SEDES 2014

5th Portuguese Software Engineering Doctoral Symposium

(5º Simpósio para Estudantes de Doutoramento em Engenharia de Software)

Hosted by QUATIC’2014 – 9th International Conference on the Quality of Information and Communications Technology

September 23rd, 2014 – Guimarães, Portugal


The "Best PhD Dissertation Proposal Award" was given to Ana Filipa Nogueira for the proposal entitled "On the Evaluation of Software Maintainability Using Automatic Test Case Generation" supervised by José Carlos Bregieiro Ribeiro and Mário Alberto Zenha-Rela. Congratulations!


 TimeTitle Authors Panel
 08:30-08:50 Registration + Welcome  
 08:50-10:30 Session 1 (Room-A) *  
08:50-09:40A MDE Generative Approach for Mobile Business Apps Luís Pires da Silva (ISCTE-IUL) and Fernando Brito e Abreu (ISCTE-IUL)João Miguel Fernandes (U. Minho),  Guilherme Travassos (COPPE/UFRJ and CNPq)
 09:40-10:30 Availability Evaluation of Software Architectures through Formal Methods João M. Franco (U. Coimbra), Raul Barbosa (U. Coimbra) and Mário Zenha-Rela (U. Coimbra)João Miguel Fernandes (U. Minho),  Guilherme Travassos (COPPE/UFRJ and CNPq)
 10:30-11:00Coffee break  
 11:00-12:40Session 2 (Room-A) * Chair: João Pascoal Faria (U. Porto) 
11:00-11:50An OMG-based meta-framework for alignment of IS/IT Architecture with Business ModelsCarlos Salgado (U. Minho), Ricardo J. Machado (U. Minho) and Rita Suzana Pitangueira Maciel (U. Federal da Bahia) Alberto Silva (IST-UL), Jacomé Cunha (UNL)
 11:50-12:40Streamlining Code Smells: Using Collective Intelligence and VisualizationCarlos Fábio Ramos Conceição (ISCTE-IUL), Glauco Figueiredo Carneiro (UNIFACS) and Fernando Brito e Abreu (ISCTE-IUL) João Paulo Fernandes (U. Minho), Jacomé Cunha (UNL)
 14:15-16:00Session 3 (Room-B + Room-A) 
 Chair: João Pascoal Faria (U. Porto) 
 14:15-15:00 (Room-B)Keynote (shared with Business Day): Data driven software engineering – Can we change what we can measure? Michaela Greiler (Microsoft Research)
 15:10-16:00 (Room-A)Derivation of Data-Driven Software Models from Business Process Representations * Estrela Ferreira Cruz (IPVC), Ricardo-J. Machado (U. Minho) and Maribel Yasmina Santos (U. Minho)João Paulo Fernandes (U. Minho), António Rito Silva (IST-UL)
 16:00-16:30Coffee break   
 16:30-18:30Session 4 (Room-A) * Chair: João Pascoal Faria (U. Porto) 
 16:30-17:20Automated Pattern-Based Testing of Mobile ApplicationsInês Coimbra Morgado (U. Porto), Ana C. R. Paiva (U. Porto) and João Pascoal Faria (U. Porto)Fernando Brito e Abreu (ISCTE-IUL), José Maria Fernandes (U. Aveiro)
 17:20-18:10On the Evaluation of Software Maintainability Using Automatic Test Case Generation

Ana Filipa Nogueira (U. Coimbra), José Carlos Bregieiro Ribeiro (I.P. Leiria) and Mário Alberto Zenha-Rela (U. Coimbra)Fernando Brito e Abreu (ISCTE-IUL), José Maria Fernandes (U. Aveiro)
 18:10-18:30Conclusions and best PhD proposal announcement Organizing chairs  

*Chair: João Pascoal Faria (U. Porto)


Steering Committee:

  • Fernando Brito e Abreu, 
  • João Pascoal Faria, 
  • Paulo Rupino da Cunha, 
  • Ricardo J. Machado, 
    U. Minho

General Chairs:

  • Rui Maranhão, 
  • João Pascoal Faria, FEUP

Program Committee:

  • Ana Paiva, Univ. Porto
  • Antonia Lopes, Univ. Lisboa  
  • Fernando Brito e Abreu, ISCTE-IUL
  • João Cardoso, Univ. do Porto
  • João Miguel Fernandes, Univ. Minho
  • João Paulo Fernandes, Univ. Beira Interior 
  • João Saraiva, Univ. Minho                      
  • José Maria Fernandes, Univ. Aveiro       
  • Leonel Nóbrega, Univ. Madeira
  • Mário Zenha-Rela, Univ. Coimbra
  • Miguel Goulão, Univ. Nova de Lisboa
  • Paulo Rupino Cunha, Univ. Coimbra

