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SEMS 2017 : 4th International Workshop on Software Engineering Methods in Spreadsheets

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Link: http://sems2017.ist.tugraz.at/
 
When Jun 13, 2017 - Jun 13, 2017
Where Eindhoven, The Netherlands
Submission Deadline Apr 13, 2017
Notification Due Apr 27, 2017
Final Version Due May 11, 2017
Categories    spreadsheets   software engineering   end-user development   user interaction
 

Call For Papers

* Call for Papers *
4th International Workshop on Software Engineering Methods in Spreadsheets (SEMS'17)
http://sems2017.ist.tugraz.at/
June, 13th 2017, Eindhoven, The Netherlands
Co-located with the 6th International Symposium on End-User Development (IS-EUD)

* Important Dates *
Paper: *April, 13th*
Authors notification: April, 27th
Camera ready version: May, 11th
Early registration: May, 11th
Workshop day: June, 13th

* Topic *
Spreadsheets are heavily used in industry, as they are easy to create and evolve through their intuitive visual interface. They are often initially developed as simple tools, but, over time, spreadsheets can become increasingly complex, up to the point they become too complicated to maintain. Indeed, in many ways, spreadsheets are similar to “professional” software: both concern the storage and manipulation of data, and the presentation of results to the user. However, unlike in “professional” software, activities like design, implementation, and maintenance in spreadsheets have to be undertaken by end-users, not trained professionals. This makes applying methods and techniques from other domains a challenging task.
The role of SEMS is to provide an annual event where researchers can meet and exchange their ideas. SEMS serves as a platform for early feedback for new techniques and tools.

The workshop welcomes submissions that cover (but that are not limited to) the following topics:
- End-user development for spreadsheets
- Methods bridging the gap between models and spreadsheets
- Spreadsheet testing and inspection techniques
- Spreadsheet smell detection
- Visualization approaches, e.g., data flow diagrams
- Experience reports
- Refactoring techniques
- Fault localization and correction techniques
- Tool demos

If you have doubts on the suitability of your paper, feel free to send us an email: sems17[at]ist.tugraz.at


* Submissions *
We welcome both full research papers (max. 16 pages), and short papers (max. 8 pages) written in English and prepared using the specific Springer LNCS format.
We also welcome tool demonstrations (max. 4 pages).
Submission via easychair: https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=sems17

* Workshop Format *
All accepted papers will be presented during the workshop. Authors of tool papers will have additionally some time for tool demos.
Furthermore, the SEMS program will include a keynote talk and a general discussion session that aims to identify further research directions.

* Proceedings *
The accepted papers and tool demonstrations will be published in the extra proceedings of the IS-EUD dedicated to the workshops.

* Program Committee *
Rui Abreu, IST, University of Lisbon, Portugal
Shing-Chi Cheung, The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, China
Martin Erwig, Oregon State University, USA
João P. Fernandes, Universidade de Coimbra, Portugal
Felienne Hermans, TU Delft, The Netherlands
Bennett Kankuzi, North-West University, South Africa
Daniel Kulesz, University of Stuttgart, Germany
Jorge Mendes, Universidade do Minho, Portugal
Richard Paige, University of York, UK
Sohon Roy, TU Delft, The Netherlands
Peter Sestoft, IT University of Copenhagen, Denmark
Leif Singer, Automattic Inc., USA

* Organizing Committee *
Jácome Cunha, Universidade Nova de Lisboa, Portugal
Birgit Hofer, Graz University of Technology, Austria

* Steering Committee *
Felienne Hermans, TU Delft, The Netherlands
Richard Paige, University of York, UK
Peter Sestoft, IT University of Copenhagen, Denmark

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