Sun 22 - Fri 27 October 2023 Cascais, Portugal

SPLASH Doctoral Symposium

The SPLASH Doctoral Symposium provides students with useful guidance for completing their dissertation research and beginning their research careers. The symposium will provide an interactive forum for doctoral students who have progressed far enough in their research to have a structured proposal, but will not be defending their dissertation in the next 12 months.

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Related Student Events at SPLASH

Participants to the Doctoral Symposium are highly encouraged to submit a poster to the SPLASH Poster session, and to engage in the ACM Student Research Competition. These related events are opportunities for additional feedback and suggestions on their dissertation work, contacts for further interaction, and experience in communicating with other professionals.


There is no explicit funding to attend the Doctoral Symposium. However, participants in the Symposium will receive preferential consideration for Student Volunteer applications. Another potential source of funding is the SIGPLAN Professional Activities Committee.

In-Person Attendance

The Doctoral Symposium is primarily an in-person event. Special consideration may be given to participants who cannot physically attend the symposium. As part of the application process, students will need to specify whether (and if, why) they intend to participate remotely.

More Information

For additional information, clarification, or answers to questions please contact the Doctoral Symposium chair Michael Coblenz.

Call for Submissions

Coming soon!

Note that all dates are TENTATIVE and subject to change.