5th International Conference
on Web Engineering

25-29 July 2005 Sydney, Australia

Call for Papers

Tutorials and Workshops

Important Dates


Organising Committee

Programme Committee

Doctoral Symposium

Prizes and Awards

ICWE2005 - Doctoral Symposium

Important Dates

Submission 4 April 2005
Notification of acceptance 4 May 2005
Camera-ready copy 4 June 2005
Doctorial symposium 24 July 2005


The Doctoral Symposium is a forum for Ph.D. students to publicly discuss their research goals, methods, and results at an early stage in their research in the area of Web Engineering. The Symposium aims to provide useful guidance for completion of the dissertation research and initiation of a research career. Scope Both The Symposium and ICWE provide an opportunity for student participants to interact with other students at a similar stage in their careers, established researchers, and the broader Web engineering community. Students should consider participating in the Doctoral Symposium at least six months before completion of their dissertations, but after having settled on a research area or dissertation topic. Some students selected to attend the Symposium, typically those at a later stage of their research, will be asked to present a talk about their work. Other students selected to attend the Symposium, typically those at an earlier stage of their research, will be asked to present a shorter presentation. We also encourage students that are just beginning their doctoral studies to participate in the Symposium even not submitting research papers. They can participate in discussion and learn from others' experience. Evaluation Each prospective student participant will submit a position paper for consideration by the Doctoral Symposium Committee. The Doctoral Symposium Committee will select participants using the following criteria:
- The potential quality of the research and its relevance to the Web Engineering area.
- Quality of the research abstract.
- Stage of the research work

Best Student Award

An award will be given to the best presentation (judging both the submitted material, and the quality of the exposition) and two certificates will be given to two more students during the conference


To apply as a student participant in the Doctoral Symposium, you should send a position paper summarizing your research. It must include: your name, a 200 words abstract, the name of your advisor and the specific research area in the field, the stage in which you are. You should describe in the position paper: the problem you are solving, the expected contributions of your research and a brief comparison with previous research work. Please include a letter of recommendation from your advisor.


Selected submissions/papers will be published electronically on the site of the conference.
Committee Members (to be completed)
Gustavo Rossi (chair) Universidad Nacional de La Plata, Argentina
David Lowe University of Technololgy, Sydney, Australia
Martin Gaedke University of Karlsruhe, Germany

Contact Information
Gustavo Rossi Chair, Doctoral Consortium