[AISWorld] CfP: 2nd International Workshop on Rapid Continuous Software Engineering @ ICSE 2015

Matthias Tichy matthias.tichy at cse.gu.se
Tue Dec 9 16:44:45 EST 2014

Call for Papers: 

*RCoSE - 2nd Int. Workshop on Rapid Continuous Software Engineering*
at ICSE 2015, Florence, Italy

(Proceedings published by ACM/IEEE)


Important Dates:
Abstract Submission: Jan 16, 2015
Paper Submission:    Jan 23, 2015
Notification:        Feb 18, 2015
Camera ready:        Feb 27, 2015
Workshop Date:       May 23, 2015


Aims and Scope:

Today, software development is conducted in increasingly turbulent
business environments. Typically, fast-changing and unpredictable
markets, complex and changing customer requirements, pressures of
shorter time-to-market, and rapidly advancing information technologies
are characteristics found in most software development projects. To
address this situation, agile practices advocate flexibility,
efficiency and speed.

While many software development companies have indeed succeeded in
adopting agile practices in parts of their organisation, the focus for
many organisations is predominantly at the team level. The other
functions in the organisation, including customer relations, product
management, R&D management and software release, in many companies
still work in traditional slow cycles, measured in months and

Continuous software engineering refers to the organisational
capability to develop, release and learn from software in rapid
parallel cycles, typically hours, days or very small numbers of weeks.
This includes determining new functionality to build, prioritising the
most important functionality, evolving and refactoring the
architecture, developing the functionality, validating it, releasing
it to customers and collecting experimental feedback from the
customers to inform the next cycle of development.

In summary, as reaching the goal of continuous software engineering is
a holistic endeavour, it cannot be addressed only by research in the
area of process aspects in software engineering, specifically, agile
software development processes. Instead, it requires additionally to
address the following three aspects:

* The technology for all different phases of software engineering
  like requirements engineering, architecture and design,
  implementation, and validation and verification must be adapted to
  support for parallel engineering of software.

* The whole research and development organisation must adapt to be
  compatible with the agile process in the development

* Approaches for live experimentation must be available and the
  results must be appropriately fed back into the artefacts of the
  different phases which are affected by the results of the live

Consequently, the workshop aims to bring the research communities of
the aforementioned areas together to exchange challenges, ideas, and
solutions to bring software engineering a step further to being a
holistic continuous process.

RCoSE 2015 is co-located with ICSE 2015, the International
Conference on Software Engineering, in Florence, Italy. RCoSE
will be a highly interactive workshop with a strong emphasis on

As a summary, topics relevant to the scope of the workshop include
rapid continuous software engineering as described above and
specifically the following:

* agile practices
* relations between agile practices and the specific development
  phases, e.g., requirements engineering, architectural design,
  programming languages, validation and verification
* organisational aspects of agile processes
* tools supporting continuous software engineering
* application / system monitoring
* live and automatic experimentation and quick feedback of
  experimental results
* usability / human computer interaction
* software evolution
* software maintenance


Paper Submission Details:

We are solicitating full research papers (up to 7 pages) and position
papers (up to 4 pages). Full research papers present original and
evaluated research whereas position papers describe novel ideas,
identified challenges, or experiences related to the workshop's theme.
The paper has to follow the ICSE 2015 formatting and submission

Please submit your abstract and paper using the EasyChair page for the
workshop: https://www.easychair.org/account/signin.cgi?conf=rcose2015

Special Issue:
The authors of the workshop papers will be invited to submit a revised
and extended version of their paper to a special issue in the Journal
of Systems and Software subject to further review.


Organizing Committee:
Matthias Tichy, University of Gothenburg (Sweden)
Jan Bosch, Chalmers University of Technology (Sweden)
Michael Goedicke, University of Duisburg-Essen (Germany)
Brian Fitzgerald, Lero & University of Limerick (Ireland)


Program Committee:
John Grundy, Swinburne University of Technology (Australia)
Volker Gruhn,  University of Duisburg-Essen (Germany)
Bob Hall,  AT&T Research (USA)
Willi Hasselbring,  University of Kiel (Germany)
Helena Holmström Olsson,  Malmö University (Sweden)
Naji Habra, University of Namur (Belgium)
Regina Hebig, Sorbonne Universités, UPMC, Paris 06 (France)
Casper Lassenius, Aalto University (Finnland)
Tommi Mikkonen, University of Tampere (Finland)
Jürgen Münch, University of Helsinki (Finland)
Klaas-Jan Stol, University of Limerick (Ireland)
Hans van Vliet, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam (Netherlands)
Stefan Wagner, University of Stuttgart (Germany)


Further Information:
Email: rcose2015 at easychair.org
Home page: http://continuous-se.org
CfP as PDF: http://continuous-se.org/15/images/rcose2015-cfp.pdf

In cooperation with the DFG priority program 1593 "Design
for Future - Managed Software Evolution": www.dfg-spp1593.de

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