Doctoral Symposium


The CSMR doctoral symposium provides an exciting environment for PhD students. They can share not only their results, but also their vision of the future. Next to the authors of the accepted abstracts, we invited a number of senior experts in the field to listen to the students and to engage them in discussion. We exchange feedback and experiences, in order to help each other further our careers as researchers.

The DS program is short and focused on personal interests of the participants. Each student has submitted a four page abstract and will present it during 10 minutes. This years participants are mostly near the end of their PhD project, thus the emphasis lies on learning from past experiences and looking out to the future. We do aim to touch upon all the important aspects being a researcher: from formulating a research goal to writing the paper, from presenting at a conference to constructing a research agenda.


Thursday, March 29, 2012, from 16:30 to 18:00, Lecture Room 2
Session chair: Jurgen Vinju


  • Welcome
  • PhD typology - the student vs. the supervisor perspective

Student presentations

  • Daniel Izquierdo-Cortazar. Global and Geographically Distributed Work Teams: Understanding the Bug Fixing Process and Potentially Bug-prone Activity Patterns
  • Ferenc Kovács and Zoltán Dávid. Visual Modeler for Data Intensive Tasks
  • Niko Schwarz. Hot Clones: A Shotgun Marriage of Search-Driven Development and Clone Management


  • Personal feedback sessions