The Doctoral Symposium is a well-established and valued part
of the MODELS conference series. Its goal is to provide an international
forum for doctoral students to interact with their fellow
students and faculty mentors working in the area of model-driven
engineering. The symposium supports students by providing independent
and constructive feedback about their already completed
and, more importantly, planned research work. It
also aims to introduce and connect PhD students in the field to
each other and the larger MODELS community.
The symposium will be held remotely on Monday, October 19 from 9am to 3pm Montreal time, i.e., EDT (GMT-4). Registered participants should be able to access the symposium via the Whova platform. Please see the MODELS'20 web page (tab 'Attending | Venue: Online') for information about how to access and use Whova to attend any part of the conference.
Presenters will receive an email containing a link to a Zoom session that will be used for their presentation.
Here is the checklist from the MODELS'20 organizers for the speakers at the satellite events, including the doctoral symposium.
Format and schedule
Video recordings of the presentations have been made available to
registered participants of the symposium.
Every slot will start with a brief recap (not longer than 5 mins)
of the submission. Students are encouraged to use slides for this.
The remainder of the slot is devoted to discussing the work and
providing detailed, constructive feedback. The PC member leading
this discussion is mentioned in parentheses.
The discussion at the end provides an opportunity to
discuss challenges that PhD students face in general.
Students were encouraged submit challenges that they
would like to see discussed. Challenges mentioned so far
- 09:00 - 09:15: Welcome
- 09:15 - 09:40: Jakob Pietron, "Enhancing Collaborative Modeling" (Gray)
- 09:40 - 10:05: Wolf Rost, "Mining of DSLs and Generator Templates from Reference Applications" (Lethbridge)
- 10:05 - 10:30: Sebastian Ebert, "A Model-Driven Approach for cobotic Cells based on Petri nets" (Famelis)
- 10:30 - 10:55: Break
- 10:55 - 11:20: Hyacinth Ali, "Multi-Language Systems Based on Perspectives to Promote Modularity, Reusability, and Consistency" (Paige)
- 11:20 - 11:45: Thomas Mead, "Creating an Accessible and Understandable Programming Language for Cell-based Simulations" (Kolovos)
- 11:45 - 12:10: Carsten Wiecher, "A Feature-oriented Approach: From Usage Scenarios to Automated System of Systems Validation in the Automotive Domain" (Chechik)
- 12:10 - 12:35: Maximilian Schiedermeier, "A Concern-Oriented Software Engineering Methodology for Micro-Service Architectures" (Bruel)
- 12:35 - 13:30: Break
- 13:30 - 13:55: Aren Babikian, "Automated Generation of Test Scenario Models for the System-level Safety Assurance of Cyber-Physical Systems" (Ali)
- 13:55 - 14:20: Rijul Saini, "Artificial Intelligence Empowered Domain Modelling Bot" (Nejati)
- 14:20 - 15:00: General discussion, closing
Suggestions of other challenges are welcome and encouraged.
- Career planning:
- getting an academic position is hard and requires a lot of investment with uncertain outcome
- will industry value a PhD and research experience?
- Setting a research agenda:
- how to break down a research idea into concrete, managable steps and milestones?
- how to deal with overly negative feedback? how to avoid feeling discouraged?
Instructions and advice for video recordings
Please follow the instructions below and create and upload a video presentation of your submission. To help you with the preparation, we also provide some pointers to advice, best practices, and tools (based on ).
- Due date: October 12
- Format of video
- Length: The length should be between 12-15mins
- Type: You can use one of the following three options:
Option 3 is preferred, because it puts you in the best position to create an engaging, informative, and effective video.
- Face and audio only
- Slides and audio only
- Screencast and camera as picture in picture or split screen
- Aspect ratio and resultion: 1280x720 (720p), 1920x1080 (1080p), or 4K.
- File format: MP4 or M4V
- File size: <100MB
- Transcoding: If your recoding tool saves the video in a format other than MP4 or M4V, you need to 'transcode' it, using, e.g., the free Handbrake tool. For more details, see  below.
- Adding subtitles: This is recommended, but not required. Tools such as Otter.ai or Temi can be used to create a 'transcription' of your video in the form of an SRT file. YouTube can also be used. For more details, see .
- Uploading: Both, your MP4 (or M4V) file and the SRT file need to be uploaded. The upload link was sent to participants by email.
- Recording tools: Below is a non-exhaustive list of tools that allow the recording of 'picture in picture' videos (i.e., Type 3 above). We leave the choice of which tool to use up to you.
The following tools allow recording screen casts of slide presentations with audio, but no video (i.e., Type 2 above):
- any other capture tool such as Loom, OBS, or QuickTime
- Advice and best practice
-  D.A. Shamma.
A Remote Video Presentation Guide.
We used this page to help us compose this section. The page also
contains more information and links on how to use certain tools.
-  CHI'20. Guide to a Successful Video Submission.
Less technical advice on how to create good presentation.
-  SGIGRAPH'20. Presentation Resources.
Collection of resources on general topics such as public speaking and
-  ICSE'20. YouTube Video Collection.
Lots of videos of ICSE'20 presentations. For inspiration and ideas on what (or what not) to do.
For videos of the ACM Student Research Competion go here.
- Mathieu Acher, University of Rennes, France
- Manar Alafi, Ryerson University, Canada, co-chair
- Shaukat Ali, Simula Research Lab, Norway
- Nelly Bencomo, Aston University, UK
- Francis Bordeleau, ETS, Montreal, Canada
- Jean-Michel Bruel, University of Toulouse, France
- Marsha Chechik, University of Toronto, Canada
- Juergen Dingel, Queen's University, Canada), co-chair
- Michalis Famelis, University of Montreal, Canada
- Jeff Gray, University of Alabama, USA
- Dimitris Kolovos, University of York, UK
- Timothy Lethbridge, University of Ottawa, Canada
- Ana Moreira, University of Lisbon, Portugal
- Sebastian Mosser, University of Quebex at Montreal, Canada
- Shiva Nejati, University of Ottawa, Canada
- Richard Paige, McMaster, Canada
- Iris Reinhartz-Berger, University of Haifa, Israel
- Davide Di Ruscio, University of L'Aquila, Italy
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