David Pearce David.Pearce at ecs.vuw.ac.nz
Thu Oct 17 03:51:05 CEST 2013

Hi all,

Please note that the deadline for research submissions (both abstracts 
and full papers) has been extended to October 28th.



ASWEC 2014 Call For Papers
Sydney, April 7-10, 2014

ASWEC was established in 1986 and is Australasia's leading forum for the 
software engineering profession to describe important new research 
results and report valuable project experiences.

Software is everywhere, and the way it is built remains a challenge. In 
the past decades, software engineering as a discipline has produced many 
theoretical and practical results. As software is playing more important 
roles in ever larger and more complex systems, traditional software 
engineering is interacting substantially with more fields.  For example, 
the emerging research activities around DevOps are looking at the 
complex interactions between product development and operations in 
modern IT infrastructure.  The challenges in building highly dependable 
large-scale systems lie in reconnecting logic-based formal methods with 
other statistical approaches in new ways to better manage the 
uncertainties of the environment and provide assurance cases. IndustryÕs 
use of dynamic, concurrent and functional programming languages in 
specific domains is making programming language research more connected 
to software engineering. Cloud computing, service-oriented computing, 
mobile apps, big data, Internet of Things
and software ecosystems are also bringing new contexts to software 
engineering research.

The scope of software engineering research needs to be expanded and more 
interaction with other communities will benefit the research going 
forward. The theme for the next ASWEC is "The Future of Software 
Engineering". We are particularly seeking contributions that help 
redefine the future scope of software engineering from both the 
traditional software engineering community and other fields. Topics of 
interest for ASWEC 2014 include (but are not limited to) the following:

* Agile Methods
* Computer Supported Cooperative Software Engineering
* Configuration Management
* Dependable and Secure Computing
* DevOps and Operations (esp. in Distributed/Cloud Environment)
* Domain-specific Models and Languages, and Model Driven Development
* Domain-specific Applications for Logistics, Finance, Health Care, 
Manufacturing, Defence and etc.
* Empirical Research in Software Engineering
* Engineering Big Data and Analytics Applications
* Engineering Cloud Applications
* Engineering/operating Large-Scale Distributed Systems
* Formal Methods
* Knowledge-Based Software Engineering
* Legacy Systems, Software Maintenance and Reverse Engineering
* Measurement, Metrics, Experimentation
* Mobile Computing and Apps Development
* Modularisation Techniques, including Component-Based Software 
Engineering and Aspect-Oriented Programming
* Open Source Software Development
* Programming Languages and Techniques such as Dynamic Languages, 
Concurrent and Functional Programming
* Quality Assurance
* Real-Time and Embedded Software
* Requirements Engineering
* Service Oriented Architectures and Services Engineering
* Software Analysis and Visualisation
* Software Architecture, Design and Patterns
* Software Documentation
* Software Ecosystem and Ultra-Large-Scale Systems
* Software Engineering of Multi-Agent Systems
* Software Engineering of Services
* Software for Internet of Things and Ubiquitous Computing
* Software Modelling Approaches
* Software Performance Engineering
* Software Processes and Quality
* Software Project Management and Risk Management
* Software Reuse and Product Lines
* Software Security, Safety and Reliability
* Software Verification and Validation
* Standards and Legal Issues
* Usability
* Web Applications and REST

Contributions for ASWEC 2014 can be submitted in the form of: Research 
submissions,  Industry/Government submissions, Education submissions, 
and Doctoral Symposium submissions.

Research Submissions
Research submissions include both full and short paper submissions. Full 
papers (10 pages, IEEE double-column format) include research papers 
presenting original and significant research ideas with reasonable 
evaluation, or reflective experience reports describing best practices, 
lessons learned or any other valuable experiences in real-world project 
context. Short papers (4 pages, IEEE double-column format) may be about 
interesting novel ideas (but less focussed on evaluation), 
discussion-stimulating real-world experiences, or position papers on 
research directions (especially ones on expanding the software 
engineering research scope in collaboration with other fields).

Research submissions will be reviewed by at least three reviewers. 
Accepted papers will be published in the ASWEC Proceedings by IEEE and 
widely indexed (e.g. the EI index), under the condition that one of the 
authors registers and attends the conference to present. The 
presentation format will differ from the past; authors will deliver a 
short oral account suitable for a general computing audience, that 
explains the problem being addressed and the main idea of the 
contribution. Each accepted paper should also provide a poster to be 
displayed at the conference.

Industry/Government Submissions
ASWEC 2014 is looking for experience reports, case studies and research 
presentations that discuss the application of Software Engineering 
practices in the real context. This provides opportunities to software 
engineers and thought leaders to share, network and learn from each 
other through the presentation of industry success and failure cases. 
Industry presentations will provide important insights into future 
research directions and share practices which worked and which did not 
work. We invite submissions that discuss lessons learned and share 
experiences about the benefits and limitations of Software Engineering 
practices. Industry/government submissions should be based on actual 
practice, and should cover all sides of the story - strengths and 
weaknesses, successes and challenges relevant to Software Engineering 
practices. Prospective presenters are invited to submit an abstract 
(500-1000 words approximately) which outlines the proposed presentation 
with some key takeaways; additional material such as
proposed slides or more discussion may also be submitted. All 
industry/government submissions will be reviewed by the program 
committee. Authors of accepted presentations should then provide content 
(such as the intended presentation slides, or a paper) that will be 
published in the conference proceedings that are distributed to 
participants; a "permission to publish" form will need to be signed by 
the authors or their organizations.  Authors also have the option, if 
they choose, of allowing the published material to be archived in the 
INFORMIT digital library that is accessible free by members of Engineers 
Australia, and at a fee by others. One author from each accepted 
submission is required to register as a delegate and present at the 

Education Submissions
We invite submissions in a variety of formats: full papers, short 
papers, and discussions papers that summarise and reflect on 
start-of-the-art teaching approaches or exciting news that the whole SE 
education community would find useful. Full papers (10 pages, IEEE 
double-column format) include papers that describe research in teaching 
or developing SE curriculum, including theoretical and grounded theory 
works, as well as best practice and technique integration papers, with a 
clear description of the evaluation of the approach and recommendations 
to the community in general. Short papers (4 pages, IEEE-double-column 
format) could convey novel ideas that provide a sound theoretical basis 
but have not yet been implemented, as well as smaller case studies on 
approaches where the evaluation is not yet complete, and positions 
papers on research directions. Discussion papers (6 pages, 
IEEE-double-column format) can provide a venue to summarise two or more 
existing papers with an emphasis on increasing the
community's knowledge base for discussing and developing educational 
ideas, or to clarify industry perspectives on desirable outcomes from SE 

All education submissions will be reviewed by the program committee. 
Authors of accepted education presentations are required to submit the 
final version of their papers for publication in the conference 
proceedings that are distributed to participants; a "permission to 
publish" form will need to be signed by the authors.  Authors also have 
the option, if they choose, of allowing the published material to be 
archived in the INFORMIT digital library that is accessible free by 
members of Engineers Australia, and at a fee by others. One author from 
each accepted submission is required to register as a delegate and 
present at the conference.

Doctoral Symposium Submissions
The aim of the ASWEC 2014 doctoral symposium is to give PhD students the 
opportunity to present their research to receive constructive feedback 
from a panel of senior researchers in software engineering. The doctoral 
symposium is run in a highly interactive and workshop-like format. To 
obtain maximum benefit from this symposium, students should consider 
participating after they have settled on a research topic, with a 
defined problem statement and some ideas about the solution that they 
want to discuss. Papers submitted to the doctoral symposium should not 
exceed 4 pages. Contents should cover: (1) Related work in the area of 
study, which clearly defines the gap, and the problem to be solved with 
a justification of its importance (2) The specific research question 
that arises from the identified problem (3) The proposed approach to 
address the research question (4) Progress in solving the stated 
problem. For more advanced students, papers should also describe (5) The 
main contribution(s) from the research
work (6) The method used to carry out the research, which should include 
the plan for evaluating the approach and presenting evidence of the 
results (7) Preliminary results.

To apply as a student participant to the Doctoral Symposium the 
following two documents must be submitted before 31st January 2014.

Extended Research Abstract: Research abstracts must be formatted 
according to the IEEE formatting guidelines and must not exceed 4 pages, 
including all text, references, appendices, and figures. Research 
abstracts must be in English and submitted via Easychair in PDF format.

Recommendation Letter: A letter of recommendation from your main PhD 
advisor that includes your name, and an assessment of the current status 
of your dissertation research. The letter should be in PDF format and 
should be sent by your advisor directly by e-mail to Doctoral Symposium 
Chair, Didar Zowghi. This letter will be held confidential.

Evaluation Criteria
Participants for ASWEC Doctoral Symposium will be selected using the 
following criteria: (1) The quality and potential of the research and 
its relevance to Software Engineering (2) The stage of the research and 
its suitability for the Doctoral Symposium.

Important Dates
Abstract Deadline (Research Submissions): Oct 28, 2013
Paper Submission Deadline (Research Submissions): Oct 28, 2013
Notification to Authors (Research Submissions): Dec 20, 2013
Camera-ready Deadline (Research Submissions): Jan 17, 2014

Paper Submission Deadline (Industry/Government Submissions): December 
15, 2013
Notification to Authors (Industry/Government Submissions): January 31, 2014
Camera-ready Deadline (Industry/Government Submissions): February 28, 2014

Paper Submission Deadline (Education Submissions): December 15, 2013
Notification to Authors (Education Submissions): January 31, 2014
Camera-ready Deadline (Education Submissions): February 28, 2014

Paper Submission Deadline (Doctoral Symposium): 31 January, 2014
Notification to Authors (Doctoral Symposium): 28 February, 2014

Conference Date: April 7-10, 2014


General Chairs:
   Alan Fekete, University of Sydney
   Fethi Rabhi, University of New South Wales

Research Program Committee Chairs:
   Jim Steel, University of Queensland
   Liming Zhu, NICTA & University of New South Wales

Industry/Government Program Committee Chairs:
   Asif Gill, University of Technology Sydney
   Bill Simpson-Young, NICTA

Education Program Committee Chair:
   Nick Falkner, University of Adelaide

Doctoral Symposium Chair:
   Didar Zowghi, University of Technology Sydney

Publicity Chairs:
   David Pearce, Victoria University Wellington
   Taso Viglas, University of Sydney

Research Program Committee (to be completed)
Aldeida Aleti, Monash University, Australia
Muhammad Ali Babar, Lancaster University, UK
Mikio Aoyama, Nanzan University, Japan
Rukshan Athauda, The University of Newcastle, Australia
Len Bass, National ICT Australia
Boualem Benatallah, University of New South Wales, Australia
Barbora Buhnova, Masaryk University, Czech Republic
Rachel Cardell-Oliver, University of Western Australia, Australia
F‡bio M. Costa, Federal University of Goias, Brazil
James Edmondson, SEI/CMU, US
Sebastian Fleissner, Australian National University, Australia
Carlo Ghezzi, Politecnico di Milano, Italy
Aditya K. Ghose, University of Wollongong, Austraila
Georg Grossman, University of South Australia, Australia
John Grundy, Swinburne University of Technology, Australia
Rashina Hoda, University of Auckland, New Zealand
Dharanipragada Janakiram, Indian Institute of Technology, India
Ross Jeffrey, NICTA, Australia
Jacky Keung, City University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong
Dong Seong Kim, University of Canterbury, New Zealand
John C. Knight, University of Virginia, US
Jenny Liu, Concordia University, Canada
Yi Lu, Oracle Labs, Australia
Markus Lumpe, Swinburne University of Technology, Australia
Stephen G. MacDonell, Auckland University of Technology, New Zealand
Tom McBride, University of Technology, Sydney, Australia
Larissa Meinicke, The University of Queensland, Australia
Tim Miller, University of Melbourne, Australia
Pornsiri Muenchaisri, Chulalongkorn University, Thailand
Nate Nystrom, University of Lugano (USI), Switzerland
Lee Osterweil, University of Massachusetts Amherst, US
David Pearce, Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand
Lee Sai Peck, University of Malaya, Malaysia
Rajiv Ranjan, CSIRO, Australia
Heinz Schmidt, RMIT, Australia
Lionel Seinturier, UniversitŽ Lille 1, France
Laurence Tratt, Kings College London, UK
Richard Thomas, Queensland University of Technology, Australia
Nguyen Van Vu, University of Science, VNU-HCM, Vietnam
Christian Webel, IESE, Fraunhofer, Germany
Junchao Xiao, Chinese Academy of Science, China
Bing Xie, Peking University, China
Jian Yang, Macquarie University, Australia
Hongyu Zhang, Tsinghua University, China
Jason Zhang, Nanjing University, China

Industry/Government Program Committee

Education Program Committee

Doctoral Symposium Committee

For more information please visit the ASWEC 2014 website at 
Senior Lecturer in Computer Science,
School of Engineering and Computer Science
Victoria University of Wellington,
PO Box 600,
New Zealand.

Office: Cotton 231
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