ASWEC: Australian Software Engineering Conference



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Event When Where Deadline
ASWEC 2015 Australian Software Engineering Conference 2015
Sep 28, 2015 - Oct 1, 2015 Adelaide, Australia Jun 14, 2015
ASWEC 2013 22nd Australasian Software Engineering Conference
Jun 4, 2013 - Jun 7, 2013 Melbourne, Australia Dec 14, 2012
ASWEC 2010 21st Australian Software Engineering Conference
Apr 6, 2010 - Apr 9, 2010 Auckland, New Zealand Oct 16, 2009

Present CFP : 2015

Deadline Extended - CALL FOR PAPERS
ASWEC 2015 - The 24th Australasian Software Engineering Conference
September 28 – October 1, Adelaide, Australia

Conference background
ASWEC was established in 1986 and is a leading forum for the software engineering profession in Australasia to describe important new research results and report valuable project experiences. The 24th ASWEC (ASWEC 2015) will be held in Adelaide, South Australia from September 28th to October 1st. Adelaide has all the hallmarks of a major urban centre with modern and classical architecture, a bustling retail hub and a multi-cultural population. It is home to long summers, stunning beachfronts, award-winning wine, foods, festivals and sporting events. Adelaide was voted Australia’s most liveable city – and one of Lonely Planet’s top 10 must-visit cities for 2014.

Software is everywhere, and the way it is built remains a challenge. In the past decades, software engineering as a discipline has produced many theoretical and practical results. As software is playing more important roles in ever larger and more complex systems, traditional software engineering is interacting substantially with more fields. For example, the emerging research activities around DevOps are looking at the complex interactions between product development and operations in modern IT infrastructure. The challenges in building highly dependable large-scale systems lie in reconnecting logic-based formal methods with other statistical approaches in new ways to better manage the uncertainties of the environment and provide assurance cases. Industry’s use of dynamic, concurrent and functional programming languages in specific domains is making programming language research more connected to software engineering. Cloud computing, service-oriented computing, mobile apps, big data, Internet of Things and software ecosystems are also bringing new contexts to software engineering research.

The scope of software engineering research needs to be expanded and more interaction with other communities will benefit the research going forward. The theme for the ASWEC 2015 is:

“Engineering Software for Innovation, Security, and Sustainability”

It is our pleasure and honour to have the following keynote speakers:

Professor John Grundy, Swinburne University of Technology, Australia

Professor Awais Rashid, Security Lancaster, University of Lancaster, UK.

Research Papers
We are particularly seeking contributions that help redefine the future scope of software engineering from both the traditional software engineering community and other fields, especially those discussing recent innovations, experiences, challenges and outcomes. Authors are invited to submit papers describing original research in all areas of software engineering. Papers describing theoretical or empirical research, new techniques and tools, and in-depth case studies are all welcome. Submissions should be original and must not have been published previously or currently be under consideration for publication elsewhere. Topics of interest include, but are not limited to, the following:

Agile Methods in Practice
Cloud Computing
Computer Supported Cooperative Software Engineering
Configuration Management and Deployment
Empirical Research in Software Engineering
Formal Methods
Health Informatics System Development
Human Computer Interaction
Knowledge-Based Software Engineering
Large-Scale Distributed Software Engineering
Legacy Systems and Software Maintenance
Measurement, Metrics, Experimentation
Model Driven Engineering
Object and Component-Based Software Engineering
Open Source Software Development
Programming Languages
Quality Assurance
Real-Time and Embedded Software
Requirements Engineering
Software Architecture
Software Design and Patterns
Software Documentation
Software Engineering Education
Software Engineering Ontologies
Software Engineering of Multi-Agent Systems
Software Engineering of Web Services
Software Inspection Approaches
Software Modelling Approaches
Software Performance Engineering
Software Processes and Quality
Software Project Management
Software Re-use and Product Development
Software Reverse Engineering
Software Risk Management
Software Security, Safety and Reliability
Software Services
Software Verification and Validation
Software Visualization
Software Vulnerabilities
Standards and Legal Issues
Testing, Analysis and Verification
Tools and Processes for Distributed Multi-Site Software Engineering
Ubiquitous/Pervasive Software Systems
Web-based Software

Two tracks of submissions are solicited:
• Full papers should present innovative and mature research in topics related to software engineering. They should clearly describe a novel and significant contribution to the area and support claims of novelty with citations to the relevant literature and validations of the research results. Full papers can be research papers or experience reports. Full papers must use the IEEE CPS IEEE 8.5×11 inch two-column format and must not exceed 10 pages.
• Short papers should present novel research directions, new ideas, or educational experiences in software engineering. They should clearly describe well-defined ideas that may be at an early stage of investigation and may not be fully validated. Short papers must use the ACM SIG Proceedings format and must not exceed 5 pages in length.
All submissions will undergo a rigorous peer review process (DEST Category E1) by at least three reviewers from an international panel and will be evaluated on the basis of their originality, significance, clarity and relevance to the field of software engineering. As in previous years, the ASWEC full paper proceedings will be published by IEEE Computer Society Conference Publishing Services (IEEE-DL and EI indexed). Short paper proceedings will be published by ACM (ACM-DL and EI indexed). At least one author from each accepted full or short paper is required to register as a full-fee delegate and present the paper at the conference; otherwise their paper will not be included in the proceedings.
All submissions must be written in English. Manuscripts are to be submitted electronically via the conference submission system at – see the ASWEC 2015 submission page for further instructions.

