[ecoop-info] Call for Papers to SQM 2012 - 6th International Workshop on System Quality and Maintainability

CSMR 2012 ncsaba at inf.u-szeged.hu
Thu Jan 19 13:25:10 CET 2012

6th International Workshop on Software Quality and Maintainability (SQM 2012)

"Bridging the gap between end user expectations,
 vendors' business prospects, and software engineers'
 requirements on the ground."

Workshop of the European Conference on Software Maintenance and Reengineering,
IEEE CSMR 2012, 27-30 March 2012, Szeged, Hungary.

Abstract submission            20 January  2012
Paper submission               27 January  2012
Notification of acceptance     17 February 2012
Camera ready                    2 March    2012
Workshop date                  27 March    2012


Software is playing a crucial role in modern societies. Not only do people
rely on it for their daily operations or business, but for their lives as
well. For this reason, correct and consistent behavior of software systems
is a fundamental part of end user expectations. Additionally, businesses
require cost-effective production, maintenance, and operation of their
systems. Thus, the demand for good quality software is increasing and is
setting it as a differentiator for the success or failure of a software
product. In fact, high quality software is becoming not just a competitive
advantage but a necessary factor for companies to be successful.

The main question that arises is how quality is measured and communicated
to the several stakeholders of an organisation. What, where and when we
assess and assure quality, are still open issues. Many views have been
expressed about software quality attributes, including maintainability,
evolvability, portability, robustness, reliability, usability, and
efficiency. These have been formulated in standards such as ISO/IEC-9126,
its successor ISO/IEC 25010 (SQuaRE) and CMMI. However, the debate about
quality and maintainability between software producers, vendors and users
is ongoing, while organizations need the ability to evaluate the software
systems they use or develop from multiple angles.

So, is "Software quality in the eye of the beholder"? This workshop session
aims at feeding into this debate by establishing what the state of the
practice and the way forward is.


We are pleased to invite paper submissions for a workshop in the IEEE
16th European Conference on Software Maintenance and Reengineering
(http://csmr2012.sed.hu/) on Software Quality and Maintainability.
We are looking for research and empirical contributions in areas
including, but not limited to the following:

1. Software quality attributes
2. Software measurement
3. Software maintainability
4. Software quality assessment: practice and automation
5. Software analysis using automated techniques
6. Software evolution
7. Software economics
8. Software quality standards
9. Software quality certification
10. Experience reports


We solicit short position papers or long papers with a maximum length
of 10 pages, following the IEEE Computer Society formatting guidelines
(see http://www.computer.org/portal/web/cscps/formatting).

See the workshop website for further submission details

The authors of papers accepted at SQM 2012 will be invited to submit an
extended version of their paper to a special issue at Springer's Software
Quality Journal.


Workshop Chairs
Yiannis Kanellopoulos, Software Improvement Group, The Netherlands
Yijun Yu, The Open University, UK

Publicity Chair
Miguel Alexandre Ferreira, Software Improvement Group, The Netherlands

Alexander Chatzigeorgiou, University of Macedonia, Greece
Florian Deissenboeck, Technische Universitaet Muenchen, Germany
Juergen Ebert, University of Koblenz-Landau, Germany
Neil Ernst, UBC, Canada
Jesus M. Gonzalez-Barahona, Universidad Rey Juan Carlos, Spain
Slinger Jansen, Utrecht University, the Netherlands
LiGuo Huang, UT Dalas, USA
Robert Lagerstroem, the Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden
Emmanuel Letier, UCL, UK
Lin Liu, Tsinghua, China
Christos Makris, University of Patras, Greece
Xin Peng, Fudan, China
Juan Fernandez Ramil, Open University, UK
István Siket, University of Szeged, Hungary
Markus Stromeiher, University of Linz, Australia
Joost Visser, Software Improvement Group, the Netherlands
Vadim Zaytsev - Centrum Wiskunde & Informatica, The Netherlands

For more information please contact: sqm at sig.eu

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