CFP: ASE 2006

Yoshinao Isobe <>
Wed Feb 8 10:35:53 CET 2006

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                           CALL FOR PAPERS

              21th IEEE/ACM International Conference on
                     Automated Software Engineering
                              (ASE 2006)

                        September 18-22, 2006
                           Tokyo, JAPAN

         --------- IMPORTANT DATES for Submissions ---------

          Workshop Proposal:              February 15, 2006
          Electronic Abstracts of Paper:  February 24, 2006
          Paper Submission:               March 3, 2006
          Tutorial Proposal:              April 14, 2006
          Doctoral Symposium Submissions: May 2, 2006
          Tool Demo Submission:           May 10, 2006
          Workshop Paper Submission:      June 23, 2006


The IEEE/ACM International Conference on Automated Software
Engineering brings together researchers and practitioners to share
ideas on the foundations, techniques, tools, and applications of
automated software engineering technology. We invite contributions
that address theoretical foundations, practical techniques, software
tools, applications and/or experience reports in automated software
engineering. ASE 2006 will include technical papers, invited talks,
tutorials, workshops, tool demonstrations, and a doctoral symposium.

General Chair
  Shinichi Honiden  ()
  National Institute of Informatics (NII), Japan

Program Co-Chairs
  Sebastian Uchitel  ()
  Imperial College London, UK

  Steve Easterbrook  ()
  University of Toronto, Canada

|       Call for Papers        |

Software engineering is concerned with the analysis, design,
implementation, testing, and maintenance of large software
systems. Automated software engineering is concerned with how to
automate or partially automate these tasks to achieve significant
improvements in quality and productivity. ASE 2006 encourages
contributions describing basic research, novel applications and
experience reports. In all cases, papers should carefully articulate
the relevance of their contributions to the automation of software
engineering tasks. The ASE on-line Bibliography serves as a reference
for potential contributors:
Solicited topics include, but are not limited to:

- Automated reasoning techniques
- Component-based systems
- Computer-supported cooperative work
- Configuration management
- Domain modeling and meta-modeling
- Human computer interaction
- Knowledge acquisition & modeling
- Knowledge management for SE
- Maintenance and evolution
- Modeling language semantics
- Ontologies and methodologies
- Open systems development
- Product line architectures
- Program understanding
- Re-engineering
- Reflection and Metadata approaches
- Requirements engineering
- Specification languages
- Software architecture
- Software design and synthesis
- Software visualization
- Testing
- Tutoring, help, documentation systems
- Verification and validation

IEEE Computer Society Press will publish accepted papers in the
conference proceedings. In addition, authors of a selection of papers
from the conference will be invited to revise and re-submit extended
versions of their papers for consideration for a special issue of the
Journal of Automated Software Engineering (Kluwer).

Papers submitted to ASE 2006 must not have been previously published,
and must not be under review for publication elsewhere. Papers must
STRICTLY adhere to submission guidelines. Papers exceeding the page
limit or using condensed formatting will be administratively rejected
and will not be reviewed. Papers must not exceed 10 pages in the
conference format (see
for the guidelines and 
for the formatting files). All papers that conform to submission
guidelines will be peer-reviewed by program committee members. All
papers should be submitted by March 3, 2006 (abstracts should be
submitted by February 24). More details are available at .

Important Dates for Papers:
  Electronic abstracts due:  February 24, 2006
  Paper submission deadline: March 3, 2006 
  Paper notification date:   May 20, 2006 
  Camera-ready paper due:    June 30, 2006 

|      Call for Workshops      |

ASE 2006 invites submissions of workshop proposals. The workshops
co-located with the conference should provide an opportunity for
exchanging views, advancing ideas, and discussing preliminary results
on topics related to software engineering research and applications.
Workshops should not be seen as an alternative forum for presenting
full research papers. The workshops co-located with the conference
will be held before the conference on September 18-19. A workshop may
last one or two days.

Workshop proposals should be written in English, not exceed 3 pages
and submitted in PDF format via email to both workshop co-chairs.
Proposals for organizing workshops should be prepared following the
guidelines available at
or contact the Workshop Co-chairs for more information.

