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When May 28, 2018 - May 28, 2018
Where Gothenburg
Abstract Registration Due Feb 12, 2018
Submission Deadline Feb 14, 2018
Notification Due Mar 5, 2018
Final Version Due Mar 19, 2018
Categories    software engineering   software quality   quality properties   computer science

Call For Papers

--------------------------------Scope and Objectives--------------------------------

SQUADE focuses on increasing our understanding of the nature of Software Qualities (SQs - e.g., reliability, usability, affordability, etc.), their interrelationships, and on bringing them into balance in the practice of software engineering. The relevance and timeliness of this topic reflects the current trend towards more software-intensive systems, with greater complexity, autonomy, speed of change, and the need for interoperability within systems of systems, given the frequent system shortfalls and overruns that occur when their SQ balance is not achieved. Research and practices are becoming available, but there is overall chaos among SQ definitions, standards and relationships. This workshop aims to bring together SQ researchers and practitioners to support more solid foundations in the task of dealing with SQs and their dependencies.

--------------------------------Submission Guidelines--------------------------------

SQUADE welcomes three types of contributions to enable works in different research phases to be discussed at the workshop:

* Long papers (max. 8 pages including figures, appendices and references). This category gathers papers which provide novel contributions, papers which address challenging problems with innovative idea, experience reports and case-studies focusing on the dependencies of software qualities in software engineering. Long papers should clearly describe the context of the work or the problem that is addressed, the relevant state-of-the-art, the contribution and discuss the advantages and shortcoming of the proposed contribution. Long papers will be evaluated with respect to the clarity of the presentation, the relevance to the workshop, the originality of the idea and the soundness of the contribution.

* Short papers (max. 4 pages including figures, appendices and references). This category includes new ideas, vision and position papers, research preview, tool demonstrations, early results, benchmark examples and any other work in early stages which might not have been fully validated yet. Short papers will be evaluated with respect to the clarity, relevance, interest for the workshop and the potential for fruitful discussions.

* Industry experience reports (max. 2 pages including figures, appendices and references). This category targets practitioners to share their experience with software qualities and their dependencies (positive and negative experience reports, lessons learned, success stories, etc.). Industry experience reports will be evaluated with respect to the interest for the workshop and the potential for fruitful discussions.

The papers submitted to SQUADE must be original (i.e., not published or submitted elsewhere) and follow the ICSE formatting guidelines.

--------------------------------List of Topics--------------------------------

Primary areas of interest for the SQUADE workshop are:

* SQs in practice: experience reports, lessons learned, case-studies, benchmarks, experiments, negative results due to unknown dependencies, best practices and success stories.

* Specification and modelling notations of SQs: analysis of a specific property (cost, performance, resource consumption, reliability, security, etc.), a set of properties, traceability during the development process, traceability over the software lifecycle, model annotations.

* SQs validation and verification: dependencies of measurements, evaluation methods, trade-off analysis, formal methods, multi-criteria analysis, testing, simulation of a given property or set of properties.

* SQs Data Analytics and Machine Learning: significant progress is being made in large-scale analysis of a software system’s code smells, technical debt, vulnerabilities, and architecture deficiencies across software system’s commits history. Further research is underway in exploring machine learning approaches as learning predictive models, transfer learning, uncertainty in models, continuous verification, deep learning, model optimization, and self-adaptation.

* Ontological Dependencies among SQs: dependencies among SQs include synergies, conflicts, means-ends relations, quantitative tradespace models, and SQ variation by system state, process, stakeholder value propositions, and operational context. Ontologies addressing these sources of variation enable more precise and consistent evaluation of SQ dependencies.

Contributions from other SQ-relevant topics are welcome as well.


----Program Committee
* Jean-Michel Bruel, Toulouse University, France
* Jan Carlson, Mälardalen University, Sweden
* Celia Chen, USC, USA
* Sulita Chulani, Cisco, USA
* Federico Ciccozzi, Mälardalen University, Sweden
* Marcus Ciolkowski, QAware, Germany
* Laurence Duchien, Lille University, France
* Marcela Genero, U. Castilla-La Mancha, Spain
* Robert Heinrich, Karlsruhe Inst. of Technology, Germany 

* Pooyan Jamshidi, Carnegie Mellon University, USA 

* Andreas Jedlitchska, Fraunhofer IESE, Germany
* Daniel Méndez-Fernández, Technical University Munich, Germany
* Zhen Ming (Jack) Jiang, York University, Canada 

* Raffaela Mirandola, Politecnico Milano, Italy 

* Ipek Ozkaya, Software Engineering Institute, USA 

* Cristina Palomares, Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya, Spain
* Efi Papatheocharous, Rise SICS, Sweden 

* Dorina Petriu, Carleton University, Canada
* Gunther Ruhe, U. Calgary, Canada
* Bernhard Rumpe, RWTH Aachen University 

* Mehrdad Saadatmand, Rise SICS, Sweden
* Richard Selby, Northrop Grumman Corporation, USA
* Guilherme Travassos, Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

* Andre van Hoorn, University of Stuttgart, Germany 

* Aneta Vulgarakis Feljan, Ericsson Research, Sweden
* Qing Wang, ISCAS, China

----Organizing committee

* Dr. Séverine Sentilles, Mälardalen University, Sweden --- (
* Prof. Barry Boehm, USC, USA --- (
* Dr. Catia Trubiani, Gran Sasso Science Institute, L’Aquila, Italy --- (
* Prof. Xavier Franch, Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya, Barcelona, Spain --- (
* Jun.-Prof. Dr.-Ing Anne Koziolek, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Karlsruhe, Germany --- (


Accepted papers will be published in the ICSE workshop proceedings and published in the ACM Digital Library prior to the event. The official publication date of the workshop proceedings is the date the proceedings are made available in the ACM Library. This date may be up to two weeks prior to the first day of ICSE 2018. The official publication date affects the deadline for any patent filings related to published work. 

Submission is done through EasyChair at 


All questions about submissions should be emailed to the organizing committee.

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