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SQM 2013 : Seventh International Workshop on Software Quality and Maintainability


When Apr 4, 2013 - Apr 4, 2013
Where Genova,Italy
Submission Deadline Jan 11, 2013
Notification Due Feb 2, 2013
Final Version Due Feb 18, 2013
Categories    computer science   software quality   software measurement   software economics

Call For Papers

Seventh International Workshop on Software Quality and Maintainability

"Bridging the gap between end user expectations,

vendors' business prospects, and software engineers'

requirements on the ground."

SQM 2013, satellite event of IEEE CSMR 2013

Genova, 5-8 March 2013


Software is playing a crucial role in modern societies. Not only do people rely on it for their daily operations or business, but for their lives as well. For this reason, correct and consistent behavior of software systems is a fundamental part of end user expectations. Additionally, businesses require cost-effective production, maintenance, and operation of their systems. Thus, the demand for good quality software is increasing and is setting it as a differentiator for the success or failure of a software product. In fact, high quality software is becoming not just a competitive advantage but a necessary factor for companies to be successful.

The main question that arises is how quality is measured and communicated to the several stakeholders of an organization. What, where and when we assess and assure quality, are still open issues. Many views have been expressed about software quality attributes, including maintainability, evolvability, portability, robustness, reliability, usability, and efficiency. These have been formulated in standards such as ISO/IEC-9126, its successor ISO/IEC 25010 (SQuaRE) and CMMI. However, the debate about quality and maintainability between software producers, vendors and users is ongoing, while organizations need the ability to evaluate the software systems they use or develop from multiple angles.

So, is "Software quality in the eye of the beholder"? This workshop session aims at feeding into this debate by establishing what the state of the practice and the way forward is.


We are pleased to invite paper submissions for a workshop in the IEEE

17th European Conference on Software Maintenance and Reengineering

( on Software Quality and

Maintainability. We are looking for research and empirical

contributions in areas including, but not limited to the following:

1. Software quality attributes
2. Software measurement
3. Software maintainability
4. Software quality assessment: practice and automation
5. Software analysis using automated techniques
6. Software evolution
7. Software economics
8. Software quality standards
9. Software quality certification
10. Experience reports

We solicit short position papers or long papers with a maximum length
of 10 pages, following the IEEE Computer Society formatting guidelines

See the website for further submission details (

Accepted workshop paper will be encouraged to submit to a journal special issue.


Paper submission: 11 January, 2013

Notification of acceptance: 2 February, 2013

Camera ready submission: 18 February, 2013

Workshop date: 4 March, 2013


Workshop Chairs

Eric Bouwers, Software Improvement Group, The Netherlands

Yijun Yu, Department of Computing, Centre for Research in Computing, Faculty of Maths, Computing & Technology, The Open University, UK

Publicity Chair: Miguel Alexandre Ferreira, Software Improvement Group, The Netherlands

Programme committee (confirmed so far)
Arpad Beszedes, University of Szeged, Hungary
Goetz Botterweck, University of Limerick, Ireland
Magiel Bruntink, University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Alexander Chatzigeorgiou, University of Macedonia, Greece
Florian Deissenboeck, Technische Universitaet Muenchen, Germany
Jürgen Ebert, University of Koblenz-Landau, Germany
Neil Ernst, UBC, Canada
Jesus M. Gonzalez-Barahona, Universidad Rey Juan Carlos, Spain
Liguo Huang, UT Dalas, USA
Siket István, University of Szeged, Hungary
Slinger Jansen, Utrecht University, the Netherlands
Robert Lagerström, the Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden
Julio Cesar Leite, PUC-Rio, Brazil
Sotirios Liaskos, York University, Canada
Lin Liu, Tsinghua, China
Christos Makris, University of Patras, Greece
Nan Niu, Mississippi State University, USA
Xin Peng, Fudan, China
Daniele Romano, Delft Technical University, The Netherlands
Joost Visser, Software Improvement Group, The Netherlands
Vadim Zaytsev - Centrum Wiskunde & Informatica, The Netherlands


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