Important Dates for Workshops:
  Workshop proposal deadline:                       February 15, 2006 
  Workshop proposal notification:                   March 1, 2006 
  Launch of calls for papers of accepted workshops: March 8, 2006 
  Workshop paper submission deadline:               June 23, 2006 
  Workshop paper notification date:                 July 28, 2006 
  Final camera-ready copy of workshop papers:       August 30, 2006

Workshop Co-chairs:
  Kathi Fisler  ()
  Worcester Polytechnic Institute, USA

  Hironori Washizaki  ()
  National Institute of Informatics, Japan

|      Call for Tutorials      |

ASE 2006 invites half-day/full-day tutorials addressing theoretical
foundations, practical techniques, software tools, and applications in
areas related to the ASE topics. A Tutorial program that gives
attendees the opportunity to gain new insights, knowledge and skills
on evolving and emerging research topics in the area of automated
software engineering will be an essential part of the ASE 2006.  The
Tutorials are scheduled for September 18 and 19, 2006 at the beginning
of the ASE 2006 conference. Survey papers and/or tutorial notes will
be made available to the tutorial attendees at the conference.
Tutorials are intended to provide independent instruction on a
relevant theme, therefore no commercial or sales-oriented
presentations will be accepted.

Instructors are invited to submit proposals for half-day and full-day
tutorials and, upon selection, are required to provide tutorial notes
or a survey paper on the topic of presentation in PDF. Proposals in
PDF should be sent to both Tutorials Co-Chairs. See
or contact the Tutorials Co-Chairs for more details.

Important Dates for Tutorials:
  Submission deadline: April 14, 2006
  Author notification: June   4, 2006
  Tutorials:           September 18-19, 2006

Tutorials Co-Chairs:
  Andrew Ireland  ()
  Heriot-Watt University, UK

  Katsuhisa Maruyama ()
  Ritsumeikan University, Japan

| Call for Tool Demonstrations |

Tools are central to automated software engineering. Hence, tool
demonstrations will have a prominent role in the conference.
Demonstrators will be expected to present their tools during one or
more sessions that will be scheduled into the conference program. In
addition, a 2-page paper will be published in the conference
proceedings for each accepted tool demonstration.

ASE 2006 solicits proposals for tool demonstrations related to
automated software engineering. Tools can range from alpha-versions to
fully developed products that are being prepared for
commercialization. Products that are currently being commercialized
will not be accepted as subjects of demonstrations. Tool
demonstrations are not intended to be sales pitches, and should
consequently highlight technical contributions. For further
clarification, See
or contact the Demonstrations Co-Chairs.

Important Dates for Tool Demonstrations:
  Demo submission deadline: May 10, 2006
  Notification date:        June 2, 2006
  Camera-ready due:         June 30, 2006

Demonstrations Co-Chairs
  Nicolas Kicillof  ()
  University of Buenos Aires, Argentina

  Katsuhiko Gondow  ()
  Tokyo Institute of Technology, Japan

| Call for Doctoral Symposium  |

The ASE 2006 Doctoral Symposium seeks to bring together PhD students
working on foundations, techniques, tools and applications of
automated software engineering and give them the opportunity to
present and to discuss their research with researchers in the ASE
community in a constructive atmosphere. Specifically, the symposium
aims to provide a setting whereby students receive feedback on their
research and guidance on future directions from a broad group of
advisors, foster a supportive community of scholars and a spirit of
collaborative research, and contribute to the conference goals through
interaction with other researchers and conference events.

The Doctoral Symposium will be held on September 18, two days before
the main conference. Selected students will present their work and
receive constructive feedback from a panel of advisors and other
Doctoral Symposium students. Note that advisors of student presenters
will not be allowed to attend their student's presentations. In
addition to scientific matters, students will have the opportunity to
seek advice on various aspects of completing a PhD and performing
research as a young professional in automated software engineering.
For more information, see
or contact the Doctoral Symposium chairs.

Important Dates for Doctoral Symposium:
  Deadline for submission:    May 2, 2006
  Notification of acceptance: June 9, 2006
  Camera-ready paper due:     July 7, 2006
  Symposium Presentations:    September 18, 2006

Doctoral Symposium Co-Chairs:
  Alexander Egyed  ()
  Teknowledge Corporation, USA

  Bernd Fischer  ()
  University of Southampton, UK

For further information, please visit the conference website
or contact the Publicity Chair.

Publicity Chair
  Yoshinao Isobe  ()
  AIST, Japan

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