[ecoop-info] SoHeal 2018 Deadline extended to February 12th

Tom MENS Tom.MENS at umons.ac.be
Mon Feb 5 15:45:35 CET 2018

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CFP SoHeal 2018: 1st International Workshop on Software Health @ ICSE 2018

*Deadline extended until February 12* due to several requests. You can submit a  full paper  or extended abstract.


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

Paper submission: February 12, 2018
Notification: March 5, 2018
Camera Ready: March 15, 2018
Workshop: Sunday, May 27, 2018 (Gothenburg, Sweden)

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