Student Event
Important Dates
Spring School Extended abstract submission:
Wednesday, January 20, 2010
Poster Event submission:
Monday, January 25, 2010
Collaboration Event Participation submission:
Wednesday, January 20, 2010
The AOSD Student Forum is an annual event dedicated to delivering training and development opportunities for students working in all areas of AOSD.

The AOSD 2010 Forum will focus on issues of Research Dissemination and Career Planning. The Forum comprises of three events:

All of these events will provide students with opportunities to converse with experts in the field (working both in academia and in industry), interact with other students working in similar areas of research, and reflect upon their research work and carrier prospects.

If you are a student working on a thesis or a major project in AOSD, we would like to encourage you to participate in the Forum. In addition, this year 10 studentships will be awarded by AOSD-Europe ( to selected EU students for participation in the Student Forum.

Spring School
The Spring School comprises of a set of panels, workshops, and discussions sessions aimed at providing individual feedback to each participating student as well as furthering their academic and transferable professional skills. This year the Spring school will focus on providing guidance and individual feedback on research publication and dissemination, as well as a guidance on post-PhD career choice. More detailed program is available from

In order to participate in the Spring School, please submit a two page extended abstract of your research. Submission of an extended abstract is a pre-requisite for attending the Spring School. The overview should include:
  • Your research hypothesis - this is a statement of the problem which you are going to address in your work. Note that for beginning researchers this statement can be rather vague and broad, whereas for students nearing the deadline of their thesis this is probably a very precise and concrete statement.
  • Ideas on how you will evaluate your hypothesis (if this has been decided. A set of valuable references for your evaluation work could be found at Student Forum of AOSD.2009).
  • A list of the contributions you (expect to) make.
  • Your three main important question, worries, pitfalls. Email your submission to the Student Event Chair (Ruzanna Chitchyan) at
Poster Event
The student poster event is an opportunity for students and expert researchers to interact and discuss the cutting edge student research work. Any student attending the conference can participate. We encourage you to present a poster even if your work is only in the formative stages. This event is held in conjunction with the conference welcome reception to maximize the visibility of student work and to allow feedback from conference participants and other students. In order to participate in the Poster Event, please submit:
  • A poster summary: no longer than a half a page statement on the poster content. The actual posters should be printed and brought along to the conference by the students. The size for posters is AO (841mm (h) x 1189mm (w) ). Posters of this size will fit well on the provided display boards and will ensure visibility from a distance.
  • Student's Name
  • Student's Affiliation
  • Student's Areas of interest
  • Title and keywords for the submitted work

Email your submission to the Student Event Chair (Ruzanna Chitchyan) at

Research Collaboration
Several large research projects will be invited to hold a panel on the cutting edge work on AOSD in large scale Research and Development. The panel will be followed with a collaboration session, whereby the participating students will have a chance to discuss with the project representatives how their work can integrate with the projects and look for (short term) placement opportunities. Note, this is not a job fair, but an opportunity to establish research collaborations. Details of the projects and possible opportunities to be confirmed In order to participate in the Collaboration Event, please submit an extended abstract, as for the Spring School participation. Email your submission to the Student Event Chair (Ruzanna Chitchyan) at