Call for papers

The Excellence Centre in Computer Science and Systems Engineering (ECSEL) has the pleasure to announce the 5th Ph.D. Student Conference on Computer Science and Systems Engineering. The focus of the conference is on the research and practical issues related to the interplay between computing and systems engineering in the design and use of complex systems. The goal of the conference is mainly to gather the Ph.D. students into an environment for the exchange of knowledge and experiences beyond their own research areas. Researchers and representatives from industry will also be contributing to the conference. The conference program will include invited talks by senior researchers, leading industry representatives, and previous ECSEL students who are currently active in industry, as well as paper and poster presentations by Ph.D. students.


Contributions fall into the categories below:
  • ongoing research and/or obtained results
  • thesis proposals including problem analysis and possible approach(es)
  • interdisciplinary research and development activities, such as results achieved from project-oriented studies
  • results and experiences from projects driven in cooperation with industry
  • report on work in progress from industry
As the goal of CCSSE is to have a creative environment where ECSEL members share and exchange their research ideas, we also invite the submission of prepublished original papers. Full papers should not exceed 4000 words (15 pages) and should be written according IEEE format for proceedings. If you are submitting a paper that has already been published, please explicitly state the source of publication. Deadline for submission is September 13, 2004. As some of the expected submissions have been already reviewed and published, the CCSSE04 PC Committee will adopt a selective review process (not all the submissions will be reviewed). The notification of acceptance will be sent to you by September 27, 2004. Final versions of the papers for the proceedings are due by October 4, 2004.

Submission guidelines

Send your paper submission (pdf only) using our on-line service (closed). Both regular and poster papers are limited to 15 pages. Paper formatting should follow IEEE guidelines (double column, size 10 font). LaTeX style and sample file are available here. If you have enquiries or any problem with electronic submission, please send an e-mail to


Papers must be written in English. The presentations can be made in either Swedish or English.


The presentations should be addressed to the ECSEL audience assuming only the common knowledge at the level of ECSEL's foundational requirements.


September 13, 2004 Paper submission
September 27, 2004 Notification of acceptance
October 4, 2004  Final papers due for proceedings
October 20-21, 2004 Conference

Conference registration

ECSEL encourages all Ph.D. students and their supervisors to active participation. To register please fill in the registration form and send it by email to Anette Larsson ( ).

Conference venue

Kåkenhus, Campus Norrköping (map).
Conference opening in Hörsal K1 (map).

Program Committee

Nahid Shahmehri, Dept of Computer and Info Science (chair)
Robert Forchheimer, Dept of Electrical Engineering
Viiveke Fåk, Dept of Electrical Engineering
Torkel Glad, Dept of Electrical Engineering
Fredrik Gunnarsson,
Dept of Electrical Engineering
Mariam Kamkar, Dept of Computer and Info Science
Christoph Kessler, Dept of Computer and Info Science
Lennart Ljung
, Dept of Electrical Engineering
Simin Nadjm-Tehrani, Dept of Computer and Info Science
Lars Nielsen, Dept of Electrical Engineering
Zebo Peng, Dept of Computer and Info Science
Erik Sandewall,
Dept of Computer and Info Science

(to be completed)

Organization committee

Nahid Shahmehri (, +46-13-282066
Claudiu Duma ( ), +46-13-281790
Anette Larsson ( ), +46-13-285820

Last updated: October 29, 2004 by Claudiu Duma Print version