EASE 2001

5th International Conference on Empirical Assessment & Evaluation in Software Engineering

Keele University, Staffordshire, UK.
April 9th 11th 2001

Call for Participation

Many academics and industrial practioners believe that evaluation has a vital role to play in software engineering. As well as evaluating at the application and component levels, software engineers need to be concerned with the evaluation of development processes, engineering methods and supplier organisations.

This conference, the fifth in the series, is again seeking papers that describe  research or practical experiences with empirical assessment and evaluation in software engineering. We particularly seek papers that address the evaluation and assessment of emerging technologies (e.g. component-based systems, application services provision, web-based systems) and in the context of emerging application domains (e.g. e-business). The developments introduce new technical, social and economic issues and hence pose new challenges for the evaluation community.

Keynote Speakers

Prof. Claes Wohlin will be the opening Keynote Speaker and Dr Kaled El Emam will provide the closing Keynote. A tutorial will be given on the 9th of April by Dr Barbara Kitchenham on The Use of Surveys in Software Engineering.

In addition a panel session on Guidelines for Empirical Studies  chaired by Dr Shari Lawrence-Pfleeger is a must for any Empirical Researcher.

Technical Papers

The list of technical papers at this years conference covers  a range of  topics  from the assessment  of  comprehensibility of Z specifications to that Liminal Moment (You have to come to the conference to see what that means).

Experience Reports

The experience papers cover topics such as the difficulty of obtaining industrial collaborators for empirical assessments, the assessment of software measurement processes  as well as case studies from a number of companies.


All participants are invited to provide posters describing their evaluation, experiences, needs and problems. Practitioners and research students who need to evaluate the effectiveness of their own work and the work of others are encouraged to take this opportunity to elicit comments from those who are studying evaluation techniques and practices.

Important Dates

10th March 2001 Last Date for Early Bird Registration & Guaranteed On-Campus Accomodation
1st April 2001 Last date for registration other than by Credit Card 
Changes after this date may incur a charge.
9th-11th April 2001 Ease Conference


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