EASE 2000 - 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 the conference, the fourth 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.
This year we again have an excellent set of keynote speakers. These
are Robert L. Glass, Editor of the Journal of Systems and Software and
publisher of the Software Practitioner magazine, Professor Martin Shepperd
of Bournemouth University UK and Professor Walter F. Tichy Informatik University
Mrs Dorothy Graham will present a tutorial on Inspections and Test Metrics
in Practice during the morning of the 17th April.
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
software experiments, case studies and observational studies
replications of previous experiments and empirical studies
Subject to a further review process, selected papers will also be published.
Experience reports of a less formal nature are also invited from Software
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.
Full technical papers (3000 - 5000 words) and experience reports (up to
1000 words) can be submitted electronically in either Word or pdf format
to firstname.lastname@example.org. Alternatively,
four copies can be sent to: EASE, Department of Computer Science, University
of Keele, Keele, Staffs, ST5 5BG, UK.
Important Dates for technical papers
6th January 2000 - Submission deadline
7th February 2000 - Author notification
10th March 2000 - Final version
Important Date for experience reports
10th March 2000 - Submission deadline
Important Date for posters
29th. March 2000 - Notice of intent (by email)