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1st International Middleware Doctoral Symposium 2004

Co-located with Middleware 2004

Toronto, Ontario, Canada
October 19th, 2004

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The Middleware Doctoral Symposium is a forum for doctoral students to present their work and obtain guidance from mentors as well as to provide contact to other students at a similar stage in their careers. The mentors are senior university or industry researchers, e.g., current or former members of the Middleware program committee. The goal of the symposium is to expose students to helpful criticism before their thesis defence, and to foster discussions related to future career perspectives. Mentors provide constructive criticism one the current work, and give advice for possible future direction and focus. A similar series of doctoral symposia is held in connection with the OOPSLA and ECOOP conferences.

Symposium Organization

A group of 6 to 8 selected students present their research to one another and to a mock thesis committee of 4 to 5 mentors.



Edward Curry National University of Ireland, Galway, Ireland
Doug Lea SUNY Oswego, USA

Provisional Mock Thesis Committee: (Upon final/travel confirmation)

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