[ecoop-info] [Deadline Extended] First International Workshop on Realizing Artificial Intelligence Synergies in Software Engineering (RAISE 2012)

Shih-Hsi "Alex" Liu shliu at csufresno.edu
Tue Feb 14 16:26:37 CET 2012

First International Workshop on Realizing Artificial Intelligence
Synergies in Software Engineering (RAISE 2012)

In Conjunction with ICSE 2012

Important Dates

Extended deadline: 2 Mar 2012 (hard deadline)
Notification of acceptance: 19 March 2012
Camera ready paper: 29 March 2012
Workshop date: 5 June 2012

This workshop brings together researchers from the AI and SE communities in order to explore the interdisciplinary synergies which exist and to stimulate collaboration and future research across the disciplines. The workshop is both timely and opportunistic, and will help to promote a new community with interdisciplinary research directions.

As SE is asked to answer dynamic, automated, adaptive, and/or large scale demands, other computer science disciplines come in to play. AI is a discipline that may bring SE new benefits. 

Conversely, SE can also play a role in alleviating development costs and the development effort associated with AI tools. Such mutually beneficial characteristics have appeared in the past few decades and are still evolving due to new challenges. One example of an AI technique missing in SE is the application of cognitive psychology to the creation of knowledge acquisition tools. 

On the other hand, SE has resulted in tools and methodologies that can build large and complex systems. Prior research in AI suffered from too many prototypes and not enough deployed systems. We assert that SE has much to offer AI about systems engineering and
scalability of methodologies. 

Hence, we propose this RAISE crossover workshop where the state of the art in both fields is documented and extended. Thus this workshop will explore not only the application of AI techniques to software engineering problems but also the application of software engineering techniques to AI problems. 

Topics of interest
In particular, we wish to stimulate discussion, thoughts and subsequent
collaboration on the following themes applied to software engineering:

* Testing and quality assurance
* Spectra-based software diagnosis
* System dynamics and simulation models
* Software metrics applied to AI techniques
* Rapid prototyping and scripting for AI techniques
* Cost analysis and risk assessment in software projects
* Software for knowledge acquisition and representation
* Knowledge representation, ontologies, reasoning and other semantic aspects
in software engineering
* Software specification, design, integration and requirement engineering
* Assessing the quality of datasets (imbalance, noise, missing values, etc.)
* Cognitive psychology for requirements engineering and knowledge
* Machine Learning, Optimisation and Computational Intelligence techniques


Papers should be submitted via EasyChair:

Ten position papers will be chosen for 15 minute presentations followed by
approximately 5 minutes 

of critical discussion from the attendees. Position papers will be
distributed to attendees prior 

to the workshop. Following presentation of the position papers, the
participants will be split 

into two Working Groups, and each will be given a specific question to focus
on, taken from the 

workshop themes.

Following the workshop the authors of the best papers will be invited to
extend their position 

papers into full journal papers, for a Special Issue of the Software Quality
Journal, edited by 

Tim Menzies and Marjan Mernik.

Workshop Organiser
Rachel Harrison, Oxford Brookes University, UK

SQJ Special Issue Editors
Tim Menzies, West Virginia University, USA
Marjan Mernik, University of Maribor, Slovenia

Workshop Co-chairs
Pedro Henriques, University of Minho, Portugal
Daniel Rodríguez, University of Alcalá, Spain

Local Organiser
Daniela da Cruz, University of Minho, Portugal

Publicity Chair
Shih-Hsi “Alex” Liu, California State University, USA

Maria Joao Varanda, Polytechnic Institute of Bragança, Portugal

Mark Harman, UCL.

Programme Committee
Wasif Afzal, BTH, Sweden
Antonio Bahamonde, University of Oviedo, Spain
Lionel Briand, Simula, Norway
Francisco Chicano, University of Malaga, Spain
David Corne, Heriot-Watt University, UK
Jim Davies, University of Oxford, UK
Massimiliano Di Penta, University of Sannio, Italy
J P Faria, University of Porto, Portugal
Bernd Fischer, University of Southampton, UK
Dragan Gasevic, Athabasca University, Canada
Mark Harman, University College London (UCL), UK.
Rachel Harrison, Oxford Brookes University, UK
Israel Herraiz, Technical University of Madrid, Spain
Ivan Lukovic, University of Novi Sad, Serbia
Radu Marinescu, University of Timisoara, Romania
Emilia Mendes, Zayed University, UAE
Tim Menzies, West Virginia University, USA
Marjan Mernik, University of Maribor, Slovenia
Giovani Liberlotto, Fed University of St Maria, Brazil
Juan Pavon, University Complutense of Madrid, Spain
Rajeev Raje, IUPUI, USA
Marek Reformat, University of Alberta, Canada
Daniel Rodríguez, University of Alcalá, Spain
Alessandra Russo, Imperial College, UK
Richard Torkar, BTH, Sweden
Martin Shepperd, Brunel University, UK
Yuming Zhou, Nanjing University, China
Bin Zhou, University of Maryland, USA

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