ECOOP 2012 Doctoral Symposium

Date: 13 June.
Room:  Conference 9.

Contact: Gregor Richards.

ECOOP 2012 in Beijing, China hosts the 22nd edition of the Doctoral Symposium and PhD Student Workshop. As the name suggests, this is a two-session event: a Doctoral Symposium and a PhD Student Workshop. The Doctoral Symposium and PhD Student Workshop provides a forum for both early and late-stage PhD students to present their research and get detailed feedback and advice. The main objectives of this event are:

  • to allow PhD students to practice writing clearly and to present effectively their research proposal
  • to get constructive feedback from other researchers
  • to build bridges for potential research collaboration
  • to contribute to the conference goals through interaction with other researchers at the main conference


Event Format

This is a full-day event of interactive presentations. Morning and early afternoon will be dedicated to the Doctoral Symposium, with late afternoon dedicated to the PhD Student Workshop. Besides the formal presentations, there will be plenty of opportunities for informal interactions during lunch and (possibly) dinner. It is planned that, like in 2010, members of the academic panel will give short presentations on a variety of topics related to doing research.




09:30:  Introductions, open discussion
10:00:  Break
10:30:  Wei Huang, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute: Inference and Checking Framework for Pluggable Types
11:00:  Yan Cai, City University of Hong Kong: A Dynamic Deadlock Prediction, Confirmation and Fixing Framework for Multithreaded Programs
11:30:  Inspirational talk
12:00:  Lunch
13:30:  Michael Homer, Victoria University of Wellington: Language Features for Expressiveness and Reuse
14:00:  Matthew Mole, University of Kent: Object Segregation with Thread-Local Heaplets
14:30:  Inspirational talk
15:00:  Break
15:30:  Zheng Cheng, National University of Ireland Maynooth: A Proposal for a Generic Translation Framework for Boogie Language
16:00:  Raoul-Gabriel Urma, University of Cambridge: Investigating the Use of Variance in Object-Oriented Languages
16:30:  Conclusions and planning for next year's workshop



Student presenters are eligible for funding to attend the conference from various sources. We will match students to appropriate funding sources upon approval of submissions.



  • Gregor Richards, Purdue University, USA
  • Gustavo Soares, Universidade Federal de Campina Grande, Brazil
  • Adriana E. Chis, University College Dublin, Ireland
  • Fernando Olivero, Università della Svizzera italiana, Switzerland


Academic Panel

  • Erik Ernst, University of Aarhus
  • Gary T. Leavens, University of Central Florida
  • Vivana Bono, Università di Torino