Preliminary Call for Submissions


ICSM 2006 Dissertation Forum


Held during the 22nd IEEE International Conference on Software Maintenance (ICSM 2006)


24th 27th September 2006,

Sheraton Society Hill, Philadelphia, PA, USA

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Dissertation Forum Chairs:


Mike Godfrey

University of Waterloo



Leon Moonen

Delft University of Technology 
    & CWI
The Netherlands



Do you have a shiny new PhD in a topic related to software maintenance? 

Are you keen to introduce yourself and your ideas to the research world? 

If so, we want you to submit to the Doctoral Dissertation Forum for ICSM 2006, to be held in Philadelphia during the week of 24-27 September, 2006.

We are looking for researchers who have (or will have) defended their PhD between 1 January 2003 and 30 April 2006.  This forum is intended to expose the work of young researchers to established researchers in the broader software maintenance and evolution community; additionally, the forum will provide an opportunity for young researchers to meet and interact with each other. 

Interested in submitting? 

Please create and send us a formatted synopsis of your dissertation of 4 pages (or less), as well as an electronic copy of your full dissertation.  Each submission will be reviewed by at least two program committee members.  Accepted synopses will be included in the conference proceedings and will be invited to be presented in a special Dissertation Forum session during the conference.

Submissions should made electronically via Cyberchair at:

by 30 April 2006.  Please use the official ICSM formatting instructions for the synopsis, and please use PDF as the final format for both the synopsis and the full thesis. 

Important Dates:

Synopsis & thesis submission:


Camera Ready Due:

Forum date:

30th April 2006

 2nd June 2006

14th July 2006

In the week of 24th – 27th September 2006