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ENASE 2009 : 4th International Conference on Evaluation of Novel Approaches to Software Engineering

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Conference Series : International Conference on Evaluation of Novel Approaches to Software Engineering
 
Link: http://www.enase.org
 
When May 6, 2009 - May 10, 2009
Where Milan, Italy
Submission Deadline Nov 28, 2008
Notification Due Jan 26, 2009
Final Version Due Feb 9, 2009
Categories    software engineering
 

Call For Papers

Mission and Motivation
The mission of the ENASE (Evaluation of Novel Approaches to Software Engineering) series of working 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. An innovative idea and important highlight of all ENASE conferences is the Advocatus Diaboli Forum (ADF).

Goals and Topics of Interest
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:

• agile software development,
• aspect-oriented software development,
• agent-oriented software engineering,
• multi-agent systems,
• model-driven engineering,
• component-based software engineering,
• evolutionary design,
• intentional software,
• example centric programming,
• meta programming systems,
• knowledge management and engineering,
• architectural design and meta architectures,
• business process management, engineering and reengineering,
• process-centric paradigms,
• service-oriented architectures,
• application integration technologies,
• enterprise integration strategies and patterns,
• e-business technologies,
• requirements engineering frameworks and models,
• collaborative requirements management systems,
• business and software modeling languages,
• software quality management,
• software change and configuration management,
• geographically distributed software development environments,
• cross-feeding between data engineering and software engineering,
• design thinking as a paradigm for software development,
• formal methods,
• software process improvement,
• metamodelling,
• software development methodologies


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. For ADF at ENASE 2009 the SE approach on trial is SOA (Service-Oriented Architecture).

Papers Formats, Submissions, and Publications
There will be full papers presented to the conference by the authors, poster papers available for viewing and discussions, and demo papers available for viewing and related to the demonstrations of software tools and products.

Full papers should be original research work, present analysis of data and discussion of research findings. Full papers must not have been previously published or submitted for publication. Full papers must not exceed 8 A4-size pages. As in previous ENASE conferences, the acceptance rate for full papers will at or below 30%.

Poster papers should relate to an ongoing research or experience. They must not exceed 4 A4-size pages.
Demo papers should describe non-for-profit software tools and products to be demonstrated at the conference. Normally, such tools and products will be expected to be in a prototype-, alpha-, or beta-version.

Papers should be submitted using the on-line submission procedure briefly described below. The guidelines for paper formatting provided at the conference website must be strictly used for all submitted papers. The submission format is the same as the camera-ready format. The Program Committee will review all papers and the contact author (the author who submits the paper) of each paper will be notified of the result, by e-mail.

The file to be uploaded must be in zip format and consist of two documents – the paper and the authors’ contact information (affiliation(s) and contact details). PDF format is preferred for the papers but LaTeX/PS/DOC formats will be also accepted. The web submission facility automatically sends an acknowledgement, by e-mail, to the contact author. Please contact the secretariat if no acknowledgement is received. If the author is unable to use the web-based procedure then he/she can send the paper by e-mail to the secretariat attaching an additional file with contact information.

Due to space limitations in the Proceedings, the camera-ready versions of accepted papers will be limited to 8 (eight) pages for full presentations and 4 (four) for poster and demo presentations. If absolutely needed, the number of pages may be increased up to a maximum of 12 pages (long presentations) and 6 pages (poster and demo presentations). However, for each page in excess of the maximum allowed, the author will have to pay an additional fee.

All ENASE full, poster and demo papers will be published in time for the conference in the proceedings, produced by INSTICC under an ISBN reference, in paper and in CD-ROM form (the CD-ROM will be shared with ICEIS). Proceedings will be indexed by ISI Proceedings, Inspec, and DBLP bibliographies. After the conference, a book containing all ENASE full papers (modified and extended) will be edited and published as post-proceedings by Springer in the CCIS (Communications in Computer and Information Science) series.


Venue
Milan (Milano), situated on the flat plains of the Po Valley, is the capital of Lombardy and thoroughly enjoys its hard earned role as Italy's richest and second largest city. Wealthy and cosmopolitan, the Milanesi enjoy a reputation as successful businesspeople, equally at home overseas and in Italy. Embracing tradition, sophistication and ambition in equal measure, they are just as likely to follow opera at La Scala as their shares on the city's stock market or AC or Inter at the San Siro Stadium.
Three times in its history, the city had to rebuild after being conquered. Founded in the seventh century BC by Celts, the city, then known as Mediolanum ('mid-plain'), was first sacked by the Goths in the 600s (AD), then by Barbarossa in 1157 and finally by the Allies in World War II, when over a quarter of the city was flattened. Milan successively reinvented herself under French, Spanish and then Austrian rulers from 1499 until the reunification of Italy in 1870. It is a miracle that so many historic treasures still exist, including Leonardo da Vinci's Last Supper, which survived a direct hit in World War II. The Milanesi's appreciation of tradition includes a singular respect for religion; they even pay a special tax towards the Cathedral maintenance. It is therefore fitting that the city's enduring symbol is the gilded statue of the Virgin, on top of the Cathedral (Il Duomo).
Milan is founded around a historic nucleus radiating from the Cathedral, with a star-shaped axis of arteries spreading through modern suburbs to the ring road. The modern civic center lies to the northwest, around Mussolini's central station, and is dominated by the Pirelli skyscraper, which dates from 1956. The trade and fashion fairs take place in the Fiera district, west of the nucleus around the Porta Genova station. Milan's economic success was founded at the end of the 19th century, when the metal factories and the rubber industries moved in, replacing agriculture and mercantile trading as the city's main sources of income. Milan's position at the heart of a network of canals, which provided the irrigation for the Lombard plains and the important trade links between the north and south, became less important as industry took over - and the waterways were filled. A few canals remain in the Navigli district near the Bocconi University, a fashionable area in which to drink and listen to live music.
Since the 1970s, Milan has remained the capital of Italy's automobile industry and its financial markets, but the limelight is dominated by the fashion houses, who, in turn, have drawn media and advertising agencies to the city. Milan remains the marketplace for Italian fashion - fashion aficionados, supermodels and international paparazzi descend upon the city twice a year for its spring and autumn fairs. Valentino, Versace and Armani may design and manufacture their clothes elsewhere but Milan, which has carefully guarded its reputation for flair, drama and creativity, is Italy's natural stage.


