[ecoop-info] CFP: 1st International Workshop on Software Health (SoHeal 2018)

Eleni CONSTANTINOU Eleni.CONSTANTINOU at umons.ac.be
Sat Dec 30 12:07:49 CET 2017

SoHeal 2018

The 1st International Workshop on Software Health @ ICSE 2018


May 27, 2018
Gothenburg, Sweden

Factors impacting software health can vary depending on the viewpoint of the involved stakeholders: process factors, technical factors concerning the source code and related software artefacts, social factors concerning the communities of software contributors and users, and business factors concerning commercial aspects of the software product. Because of this variety, there is no clear definition of what constitutes software health, since it encompasses many different development and evolution attributes, including success, longevity, growth, resilience, survival, diversity, sustainability, etc.

As can be witnessed by recent initiatives such as the Linux Foundation’s CHAOSS project on community health analytics, the research community and the industry have realized the need for a socio-technical perspective concerning software health. Such a perspective is challenging, due to the volatile storage of information regarding social relations, conflicts and interactions. There is a need to find better methods, techniques and tools to monitor software health, as well as to predict and take corrective measures when health implications arise. Finally, a project's health should also consider the health of the ecosystem in which the project participates to obtain a holistic view of software health. Thus, a better understanding is needed of how the health metrics, indicators and their operationalization can be aggregated from project-level to ecosystem level.

SoHeal aims to enable and promote collaboration between academia and industry, unifying the views on software health of researchers and practitioners. The workshop's goals are to: (1) raise awareness of practitioners' problems with software health; (2) familiarize practitioners with the progress made by academia; and (3) connect the two communities to further advance the body of knowledge and state of the practice on software health.

TOPICS of INTEREST (non-exclusive)
- social, technical and business aspects of software health
- software health at the individual, team or community level
- software health at the software project or ecosystem level
- open source vs. industrial experiences with software health
- software health definition and modelling
- software health measurement and assessment
- qualitative or quantitative studies about software health
- prediction or recommendation models to predict health issues or improve health
- software health tools and dashboards (e.g. for analytics and visualization)

We invite two types of contributions: full position papers of 6 to 8 pages (including figures, tables and references), or extended abstracts of 1 to 2 pages reporting on practitioner's or industrial experience. Submissions must follow the ACM formatting instructions and should be submitted using the EasyChair link: https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=soheal2018

Abstract submission: January 29, 2018
Paper submission: February 5, 2018
Notification: March 5, 2018
Camera Ready: March 15, 2018
Workshop: Sunday, May 27, 2018

Organizing Committee
- Bram Adams, Polytechnique Montreal, Canada <bram.adams at polymtl.ca>
- Eleni Constantinou, University of Mons, Belgium <eleni.constantinou at umons.ac.be>
- Tom Mens, University of Mons, Belgium <tom.mens at umons.ac.be>
- Gregorio Robles, Universidad Rey Juan Carlos, Spain <grex at gsyc.urjc.es>

Program Committee
- Christian Bird, Microsoft Research, USA
- Kelly Blincoe, University of Auckland, New Zealand
- Jan Bosch, Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden
- Marcelo Cataldo, Uber Advanced Technologies Group
- Daniel German, University of Victoria, Canada
- Matt Germonprez, University of Nebraska Omaha, USA
- Sean Goggins, University of Missouri, USA
- Jesus Gonzalez-Barahona, Bitergia, Spain
- Slinger Jansen, University of Utrecht, Netherlands
- Raula Gaikovina Kula, Osaka University, Japan
- Josianne Marsan, Laval University, Canada
- Wolfgang Mauerer, Siemens/OTH Regensburg, Germany
- Alexander Serebrenik, Eindhoven University of Technology, Netherlands
- Leif Singer, Automattic, Canada
- Margaret-Anne Storey, University of Victoria, Canada
- Damian A. Tamburri, Politecnico di Milano, Italy
- Bogdan Vasilescu, Carnegie Mellon University, USA
- Robert Visteur, University of Mons, Belgium
- Stefano Zacchiroli, University of Paris-Diderot, France

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