ENASE 2012 : Evaluation of Novel Approaches to Software Engineering
Call For Papers
MISSION AND MOTIVATION
The mission of the ENASE (Evaluation of Novel Approaches to Software Engineering) conferences is to be a prime international forum to discuss and publish research findings and IT industry experiences with relation to evaluation of novel approaches to software engineering. By comparing novel approaches with established traditional practices and by evaluating them against software quality criteria, ENASE conferences advance knowledge and research in software engineering, identify most hopeful trends and propose new directions for consideration by researchers and practitioners involved in large-scale software development and integration.
ENASE provides a yearly forum for researchers and practitioners to review and evaluate emerging as well as established SE methods, practices, architectures, technologies and tools. An important underpinning and assumption of ENASE is that in software engineering "novel" turns out frequently to be just new hype. An objective of ENASE is to reveal any such hype as soon as feasible. This means that ENASE does not exclude more traditional approaches to software development and integration. On the contrary, ENASE endeavors to compare novel with traditional, also to discover if novel is not just traditional in disguise. Consequently, ENASE accepts also papers concentrating on a critique of more traditional and entrenched SE approaches.
Against that background, ENASE undertakes to provide fast but careful scientific and empirical evaluation of new as well as more established approaches to software engineering. Of particular interest are experience reports and evaluations (qualitative and quantitative) of existing approaches as well as new ideas and proposals for improvements. The conference solicits experiments, case studies, surveys, meta-analyses, empirical studies, systematic reviews, conceptual explorations, innovative ideas, critical appraisals, etc. related to the following topics list:
Application Integration Technologies
Collaborative Requirements Management Systems
Business and Software Modeling Languages
Software Quality Management
Software Change and Configuration Management
Geographically Distributed Software Development Environments
Meta Programming Systems and Meta-modeling
Design Thinking as a Paradigm for Software Development
Cross-feeding Between Data and Software Engineering
"3A" (Agile, Aspect-oriented and Agent-oriented) Software Engineering
Component-based Software Engineering and Commercial-Off-The-Shelf (COTS) Systems
Service-oriented Software Engineering and Management
Software and Systems Development Methodologies
Enterprise Integration Strategies and Patterns
Software Process Improvement
Knowledge Management and Engineering
Architectural Design and Meta Architectures
Requirements Engineering Frameworks and Models
Business Process Management, Engineering and Reengineering
ADVOCATUS DIABOLI FORUM (ADF)
The Advocatus Diaboli Forum “court proceedings” play an important role in the mission of the ENASE conferences. The ADF is directly inspired by an ancient, now discarded, mechanism within the Catholic Church whereby a so-called "Devil's Advocate" (AD) would assemble a prosecution case against candidates for canonization to sainthood. The AD was not required to necessarily believe the prosecution case they prepared, but was required to list every possible reason to reject the candidate's elevation. Proponents for canonization would then mount a defense, addressing each of the points raised by the AD.
Consistently with the motivating philosophy of ENASE conferences, the main agenda for ADF-s is defined as to adversarially assess claims to novelty and utility for selected software engineering approaches or perspectives. The perspective on ADF trial at ENASE 2012 will be announced in April 2012.
RESEARCH STUDENTS FORUM (RSF)
ENASE 2012 will feature the Research Students Forum (RSF) – a kind of doctoral consortium. The forum will accept papers authored by research students, most likely PhD candidates. Papers will be evaluated along the usual conference criteria, but the presentations will be given to a doctoral consortium consisting of experienced PhD supervisors and research leaders.
The RSF recognizes that what research students usually lack in their initial stages are the research techniques and “best practices” that more seasoned researchers often have at their disposal. We are referring to the ability to:
Formulate a well-defined research question and express it concisely.
Differentiate between what is novel and must be done from what is superfluous and already done.
Avoid making bold statements, back their claims with facts or other research and construct evidence from analytical reasoning and/or empirical observation.
Communicate in a clear and simple way, avoiding unnecessary phrases and obscure language constructs.
All accepted RSF papers will be published in the main ENASE Proceedings, under an ISBN reference, in paper and in CD-ROM support.
Schahram Dustdar, Vienna University of Technology, Austria
Dimitris Karagiannis, University of Vienna, Austria
Steffen Staab, University of Koblenz-Landau, Germany
Pericles Loucopoulos, Loughborough University, United Kingdom
Authors should submit an original paper in English, carefully checked for correct grammar and spelling, using the on-line submission procedure. The initial submission must have between 3 to 13 pages otherwise it will be rejected without review. Please check the paper formats page so you may be aware of the accepted paper page limits.
The guidelines for paper formatting provided at the conference web ought to be used for all submitted papers. The preferred submission format is the same as the camera-ready format. Please check and carefully follow the instructions and templates provided. Each paper should clearly indicate the nature of its technical/scientific contribution, and the problems, domains or environments to which it is applicable.
Papers that are out of the conference scope or contain any form of plagiarism will be rejected without reviews. Please read INSTICC's ethical norms regarding plagiarism and self-plagiarism.
Remarks about the on-line submission procedure:
1. A "double-blind" paper evaluation method will be used. To facilitate that, the authors are kindly requested to produce and provide the paper, WITHOUT any reference to any of the authors. This means that is necessary to remove the authors personal details, the acknowledgements section and any reference that may disclose the authors identity.
LaTeX/PS/PDF/DOC/DOCX/RTF format are accepted.
2. The web submission procedure automatically sends an acknowledgement, by e-mail, to the contact author.
Paper submission types:
Regular Paper Submission
A regular paper presents a work where the research is completed or almost finished. It does not necessary mean that the acceptance is as a full paper. It may be accepted as a "full paper" (30 min. oral presentation) , a "short paper" (20 min. oral presentation) or a "poster".
Position Paper Submission
A position paper presents an arguable opinion about an issue. The goal of a position paper is to convince the audience that your opinion is valid and worth listening to, without the need to present completed research work and/or validated results. It is, nevertheless, important to support your argument with evidence to ensure the validity of your claims. A position paper may be a short report and discussion of ideas, facts, situations, methods, procedures or results of scientific research (bibliographic, experimental, theoretical, or other) focused on one of the conference topic areas. The acceptance of a position paper is restricted to the categories of "short paper" or "poster", i.e. a position paper is not a candidate to acceptance as "full paper".
After the reviewing process is completed, the contact author (the author who submits the paper) of each paper will be notified of the result, by e-mail. Authors are required to follow the reviews in order to improve their paper before the camera-ready submission.
All accepted papers will be published in the proceedings, under an ISBN reference, on paper and on CD-ROM.
All accepted papers (full, short and posters) will be published in the conference proceedings, under an ISBN reference, on paper and on CD-ROM support.
All papers presented at the conference venue will be available at the SciTePress Digital Library (http://www.scitepress.org/DigitalLibrary/).
SciTePress is member of CrossRef (http://www.crossref.org/).
Revised and extended versions of all full papers will be published by Springer-Verlag in a CCIS Series book.
The proceedings will be submitted for indexation by Thomson Reuters Conference Proceedings Citation Index (ISI), INSPEC, DBLP and EI (Elsevier Index).
Conference Date: 28 June - 1 July, 2012
Regular Paper Submission: February 27, 2012 (expired)
Authors Notification (regular papers): March 26, 2012
Final Regular Paper Submission and Registration: April 20, 2012
Position Paper Submission: April 9, 2012
Authors Notification (position papers): April 27, 2012
Final Position Paper Submission and Registration: May 11, 2012
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