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ASE 2013: Second call for papers


                * Abstracts due in 2 weeks (May 10, 2013) *

                            CALL FOR PAPERS

28th IEEE/ACM International Conference on Automated Software Engineering
                               ASE 2013


          November 11th - 15th 2013, Silicon Valley, California

* Conference * Tool Demos * Workshops * Tutorials * Doctoral Symposium *


Abstract Submission: May 10, 2013
Paper Submission: May 17, 2013
Notification: July 24, 2013

Tool Demonstration Paper Submission: June 6, 2013
Workshop Paper Submission: August 9, 2013
Tutorial Proposal Submission: July 5, 2013
Doctoral Symposium Submission: July 10, 2013


The IEEE/ACM Automated Software Engineering (ASE) Conference series is
the premier research forum for automating software engineering. Each
year, it brings together researchers and practitioners from academia and
industry to discuss foundations, techniques and tools for automating the
analysis, design, implementation, testing, and maintenance of large
software systems.

=== MAIN CONFERENCE PAPERS =============================================

ASE 2013 invites high quality contributions describing significant,
original, and unpublished results for submission in three categories:

1. Technical Research Papers should describe innovative research in
automating software development activities or automated support to users
engaged in such activities. They should describe a novel contribution to
the field and should carefully support claims of novelty with citations
to the relevant literature. Where a submission builds upon previous work
of the author(s), the novelty of the new contribution must be clearly
described with respect to the previous work. Papers should also clearly
discuss how the results were validated.

2. Experience Papers should describe a significant experience in
applying automated software engineering technology and should carefully
identify and discuss important lessons learned so that other researchers
and/or practitioners can benefit from the experience. Of special
interest are experience papers that report on industrial applications of
automated software engineering.

3. New Ideas Papers (new category!) should describe novel research
directions in automating software development activities or automated
support to users engaged in such activities. New ideas submissions are
intended to describe well- defined research ideas that are at an early
stage of investigation and may not be fully validated.


Please submit your papers using the ASE paper submission site:

All submissions must come in PDF format and conform, at time of
submission, to the IEEE Formatting Guidelines. For details and
templates, see:

Technical Research Papers and Experience Papers must not exceed 10 pages
(including figures and appendices) plus up to 1 page that contains ONLY
references. New Idea Papers must not exceed 6 pages (including figures,
appendices AND references). Submissions that do not adhere to these
limits or that violate the formatting guidelines will be desk-rejected
without review. All submissions must be in English.

Papers submitted to ASE 2013 must not have been previously published and
must not be under review for publication elsewhere. All papers that
conform to submission guidelines will be peer-reviewed by members of the
Program Committee and members of the Expert Review Panel. Submissions
will be evaluated on the basis of originality, soundness, importance of
contribution, evaluation, quality of presentation and appropriate
comparison to related work. Note that the Program Committee may
re-assign a submission into a different category than the one it is
submitted to if it decides that it is a better fit for that category.
All accepted papers have to be presented at the conference by one of the
authors and will be published by IEEE.

=== TOOL DEMONSTRATIONS ================================================

Automated software engineering consists of automating processes
related to requirements, design, implementation, testing, and
maintenance of software systems. The automated processes facilitate
better productivity and improve the overall quality of software. Tool
development is an integral part of automated software engineering. The
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

The 28th IEEE International Conference on Automated Software
Engineering solicits high-quality submissions for its tool
demonstrations track. We invite submission on tools that are (a) early
research prototypes or (b) mature tools that have not yet been
commercialized. The submissions should highlight the underlying
scientific contributions, engineering ingenuity, applicability to a
broader software engineering community, and scalability of the
tool. In contrast to a research paper which is intended to provide
details of a novel automated software engineering technique, a tool
demonstration paper should provide an overview of how the technique
has been implemented as a functioning tool. Authors of regular
research papers are thus encouraged to submit an accompanying tool
demonstration paper.

The tool demonstration program 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 of the tool during the
conference. There will also be an area open to attendees at scheduled
times during the conference during which demonstrators can present
live demonstrations. Presentation at the conference is a requirement
for publication.

Prizes will be given for an overall best tool demonstration and a best
student tool demonstration where a student is the first author on the
paper and presents the demonstration. The prizes will be decided based
on the votes of the conference attendees.


Submissions of the tool demonstrations consist of:

* A proposal of at most four pages that adheres to the ASE 2013
   proceedings format (IEEE proceedings style). The proposal should
   provide an overview of the tool, how it relates to other industrial
   or research tools, including references, and its potential impact to
   a broader software engineering community.

* A link to a video, not more than 5 minutes long, that demonstrates
   the tool being used. The goal of the video is to provide the
   reviewers a usage overview of the tool that enables them to evaluate
   the tool. A screencast of the tool demo with a voice-over can be
   used for the video.

