EASE 2003
7th International Conference on Empirical Assessment in Software Engineering

April 8th to 10th 2003

This conference is a unique forum dedicated to the presentation and discussion of research and practical experiences addressing all aspects of empirical assessment and evaluation in software engineering.

For the seventh conference in the series we would like to encourage papers and presentations that bring together into one forum the different strands of research on, for example, the fields of empirical assessment, programming and design observational studies

We do, of course, continue to welcome papers addressing all aspects of evaluation and assessment in software engineering, especially where the experiences relate to the problems that arise from the use of emerging technologies within new application domains.

 Technical Papers

Papers related, but not limited to the following topics are invited:

Papers should conform to the authors’ guidelines available from Journal of Empirical Software Engineering where the best papers will be published from the two conferences. These can be accessed from the EASE web site. http://www.keele.ac.uk/depts/cs/ease/

 Experience Reports

Reports are invited that describe practical experiences with performing evaluation and assessment in a commercial or industrial environment.


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 invited to take this opportunity to elicit comments from those who are studying evaluation techniques and practices (Max size A1 or equivalent)

Submission Details

Full technical papers (3000-5000 words) and experience reports (up to 1000 words) can be submitted electronically in 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 U.K.

Co-Location with PPIG 2003

Please note that the conference is co-located with PPIG this year and we will be sharingcommon keynotes and some joint sessions.

Important Dates for Technical Papers

20th December 2002
Submission Date
27th January 2003
Author Notification
7thMarch 2003
Final Version Due

Important Dates for Experience Papers

3rd February 2003
Submission Date
11th February 2003
Author Notification

Important Date for Posters

2nd April 2003
Notification of Intent