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The Twelfth International Conference on Software Engineering Advances

ICSEA 2017
October 8 - 12, 2017 - Athens, Greece


Call for Papers

The International Conference on Software Engineering Advances (ICSEA 2017) continues 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 learned. The conference topics cover classical and advanced methodologies, open source, agile software, as well as software deployment and software economics and education.

Other advanced aspects are related to on-time practical aspects, such as run-time vulnerability checking, rejuvenation process, updates partial or temporary feature deprecation, software deployment and configuration, and on-line software updates. These aspects trigger implications related to patenting, licensing, engineering education, new ways for software adoption and improvement, and ultimately, to software knowledge management.

There are many advanced applications requiring robust, safe, and secure software: disaster recovery applications, vehicular systems, biomedical-related software, biometrics related software, mission critical software,  E-health related software, crisis-situation software. These applications require appropriate software engineering techniques, metrics and formalisms, such as, software reuse, appropriate software quality metrics, composition and integration,  consistency checking, model checking, provers and reasoning.

The nature of research in software 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.

We solicit both academic, research, and industrial contributions. 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.

Industrial presentations are not subject to the format and content constraints of regular submissions. We expect short and long presentations that express industrial position and status.

Tutorials on specific related topics and panels on challenging areas are encouraged.

The topics suggested by the conference can be discussed in term of concepts, state of the art, research, standards, implementations, running experiments, applications, and industrial case studies. 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 to, topic areas.

All topics and submission formats are open to both research and industry contributions.

Advances in fundamentals for software development

Fundamentals in software development
Software architecture, patterns, frameworks
Software analysis and model checking
Software architectural scalability
Requirements engineering and design
Software design (methodologies, patterns, experiences, views, design by contract, design by responsibilities, etc.)
Software modeling (OO, non-OO, MDA, SOA, patterns, UML, etc.)
Software process and workflow
Software validation and verification
Software testing and testing tools
Software implementation
Software project management (risk analysis, dependencies, etc.)
Component-based software development
Service-oriented software development
Software security-based development
Aspect-oriented software development

Advanced mechanisms for software development

Software composition
Process composition and refactoring
Co-design and codeplay
Software dependencies
Plug&play software
Adaptive software
Context-sensitive software
Policy-driven software design
Software rejuvenation
Feature interaction detection and resolution
Embedded software
Parallel and distributed software

Advanced design tools for developing software

Formal specifications in software
Programming mechanisms (real-time, multi-threads, etc.)
Programming techniques (feature-oriented, aspects-oriented, generative programming, agents-oriented, contextual-oriented, incremental, stratified, etc.)
Requirement specification languages
Programming languages
Automation of software design and implementation
Software design with highly distributed resources (GRID)
Web service based software
Scenario-based model synthesis
Merging partial behavioral models
Partial goal/requirement satisfaction

Software engineering for service computing (SOA and Cloud)

Requirements engineering methods and techniques for service computing
Design methods and techniques for service computing
Service-oriented architecture methods and techniques
Service computing technologies
Service level reuse paradigm
Cloud computing development methods
SaaS development methods and techniques
Service computing paradigm
QoS models for service computing
Testing methods for service computing
Approaches to service process improvement

Advanced facilities for designing/accessing software

Information modeling
GUI related software
Computer-aided software design
Hierarchical APIs
APIs roles in software development
Ontology support for Web Services
Rapid prototyping tools
Embedded software quality
Thread modeling
Flexible Objects
Use cases
Visual Modeling

Software performance

Software performance modeling
Software performance engineering (UML diagrams, Process algebra, Petri nets, etc.)
Software performance requirements
Performance forecast for specific applications
Performance testing
Web-service based software performance
Performance of rule-based software
Methods for performance improvements
Software performance experience reports
Program failures experiences
Error ranking via correlation
Empirical evaluation of defects

