Doctoral Symposium


23rd Iberoamerican Conference on Software Engineering (CIbSE 2020)

Curitiba, Brazil, May 4 - 8, 2020 


The Doctoral Symposium (DS) aims at disseminating research-in-progress conducted by novice researchers. A board of experts will discuss with the researchers to suggest new perspectives and improvements to the Ph.D. thesis. 

The submitted research can address any of the CIbSE 2020 research topics. We recommend, although it is not compulsory, that the research is at an intermediate stage (~ 2nd year) so that experts’ suggestions could be included in the Ph.D. work. 

The suggested paper structure is as follows: 

- Introduction to the field of research and identification of the main challenges therein; 

- Explicit formulation of the research questions and objectives justifying why they were chosen; 

- Outline of the current knowledge of the problem domain as well as the state of existing solutions; 

- Sketch of the research methodology that is being applied; 

- Introduction of the proposed solution and the results achieved so far; 

- The statement in what aspects the suggested solution is different or better as compared to existing approaches; 

- An indication of the outstanding issues and description of the next steps that are planned; 

- Provision of a list of references. 

Doctoral Symposium papers shall be authored by the doctoral candidate exclusively (thus, the name of the supervisor should not be included). All papers must be submitted in PDF format through EasyChair, using the link available in the CIbSE 2020 webpage. Submissions must be written in English, Portuguese, or Spanish. Moreover, the paper should not exceed eight pages, and it should be formatted according to the LNCS style. The authors of accepted DS papers must register by the camera-ready deadline. 


Paper submission: February 4th, 2020 February 11th, 2020

Notification: February 25th, 2020  

Camera-Ready: March 11th, 2020 


Guilherme Horta Travassos (COPPE/UFRJ, Brazil)

Oscar Pastor (Universidad Politécnica de Valencia, Spain)



General Organization Committee 



Andreia Malucelli (PUCPR, Brazil)

Sheila Reinehr (PUCPR, Brazil)



Claudia Ayala (UPC, Spain)

Leonardo Murta (UFF, Brazil)



Ivan Machado (UFBA, Brazil)



Marcela Genero Bocco (University of Castilla-La Mancha, Spain)

Tayana Uchôa Conte (UFAM, Brazil)



Luan Melo (PUCPR, Brazil)