* 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. Examples and
   scenarios presented in the paper should be independently replicable.

* Be submitted via the EasyChair system by June 6, 2013:

Important Dates

   Paper Submission:          June 06, 2013
   Paper Notification:        August 15, 2013
   Camera Ready Version:      Sept 10, 2013

Contact: [hidden email]

=== WORKSHOPS =========================================================

A workshop co-located with the ASE 2013 conference will provide an
opportunity for exchanging views, advancing ideas, and discussing
preliminary results on topics related to Automated Software Engineering.
Workshops may also serve as platforms to nurture new scientific
communities. Workshops should not be seen as an alternative forum for
presenting full research papers. The workshops co-located with the
conference will be organized before the main conference (Monday,
Tuesday). The organizers will decide the exact day after the workshop
proposals have been reviewed and accepted. A workshop may last one or
two days.

Workshops will be announced at the conference's website.

=== TUTORIALS ==========================================================

Tutorials may address a wide range of mature topics from theoretical
foundations to practical techniques and tools for automated software
engineering. The tutorials will be organized before the main conference
(Monday, Tuesday). The organizers will decide the exact day after the
proposals have been reviewed and accepted. Tutorials are intended to
provide independent instruction on a relevant theme; therefore, no
commercial or sales-oriented proposals will be accepted.


Instructors are invited to submit proposals for half-day or full-day
tutorials and, upon selection, are required to provide tutorial notes or
a survey paper on the topic of presentation in PDF. Proposals for
organizing tutorials should be written in English, limited to 5 pages
(in IEEE format), and submitted in PDF to both tutorials co-chairs, by
email at: [hidden email]. Tutorial proposals should
include the following information:

   * Name and affiliation of the proposer/organizer (including postal
     address, phone number, fax number, e-mail address)
   * Name and affiliation of each additional instructor
   * Instructors' experience in the area, including other tutorials,
     courses, etc.
   * Title, objective, abstract, duration
   * Outline with approximate timings
   * Target audience, including indication of level (novice, intermediate,
   * Assumed background of attendees
   * Brief biography of each instructor (for publicity materials)
   * Indication of whether a survey paper will be provided
      (max. 30 IEEE-formatted pages)
   * History of the tutorial (if it has been already presented; provide
     location, estimated attendance, etc.)
   * Justification for full day (if a full day is proposed)
   * Audio-visual and technical requirements
   * References including the proposers' papers on the subject
   * Preferences for tutorial date, duration (half-day or full-day), and
     any other scheduling constraints

Preferences for tutorial date, duration (half-day or full-day), and any
other scheduling constraints Note that the tutorial co-chairs will
consider the preference of tutorial dates specified by the organizers,
but the acceptance of a tutorial proposal does not guarantee adherence
to the requested date/time. The tutorial co-chairs will assume that
tutorial proposers will be able to run a tutorial on the dates that ASE
2013 has reserved for tutorials.

Review Process. Tutorial proposals will be reviewed by the ASE 2013
tutorials and workshop co-chairs. Acceptance will be based on the
timeliness and expected interest in the topic, the proposer's ability to
present an interesting tutorial, and the potential for attracting a
sufficient number of participants.

Contact. [hidden email]

=== DOCTORAL SYMPOSIUM =================================================

The goal of the ASE 2013 Doctoral Symposium is to provide a supportive
yet questioning setting in which the PhD students have an opportunity to
present and discuss their research with other researchers in the ASE
community. The Symposium aims to provide students with useful guidance
and feedback on their research and to facilitate their networking within
the scientific community by interacting with established researchers and
with their peers at a similar stage in their careers.

The technical scope of the Symposium is that of ASE. Students should
consider participating in the Doctoral Symposium after they have settled
on a dissertation topic with some initial research results. Students
should be at least a year from completion of their dissertation (at the
time of the Symposium), to obtain maximum benefit from participation.
The Doctoral Symposium is open to Ph.D. students at any stage of their
research, whereby students at the initial stage (first or second year)
will be able to challenge their ideas and current research directions,
while students at a more mature stage (third or fourth year) will be
able to present their thesis and get advice for improvement and for
better exposition of their contributions and conclusions. Attendance is
open to students of accepted research abstracts and Doctoral Symposium
committee members.


The Doctoral Symposium Committee will select participants using the
following criteria:

   * The potential quality of the research and its relevance to ASE
   * Quality of the research abstract.
   * Diversity of background, research topics and approaches.

Students should not infer that a list of prior publications is in any
way expected or required; we welcome submissions from students for whom
this will be their first formal submission as well as those who have
previously published


To apply as a student participant in the Doctoral Symposium, you should
prepare a submission package consisting of two parts, both of which must
be submitted by the submission deadline.

