The International Conference on Software Engineering Advances (ICSEA 2008) initiates a series of events covering a broad spectrum of software-related topics. The conference covers fundamentals on designing, implementing, testing, validating and maintaining various kinds of software. Several tracks are proposed to treat the topics from theory to practice, in terms of methodologies, design, implementation, testing, use cases, tools, and lessons learnt. The conference topics cover classical and advanced methodologies, open source, agile software, as well as software deployment and software economics and education.
Whatever ones specific discipline, all researchers in Computer Science and related disciplines are additionally experts in the domain of research itself. The nature of research varies slightly with the specific discipline researchers work in, yet there is much common ground and room for a sharing of best practice, frameworks, tools, languages and methodologies.
Despite the number of experts we have available, little work is done at the meta level, that is examining how we go about our research, and how this process can be improved. There are questions related to the choice of programming language, IDEs and documentation styles and standard. Reuse can be of great benefit to research projects, yet reuse of prior research projects introduces special problems that need to be mitigated. The research environment is a mix of creativity and systematic approach which leads to a creative tension that needs to be managed or at least monitored. Much of the coding in any university is undertaken by research students or young researchers. Issues of skills training, development and quality control can have significant effects on an entire department. In an industrial research setting the environment is not quite that of industry as a whole, nor does it follow the pattern set by the university. The unique approaches and issues of industrial research may hold lessons for researchers in other domains.
The conference has the following tracks:
We welcome technical papers presenting research and practical results, position papers addressing the pros and cons of specific proposals, such as those being discussed in the standard fora or in industry consortia, survey papers addressing the key problems and solutions on any of the above topics short papers on work in progress, and panel proposals.
The topics suggested by the conference can be discussed in term of concepts, state of the art, standards, implementations, running experiments and applications. Authors are invited to submit complete unpublished papers, which are not under review in any other conference or journal in the following, but not limited topic areas. Industrial presentations are not subject to these constraints. Tutorials on specific related topics and panels on challenging areas are encouraged.
The following track topics are expected to be covered (but not limited to):
Track 1: Advances in fundamentals for software development
Fundamentals in software development
Track 2: Advanced mechanisms for software development
Track 3: Advanced design tools for developing software
Formal specifications in software
Track 4: Advanced facilities for designing/accessing software
Track 5: Software performance
Software performance modeling
Track 6: Software security, privacy, safeness
Security requirements, design, and engineering
Track 7: Advances in software testing
Formal approaches for test specifications
Track 8: Specialized software advanced applications
Database related software
Track 9: Open source software
Open source software (OSS) methodologies
Track 10: Agile software techniques
Agile software methodologies and practices (extreme programming, scrum, feature-driven, etc.)
Track 11: Software deployment and maintenance
Software in small and large organizations
Track 12: Software economics, adoption, and education
Track 13: Improving reasearch productivity
Developing frameworks to support research
INSTRUCTION FOR THE AUTHORS
The ICSEA 2008 Proceedings will be published by IEEE Computer Society Conference Publishing Services and on-line via IEEE XPlore Digital Library. IEEE will index the papers with major indexes.
Only .pdf or .doc files will be accepted for paper submission. All received papers will be acknowledged via the EDAS system.
Final author manuscripts will be 8.5" x 11" (two columns IEEE format), not exceeding 6 pages; max 4 extra pages allowed at additional cost. The formatting instructions can be found on the Instructions page. Helpful information for paper formatting can be found on the here.
Technical marketing/business/positioning presentations
The conference initiates a series of business, technical marketing, and positioning presentations on the same topics. Speakers must submit a 10-12 slide deck presentations with substantial notes accompanying the slides, in the .ppt format (.pdf-ed). The slide deck will be published in the conference’s CD collection, together with the regular papers. Please send your presentations to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Tutorials provide overviews of current high interest topics. Proposals can be for half or full day tutorials. Please send your proposals to email@example.com
The organizers encourage scientists and industry leaders to organize dedicated panels dealing with controversial and challenging topics and paradigms. Panel moderators are asked to identify their guests and manage that their appropriate talk supports timely reach our deadlines. Moderators must specifically submit an official proposal, indicating their background, panelist names, their affiliation, the topic of the panel, as well as short biographies.
For more information, firstname.lastname@example.org
We welcome workshop proposals on issues complementary to the topics of this conference. Your requests should be forwarded to email@example.com.
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