[ecoop-info] CFP: Workshop on Empirical Evaluation of Software Composition Techniques at ECOOP'11

Stefan Hanenberg stefan.hanenberg at icb.uni-due.de
Tue Mar 1 14:55:15 CET 2011

Call for Papers
Workshop on
Empirical Evaluation of Software Composition Techniques
(ESCOT 2011) at ECOOP'11
Monday 25th July 2011


Empirical evaluation is a key activity to collect evidence and learn
about the quality of software artefacts. With new composition techniques
fast gaining wide attention in both research and industry environments,
there is a pressing need to define proper methods to evaluate these
emerging composition techniques.

The goals of the ESCOT workshop are to share knowledge about existing
empirical evaluations of software composition techniques and to debate
the open issues on the evaluation of software composition techniques.
Its purpose is to raise the awareness of the programming language and
software engineering community to the importance of empirical evaluation
and to foster a collaborative environment for both practitioners and
researchers interested in effective evaluation of software composition

Important Dates
Paper submission:        15 April 2011
Acceptance notification: 20 May 2011

Topics of Interest
The ESCOT workshop is intended to cover a wide range of topics on
evaluation of software composition techniques, from theoretical
foundations to assessment frameworks and empirical studies. We encourage
authors to present novel ideas, critiques of existing work, practical
studies and experiments. We also welcome the submission of position
papers in all aspects of empirical evaluation of composition techniques,
including (but not limited to) the following:

- Empirical studies
- Lessons learned
- Comparative studies between different composition techniques
- Software metrics and quality models
- Estimation models
- Validation of assessment methods for software composition techniques

Workshop Format and Submissions
The workshop is discussion-oriented that provides in addition to formal
presentation also short presentations, followed by discussions, and
focused discussion groups. Authors who wish to contribute a paper are
requested to submit a position paper in PDF format by April 1, 2011 via
the online submission system.

Submitted papers can be regular submissions (up to 8 pages) as well as
position papers (up to 4 pages). The papers should be formatted
according to the Springer LNCS format and submitted via the workshop's
submission system. Papers will be refereed by at least three reviewers.

We especially encourage authors to present their experience and/or novel
ideas on how to evaluate composition techniques or to present
experimental designs for evaluating a composition technique. Such
submissions must have a high potential for generating issues that will
stimulate the discussions.

Program committee
- Rachel Harrison, University of Reading, UK
- Claudio Sant'Anna, Federal University of Bahia, Brazil
- Jorge Aranda Garcia, University of Toronto, Canada
- Robert Walker, University of Calgary, Canada
- David Budgen, University of Durham, UK
- Ewan Tempero, University of Auckland, New Zealand
- Yuanfang Cai, Drexel University, USA
- Marcelo Maia, Federal University of Uberlandia, Brazil
- Jose Maria Conejero, University of Extremadura, Spain
- Marco Tulio Valente, Federal University of Minas Gerais, Brazil
- Emerson Murphy-Hill, North Carolina State University, USA
- James Noble, Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand
- Shane Markstrum, Bucknell University

Organizing committee
- Stefan Hanenberg, Universität Duisburg-Essen, Germany
- Eduardo Figueiredo, Federal University of Uberlandia, Brazil
- Alessandro Garcia, PUC-Rio, Brazil
- Phil Greenwood, Lancaster University, UK

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