EASE'99 - Call for Papers
Many academics and practitioners believe that evaluation has a vital role
to play in software engineering. As well as evaluating both application
level and component level products, software engineers need to be
concerned with the evaluation of development processes, engineering methods
and supplier organisations. However, both academics and practitioners are
concerned about the cost and effectiveness of applying many of the existing
One of the aims of for the workshop, the third in the series, is to
address the question of justifying the use of empirical assessment
and evaluation in software engineering. Both this theme, together with
the other issues involved in evaluation, will be addressed through technical
presentations, experience reports, posters and discussions.
The keynote speakers will be Professor Ian Sommerville, Lancaster University,
UK, who will raise concerns about the value of empirical assessment in
software engineering and Professor Chris Kemerer, University of Pittsburgh,
USA, and Shari Lawrence Pfleeger, University of Maryland, USA, who will
focus on empirical assessment successes.
The workshop will begin with a tutorial session, during the morning of
April 12th, on Cognitive Dimensions of Information Artefacts,
with applications to Software Design, given by Dr. Thomas Green,
Honorary Research Fellow, Computer Based Learning Unit, University of Leeds,
The workshop will end with a tutorial on the afternoon of Wednesday
April 14th on the Application, in a variety of Industrial Environments,
of an Evaluation-Based Approach to Quality , presented by The
Papers related, but not limited, to the following topics are invited.
Accepted papers will be published in the conference pre-prints which will
be available to participants.
justifying the use of empirical assessment and evaluation
product and component evaluation
process and tool evaluation
rapid evaluation strategies
Subject to a further review process, selected papers will also be published
in a special issue of the Journal of Systems and Software.
Experience reports of a less formal nature are also invited from software
Engineering practitioners. Selected reports will be presented during an
industrial experiences session.
All participants will be invited to provide posters describing their evaluation
needs and problems. Practitioners and research students who need to
evaluate the effectiveness of their own work and the work of others are
particularly encouraged to take this opportunity to elicit comments from
those who are studying evaluation techniques and practices.
Four copies of full technical papers (3000 - 5000 words) and experience
reports (up to 1000 words) should be submitted to: EASE, Department of
Computer Science, University of Keele, Keele, Staffs, ST5 5BG, UK.
Important Dates for technical papers
30th October 1998 - Submission deadline
8th. January 1999 - Author notification
5th. March 1999 - Final version
Important Date for experience reports
5th. March 1999 - Submission deadline
Important Date for posters
29th. March 1999 - Notice of intent (by email)