Part 1: Research Abstract (max. 4 pages). Your research abstract must
conform to the ASE 2013 formatting and submission instructions and
should cover:

   * Your targeted research problem with justification of its importance
   * Discussion why related and prior work has not solved the problem
   * A sketch of the proposed approach or solution
   * The expected contributions of your dissertation research
   * Progress you have made so far in solving the stated problem
   * The methods you are using or will use to carry out your research
   * A plan for evaluating your work and presenting credible evidence of
     your results to the research community
   * A list of any publications either appeared, accepted or submitted
     for which the student is an author.

Students at the initial stage of their research might have some
difficulty in addressing some of these areas, but should make their best
attempt. The research abstract should include the title of your work,
your name, your advisor, your email address, postal address, personal
website, and a one paragraph short summary in the style of an abstract
for a regular paper.

Please submit your research abstract using the EasyChair submission site:

Part 2: Letter of Recommendation. Please ask your dissertation advisor
for a letter of recommendation. This letter should include your name and
a candid assessment of the current status of your dissertation research
and an expected date for dissertation submission. The letter should be
in Adobe Portable Document Format (PDF), and sent to: Marsha Chechik and
Paul Gruenbacher at [hidden email]

Acceptance. All accepted papers will be published by IEEE. Authors of
accepted contributions will receive further instructions for preparing
their camera ready versions. Authors must register for the ASE 2013
Doctoral Symposium and present their work at the Symposium.

=== ORGANIZATION =======================================================

  General Chair
    Ewen Denney, SGT / NASA Ames

  Program Chairs
    Tevfik Bultan, University of California, Santa Barbara
    Andrease Zeller, Saarland University, Saarbruecken

  Program Committee
    Andrew Begel, Microsoft Research
    Myra Cohen, University of Nebraska - Lincoln
    Danny Dig, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
    Bernd Fischer, Stellenbosch University / University of Southampton
    Gordon Fraser, University of Sheffield
    Harald Gall, University of Zurich
    Dimitra Giannakopoulou, NASA Ames Research Center
    Alex Groce, Oregon State University
    Paul Gruenbacher, Johannes Kepler University Linz
    Arie Gurfinkel, Carnegie Mellon University US
    William G.J. Halfond, University of Southern California
    Mark Harman, University College London
    Sunghun Kim, The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology
    David Lo, Singapore Management University
    Shahar Maoz, Tel Aviv University
    Darko Marinov, University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign
    Tim Menzies, West Virginia University
    Mira Mezini, Technische Universitaet Darmstadt
    Tien Nguyen, Iowa State University
    Corina Pasareanu, CMU, NASA Ames
    Lori Pollock, University of Delaware
    Martin Robillard, McGill University
    Grigore Rosu, University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign
    Abhik Roychoudhury, National University of Singapore
    Gabriele Taentzer, Philipps Universitaet Marburg
    Nikolai Tillmann, Microsoft Research
    Sebastian Uchitel, Universidad de Buenos Aires/Imperial College London
    Willem Visser, Stellenbosch University
    Lu Zhang, Peking University
    Charles Zhang, Hongkong University of Science and Technology

  Doctoral Symposium Co-Chairs
    Marsha Chechik, University of Toronto
    Paul Gruenbacher, Johannes Kepler University Linz

  Doctoral Symposium Committee
    Jamie H. Andrews, University of Western Ontario
    Myra B. Cohen, University of Nebraska - Lincoln
    Elisabetta Di Nitto, Politecnico di Milano
    Darko Marinov, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
    Charles Pecheur, Universite Catholique de Louvain
    Andrea Zisman, City University London

  Workshop and Tutorial Co-Chairs
    Marcelo d'Amorim, Federal University of Pernambuco
    David Lo, Singapore Management University

  Tool Demonstration Chairs
    Andrew Ireland, Heriot-Watt University
    Neha Rungta, SGT / NASA Ames

  Tool Demonstration Program Committee

    Mithun Acharya, ABB Corp
    Alessandro Armando, University of Genova
    Gudmund Grov, Heriot-Watt University
    Joe Kiniry, IT University of Copenhagen
    Jens Krinke, Univeristy College
    Moonzoo Kim, KAIST
    Guodong Li, Fujitsu Labs
    Tim Menzies, University of West Virginia
    Rosemary Monahan, National University of Ireland
    Elena Sherman, Boise State
    Oksana Tkachuk, NASA Ames
    Willem Visser, University of Stellenbosch

  Finance & Local Arrangements
    Ganesh Pai, SGT / NASA Ames

  Publicity Chair
    Christoph Gladisch, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology

  Social Media Chair
    Tien Nguyen, Iowa State University

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