[ecoop-info] TEFSE 2011 - Call for Papers

Huzefa Kagdi kagdih at mst.edu
Thu Dec 16 14:26:43 CET 2010

6th International Workshop on Traceability in Emerging Forms
of Software Engineering (TEFSE 2011)
23 May 2011 - Honolulu, Hawaii, USA

Satellite workshop of ICSE 2011

Website: http://www.cs.wm.edu/semeru/tefse2011/

Abstract submission: Jan 26 2011
Paper submission: Jan 28 2011
Challenge submission: Jan 31 2011
Notification: Feb 21 2011
Camera-ready copy: March 10 2011
Workshop: 23 May 2011

Traceability of Emerging Forms of Software Engineering (TEFSE 2011) will 
bring together researchers and practitioners to examine the challenges 
of recovering and maintaining traceability for the myriad forms of 
software engineering artifacts, ranging from user needs to models to 
source code. The workshop is structured around a series of research 
challenges that were identified in the 2007 editions and are available 
on the web-site of the Center of Excellence for Software Traceability.

The objective of the 6th edition of TEFSE 2011 is to build on the work 
the traceability research community has completed in identifying the 
open traceability challenges. In particular, it is intended to be a 
working event focused on discussing the main problems related to 
software artifact traceability and propose possible solutions for such 
problems. Moreover, the workshop also aims to identify key issues 
concerning the importance of maintaining the traceability information 
during software development, to further improve the dialogue between 
academia and industry and to facilitate technology transfer.

We invite submissions of papers in any areas related to the themes and 
goals of the workshop in the following categories:

- Research papers presenting traceability solutions, which are novel or 
significantly improving existing solutions  (7 pages in the ACM SIG 
proceedings style)
- Position papers describing early work addressing a specific 
traceability problem or proposing new ideas  (4 pages in the ACM SIG 
proceedings style)

Papers must describe original work that is not being considered for 
publication or already published at other forums. Accepted papers will 
be published in the ICSE workshop proceedings volume and appear in the 
ACM Digital Library. It is required that at least one author for each 
accepted paper registers to the workshop *and attends* it to present the 

Papers shall be submitted in PDF through the TEFSE 2011 EasyChair 
submission system: http://www.easychair.org/conferences/?conf=tefse2011

The 6th International Workshop on Traceability in Emerging Forms of 
Software Engineering will host a traceability challenge. The TEFSE 
Traceability Challenge brings together researchers and practitioners who 
are interested in applying, comparing, and challenging their 
traceability tools and approaches on three small/medium size artifact 
repositories containing different types of artifacts. The main goals of 
the traceability challenge is to (i) help researchers compare their 
results with each other and (ii) form a benchmark for the traceability 

The main task to be perfumed in the context of this challenge will be to 
find interesting insights related to traceability challenges by 
analyzing three different software repositories. In particular, 
participants can analyze the software repositories in order to compare 
different traceability recovery approaches, experiment new link 
visualization techniques, or propose approaches to extract the link 
semantic. The complete list of traceability challenges can be found here 
(http://www.traceabilitycenter.org/downloads/documents/GrandChallenges/). A 
jury will evaluate the traceability insights and identify the champion 
taking into
account several parameters, such as originality and usefulness.


General Chair
- Denys Poshyvanyk, The College of William and Mary, U.S.A.

Program Co-Chairs
- Massimiliano Di Penta, University of Sannio, Italy
- Huzefa Kagdi, Winston-Salem State University, U.S.A.

Traceability Challenge Chair
- Rocco Oliveto, University of Salerno, Italy

- Malcom Gethers, The College of William and Mary, U.S.A.

Steering Committee
- George Spanoudakis, City University, U.K.
- Andrea Zisman, City University, U.K.
- Jonathan I. Maletic, Kent State University, U.S.A.
- Jane Cleland-Huang, DePaul University, U.S.A.
- Jane Huffman Hayes, University of Kentucky, U.S.A.

Program Committee
- Giuliano Antoniol, Ecole Polytechnique de Montreal, Canada.
- Hazel Asuncion, University of Washington, Bothell, U.S.A.
- Brian Berenbach, Siemens Corporate Research, U.S.A.
- Janet Burge, Miami University, U.S.A.
- Gerardo Canfora, University of Sannio, Italy.
- Jane Cleland-Huang, DePaul University, U.S.A.
- Michael Collard, University of Akron, U.S.A.
- Alex Dekhtyar, Cal Poly State University, U.S.A
- Alexander Egyed, Johannes Kepler University, Austria.
- Olly Gotel, Pace University, U.S.A.
- Mark Grechanik, Accenture Technology Labs, U.S.A.
- Yann-GaÎl GuÈhÈneuc, University of Montreal, Canada.
- Jane Hayes, University of Kentucky, U.S.A.
- Stan Jarzabek, University of Singapore, Singapore.
- Marco Lormans, Logica/Delft University of Technology, The Netherlands.
- Patrick Mader, TU Ilmenau, Germany.
- Jonathan Maletic, Kent State University, U.S.A.
- Andrian Marcus, Wayne State University, U.S.A.
- Tien N. Nguyen, Iowa State University, U.S.A.
- Rocco Oliveto, University of Salerno, Italy.
- Brian Robinson, ABB Research, U.S.A.
- Tom Zimmermann, Microsoft Research, U.S.A.
- Andrea Zisman, City University, U.K.

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