SEDES 2007

2nd Portuguese Software Engineering Doctoral Symposium

(2º Simpósio para Estudantes de Doutoramento em Engª de Software)

Hosted by the 6th International Conference on the Quality of

Information and Communications Technology - QUATIC'2007

FCT/UNL (Lisbon New University), Caparica, Portugal

12th September, 2007


The goal of this doctoral consortium is to provide software engineering PhD students with an environment in which they can present and discuss their work, receive feedback and suggestions from faculty and peers, and network with other researchers in the field.

The first edition of SEDES was part of Congresso Português de Engenharia de Software, held in Coimbra, in 2004. Since then, SEDES has been looking for a new "home", and has been welcomed by QUATIC, International Conference on the Quality of Information and Communications Technology in its 6th edition (

In this second edition we strove to reinforce the high standards of the previous workshop: renowned researchers have been invited for the Program Committee; a double blind review process was used to evaluate the submissions based on quality, maturity and clarity of the research problem and research methodology; and generous time slots have been allocated to enable deeper debates and feedback.

We hope that students find the workshop as worthwhile as those involved in the first edition did, and that meaningful contributions for their thesis may emerge.


To be eligible for participation in the doctoral consortium, students must:

- Be doing research in software engineering, pursuing a PhD degree in the area;

- Have concluded the first year of their doctoral programs.

To apply, students must submit a package containing the following 2 documents:

1) Thesis proposal

It should be anonymous and include the following sections: Title, Abstract, Introduction, State-of-the-art, Research questions, Research method, Expected contributions, and References. It should be written in English and be no longer than four pages (A4 paper size; 1,5 line spacing; Arial font; 10 points; all margins set to 2cm).

2) Nomination letter

Provided by the students advisor, endorsing the quality of the submitted thesis proposal, and providing an indication of the expected graduation date. Relevant highlights may be included.

Item 1 should be submitted by the student and item 2 by the advisor, both by e-mail, to


The participating faculty members will blind-review the submissions, focusing on the quality, maturity and clarity of the thesis proposal, both in terms research problem and research methodology. In order to ensure a profitable discussion during the workshop, a maximum of 12 participants will be selected. Accepted candidates are expected to submit a final version of the proposal taking into account the comments and suggestions provided by the reviewers. This paper will be published in the conference proceedings.


The main focus of the consortium will be on providing doctoral students with feedback on their work.

Time will be divided in 50 minute slots (20 min presentation, 30 minutes discussion), one for each accepted thesis proposal.

All candidates are expected to read each other's thesis proposals and ask relevant questions to fellow students at the workshop.


April 7, 2007 : Submission of application package

May 11, 2007 : Notification of acceptance

May 21, 2007 : Publication of preliminary Doctoral Consortium schedule

June 25, 2007 : Submission of final papers

September 12 , 2007: Doctoral Consortium




8H30 - 9H30

Reception to participants

9H30 - 9H40

Chair: About SEDES. Agenda for the day

9H40 - 10H00

Presentation #1 - Offline Execution in Workflow-Enabled Web Applications (Edgar Gonçalves)

10H00 - 10H20

Discussion on presentation #1

10H20 - 10H40

Presentation #2 - Model-Driven Software Development for Pervasive Information Systems Implementation (José Eduardo Fernandes)

10H40 - 11H00

Discussion on presentation #2

11H00 - 11H30

Coffee Break

11H30 - 11h50

Presentation #3 - Automated Information Systems Generation for Process-Oriented Organizations (Francisco Duarte)

11H50 - 12H10

Discussion on presentation #3

12H10 - 12H30

Presentation #4 - Automatic Generation of User Interfaces from Domain and Use Case Models (António Cruz)

12H30 - 12H50

Discussion on presentation #4

13H00 - 14H30


14H30 - 14H50

Presentation #5 - Validation of Reactive Software from Scenario-Based Models (Óscar Ribeiro)

14H50 - 15H10

Discussion on presentation #5

15H10 - 16H00

Conclusions of this edition / Organization of next SEDES