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CSE-QUODOS 2019 : Joint CSE/QUDOS Workshop 2019 - 4th Workshop on Continuous Software Engineering and 5th International Workshop


When Mar 26, 2019 - Mar 26, 2019
Where Hamburg
Submission Deadline Jan 24, 2019
Notification Due Feb 7, 2019
Final Version Due Feb 21, 2019
Categories    devops   software engineering   software quality

Call For Papers


Joint CSE/QUDOS Workshop 2019
4th Workshop on Continuous Software Engineering
5th International Workshop on Quality-Aware DevOps

Co-located with the
IEEE International Conference on Software Architecture (ICSA 2019)

Hamburg, Germany
March 26, 2019 -


Submission deadline extended Jan 24, 2019 (AoE)
Paper notification Feb 07, 2019
Camera-ready deadline Feb 21, 2019
Workshop date Mar 26, 2019



DevOps extends the agile development principles to include the full stack of software services, from design to execution, enabling and promoting collaboration of operations, quality assurance, and development engineers throughout the entire service lifecycle. Ultimately, DevOps is a process that enables faster releases of a better product to the end user. DevOps encompasses a set of values, principles, methods, practices, and tools, to accelerate software delivery to the customer by means of infrastructure as code, continuous integration and deployment, automated testing and monitoring, or new architectural styles such as microservices. In the end all common software engineering activities, organizational forms and processes have to be questioned, adapted and extended to ensure continuous and unobstructed software development, this is the aim of continuous software engineering (CSE)research. Current software engineering research mainly deals with the development aspects of DevOps and CSE, focusing on development methods, practices, and tools, leaving the quality assurance aspects of DevOps behind.

Even though development practices such as testing (at all levels) are instrumental in producing quality software, they mostly deal with the functional correctness, while quality assurance deals with a more broadly defined concept of quality, of which functional correctness is just one dimension. However, DevOps needs methods and tools that enable systematic assessment, prediction, and management of software quality in other dimensions as well, including performance, reliability, safety, survivability, or cost of ownership.

The QUDOS workshop provides a forum for experts from academia and industry to present and discuss novel quality-aware methods, practices and tools for DevOps. On the other hand, the goal of the CSE workshop is to present and discuss innovative solutions, ideas and experiences in the area of continuity along the entire software engineering lifecycle hence, Continuous Software Engineering.

For the first time, CSE and QUDOS join forces to foster cross-fertilization and bootstrap an even bigger, stronger community around the urgently emerging topics they are both addressing from different angles. Especially industry practitioners are invited to join this community and present challenges, solutions and lessons learned from real and complex projects.

Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:
* Foundations: DevOps Engineering & Quality Assurance Methodologies; integration with lifecycle management; automated tool chains; patterns & smells;
* Architecture: Scalability and capacity planning; scale-out architectures;
cloud-native application design; microservice-based architectures; model-driven architectures; architecture evolution and erosion
* Development and Tooling: Software models and requirements in early
software development phases; automatic functional and non-functional testing; languages, annotations and profiles for quality assurance; analysis, verification and prediction; optimization-based architecture design; Infrastructure-as-Code
* Operation and Maintenance: Application performance monitoring; model-driven
performance measurement and benchmarking; feedback-based quality assurance; capacity planning and forecasting; performance anti-pattern detection; traceability and versioning; trace and log analysis; software regression and testing; security and privacy; software health and self-healing; containerization and immutable infrastructure
* Continuous X: Continuous delivery and Continuous experimentation; deployment pipelines, canary releases and partial rollouts; A/B testing; performance and scalability testing via shadow launches
* Applications and Experiences: Case Studies in cloud computing, Big Data, and IoT/Edge Computing; standardization and interoperability; novel application domains, etc.
* All other topics related to quality in DevOps and agile service delivery models

CSE/QUDOS 2019 will be organized by the Program Committee Chairs and the Steering Committees of the CSE and QUDOS workshops series.

Program Committee Chairs
Damian A. Tamburri, TU/e - JADS, The Netherlands
Stephan Krusche, TU Munich, Germany
Andreas Steffens, RWTH Aachen University, Germany
Uwe Zdun, University of Vienna, Austria

Program Committee (partly to be confirmed)
Varsha Apte, IIT Bombay, India
Alberto Avritzer, Sonatype, USA
Jan Bosch, Chalmers U of Technology, Sweden
Andreas Brunnert, RETIT, Germany
Lubomír Bulej, Charles U, Czech Republic
David Carrera, U Politècnica de Catalunya, Spain
Jürgen Cito, U of Zurich, Switzerland
Antonio Filieri, Imperial College London, UK
Daniel Fogl, FAU Nürnberg, Germany
Michael Goedicke, U Duisburg-Essen, Germany
Zhen Ming (Jack) Jiang, York U, Canada
Martin Jung, develop group, Germany
Thomas Kurpick, Trusted Shops, Germany
Klaus-Dieter Lange, HP Enterprise, USA
Marin Litoiu, York U, Canada
Zoltán Adam Mann, U Duisburg-Essen, Germany
Claus Pahl, Free U of Bozen-Bolzano, Italy
Cesare Pautasso, U of Lugano, Switzerland
Dorina Petriu, Carleton U, Canada
Meikel Poess, Oracle, USA
Weiyi (Ian) Shang, Concordia U, Canada
Josef Spillner, ZHAW Winterthur, Switzerland
Asser Tantawi, IBM Research, USA
Matthias Tichy, U Ulm, Germany
Petr Tůma, Charles U, Czech Republic
Christian Uhl, matmatch GmbH, Germany
Stefan Wagner, U Stuttgart, Germany
Ingo Weber, NICTA, Australia
Erik Wilde, CA API Academy, USA

CSE Steering Committee
Stephan Krusche, TU München, Germany
Horst Lichter, RWTH Aachen University, Germany
Dirk Riehle, FAU Nürnberg, Germany
Andreas Steffens, RWTH Aachen University, Germany

QUDOS Steering Committee
Danilo Ardagna, Politecnico di Milano, Italy
Giuliano Casale, Imperial College London, UK
Andre van Hoorn, University of Stuttgart, Germany
Philipp Leitner, Chalmers | University of Gothenburg, Sweden


Authors are invited to submit original, unpublished papers that are not being considered in another forum. We solicit full papers (max 7 pages),short papers (max 4 pages), and industry abstracts (max 2 pages). All submissions must conform to the IEEE conference format.

Each full paper submission will be reviewed by at least three members of the program committee.

Papers should be submitted via EasyChair at:

At least one author of each accepted paper is required to attend the workshop and present the paper. Presented papers will be published by IEEE and included in the IEEE Digital Library.

ORGANIZATION AND SUPPORT (partly to be confirmed)

The Joint CSE/QUDOS Workshop 2019 is organized and technically sponsored by the Research Group (RG) and the DevOps Performance Working Group of the Standard Performance Evaluation Corporation (SPEC RG,, and by the consortium of the EU project RADON.

The workshop is also supported by
- IFIP Working Group on Service Oriented Systems (
- DFG Priority Programme 1593 (SPP 1593) "Design For Future - Managed Software Evolution" (, funded by the German Research Foundation (DFG). 
- GI Working Group Microservices and DevOps (

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