Secretariat
Address: Av. D.Manuel I, 27A 2ºesq.
2910-595 Setúbal - Portugal
Tel.: +351 265 520 184
Fax: +351 265 520 186
Email: secretariat@enase.org
Web: http://www.enase.org


Important Dates
Paper Submissions: November 28, 2008
Acceptance Notifications: January 26, 2009
Camera-ready Submissions: February 9, 2009
Registrations: February 9, 2009
The Conference Dates: May 6-10, 2009


Steering Committee
Filipe, Joaquim Polytechnic Institute of Setúbal / INSTICC, Portugal
Gonzalez-Perez, Cesar IEGPS, Spanish National Research Council, Spain
Loucopoulos, Peri Loughborough University, UK
Maciaszek, Leszek A. Macquarie University ~ Sydney, Australia


Conference Chairs
Filipe, Joaquim Polytechnic Institute of Setúbal / INSTICC, Portugal
http://ltodi.est.ips.pt/jfilipe/

Maciaszek, Leszek A. Macquarie University ~ Sydney, Australia
http://www.comp.mq.edu.au/~leszek/


Program Chairs
Aksit, Mehmet University of Twente, The Netherlands
http://www3.cs.utwente.nl/~aksit/

Jablonski, Stefan University of Bayreuth, Germany
http://www.ai4.uni-bayreuth.de/en/


Advocatus Diaboli Forum (ADF) Chair
Gonzalez-Perez, Cesar IEGPS, Spanish National Research Council, Spain
http://www.verdewek.com/work/


Program Committee
Ali Babar, Muhammad University of Limerick, Ireland
Astudillo, Hernán Universidad Técnica Federico Santa María, Chile
Atkinson, Colin University of Mannheim, Germany
Berio, Giuseppe Université de Bretagne Sud, France
Biddle Robert Carleton University, Canada
Bielikova, Maria Slovak University of Technology, Bratislava, Slovak Republic
Burdescu, Dumitru University of Craiova, Romania
Cellary, Wojciech Poznan University of Economics, Poland
Chountas, Panagiots University of Westminster, UK
Chung, Lawrence University of Texas at Dallas, USA
Delis, Alex University of Athens, Greece
Dietrich, Jens Massey University, Palmerston North, New Zealand
Dunham, Margaret Southern Methodist University, Dallas, USA
Dustdar, Schahram Vienna University of Technology, Austria
Edwards, Jonathan MIT, USA
Eisenecker, Ulrich University of Leipzig, Germany
Evermann, Joerg Memorial University of Newfoundland in St. John's, Canada
Ferreira, Maria João Universidade Portucalense, Porto, Portugal
Garcia, Felix University of Castilla-La Mancha, Spain
Getta, Janusz University of Wollongong, Australia
Girba, Tudor University of Bern, Switzerland
Gross, Hans-Gerhard Delft University of Technology, The Netherlands
Gryz, Jarek York University, Toronto, Canada
Hannay, Jo University of Oslo, Norway
Henderson-Sellers, Brian University of Technology, Sydney, Australia
Huzar Zbigniew Wroclaw University of Technology, Poland
Jarzabek, Stan National University of Singapore
Kadir, Wan Universiti Teknologi Malaysia
Larrucea, Xabier European Software Institute, Spain
Lie, Kecheng University of Reading, UK
Madeyski, Lech Wroclaw University of Technology, Poland
Marinescu, Radu Universitatea "Politehnica" Timisoara, Romania
Medeiros, Claudia Bauzer University of Campinas, Brazil
Mueller, Sascha Ansbach University of Applied Science, Germany
Ngu, Anne Hee Hiong Texas State University - San Marcos, USA
Nurcan, Selmin Université Paris 1 - Panthéon – Sorbonne, France
Olive, Antoni Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya, Spain
Osis, Janis Riga Technical University, Latvia
Owoc, Mieczyslaw University of Economics, Wroclaw, Poland
Paprzycki Marcin Polish Academy of Science, Poland
Parsons, Jeffrey Memorial University of Newfoundland, Canada
Pohl, Klaus University Duisburg-Essen, Germany
Prakash, Naveen Galgotias College of Engineering & Technology, India
Prechelt, Lutz Freie Universitaet Berlin, Germany
Regev, Gil EPFL, Switzerland
Ruiz, Francisco University of Castilla-La Mancha, Spain
Sacha, Chris Warsaw University of Technology, Poland
Saeki, Motoshi Tokyo Institute of Technology, Japan
Schach, Stephen Vanderbilt University, Nashville, USA
Schuldt, Heiko University of Basel, Switzerland
Seruga, Jan Australian Catholic University Sydney, Australia
Song, Il-Yeol Drexel University Philadelphia, USA
Teufel, Stephanie University of Fribourg, Switzerland
Thomas, Dave Bedarra Research Labs, Ottawa, Canada
Unland, Rainer University of Duisburg-Essen, Germany
Vanderdonckt, Jean Université catholique de Louvain, Belgium
Vasilecas, Olegas Vilnius Gediminas Technical University, Lithuania
Wojnicki, Igor AGH University of Science and Technology, Cracow, Poland

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