[ecoop-info] (Reminder) CFP: RAISE 2013 ( In Conjunction with ICSE’13) - 2nd International NSF sponsored Workshop on Realizing Artificial Intelligence Synergies in Software Engineering

Burak Turhan Burak.Turhan at oulu.fi
Tue Jan 15 15:49:43 CET 2013

RAISE  2013
2nd International NSF sponsored Workshop on Realizing Artificial
Intelligence Synergies in Software Engineering
May 25-26  2013.  In Conjunction with ICSE’13

This workshop continues work began at RAISE 2012, see http://goo.gl/lzTwA

This workshop brings together researchers and industrial practitioners
to exchange and discuss the latest innovative synergistic AI and SE
techniques and practices. Software engineering is now expected to
solve a plethora of increasingly complex questions that are dynamic,
automated, adaptive, or must execute on a very large scale. In theory,
other disciplines could better support SE.  For example, AI
technologies can  support the development of increasingly complex SE
systems. Conversely, in theory, SE might also play a role in
alleviating development costs and the development effort associated
with AI tools. In practice, this theoretical connection between SE and
AI is rarely achieved. We believe that SE has much to offer AI about
systems engineering and scalability of methodologies.  Yet AI research
rarely uses this work.   All this begs the question:
Are SE and AI researchers ignoring important insights from AI and SE?

To answer this question, RAISE ’13 will be a crossover workshop where
the state of the art in both fields is documented and extended.   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
Prospective participants should submit either a state of the art
position statement describing late-breaking research results or a
research vision statement on one or more of the following

1. Improving SE through AI – including but not limited to knowledge
acquisition, knowledge representation, reasoning, agents, machine
learning, machine-human interaction, planning and search, natural
language understanding, problem solving and decision-making,
understanding and automation of human cognitive tasks, AI programming
languages, reasoning about uncertainty, new logics, statistical
reasoning, etc.

2. Applying AI to SE activities – including but not limited to
requirements, design, specification, traceability, program
understanding, model-driven development, testing and quality
assurance, domain-specific software engineering, adaptive systems,
software evolution, etc.

3. SE for AI – including but not limited to AI programming languages,
program derivation techniques in AI domains, platforms and
programmability, software architectures, rapid prototyping and
scripting for AI techniques, software engineering infrastructure for
reflective and self-sustaining systems, etc.

Submit papers, in PDF format, to
https://www.easychair.org/conferences/?conf=raise13. On submission,
indicate if the paper is:
* A 5 to 7 page position statement for day 1 that reviews state of the
art results. Such papers are intended to be archival publications for
publication in the ICSE proceedings. If accepted, they will be
presented in 15 minute sessions.
* Or A 2-3 page vision statement for day 2 (circulated only to
workshop participates.  If accepted, these will be presented in 5
minute sessions to stimulate discussion about a strategic research

Position statement papers must not be published or under review
elsewhere. Format using IEEE Formatting Guidelines
(http://goo.gl/DVKLY) ; length not exceed the  above page limits; all
submissions to be in English.

Authors of position papers will be invited to submit extended versions
to an ASE journal special issue.

Important Dates
Paper submission: 7 Feb 2013
Notification of acceptance: 28 Feb 2013
Camera ready paper: 7 March 2013
Workshop date: 25-26 May 2013

Day 1: State of the art
The first day of the workshop is for positions statements that review
current state of the art results. Papers accepted to day1 will be
archival publications published in the ICSE proceedings.  Day1 papers
will be presented in standard conference format (15  minute

Day 2: Over the horizon
Day two will look “over the horizon” for discover future directions.
Day2 papers will be short (3 page) vision statements, seen only by
workshop attendees, presented in brainstorming sessions (5 minute
lightning round in the morning; discussed in breakout groups in the

Workshop Steering Committee
Rachel Harrison, Oxford Brookes University, UK
Sol Greenspan, NSF, USA,
Tim Menzies, West Virginia University, USA
Pedro Henriques, University of Minho, Portugal,
Marjan Mernik, University of Maribor, Slovenia,
Daniel Rodriguez, University of Alcala, Spain,
Daniela da Cruz, University of Minho, Portugal

Tao Xie, North Carolina State University, USA
John Clark, University of York, UK

Programme Committee
Jeremy Bradbury, Uni.  Ontario, CA
John Clark, Uni.  York, UK
Daniela da Cruz, Uni of Minho, Portugal
Jim Davies, Oxford Uni, UK
Massimiliano Di Penta, Uni. Sannio, Italy
João Pascoal Faria, Universidade do Porto, Portugal
Bernd Fischer, University of Southampton, UK
Sol Greenspan, NSF, USA
Mark Harman, University College London, UK
Rachel Harrison, Oxford Brookes University, UK
Pedro Henriques, University of Minho, Portugal
Israel Herraiz, Technical University of Madrid, Spain
Tim Menzies, West Virginia University, USA
Marjan Mernik, University of Maribor, Slovenia
Daniel Rodriguez, University of Alcala, Spain
Alessandra Russo, Imperial College, UK
Walter Tichy, Karlsruhe Inst. Technology, Germany
Richard Torkar, Blekinge Inst Technology, Sweden
Burak Turhan, University of Oulu, Finland
Tao Xie, North Carolina State University, USA
Xin Yao, University of Birmingham, UK
Yuming Zhou, Nanjing University, China

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