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CALL FOR DOCTORAL SYMPOSIUM AND STUDENT RESEARCH 
COMPETITION

MOBILESoft 2016 - IEEE/ACM 3rd International Conference on 
Mobile Software Engineering and Systems (May 16-17) 
http://mobilesoftconf.org/2016/

Austin, TX (USA)
Co-located with ICSE 2016 (May 14-22) 
http://2016.icse.cs.txstate.edu/
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DOCTORAL SYMPOSIUM
==================

Important Dates
===============
Submission deadline: 		February 05, 2016
Notification of acceptance:	February 20, 2016
Extended abstract deadline: 	February 27, 2016
MOBILESoft Symposium Day:  	TBA

The goal of the Doctoral Symposium is to provide a forum 
in which PhD students can present their work in progress. 
The symposium supports students by providing independent 
and constructive feedback about their already completed 
and, more importantly, planned research work. The 
symposium will be accompanied by prominent experts who 
will actively participate in critical discussions.

Relevant fields within Mobile Software Engineering and 
Systems include (but are not limited to):

* Verification and Validation of mobile applications and 
OSs
* Energy consumption and sustainability
* Offloading
* Mobile patterns, frameworks, and best practices
* Model driven development for mobile applications
* Security and trust
* User experience of mobile applications
* Hybrid versus native applications
* Programming environments on or for mobile devices
* Mobile development in the cloud
* Libraries and programming frameworks for mobile devices

Any topic of interest for the conferences that will take 
place within the MOBILESoft 2016 call for papers is highly 
welcomed.

Submissions exclusively authored by the PhD student are 
invited from students who have settled on a PhD topic. We 
do accept papers on both initial stage (first or second 
year) and mature stage (third year, or later) of research. 
The authors shall clearly indicate their stage of research 
maturity in a footnote to be added to the paper title.

Submissions are allowed via EasyChair 
(https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=mobilesoft2016).

Each submission will be reviewed by at least 3 experts 
based on originality, significance, correctness and 
clarity. Submissions should describe research-in-progress 
that is meant to lead to a PhD dissertation, using the 
following structure:

* Title of your proposal
* Your name, affiliation, email address, and personal 
website.
* Your advisor’s name and email address.
* Problem: The problem the research intends to solve, the 
target audience of this research, and a motivation of why 
the problem is important and needs to be solved.
* Related work: A review of the relevant related work with 
an emphasis of how the proposed approach is different and 
what advantages it has over the existing state of the art.
* Proposed solution: A sketch of the proposed solution.
* Preliminary work: A description of the work to-date and 
results achieved so far.
* Expected contributions: A list of the expected 
contributions to both theory and practice.
* Plan for evaluation and validation: A description of how 
it will be shown that the work does indeed solve the 
targeted problem and is superior to the existing state of 
the art (e.g., prototyping, industry case studies, user 
studies, experiments).
* Current status: The current status of the work and a 
planned timeline for completion.

All accepted submissions to the Doctoral Symposium at 
MOBILESoft 2016 will be published in the MOBILESoft 2016 
proceedings and in both the ACM Digital Library and the 
IEEE Digital Library.

Contributions must not exceed 4 pages in ACM format.


STUDENT RESEARCH COMPETITION
===========================

Important Dates
===============
Abstract submission: 		January 20, 2016
Notification: 			February 19, 2016
Camera-Ready: 		February 28, 2016

MOBILESoft is hosting an ACM Student Research Competition 
(ACM SRC) sponsored by Microsoft Research. The competition 
is an internationally recognized venue that enables 
undergraduate and graduate students to experience the 
research world, share their research results with other 
students and MOBILESoft attendees, and compete for prizes.
The ACM Student Research Competition facilitates 
interaction with researchers and industry practitioners; 
providing both sides with the opportunity to learn of 
ongoing, current research in the area of mobile software. 
Additionally, the Student Research Competition gives 
students experience with both formal presentations and 
evaluations.

A maximum of 20 students (10 undergraduates, 10 graduates) 
will be selected to participate in the Student Research 
Competition at MOBILESoft. Submissions are reviewed by a 
panel of experts, and are evaluated based on the quality 
of the work, novelty of approach, significance of 
contribution, and clarity of written presentation. 
Students whose submissions are accepted to participate in 
the competition are entitled to a stipend for their travel 
expenses, up to a maximum of US $500. Students can enter 
ICSE and MOBILESoft SRCs, but may not be funded for both 
SRCs at ICSE and MOBILESoft.

At the conference, the first round of the competition 
evaluates the research during a poster presentation. The 
poster presentation is evaluated based on two facets:
* The presentation of the research, including the visual 
aspects of the poster and the student's oral discussion.
* The research, specifically its quality, novelty, and the 
significance of the contribution.

Based on the results from the poster session, the judges 
will select students to advance to the second round of the 
competition.

During the second round each student gives a short (5-10 
min) presentation of their research, followed by a 
question and answer period. The judges evaluate the 
presentations and select the top three winners in each 
category. The winners receive prizes of US $500, US $300, 
US $200, respectively.

After the conference, the winners from each category will 
advance to the ACM Grand Finals of the Student Research 
Competition, where all SIG conference contest winners are 
evaluated.

Submissions must be original research that is neither in 
submission nor already published at MOBILESoft or another 
conference or journal. Also, submissions must be 
individual student research projects. The Student Research 
Competition is meant to be an opportunity for junior 
students to develop their skills as researchers and to 
give them an opportunity to showcase their work. One of 
the goals of the program is to focus on the student, their 
capabilities as a researcher, and their potential. 
Supervisors of the work should not be listed as 
co-authors; you must submit a single-authored version for 
the competition. Interested students should submit a 
two-page abstract using ACM conference format. The 
submission should describe:
* The research problem and motivation
* Background and related work
* Approach and uniqueness
* Results and contributions

Submissions are reviewed by a panel of experts, and are 
evaluated based upon the following criteria:
* Quality of work
* Novelty of approach
* Significance of contribution
* Clarity of written presentation

Submissions web site: 
https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=mobilesoft2016

Participants must be undergraduates or graduate students 
pursuing an academic degree at the time of initial 
submission. Research completed while the student was an 
undergraduate may be submitted to the undergraduate 
category even if the student is now a first-year graduate 
student. Participants must be current members of the ACM 
and provide their ACM member number.

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