Software security, privacy, safeness

Security requirements, design, and engineering
Software safety and security
Security, privacy and safeness in software
Software vulnerabilities
Assessing risks in software
Software for online banking and transactions
Software trace analysis
Software uncertainties
Dynamic detection of likely invariants
Human trust in interactive software
Memory safety
Safety software reuse
High confidence software
Trusted computing
Next generation secure computing

Advances in software testing

Formal approaches for test specifications
Advanced testing methodologies
Static and dynamic analysis
Strategies for testing nondeterministic systems
Testing software releases
Generating tests suites
Evolutionary testing of embedded systems
Algorithmic testing
Exhaustive testing
Black-box testing
Testing at the design level
Testing reactive software
Empirical evaluation

Specialized software advanced applications

Database related software
Software for disaster recovery applications
Software for mobile vehicles
Biomedical-related software
Biometrics related software
Mission critical software
Real-time software
E-health related software
Military software
Crisis-situation software
Software for Bluetooth and mobile phones
Multimedia software applications

Web Accessibility

Design approaches, techniques,  and tools to support Web accessibility
Best practices for evaluation, testing reviews and repair techniques
Accessibility across the entire system lifecycle
Accessibility within e-organizations: good practices and experiences
Industry and research collaboration, learning from practice, and technology transfer
Mobile Internet-Web Accessibility
Developing user interfaces for different devices
Dealing with different interaction modalities
Web authoring guidelines and tools
Accessibility and other core areas related to the Web user experience
(UX): Usability, Findability, Valuability, Credibility, etc.
Innovations in assistive technologies for the Web
Accessible graphic formats and tools for their creation
Adaptive Web accessibility; Accessibility and information architecture
Universally accessible graphical design approaches
User Profiling
Cognitive and behavioral psychology of end user experiences and scenarios

Open source software

Open source software (OSS) methodologies
OSS development and debugging
Security in OSS
Performance of OSS
OSS roles and responsibilities
OSS incremental development
Division of labor and coordination mechanisms
Distribution of decision-making
Operational boundaries
Experience reports and lessons learned
Versioning management
Towards generalizing the OSS methodologies and practices
Open source licensing
Industrial movement towards open source

Agile and Lean approaches in software engineering

Agile software methodologies and practices (extreme programming, scrum, feature-driven, etc.)
Agile modeling (serial in the large, iterative in the small)
Agile model driven design
Agile methodologies for embedded software
Software metrics for agile projects
Lifecycle for agile software development
Agile user experience design
Agility via program automation
Testing into an agile environment
Agile project planning
Agile unified process

Software deployment and maintenance

Software in small and large organizations
Deploying and maintaining open source software
Software maintenance
Software assurance
Patching
Run-time vulnerability checking
Software rejuvenation
Software updates
Partial or temporary feature deprecation
Multi-point software deployment and configuration
On-line software updates

Software engineering techniques, metrics, and formalisms

Software reuse
Software quality metrics (complexity, empiric metrics, etc.)
Software re-engineering (reverse engineering)
Software composition
Software integration
Consistency checking
Real-time software development
Temporal specification
Model checking
Theorem provers
Modular reasoning
Petri Nets
Formalisms for behavior specification
Advanced techniques for autonomic components and systems

Business technology

Enterprise Content Managements (ECMs)
Business Intelligence (BI)
Enterprise Portals
Business Process Management (BPM)
Corporate Performance Management (CPM)
Enterprise Data Warehouse
Web Publishing
Cloud Computing
Virtualisation
Data Mining
Workflows
Business Rules Management (BRM)
Data Capturing

Software economics, adoption, and education

Patenting software
Software licensing
Software economics
Software engineering education
Academic and industrial views on software adoption and education
Good-to-great in software adoption and improvement
Software knowledge management

Improving productivity in research on software engineering

Developing frameworks to support research
Methods and tools to improving the research environment
Supporting domain specific research needs
Teaching research skills in Computer Science
Experience reports on well developed research processes
Experience reports on empirical approaches to software engineering research
Approaches to supporting higher degree students in their research
Approaches to enlarge the research / teaching nexus to improve academics productivity
Approaches to integration between university research and industry research
Tools to support the research process
Software process improvement framework (CMMI, etc.)
Quality improvement framework
Process simulation and measurement
Test improvement framework

 

INSTRUCTION FOR THE AUTHORS

Authors of selected papers will be invited to submit extended versions to one of the IARIA Journals.

