Final CFP: Automated Software Engineering Conference -- Tool Demonstrations

by Bernd Fischer, April 30, 2012

Final Call for Papers: ASE 2012 (Tool Demonstrations).

Paper submission: May 14, 2012
Author notification: June 22, 2012
Camera-ready papers: July 9, 2012

Automated Software Engineering 2012: Final Call for Tool Demonstrations

Software Engineering is concerned with the analysis, design, implementation, testing, and maintenance of software systems. Automated software engineering focuses on how to automate these tasks in order to achieve improvements in quality and productivity. Tool support, therefore, is central to this. The 27th IEEE/ACM International Conference on Automated Software Engineering invites high-quality submissions for its tool demonstrations track.

The ASE tool demonstrations track provides an opportunity for researchers and practitioners to present and discuss the most recent advances, experiences, and challenges in the field of automated software engineering with the goal of allowing live presentation of new research tools. Tools can range from research prototypes to in-house or pre-commercialized products.

The tool demonstrations are intended to highlight underlying scientific contributions. Whereas a regular research paper is intended to give background information and point out the scientific contribution of a new software engineering approach, a tool demonstration paper provides a good opportunity to show how the scientific approach has been transferred into a working tool. Authors of regular research papers are thus encouraged to submit an accompanying tool demonstration paper.

The Tool Demonstration Committee will review each submission to assess the relevance and quality of the proposed tool demonstration in terms of usefulness of the tool, presentation quality, and appropriate discussion of related tools.

Accepted tool demonstrations will be allocated 4 pages in the conference proceedings. Demonstrators will be invited to give a presentation that will be scheduled into the conference program. There will also be a demonstration area open to attendees at scheduled times during the conference, during which demonstrators are expected to be available. Presentation at the conference is a requirement for publication.

Submissions of proposals for formal tool demonstrations must:

  • adhere to the ASE 2012 proceedings format (ACM proceedings style)
  • have a maximum of 4 pages that describe the technology or approach, how it relates to other industrial or research efforts, including references, and describe what the expected benefits are; in addition, the submissions can include an appendix 2 pages of screenshots.
  • have an appendix (not included in the 4 page count) that provides a brief description of how the demonstration will be conducted (possibly illustrated with further screen shots)
  • provide a URL from which the tool can be downloaded, with clear installation steps. If the tool cannot be made available, the authors must clearly state their reasons in the paper. All examples andscenarios presented in the paper and appendix should be replicable directly.
  • be submitted via the EasyChair system by May 14, 2012:

Important Dates

  • Paper submission: May 14, 2012
  • Author notification: June 22, 2012
  • Camera-ready papers: July 9, 2012

Demonstration Chairs

  • Ewen Denney (SGT / NASA Ames)
  • Bernd Fischer (University of Southampton)

Contact: [email protected]

Program Committee

  • David Aspinall (University of Edinburgh, Scotland)
  • Gilles Barthe (IMDEA, Spain)
  • Anthony Cleve (FUNDP Namur, Belgium)
  • Rohit Gheyi (Federal University of Campina Grande, Brazil)
  • Christoph Gladisch (Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Germany)
  • Paul Gruenbacher (University of Linz, Austria)
  • Robert Hall (AT&T Labs Research, USA)
  • Reiko Heckel (University of Leicester, England)
  • John Hosking (ANU, Australia)
  • Andrew Ireland (Heriot-Watt University, Scotland)
  • Anjali Joshi (MathWorks, USA)
  • Jens Krinke (UCL, England)
  • Julia Lawall (INRIA Paris-Rocquencourt, France)
  • Michael Lowry (NASA Ames, USA)
  • John Penix (Google, USA)
  • Suresh Thummalapenta (IBM Research, India)
  • Daniel Varro (Budapest University of Technology and Economics, Hungary)
  • Michael Whalen (University of Minnesota, USA)
  • Andrea Zisman (City University, England)