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RCoSE 2018 : 4th International Workshop on Rapid Continuous Software Engineering


When May 29, 2018 - May 29, 2018
Where Gothenburg
Abstract Registration Due Jan 30, 2018
Submission Deadline Feb 5, 2018
Notification Due Mar 5, 2018
Final Version Due Mar 15, 2018
Categories    software engineering   computer science

Call For Papers

RCoSE 2018
4th International Workshop on Rapid Continuous Software Engineering
@ ICSE 2018 Gothenburg, Sweden

May 29th 2018
Email:, Twitter: @RCoSE_WS

## Dates, Paper Types, and Links

Abstract Submission: Jan 30, 2018
Paper Submission: Feb 05, 2018
Notification: Mar 05, 2018
Camera ready: Mar 15, 2018
Workshop: May 29, 2018

7 pages long papers
4 pages position papers
1 industrial abstracts
ACM conference format, 2 Columns

Twitter:, @RCoSE_WS, #RCoSE18

## 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. To address this situation, agile practices
advocate flexibility, efficiency and speed.

While many software development companies have indeed succeeded in adopting
agile practices in parts of their organisation, the focus for many
organisations is predominantly at the team level. The other functions in the
organisation, including customer relations, product management, R&D management
and software release, in many companies still work in traditional slow cycles,
measured in months and years.

Continuous software engineering refers to the organisational capability to
develop, release and learn from software in rapid parallel cycles, typically
hours, days or very small numbers of weeks. 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.

The capability to perform all these activities in days or a few weeks requires
significant changes in the entire software engineering approach, including
parallelising activities, empowering cross functional teams to allow for rapid
decision making and light weight coordination across teams. It also requires
significant technical advances in the engineering infrastructure, including
continuous integration and deployment, collection of post-deployment product
usage data, support for running automatic live experiments to evaluate
different system alternatives, e.g., A/B testing.

In summary, as reaching the goal of continuous software engineering is a
holistic endeavor, it cannot be addressed only by research in the area of
process aspects in software engineering, specifically, agile software
development processes. Instead, it requires additionally to address the
following three aspects:

* The technology for all different phases of software engineering like
requirements engineering, architecture and design, implementation, and
validation and verification must be adapted to support for parallel
engineering of software.

* The whole research and development organization must adapt to be
compatible with the agile process in the development teams.

* Approaches for live experimentation must be available and the results
must be appropriately fed back into the artifacts of the different phases which
are affected by the results of the live experimentation.

Consequently, the workshop aims to bring the research communities of the
aforementioned areas together to exchange challenges, ideas, and solutions to
bring software engineering a step further to being a holistic continuous

RCoSE 2018 is co-located with ICSE 2018, the International Conference on
Software Engineering, in Gothenburg, Sweden. RCoSE will be a highly
interactive workshop with a strong emphasis on discussions.

As a summary, topics relevant to the scope of the workshop include rapid
continuous software engineering as described above and specifically the

* agile practices
* relations between agile practices and the specific development phases,
e.g., requirements engineering, architectural design, programming languages,
validation and verification
* organizational aspects of agile processes
* tools supporting continuous software engineering
* application / system monitoring
* live and automatic experimentation and quick feedback of experimental
* usability / human computer interaction
* software evolution
* software maintenance

## Submissions

We are soliciting full research papers (up to 7 pages), position papers (up to
4 pages) and industrial abstracts (1 page). Full research papers present
original and evaluated research whereas position papers describe novel ideas,
identified challenges, or experiences related to the workshop's theme. The
paper has to follow the ICSE 2018 formatting and submission instructions

Please submit your abstract and paper using the EasyChair page for the
workshop via EasyChair (

## Organization Committee

* Jan Bosch, Chalmers University of Technology and University of Gothenburg (Sweden)
* Brian Fitzgerald, University of Limerick (Ireland)
* Michael Goedicke, University of Duisburg-Essen (Germany)
* Helena Holmström Olsson, Malmö University (Sweden)
* Marco Konersmann, University of Duisburg-Essen (Germany)
* Stephan Krusche, Technische Universität München (Germany)

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