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Doctoral Symposium

Chair: Elisa Baniassad
The Chinese University of Hong Kong

The OOPSLA 2007 Doctoral Symposium provides useful guidance for the completion of the dissertation research and initiation of a research career. The symposium consists of a dinner, followed by a full-day workshop (exact dates TBA). The Symposium will provide an interactive forum for doctoral students in one of two phases in their doctoral progress, apprentices and proposers:

Apprentices are students who are just beginning their research, are not ready to actually make a research proposal, but are interested in learning about structuring research and getting some research ideas. Apprentices serve as observers during the symposium, attend the symposium dinner, and participate in critiquing and providing feedback to the proposers. Proposers are students who have progressed far enough in their research to have an Idea Paper and a structured proposal. But they will not be defending their dissertation in the next 12 months, so have enough time to incorporate the advice and suggestions discussed in the symposium.