Publisher: XPS (Xpert Publishing Services)
Archived: ThinkMindTM Digital Library (free access)
Prints available at Curran Associates, Inc.
Articles will be submitted to appropriate indexes.

Important deadlines:

Submission (full paper)

May 20, 2017 June 12, 2017

Notification

July 20, 2017

Registration

August 5, 2017

Camera ready

August 24, 2017

Only .pdf or .doc files will be accepted for paper submission. All received submissions will be acknowledged via an automated system.

Contribution types

  • regular papers [in the proceedings, digital library]
  • short papers (work in progress) [in the proceedings, digital library]
  • ideas: two pages [in the proceedings, digital library]
  • extended abstracts: two pages [in the proceedings, digital library]
  • posters: two pages [in the proceedings, digital library]
  • posters: slide only [slide-deck posted on www.iaria.org]
  • presentations: slide only [slide-deck posted on www.iaria.org]
  • demos: two pages [posted on www.iaria.org]
  • doctoral forum submissions: [in the proceedings, digital library]

Proposals for:

FORMATS

Only .pdf or .doc files will be accepted for paper submission. All received submissions will be acknowledged via an automated system.

Final author manuscripts will be 8.5" x 11", 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. Latex templates are also available.

Slides-based contributions can use the corporate/university format and style.

Your paper should also comply with the additional editorial rules.

Once you receive the notification of contribution acceptance, you will be provided by the publisher an online author kit with all the steps an author needs to follow to submit the final version. The author kits URL will be included in the letter of acceptance.

We would recommend that you should not use too many extra pages, even if you can afford the extra fees. No more than 2 contributions per event are recommended, as each contribution must be separately registered and paid for. At least one author of each accepted paper must register to ensure that the paper will be included in the conference proceedings and in the digital library, or posted on the www.iaria.org (for slide-based contributions).

CONTRIBUTION TYPE

Regular Papers (up to 6-10 page article -6 pages covered the by regular registration; max 4 extra pages allowed at additional cost- ) (oral presentation)
These contributions could be academic or industrial research, survey, white, implementation-oriented, architecture-oriented, white papers, etc. They will be included in the proceedings, posted in the free-access ThinkMind digital library and sent for indexing. Please submit the contributions following the instructions for the regular submissions using the "Submit a Paper" button and selecting the appropriate contribution type. 12-14 presentation slides are suggested.

Short papers (work in progress) (up to 4 pages long) (oral presentation)
Work-in-progress contributions are welcome. These contributions represent partial achievements of longer-term projects. They could be academic or industrial research, survey, white, implementation-oriented, architecture-oriented, white papers, etc. Please submit the contributions following the instructions for the regular submissions using the "Submit a Paper" button and selecting the contribution type as work in progress. Contributors must follow the conference deadlines, describing early research and novel skeleton ideas in the areas of the conference topics. The work will be published in the conference proceedings, posted in the free-access ThinkMind digital library and sent for indexing. For more details, see the Work in Progress explanation page. 12-14 presentation slides are suggested.

Ideas contributions (2 pages long) (oral presentation)
This category is dedicated to new ideas in their very early stage. Idea contributions are expression of yet to be developed approaches, with pros/cons, not yet consolidated. Ideas contributions are intended for a debate and audience feedback. Please submit the contributions following the instructions for the regular submissions using the "Submit a Paper" button and selecting the contribution type as Idea. Contributors must follow the conference deadlines, describing early research and novel skeleton ideas in the areas of the conference topics. The work will be published in the conference proceedings, posted in the free-access ThinkMind digital library and sent for indexing. For more details, see the Ideas explanation page. 12-14 presentation slides are suggested.

