exposition).

Important Dates (same as full papers)

  • Submission of papers: February 17, 2007

  • Notification of paper acceptance: April 1, 2007

  • Deadline for camera-ready versions: April 19, 2007

Chair of ICWE Doctoral Consortium

Nora Koch, Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität, München, Germany

Doctoral Consortium Program Committee 

  • Piero Fraternali, Politecnico di Milano, Italy
  • Gerti Kappel, Vienna University of Technology, Austria
  • Alexander Knapp, Ludwig Maximilians Universität München, Germany
  • David Lowe, University of Technology Sydney, Australia
  • Emilia Mendes, University of Auckland, New Zealand
  • Luis Olsina, Universidad Nacional de la Pampa, Argentina
  • Oscar Pastor, Universidad Politecnica de Valencia, Spain
  • Antonio Vallecillo, Universidad Politecnica de Valencia, Spain


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