Doctoral Symposium Call

You can download txt format of this call here

Date (2016)
February 5 February 12 Submission deadline
February 20 Notification
February 27 Camera-ready
May 16-17 Conference



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 (

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 MobileSoft2016 will be published in the MobileSoft216 proceedings and in both the ACM Digital Library and the IEEE Digital Library.
Contributions must not exceed 4 pages in ACM format.


  • Henry Muccini, University of L’Aquila, Italy


  • S. C. Cheung, The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, Hong Kong
  • Marco Brambilla, Politecnico di Milano, Italy
  • Massimiliano di Penta, UniSannio, Italy
  • Sam Malek, George Mason University, USA
  • Jocelyn Simmonds, Universidad de Chile
  • Christine Julien, University of Texas at Austin
  • Omer Tripp, IBM Research TJ Watson
  • Atanas Rountev, Ohio State University
  • Yue Jia, University College London, UK