Extended abstracts (2 pages long) (oral presentation)
Extended abstracts summarize a long potential publication with noticeable results. It is intended for sharing yet to be written, or further on intended for a journal publication. Please submit the contributions following the instructions for the regular submissions using the "Submit a Paper" button and selecting the contribution type as Extended abstract. Contributors must follow the conference deadlines, describing early research and novel skeleton ideas in the areas of the conference topics. The work will be published in the conference proceedings, posted in the free-access ThinkMind digital library and sent for indexing. 12-14 presentation slides are suggested.

Posters (paper-based, two pages long) (oral presentation)
Posters are intended for ongoing research projects, concrete realizations, or industrial applications/projects presentations. The poster may be presented during sessions reserved for posters, or mixed with presentation of articles of similar topic. A two-page paper summarizes a presentation intended to be a POSTER. This allows an author to summarize a series of results and expose them via a big number of figures, graphics and tables. Please submit the contributions following the instructions for the regular submissions using the "Submit a Paper" button and selecting the contribution type as Poster Two Pages. Contributors must follow the conference deadlines, describing early research and novel skeleton ideas in the areas of the conference topics. The work will be published in the conference proceedings, posted in the free-access ThinkMind digital library and sent for indexing. 8-10 presentation slides are suggested. Also a big Poster is suitable, used for live discussions with the attendees, in addition to the oral presentation.

Posters (slide-based, only) (oral presentation)
Posters are intended for ongoing research projects, concrete realizations, or industrial applications/projects presentations. The poster may be presented during sessions reserved for posters, or mixed with presentation of articles of similar topic. The slides must have comprehensive comments. This type of contribution only requires a 8-10 slide-deck. Please submit the contributions following the instructions for the regular submissions using the "Submit a Paper" button and selecting the contribution type as Poster (slide-only). The slide-deck will be posted, post-event, on www.iaria.org.
8-10 presentation slides are suggested. Also a big Poster is suitable, used for live discussions with the attendees, additionally to the oral presentation.

Presentations (slide-based, only) (oral presentation)
These contributions represent technical marketing/industrial/business/positioning presentations. This type of contribution only requires a 12-14 slide-deck. Please submit the contributions following the submission instructions by using the "Submit a Paper" button and selecting the contribution type as Presentation (slide-only). The slide-deck will be posted, post-event, on www.iaria.org.
12-14 presentation slides are suggested.

Demos (two pages) [posted on www.iaria.org]
Demos represent special contributions where a tool, an implementation of an application, or a freshly implemented system is presented in its alfa/beta version. It might also be intended for thsoe new application to gather the attendee opinion. A two-page summary for a demo is intended to be. It would be scheduled in special time spots, to ensure a maximum attendance from the participants. Please submit the contributions following the submission instructions by using the "Submit a Paper" button and selecting the contribution type as Demos. The Demos paper will be posted, post-event, on www.iaria.org.

Doctoral forum submissions: (up to 6-10 page article -6 pages covered the by regular registration; max 4 extra pages allowed at additional cost- ) (oral presentation)
There contributions refer to PhD dissertations, new PhD approaches, and PhD out-of-the-book thinking, etc. They will be included in the proceedings, posted in the free-access ThinkMind digital library and sent for indexing. Please submit the contributions following the instructions for the regular submissions using the "Submit a Paper" button and selecting the appropriate contribution type Doctoral forum. 12-14 presentation slides are suggested.

Tutorial proposals
Tutorials provide overviews of current high interest topics. Proposals should be for 2-3 hour long. Proposals must contain the title, the summary of the content, and the biography of the presenter(s). The tutorials' slide decks will be posted on the IARIA site.
Please send your proposals to tutorial proposal

Panel proposals
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. The panel's slide deck will be posted on the IARIA site.
Please send your proposals to panel proposal

Workshop proposals
See http://www.iaria.org/workshop.html

Mini Symposium proposal
See http://www.iaria.org/symposium.html

 
 

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