Call for Doctoral Consortium Papers

The ICWE 2010 Doctoral Consortium aims at providing PhD students an opportunity to discuss their research in Web Engineering in an international forum, and with a panel of well-known experts in the field. Additionally, it will host several invited talks both to serve as motivation for students and to address their topics of interest.

The aims of the Doctoral Consortium are to:

  • provide PhD students with a welcoming atmosphere to present their research, receive useful feedback from senior researchers, and exchange ideas and experiences with other students
  • help PhD students develop their research questions, methodology and research plan
  • support a new generation of researchers

PhD students carrying out research in Web Engineering are invited to submit a position paper to the Doctoral Consortium, to be reviewed by the Consortium's program chairs. The criteria used for accepting a paper include potential quality of the research, contribution of the work to the field of Web Engineering, originality of the work, and overall quality of the position paper.

Accepted position papers will be presented during the ICWE 2010 Doctoral Consortium and will be published by Springer in the LNCS Series.

The author of the best proposal will be granted with a free registration to ICWE 2010.

Submission instructions

  • Extension: Position papers must not be longer than 5 (five) pages.
  • Format: Submissions should be formatted according to the LNCS guidelines and must include:
    • author’s name
    • affiliation
    • a 200 words abstract
    • the name of the student’s PhD supervisor(s)
    • the problem(s) that the proposed research is going to solve, and the motivation for solving them
    • the aims and objectives of the proposed research
    • the research methodology to be used to achieve the research goals, including a brief description of the work done to date and a tentative plan for future work
    • the main contribution(s) of the research to Web Engineering
  • Submission place: Authors can use the ICWE 2010 Submission site at EasyChair for the submission of their manuscripts. Manuscripts are submitted to the dedicated DOCTORAL_CONSORTIUM Track.

Important Dates

  • Submission deadline: April 21, 2010 (23:59 Hawaii Time)
  • Notification of acceptance: May 21, 2010
  • Camera-ready version: June 7, 2010

Doctoral Consortium Chairs

  • Cesare Pautasso, Uni Lugano, Switzerland
  • Takehiro Tokuda, Tokyo Institute of Technology, Japan

Contact Information

In case of inquiries, please contact the doctoral consortium chairs at: doctoral [at]