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WDES 2014 : 8th Workshop on Distributed Software Development, Software Ecosystems, and Systems-of-Systems


When Sep 28, 2014 - Sep 28, 2014
Where Maceió
Submission Deadline Jun 17, 2014
Notification Due Jul 22, 2014
Final Version Due Aug 5, 2014
Categories    software engineering   distributed development   ecosystems   systems of systems

Call For Papers

WDES 2014
8th Workshop on Distributed Software Development, Software Ecosystems, and Systems-of-Systems at CBSoft 2014
Maceió, Brazil

Submission deadline: June 17, 2014
Notification: July 22, 2014
Camera-ready copy: August 5, 2014
Workshop date: September 28, 2014

Distributed Software Development (DSD) is an approach of development that aims at using distributed resources to reduce cost and reach new IT markets. The distribution of development teams, along with the inherent difficulties of coordination and communication, often lead to low-productive development processes. In this scenario, inherent problems and challenges of Software Engineering are then amplified and become more critical. To cope with such difficulties, several technological, organizational, and social solutions have been proposed.

In parallel, a new type of software systems has emerged: the Systems-of-Systems (SoS). SoS are large, complex systems whose functionalities are resulted from the integration of different other smaller, independent systems. Characteristics such as operational and managerial independence, geographic distribution of their constituent systems, evolutionary development, and emergent behavior suggest that DSD theories and practices can be applied to the development of SoS.

In another perspective, Software Ecosystem (ECOS) is a set of actors that interact in a distributed market of software and services, whose relationships are often supported by technological platform or shared market. These relationships are done by exchanging information, resources, and artifacts. ECOS has become an important research topic in Software Engineering, since it addresses social and technical issues along with technical aspects of the software development process.

The Workshop on Distributed Software Development (WDDS), in its eighth edition, aims at putting together competencies and technologies of these three related areas: DSD, ECO, and SoS. The extension of its scope resulted in the Workshop on Distributed Software Development, Software Ecosystems, and Systems-of-Systems (WDES). This workshop consists of a forum for presentation and discussion of results and experiences of researchers and practitioners of DSD, ECOS, and SoS. As the main goal, it intends to generate knowledge that makes it possible to conduct successful projects in these three areas.

The topics of WDES involve research works directly related to DSD, ECOS, and SoS and their intersections, not being restricted to the following topics:

* Strategies, applications, relationships, and impacts among the three topics
* Technical, economical, and social issues associated to Software Engineering
* IT, software, and systems architectures (e.g., service-oriented)
* Reuse-based development
* Cloud Computing
* Social, technical, and social-technical networks
* Education and learning
* Supporting tools
* Project management
* Communication, coordination, and collaboration issues
* Diversity management (cultural, technical, social, and organizational)
* Communities and distributed team management
* Knowledge management and decision-making process
* Development processes (e.g., agile methods and hybrid processes)
* Development, evolution, and life-cycle and security issues of software and systems (e.g., requirement management, modeling, configuration management, verification, validation, and testing)
* Metrics and indicators of software and systems development
* Quality of data, software, and systems
* Software acquisition
* Everything as a Service (XaaS) (e.g., software/infrastructure/platform as a Service)
* Business models and distributed development
* IT governance
* Self-adaptive, self-recovery, and context-aware systems
* Challenge and perspectives of research
* Case studies, experiments, and industrial experience reports
* Systematic reviews and systematic mappings

Four types of submissions are invited:

* Technical paper (up to eight pages): It must present sound technical contributions for the research area;
* Experience Report (up to eight pages): It must present concrete data, lessons learned, or relevant facts for the research area;
* Short paper (up to four pages): It must present an interesting research that is not fully validated; and
* Position paper (up to four pages): It must present new ideas, positions, or perspectives of research on the research area.

Papers submitted to the workshop must be unpublished original work and must not be simultaneously under review or submitted elsewhere. All papers will be judged on the basis of their clarity, relevance, originality, and contribution.
All submissions must follow the SBC Proceedings Style. Templates can be downloaded at SBC website.
Submissions must be either in English or Portuguese through online upload to the workshop submission website at the following URL:

Cláudia Werner, COPPE/UFRJ (werner at cos dot ufrj dot br)
Elisa Yumi Nakagawa, ICMC/USP (elisa at icmc dot usp dot br)
Sabrina Marczak, PUCRS (sabrina dot marczak at pucrs dot br)

Carina Frota Alves, Federal University of Pernambuco (UFPE)
Cláudia Werner, Federal University of Rio de Janeiro (COPPE/UFRJ)
Eduardo Santana de Almeida, Federal University of Bahia (UFBA)
Elisa Hatsue Moriya Huzita, State University of Maringá (UEM)
Elisa Yumi Nakagawa, University of São Paulo (ICMC/USP)
Flavio Oquendo, Université de Bretagne-Sud, France (UBS)
José Carlos Maldonado, University of São Paulo (ICMC/USP)
Renata Pontin de Mattos Fortes, University of São Paulo (ICMC/USP)
Sabrina Marczak, Pontifical Catholic University of Rio Grande do Sul (PUCRS)

PROGRAM COMMITTEE (to be confirmed)


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