Call For Papers


The goal of the SEDES doctoral consortium is to provide Software Engineering PhD students supervised or co-supervised by faculty members of Portuguese Universities with an environment in which they can present and discuss their work, receive feedback and suggestions from faculty and peers, and network with other researchers in the field. Besides being an opportunity to gather the Portuguese community that develops research in Software Engineering, both in academic or industrial settings, SEDES also aims at fostering international cooperation with Software Engineering faculty members from other countries, by means of joint co-supervisions.

Submissions to SEDES’2014 will be reviewed following the same procedures used for the regular papers in peer-reviewed events. Reported results might not be final, neither complete, but should clarify how the state-of-the-art will be advanced. A submission should foreshadow potentially novel and promising results. Observations and criticisms from panel, as well as from the remaining audience during the SEDES sessions, are expected to consolidate the direction of the research work.


The accepted submissions will be published in the hosting conference proceedings by Conference Publishing Services (CPS), be submitted for archiving in Xplore and CSDL, and, like in previous editions, submitted for indexing in ISI Web of Science, SCOPUS, ACM Portal, DBLP and DOI System. The accepted submissions will be scheduled for oral presentation in the program. Therefore, it is assumed that a submission shows the intention that at least the PhD student registers for the hosting conference (using the student fee).


To be eligible for participation in SEDES, PhD students must have concluded at least the first year of their doctoral programs and be doing research in Software Engineering, covering at least one of the knowledge areas defined in SWEBOK, the Guide to the Software Engineering Body of Knowledge ( Research work in related fields such as Computer Science (including formal methods) and Information Systems (including Information Services variants) are considered within the scope of SEDES if they hold an applied perspective on the technological or methodological issues of software development or maintenance.


You must prepare a submission with two parts: a paper describing the research work (both past and future) and a plan for it.


The paper should be in English and co-authored by your supervisor(s). At least one of the supervisors must be affiliated to a Portuguese University. The format and editorial recommendations are similar to those of the regular submissions to QUATIC’2014 thematic tracks (see QUATIC CFP instructions at The paper should have a maximum of 6 pages and include the following sections:

  • Title
  • Keywords [SWEBOK related KAs]
  • Abstract
  1. Introduction
  2. State-of-the-art
  3. Research objectives and methodological approach
  4. Past work and preliminary results
  5. Future work and expected results
  6. Conclusions
  • References


              • Both the past and future work sections should concisely describe the validation of the results;
              • The future work section should not include expected work beyond the delivery of the dissertation.


              The work-plan for the full schedule of the PhD research period (from the beginning, till the expected end) must represent, in a monthly basis scale, (i) activities, (ii) their dependencies and (iii) their deliverables (e.g. technical reports, papers, dissertation chapters, prototypes). We suggest you use standard diagramming techniques such as Gantt, PERT and/or CPM charts.


              The submission will be a zipped file called (e.g.,, containing the two documents (paper and plan), both in PDF format. The submission site is As the designated correspondence author, you will then receive a first e-mail message containing access instructions that will enable you to change information about your submission and your personal information, view your reviews and submit the camera ready.

              REVIEW PROCESS

              At least two SEDES PC members will blind-review each submission, focusing on the quality, maturity and clarity of the ongoing research work, both in terms of scope delimitation and problem relevance, adequacy of the adopted methodology, results significance and their validation, technical writing style, etc. Accepted candidates are expected to submit a final version of the proposal, taking into account the comments and suggestions provided by the reviewers. This paper will be published in the conference proceedings.

              IMPORTANT DATES

              • Submission: June 2  June 15 (closed)
              • Notification: June 30  July 7 (closed)
              • Camera-ready: July 21 (closed)


              This is the 5th edition. The previous editions took place in:

              • SEDES 2004, Coimbra, hosted by the 1º Congresso Português de Engenharia de Software
              • SEDES 2007, Caparica, hosted by the 6th International Conference on the Quality of Information and Communications Technology (QUATIC’2007)
              • SEDES 2009, Porto, hosted by the 4th International Conference on Software Engineering Advances (ICSEA’2009)
              • SEDES 2012, Lisbon, hosted by the 8th International Conference on the Quality of Information and Communications Technology (QUATIC’2012)