Empirical research is the backbone of most sciences and is of growing importance in software engineering. The ISERN and ESEM community together with the Empirical Software Engineering Journal and other related International Journals have significantly advanced the state of the art in this area. We now have a plethora of empirical research techniques at our disposal, and it sometimes becomes tricky to choose the right one. The application of such techniques, i.e. experiments, case studies, surveys or systematic literature reviews, is complicated and needs detailed understanding.
This doctoral symposium should help PhD students who are already or plan to conduct empirical methods as part of their research project. Following the tradition of IDOESE, experienced empirical researchers form the board of advisors that will review the research plans from PhD students and give them detailed feedback and guidance. The most promising research plans will be invited to be presented at the symposium where the students can get more direct feedback in the discussion. Each of the presenting PhD students will be assigned a mentor from the board of advisors who supports them in improving the research plan.
Please submit your proposal using the information on or before May 31, 2014. June 6, 2014.
Davide Falessi (Fraunhofer CESE, U.S.A.)
Ioannis Stamelos (Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece)
Co-Chairs of IDoESE 2014