The ISoLA Doctoral Symposium is a forum for young researchers who are looking for valuable scientific feedback and networking opportunities. Master and PhD students are invited to present their research ideas and projects, discuss them with the scientific community, and establish collaborations in their field of research.
The Doctoral Symposium invites contributions on all topics in the scope of ISoLA, including (but not limited to):
* Deduction and model-checking
* System specification, construction and transformation
* Program analysis and verification
* Composition and refinement
* Testing and test-case generation
* Software system certification
* System maintenance and evolution
* Hybrid and safety-critical systems
* Model-based testing and automata learning
* Applications, case studies and experience reports of formal methods in practice
The Doctoral Symposium will be held as combination of short presentations and posters. All participants will give a short presentation about their work in a special session during the conference. Additionally, there is the opportunity to display posters that can be presented and discussed during ISoLA’s generous coffee breaks.
There are two possible ways to submit work and participate in the Doctoral Symposium:
1. Submit a regular paper to ISoLA, selecting “Doctoral Symposium” as track during submission. The templates, requirements and deadlines of the main symposium apply in this case. If the paper is accepted, it will be published in the main ISoLA proceedings. The paper can have multiple authors, but the young researcher who wants to participate in the DocSym should be the first author.
2. Submit a research abstract that is structured and formatted according to [this template](https://www.dropbox.com/s/r0x5almfdi0ff1z/researchabstract_template.zip?dl=0) and does not exceed four pages. The young researcher who wants to participate in the DocSym should be the sole author. Submissions of abstracts are accepted until September 15, 2021.
After the symposium, authors of accepted abstracts will be invited to submit a full paper to a post-conference volume that will be published in the open access journal [Electronic Communications of the EASST](https://journal.ub.tu-berlin.de/eceasst/index) at no charge. This paper can have multiple authors, but the young researcher who participated in the DocSym should be the first author.
All submissions must be made via the [ISoLA submission system](https://isola.prod.app21.springernature.com/service/isola2021), selecting the DocSym track.
All submitted papers and research abstracts will be reviewed by members of the ISoLA DocSym committee. They will use the following criteria:
* Relevance of the research to the scope of the symposium.
* Quality of the paper or research abstract.
* Stage of the research (taking into account if the candidate is at the beginning, middle, or end of their Master’s/PhD project)
Authors of accepted contributions must register for ISoLA 2021 and present their work there.
The authors of accepted papers will be asked to submit a camera-ready version of their contribution following the deadlines of the main ISoLA symposium.
The accepted papers will be included in the main ISoLA proceedings.
The authors of accepted research abstracts will be invited to submit to a post-conference volume that will be published in the open access journal [Electronic Communications of the EASST](https://journal.ub.tu-berlin.de/eceasst/index) at no charge.
For paper submission:
* The deadlines of the main ISoLA symposium apply.
For research abstract submission:
* Submissions are accepted until September 15, 2021.
* Notifications are sent to authors no later than September 30, 2021.
Please contact Anna-Lena Lamprecht (email@example.com) for questions concerning the ISoLA Doctoral Symposium.
* Sven Jörges, FH Dortmund, Germany
* Anna-Lena Lamprecht (chair), Utrecht University, Netherlands
* Anila Mjeda, Munster Technical University, Ireland
* Stefan Naujokat, TU Dortmund, Germany