SEDES 2024- 10th Software Engineering Doctoral Symposium


Paper submission: 7 May 2024

Notification: 30 May 2024 

Camera-ready: 10 June 2024


The goal of the SEDES doctoral symposium is to provide PhD students in software engineering with an environment in which they can present and discuss their work, receive constructive feedback and suggestions from established faculty members, peers, and network with other researchers in the field. Besides being an opportunity to gather the community of researchers in software engineering, both in academic or industrial settings, it represents a forum to publicise the research work with the goal of looking for collaborations and/or (industrial) applications.


We invite PhD students who have still some time to benefit from the discussion in the Doctoral Symposium before submitting their dissertation, but who have already settled on a thesis topic. Student research areas include software engineering or related fields such as computer science and information systems. 


PhD students are encouraged to submit proposal covering quality approaches in relation to at least one of the knowledge areas defined in SWEBOK, the Guide to the Software Engineering Body of Knowledge ( Examples of these include, but are not limited to:

PhD students are also encouraged to submit proposals that include software applications in various types of open-source platforms, such as GitHub, Zenodo, etc. 


Submissions should be in English, at least 6 pages and not exceeding 8 pages including references (LCNS format). Submissions should be coauthored by the PhD student only. Overall, submissions should clearly describe the topic to be addressed and its relevance. Submissions should comply to the following template:

a) Research goal/questions/objectives

b) Research contributions

      c) Research methods

a) Preliminary results

b) Future work and expected results


At least three SEDES PC members will blind-review each submission, focusing on the quality, maturity and clarity of the ongoing research work, both in terms of scope delimitation and problem relevance, adequacy of the adopted methodology, results significance and their validation, technical writing style, etc. Accepted papers are expected to submit a camera-ready version of the paper that takes into account the comments and suggestions provided by the reviewers.


All papers must conform to the Springer CCIS Format and be submitted through the EasyChair link: TbC.


Chairs: Alessio Bucaioni (Mälardalen University) and Catia Trubiani (Gran Sasso Science Institute)

Program Committee:

Catia Trubiani is Associate Professor at the Gran Sasso Science Institute (GSSI), L’Aquila, Italy. Before joining GSSI, she has been with various international research institutes like the Imperial College of London in UK, and the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology in Germany. Among various research projects in which she has been involved, she is the scientific coordinator for the MUR-PRIN project DREAM (Young Line action) and the MUR-PRO3 project on software quality. She is Editorial Board member for Journal of Systems and Software (JSS), Elsevier. Her main research interests include the quantitative modelling and analysis of interacting heterogeneous distributed systems with a special focus on software quality. More information is available at: 

Alessio Bucaioni is an Associate Professor at the Academy of Innovation, Design and Engineering at Mälardalen University, Sweden. His research focuses on the model-based development of complex, often vehicular, cyber-physical systems. In 2018, he received his PhD in computer science at Mälardalen University. From 2014 to 2019, Alessio worked for the automotive and industrial automation industries. Alessio has been involved in the organization of several conferences and conference tracks as the research track at the 17th European Conference on Software Architecture (ECSA'23), the 20the IEEE International  Conference on Software Architecture (ICSA 2023), the ACM/IEEE 26th International Conference on Model-Driven Engineering Languages and Systems (MODELS), the IEEE/ACM International conference on Automated Software Engineering (ASE) in 2014 and the Software Technologies Applications and Foundations (STAF) in 2015. In 2020, Alessio was Guest Editor for JASE and in 2023 for JSS. More information is available at\_Bucaioni