[ecoop-info] [CFP] RAISE 2012: Workshop on Realizing Artificial Intelligence Synergies in Software Engineering

Shih-Hsi "Alex" Liu shliu at csufresno.edu
Sun Dec 18 04:41:22 CET 2011

RAISE  2012  
Workshop on Realizing Artificial Intelligence Synergies in Software Engineering 
In Conjunction with ICSE 2012

This workshop brings together researchers from the AI and SE communities in order to  explore the interdisciplinary synergies which exist and to stimulate collaboration and future research across the disciplines. The workshop is both timely and opportunistic, and will help to promote a new community with interdisciplinary research directions. 

** Motivation ** 
As SE is asked to answer dynamic, automated, adaptive, and/or large scale demands, other computer science disciplines come in to play. AI  is  a  discipline  that  may  bring  SE  new  benefits. Conversely, SE can also play a role in alleviating development costs and the development effort associated with AI tools. Such mutually beneficial characteristics have appeared in the past few decades and are still evolving due to new challenges. One example of an AI technique missing in SE is the application of cognitive psychology to the creation of knowledge acquisition tools. 

On the other hand, SE has resulted in tools and methodologies that can build large and complex systems. Prior research in AI suffered from too many prototypes and not enough deployed systems. We assert that SE  has much to offer AI about systems engineering and scalability of methodologies. Hence, we propose this RAISE crossover workshop where the state of the art in both fields is documented and extended. Thus this workshop will explore not only the application of AI techniques to software engineering problems but also the application of software engineering techniques to AI problems.  

** Topics of interest ** 
In particular, we wish to stimulate discussion, thoughts and subsequent collaboration on the following themes applied to software engineering: 
* Testing and quality assurance 
* Spectra-based software diagnosis 
* System dynamics and simulation models 
* Software metrics applied to AI techniques 
* Rapid prototyping and scripting for AI techniques 
* Cost analysis and risk assessment in software projects 
* Software for knowledge acquisition and representation 
* Knowledge representation, ontologies, reasoning and other semantic aspects in software engineering 
* Software specification, design, integration and requirement engineering 
* Assessing the quality of datasets (imbalance, noise, missing values, etc.) 
* Cognitive psychology for requirements engineering and knowledge engineering 
* Machine Learning, Optimisation and Computational Intelligence techniques 

** Important Dates **
Paper submission: 17 Feb 2012
Notification of acceptance: 19 March 2012
Camera ready paper: 29 March 2012
Workshop date: 5 June 2012

** Publication ** 
Papers should be submitted via EasyChair: https://www.easychair.org/conferences/?conf=raise12 Ten position papers will be chosen for 15 minute presentations followed by approximately 5 minutes of critical discussion from the attendees. Position papers 
will be distributed to attendees prior to the workshop. Following presentation of the position papers, the participants will be split  into two Working Groups, and each will be given a specific question to focus on, taken from the workshop themes. Following the workshop the authors of the best papers will be invited to extend their position papers into full journal papers, for a Special Issue of the Software Quality Journal, edited by Tim Menzies and Marjan Mernik. 

** Workshop Organiser ** 
Rachel Harrison, Oxford Brookes University, UK, 

** SQJ Special Issue Editors **
Tim Menzies, West Virginia Univ, USA 
Marjan Mernik, U of Maribor, Slovenia 

** Workshop Co-chairs ** 
Pedro Henriques, University of Minho, Portugal 
Daniel Rodríguez, University of de Alcalá, Spain 

** Local Organiser ** 
Daniela da Cruz, University of Minho, Portugal 

** Publicity Chair ** 
Shih-Hsi “Alex” Liu, California State University, USA 

** Proceedings ** 
Maria Joao Varanda, Polytechnic Institute of Bragança, Portugal 

** Keynote ** 
Mark Harman, UCL. 

** Programme Committee ** 
Wasif Afzal, BTH, Sweeden 
Antonio Bahamonde, Univ of Oviedo, Spain 
Leonel Briand, Simula, Norway 
Francisco Chicano, Univ of Malaga, Spain 
David Corne, Heriot-Watt Univ, UK 
Jim Davies, Univ of Oxford, UK 
Massimiliano Di Penta, Univ of Sannio, Italy 
J Pascoal Faria, Universidade do Porto, Portugal 
Bernd Fischer, Univ of Southampton, UK 
Dragan Gasevic, Athabasca Univ, Canada 
Mark Harman, Univ College London (UCL), UK. 
Rachel Harrison, Oxford Brookes Univ, UK 
Israel Herraiz, Technical Univ of Madrid, Spain 
Ivan Lukovic, Univ of Novi Sad, Serbia 
Radu Marinescu, Univ of Timisoara, Romania 
Emilia Mendes, Zayed Univ, UAE 
Tim Menzies, West Virginia Univ, USA 
Marjan Mernik, U of Maribor Maribor, Slovenia 
Giovani Liberlotto, Fed Univ of St Maria, Brazil 
Juan Pavon, Complutense Univ, Spain 
Rajeev Raje, IUPUI, USA 
Marek Reformat, Univ of Alberta, Canada 
Daniel Rodríguez, Univ of de Alcalá, Spain 
Alessandra Russo, Imperial College, UK 
Richard Torkar, BTH, Sweeden 
Martin Shepperd, Brunel Univ, UK 
Yuming Zhou, Nanjing Univ, China 
Bin Zhou, Univ of Maryland, USA

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