Program of the Doctoral Symposium

More information can be found on the CFP-Doctoral Symposium. 


Session 1: Keynote Talks (Mon Oct 28, 9:00-10:30)

Keynote Talk: The Pursuit of Happiness in Academia. (9:00 am - 9:45 am)

Speaker: Michael Lyu, The Chinese University of Hong Kong

Abstract  Publish or perish.  This is the pressure of most academic researchers.  Everybody is entitled to the unalienable right of the pursuit of happiness, yet there is no guarantee of that happiness, and academic researchers often have to fight for survival in that pursuit. If you decide to establish your career in academia, you need to stay alive before you can stay happy.  Academic research includes two major activities: A careful and systematic investigation in some field of knowledge, and the proper communication of the findings.  Subsequently in this talk I will address two main questions in the pursuit of happiness in academia, “How to do high quality research?” and “How to write acceptable papers?” To perform good research, we need to define a problem, then to find the solution.  Defining good problems is the critical first step in research, and arguably the most difficulty step.  I will elaborate the concepts between “asking the right problems” and “the right way to ask problems”, and illustrate their relationship.  Furthermore, I will address some problem solving techniques, including my own experience of editing The Handbook of Software Reliability Engineering.  Finally, I will share my view on paper writing, covering title selection, motivation preparation, statements claiming, self-review process, and lessons learned.

The slide is available here.


Keynote Talk: PhD, the University and Everything. (9:45 am - 10:30 am)

Speaker: Holger Schlingloff, Fraunhofer Institute for Open Communication Systems (FOKUS)

Abstract  Have you ever wondered about the ultimate questions – what is the meaning of my PhD, why am I here at university, and when will I ever be finished with everything? In this talk, I will reflect on some of the classical challenges of thesis writing. From a non-representative survey, I will describe different viewpoints onto the process, namely from student, supervisor, and reviewer perspective. I will highlight some of the Do’s and Don’ts in dealing with administration and support, and present my personal recipe for writing a computer science thesis. Finally, I will give some recommendations on “life after PhD”.

The slide is available here.


Session 2: Resilient Systems (Mon Oct 28, 11:00-12:30)

A Framework for Resilient Data Management for Smart Grids. 
Theresa Bettmann

Recommendation of Refactorings for Improving Dependability Attributes. 
Willian Nalepa Oizumi

From Monolithic Architecture to Microservices Architecture. 
Lorenzo De Lauretis

Multi-objective Optimization Research and Applied in Cloud Computing. 
Guang Peng


Session 3: Test and Evaluation (Mon Oct 28, 13:30-15:00)
Search-based Testing using EFSMs. 
Ana Turlea

Simulation-based Testing to Improve Safety of Autonomous Robots. 
Luca Vittorio Sartori

The Performance of Control Plane in OpenFlow Networks. 
Zhihao Shang

Reliability Evaluation of the Apache Kafka Streaming System. 
Han Wu


Session 4: Interactive session with the Panel of Experts (Mon Oct 28, 15:30-17:00)