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 assessment methods.

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.

Keynote speakers

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 Karlsruhe, Germany.


Mrs Dorothy Graham will present a tutorial on Inspections and Test Metrics in Practice during the morning of the 17th April.

Technical Papers

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.
Subject to a further review process, selected papers will also be published.

Experience Reports

Experience reports of a less formal nature are also invited from Software Engineering practitioners.


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.

Submission details

Full technical papers (3000 - 5000 words) and experience reports (up to 1000 words) can be submitted electronically in either Word or pdf format to ease@cs.keele.ac.uk. 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)

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