Paper Submission (Long): 14 June 2015
Acceptance Notification (Long): 19 July 2015
Camera-Ready Submission (Long): 31 July 2015

Paper Submission (Short): 3 July 2015
Acceptance Notification (Short): 26 July 2015
Camera-Ready Submission (Short): 31 July 2015

Industry/Government Submissions
ASWEC 2015 seeks experience reports, case studies and research presentations that discuss the application of Software Engineering practices in the real context. This provides opportunities to software engineers and thought leaders to share, network and learn from each other through the presentation of industry success and failure cases. Industry presentations will provide important insights into future research directions and share practices which worked and which did not work. We invite submissions that discuss lessons learned and share experiences about the benefits and limitations of Software Engineering practices. Industry/government submissions should be based on actual practice, and should cover all sides of the story - strengths and weaknesses, successes and challenges relevant to Software Engineering practices.

Prospective presenters are invited to submit an abstract (500-1000 words approximately) which outlines the proposed presentation with some key takeaways; additional material such as proposed slides or more discussion may also be submitted. All industry/government submissions will be reviewed by the program committee. Authors of accepted presentations should then provide content (such as the intended presentation slides, or a paper) that will be published in the conference proceedings that are distributed to participants; a "permission to
publish" form will need to be signed by the authors or their organizations. Authors also have the option, if they choose, of allowing the published material to be archived in the INFORMIT digital library that is accessible free by members of Engineers Australia, and at a fee by others. One author from each accepted submission is required to register as a delegate and present at the conference.

Paper Submission: 28 June 2015
Acceptance Notification: 19 July 2015
Camera-Ready Submission: 31 July 2015

Tutorials and Workshops
Tutorial and Workshop proposals that have wide appeal to the software engineering community are sought for ASWEC 2015. Tutorials and workshops (half or full day) will run on the first day of the conference. Please submit your proposals detailing the topic, background, intended audience, anticipated number of attendees and justification for this estimate, presenter/s and their affiliations, along with anticipated time requirements following the guidelines on the ASWEC 2015 tutorials and workshops page.

Proposals due: 12 June 2015
Acceptance notification: 19 June 2015
Confirmation of programme: 2 August 2015

Doctoral Symposium
The Doctoral Symposium is a great opportunity for Ph.D. students to have their work – even in its early stages – presented to an international audience. Students at the initial stage will be able to have their ideas and current research directions challenged, while students at a more mature stage will be able to present their contributions and get feedback for improvement and guidance for better exposition. Furthermore, the symposium aims at facilitating the networking of Ph.D. students within the scientific community by interacting with established researchers and their peers at a similar career stage. To obtain maximum benefit from this symposium, students should consider participating after they have settled on a research topic, with a defined problem statement and some ideas about the solution that they want to discuss. More advanced students will have to present their research plan, research method and preliminary results. To apply for participation at the doctoral symposium, students should submit a short paper, which should not exceed 2 pages for early stage students and 4 pages for more mature stage students according to the guidelines that will be available on the conference website.

Paper Submission: 26 July 2015
Acceptance notification: 9 August 2015
Camera-Ready Submission: 16 August 2015


General Chair:
Muhammad Ali Babar, University of Adelaide, Australia

Program Committee Chairs:
Haifeng Shen, Flinders University, Australia
Markus Stumptner, University of South Australia, Australia

Short Paper and Poster Chairs
Fei-Ching (Diana) Kuo, Swinburne University of Technology, Australia
Stuart Marshall, Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand

Industry/Government Program Committee Chairs:

Surya Nepal, CSIRO, Australia
Ingo Weber, NICTA, Australia

Invited Speakers Chairs

Paul Strooper, University of Queensland, Australia
Liming Zhu, NICTA, Australia

Workshop Chairs

Aldeida Aleti, Monash University, Australia
Rashina Hoda, University of Auckland, New Zealand

Tutorial Chairs:
Asif Gill, University of Technology, Sydney, Australia

Doctoral Symposium Chairs:
He (Jason) Zhang, Nanjing University, China

Publicity Chairs:
Hoa Dam, University of Wollongong, Australia
Mohamed Almorsy, Swinburne University of Technology, Australia

Electronic Media Chairs:
Matt Selway, University of South Australia, Australia
Zheng (Eddie) Li, Lund University, Sweden


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