[ecoop-info] SOHeal at ICSE2019 Call for Papers and Talk Proposals

Eleni CONSTANTINOU Eleni.CONSTANTINOU at umons.ac.be
Thu Dec 6 20:11:14 CET 2018

SoHeal 2019: 2nd International Workshop on Software Health
Tuesday, May 28, 2019
Montreal, Canada - co-located with ICSE 2019


As can be witnessed by recent initiatives such as the Linux Foundation’s CHAOSS project (https://chaoss.community/) on community health analytics and the SecoHealth (https://secohealth.github.io/) research project on software ecosystem health, the research community and the industry have realized the need for a socio-technical perspective concerning software health. 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.

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.

Topics for contributions include but are not limited to:
- 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 position papers of up to 8 pages (including figures, tables and references), to be submitted through EasyChair (https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=soheal2019). All submissions will be peer-reviewed. Submissions should respect the submission deadlines, and follow the IEEE Conference Proceedings Formatting Guidelines (http://www.ieee.org/conferences_events/conferences/publishing/templates.html), with title in 24pt font and full text in 10pt type. LaTEX users must use \documentclass[10pt,conference]{IEEEtran} without including the compsoc or compsocconf option (conforming with the ICSE format https://2019.icse-conferences.org/track/icse-2019-Technical-Papers#Call-for-Papers).

Submissions should provide unpublished and original work that has not been previously accepted for publication nor concurrently submitted for review in another workshop, conference, journal or book. At least one author of each accepted submission must register for the workshop to attend and present the paper. Otherwise, the accepted paper will not be published in the proceedings. The official publication date of the workshop proceedings is the date the proceedings are made available in the IEEE Library. This date may be up to two weeks prior to the first day of ICSE 2019. The official publication date affects the deadline for any patent filings related to published work.

- Position paper submission deadline: 1 February, 2019
- Notification of acceptance: 1 March, 2019
- Camera Ready of accepted position papers: 15 March, 2019


We invite talk proposal contributions of 1 to 2 pages reporting on practitioner's or industrial experience. Proposals need to be submitted through EasyChair (https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=soheal2019) and will be peer-reviewed, on the basis of an abstract of the talk and the author's biography. All accepted proposals will be presented during the workshop.

- Industry/practitioner talk proposal deadline: 15 February, 2019
- Notification of acceptance: 1 March, 2019

Bram Adams, Polytechnique Montreal, Canada
Eleni Constantinou, University of Mons, Belgium
Tom Mens, University of Mons, Belgium
Kate Stewart, The Linux Foundation, USA
Gregorio Robles, Universidad Rey Juan Carlos, Spain

Olga Baysal, Carleton University, Canada
Kelly Blincoe, University of Auckland, New Zealand
Marcelo Cataldo, Uber Advanced Technologies Group
Amel Charleux, University of Montpellier, France
Matt Germonprez, University of Nebraska Omaha, USA
Sean Goggins, University of Missouri, USA
Slinger Jansen, University of Utrecht, Netherlands
Raula Gaikovina Kula, Osaka University, Japan
Josianne Marsan, Laval University, Canada
Wolfgang Mauerer, Siemens/OTH Regensburg, Germany
Nicole Novieli, University of Bari, Italy
Alexander Serebrenik, Eindhoven University of Technology, Netherlands
Damian A. Tamburri, Politecnico di Milano, Italy
Bogdan Vasilescu, Carnegie Mellon University, USA
Marco Tulio Valente, Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais, Brazil
Robert Viseur, University of Mons, Belgium
Stefano Zacchiroli, University of Paris-Diderot, France
Marcelo Zanetti, Universidade Federal de Santa Maria, Brazil
Minghui Zhou, Peking University, China

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