Call for PhD Proposals

The ICWE 2012 Doctoral Consortium aims to improve the research of PhD students and broaden their perspectives by giving them the opportunity to share and develop their research ideas in a critical but supportive environment, get feedback from mentors who are senior members of the Web engineering community, improve their communication skills, exchange ideas and build relationships with other Web engineering international PhD students. This event will bring together PhD students working on topics related to the Web Engineering field. The goal is to provide a forum for PhD students to present ongoing research in a collaborative environment and share ideas with other young researchers in an international atmosphere. Participants will discuss their research ideas and results, and receive constructive feedback from an audience consisting of their peers as well as more senior researchers experts in the field. The presentation of the work will be done in a relaxed atmosphere during lunch with the support of a Doctoral Consortium PC member.

PhD students carrying out research in Web Engineering are invited to submit a paper to the Doctoral Consortium, to be reviewed by the program committee members. We particularly encourage submissions from students who are at the last stages of their doctoral work but with sufficient time prior to completing their dissertation, and from those who are in the beginning stages but have a specific research proposal who can obtain valuable feedback about their research plans.

The criteria used for accepting a paper include potential quality of the research, contribution of the work to the field of Web Engineering, originality of the work, and overall quality of the position paper.

PhD proposals fitting to the conference topics are especially encouraged:

  • Web application engineering
  • Processes and methods for Web application development
  • Conceptual modeling of Web applications
  • Model-driven Web application development
  • Domain-specific languages for Web application development
  • Component-based Web application development
  • Web application architectures and frameworks
  • Rich Internet Applications
  • Mashup development and end user Web programming
  • Patterns for Web application development and pattern mining
  • Web content management and data-intensive Web applications
  • Web usability and accessibility
  • I18N of Web applications and multi-lingual development
  • Testing and evaluation of Web applications
  • Deployment and usage analysis of Web applications
  • Performance modeling, monitoring, and evaluation
  • Empirical Web engineering
  • Web quality and Web metrics
  • Adaptive, contextualized and personalized Web applications
  • Mobile Web applications and device-independent delivery
  • Web service engineering
  • Web service engineering methodologies
  • Web Service-oriented Architectures
  • Semantic Web services
  • Web service-based architectures and applications
  • Quality of service and its metrics for Web applications
  • Inter-organizational Web applications
  • Ubiquity and pervasiveness
  • Linked Data Services
  • Web data engineering
  • Semantic Web engineering
  • Web 2.0 technologies
  • Social Web applications
  • Web mining and information extraction
  • Linked Data
  • Web data linking, fusion
  • Information quality assessment
  • Data repair strategies
  • Dataset dynamics
  • Dataset introspection
  • Linked Data consumption, visualisation and exploration
  • Deep Web
  • Web science and Future Internet applications

The publishing of the Doctoral Consortium accepted papers is in the ICWE workshop post-proceedings and deadlines for camera ready papers will strictly adhere to the ones of the other workshops.

Only students that will present their phD work are allowed to register.

Submission instructions

  • Extension: Position papers must not be longer than 5 (five) pages.
  • Format: Submissions should be formatted according to the LNCS

Guidelines and must include

  • author's name
  • affiliation
  • a 200 words abstract
  • the name of the student's PhD supervisor(s)
  • the problem(s) that the proposed research is going to solve, and the motivation for solving them
  • the aims and objectives of the proposed research
  • the research methodology to be used to achieve the research
  • goals, including a brief description of the work done to date and a tentative plan for future work
  • the main contribution(s) of the research to Web Engineering

Submission place: Authors should use the ICWE 2012 PhD Workshop Submission site at EasyChair ( for the submission of their manuscripts

Important Dates

  • Submission deadline: May 18th, 2012
  • Reviews due: June 15th, 2012
  • Camera-ready version: June 30th, 2012 (hard deadline)

Program Committee Members

  • Sven Casteleyn (Universidad Politecnica de Valencia, Spain)
  • Florian Daniel (University of Trento, Italy)
  • Olga De Troyer (Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Brussels)
  • Oscar D’az  (University of the Basque Country, Spain)
  • Peter Dolog (Aalborg University, Denmark) 
  • Martin Gaedke (Chemnitz University of Technology, Germany)
  • Geert-Jan Houben (Delft University of Technology) 
  • Gerti Kappel (Vienna University of Technology, Austria)
  • Jose Norberto Maz—n (University of Alicante, Spain)
  • Gustavo Rossi (University of La Plata, Argentina)
  • Daniel Schwabe (PUC-RIO, Brazil)
  • Francisco Valverde (Universidad Politecnica de Valencia, Spain)