Given the scope of the host conference, the 2010 edition of the IWPSE-EVOL workshop will focus on the special theme of automation in the context of software evolution. Papers should present concepts, techniques or methodologies that are automated or amenable to automation. Papers that address the workshop theme are particularly welcome.
Topics of interest for the workshop include, but are not limited to:
- Application areas: distributed, embedded, real-time, ultra large scale, and self-adaptive systems, web services, mobile computing, information systems, systems of systems, etc.
- Paradigms: support and barriers to evolution in aspect-oriented, agile, component-based, and model-driven software development, service-oriented architectures, etc.
- Technical aspects: co-evolution and inconsistency management, impact analysis and change propagation, dynamic reconfiguration and updating; architectures, tools, languages and notations for supporting evolution, etc.
- Managerial aspects: effort and cost estimation, risk analysis, software quality, productivity, process support, training, awareness, etc.
- Empirical studies related to software evolution.
- Industrial experience on successes and failures related to software evolution
- Interdisciplinary approaches: adaptation of evolutionary concepts and measures from other disciplines (biology, geology, etc.) to software evolution
- Theories and models to explain and understand software evolution
For submissions relating to each of these topics, the link to (automated) software evolution should be sufficiently clear.
Four types of submissions are possible: short position and tool papers (up to 5 pages) and long research and industrial papers (up to 10 pages).
Position papers may present wild and speculative ideas, and will be judged on the potential to generate interesting discussions at the workshop. Position papers addressing the workshop’s theme are especially welcome.
Tool papers may describe tools developed in academia or industry. The workshop will include one or more sessions for tool demos.
Research papers should describe innovative research, while industrial papers may describe the application or adaptation of known solutions to industrial case studies, and reflect on lessons learnt.
All submissions must be in English and must be submitted electronically via the EasyChair system (here).
All submissions must be original work, and must not have been previously published, nor be under consideration for publication, elsewhere (see also ACM policy and procedures with respect to plagiarism).
Papers must be submitted as PDF and strictly adhere to the ACM proceedings format. Papers must not exceed the indicated number of pages in this format, including all text, references, appendices, and figures (submissions exceeding the page limits will be rejected by the PC Chairs without review).
IWPSE-EVOL'2010 will also be associated with a special issue of Elsevier's Journal of Systems and Software (JSS) dedicated to 'Automated Software Evolution'.
Contact address for general queries: firstname.lastname@example.org
Submission system (EasyChair): here