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CSED 2016 : International Workshop on Continuous Software Evolution and Delivery


When May 14, 2016 - May 15, 2016
Where Austin, USA
Abstract Registration Due Jan 15, 2016
Submission Deadline Jan 22, 2016
Notification Due Feb 18, 2016
Final Version Due Feb 27, 2016

Call For Papers

Call for Papers:

CSED - Int. Workshop on Continuous Software Evolution and Delivery
at ICSE 2016, Austin, Texas, US

(Proceedings published by ACM/IEEE)


Important Dates:
Abstract Submission: Jan 15, 2016 (mandatory) (AoE)
Paper Submission: Jan 22, 2016 (AoE)
Notification: Feb 18, 2016
Camera ready: Feb 27, 2016 (AoE)
Workshop Date: May 14-15, 2016


Aims and Scope:

Today, software development is conducted in increasingly turbulent
business environments. Typically, fast-changing and unpredictable
markets, complex and changing customer requirements, pressures of
shorter time-to-market, and rapidly advancing information technologies
are characteristics found in most software development projects.
Continuous software evolution and delivery refers to the
organisational capability to innovate and release software in fast
parallel cycles, typically hours, days or very small numbers of weeks.
For example, lean start-ups release up to 50 times per days. This
includes determining new functionality to build, prioritising the most
important functionality, evolving and refactoring the architecture,
developing the functionality, validating it, releasing it to customers
and collecting experimental feedback from the customers to inform the
next cycle of development. As reaching the goal of continuous
evolution and delivery is a holistic endeavour, it cannot be addressed
only by automating the release engineering pipeline, but requires
changes across the whole development cycle, both before (even up until
requirements) and after release. For example, reducing the scope of a
release has to be done during requirements analysis, while
prioritization of post-release bugs to resolve in the next release
needs to be done once a release has been pushed to the customer. CSED
2016 will bring together researchers and practitioners to discuss
challenges of continuous software innovation and delivery and exchange
innovative ideas to solve them. The workshop is co-located with ICSE
2016, the International Conference on Software Engineering (see, in Austin, Texas. CSED will be a
highly interactive workshop with a strong emphasis on discussions.

Topics of Interest

In summary, topics relevant to the scope of the workshop are as
described above and specifically the following:

* best practices for code movement (branching/integration)
* continuous integration and testing
* build and configuration of software
* package and dependency management
* continuous delivery, deployment, installation and software update
* release management for different domains, e.g., cloud services,
mobile apps, embedded systems
* principles and automated techniques for release planning
* DevOps and interaction with developers, end users, etc.
* process aspects and agile practices supporting continuous *
* organizational and human aspects
* rapid cycles in e.g., requirements engineering, architectural
design, programming languages, validation and verification
* application / system monitoring
* live and automatic experimentation and quick feedback of
experimental results

Paper Submission Details

We are soliciting full research papers (up to 7 pages), position
papers (up to 4 pages), and industrial talks (1 page abstract). Full
research papers present original and evaluated research whereas
position papers describe novel ideas, identified challenges, or
experiences related to the workshop’s theme. Industrial talks present
challenges from practice and lessons learned. The paper has to follow
ICSE 2016 formatting and submission

Please submit your abstract and/or paper using the EasyChair page for
the workshop:

Special issue

We plan to organize a special issue around the topics of the workshop
in a top software engineering journal.

Organizing Committee:
Matthias Tichy, University of Ulm (Germany)
Stephany Bellomo, SEI, Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh (United States)
Brian Fitzgerald, Lero & University of Limerick (Ireland)
Rick Kazman, University of Hawaii (United States)

Program Committee:
Bram Adams, Polytechnique Montreal (Canada)
Chris Bird, Microsoft Research (USA)
Jan Bosch, Chalmers University of Technology (Sweden)
Lianping Chen, Lero (Ireland)
Boris Debic, Google Inc.
Brian Doody, Hewlett Packard Enterprise
Nicole Forsgren, Chef Software
Akos Frohner, Google Inc.
Michael Goedicke, Paluno & University of Duisburg-Essen (Germany)
Bob Hall, AT&T Research
Regina Hebig, University of Gothenburg (Sweden)
Helena Holmström Olsson, Malmö University (Sweden)
Zhen Ming Jack Jiang, York University (Canada)
Foutse Khomh, Polytechnique Montreal (Canada)
Kim Moir, Mozilla Inc.
Jürgen Münch, University of Helsinki (Finland)
Meiyappan Nagappan, Rochester Institute of Technology (USA)
Sarah Nadi, Technical University of Darmstadt (Germany)
Tien Nguyen, Iowa State University (USA)
John O'Duinn, Stealth Startup
Markus Seitz, Nokia
Klaas-Jan Stol, Lero & University of Limerick (Ireland)
Stefan Wagner, University of Stuttgart (Germany)
Andy Zaidman, TU Delft (Netherlands)
(to be extended)

Further Information
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