21st IEEE/ACM International Conference on
Automated Software Engineering

Call for Workshop Proposals


The 21st IEEE International Conference on Automated Software Engineering (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.

Proposals for organising workshops should be prepared following the guidelines below.

Submission of proposals

Workshop proposals should be written in English, not exceed 3 pages and submitted in PDF format via email to both workshop organisers. They should also:

  • Outline the theme and goals of the workshop including its relevance to the field of Automated Software Engineering.
  • Indicate the targeted audience and the desired minimum and maximum number of participants.
  • Describe the workshop format (e.g. paper presentations, breakout sessions, panel-like discussions, combination of formats).
  • Describe the participant solicitation and selection process.
  • Describe the publicity strategy that will be used by the workshop organisers to promote the workshop.
  • Give a brief description of the organiser's background, including relevant past experience on organising workshops and contact information.
  • Incorporate an initial version of the call for papers that the workshop organisers intend to use.
  • