[ecoop-info] RELENG 2014: 2nd International Workshop on Release Engineering (call for papers, talks and posters)

Bram Adams bram.adams at polymtl.ca
Sat Jan 18 01:42:03 CET 2014

[Apologies for duplicate reception of this CFP]


2nd International Workshop on Release Engineering (RELENG 2014)

April 11, 2014, Mountain View, CA, USA. Graciously hosted by Google!

Web: http://releng.polymtl.ca
Twitter: @relengcon
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Releng2013
Submissions: http://www.easychair.org/conferences/?conf=releng2014


Paper submissions and talk proposals due: February 28, 2014

Notification to authors: March 11, 2014
Workshop: April 11, 2014


Release engineering deals with all activities in between regular development and
delivery of a software product to the end user, i.e., integration, build, test
execution, packaging and delivery. Although research on this topic goes back for
decades, the increasing heterogeneity and variability of software products along
with the recent trend to reduce the release cycle to days or even hours starts
to question some of the common beliefs and practices.

The RELENG workshop series aims to provide a highly interactive forum for
researchers and practitioners in release engineering to: (1) make researchers
aware of the challenges and research opportunities for modern release
engineering, and practitioners of the latest research results; (2) share
experiences with practical approaches, tools, methods and techniques that are
enabling rapid, robust deployment, and (3) build and maintain connections
between the different communities.

The RELENG 2014 workshop will consist of a keynote, practitioner talks, paper
presentations, working groups and a fishbowl panel for semi-structured group
discussions. An inspiring keynote (RELENG 2013 featured speakers from Mozilla
and LinkedIn!), will set the stage for the rest of the workshop, introducing the
challenges of modern software companies related to release engineering. RELENG
2014 will also feature a poster session to allow researchers and practitioners
to present, show-case, and discuss their most recent advances, experiences, and
challenges in release engineering in an informal setting.

Since bringing together practitioners and researchers is the core goal of
RELENG, one of the co-organizers is a release engineer at Mozilla and half of
the PC consists of release engineers, so we guarantee that each paper or
abstract submission receives at least one review from a
practitioner. Furthermore, since each edition of RELENG alternates between an
academic and an industry host, we are excited to announce that RELENG 2014 will
be hosted at Google in Mountain View, CA!

Topics for papers, talks, and posters include but are not limited to:
 * best practices for code movement (branching and integration)
 * continuous integration and testing
 * build and configuration of software
 * build system maintenance
 * testing and reporting infrastructures
 * package/dependency management
 * legal signoff and bill-of-materials
 * delivery and deployment of software
 * code signing and certificate management
 * continuous delivery, deployment, installation and software update
 * cloud provisioning and management
 * interaction with app stores
 * principles and automated techniques for release planning
 * release engineering for product lines
 * DevOps and interaction with development, maintenance, end user, etc.
 * large-scale build and test farms
 * multi-platform build and test


The following types of submissions are sought:

 * Technical Papers (4 pages) should identify challenges, discuss opposing
   viewpoints, outline processes, or present solutions related to various
   aspects of release engineering.

 * Talk Abstracts (500 words) are only open to practitioners and should describe
   in 500 words or less, a talk on a key aspect of release engineering. These
   talks should be primarily experience-based and should be used as a means of
   communicating challenges that are in need of research.

 * Poster Abstracts (500 words) are open to both practitioners and researchers
   and should describe in 500 words or less, the recent advances, experiences
   and/or challenges in release engineering that their poster will present.

Submissions should use IEEE templates
and should be submitted through easychair
(https://www.easychair.org/conferences/?conf=releng2014). Talk and poster
abstract authors can organize the text into one or multiple sections, but it
should be uploaded as a pdf (together with a 2 or 3 sentence summary in the
easychair site's "abstract" box).

There are no dedicated workshop proceedings (submissions will be archived on the
web site), but in parallel to the workshop, a call will be launched for the
first ever IEEE Software Special Issue on Release Engineering. RELENG
participants will be able to benefit from direct discussions with and feedback
from leading release engineering professionals to improve and polish a Special
Issue submission. So, grab your chance and attend RELENG!


Bram Adams, Polytechnique Montreal, Canada
Stephany Bellomo, SEI, USA
Christian Bird, Microsoft Research, USA
Foutse Khomh, Polytechnique Montreal, Canada
Kim Moir, Mozilla, Canada


Boris Debic, Google, USA
Akos Frohner, Google, Switzerland

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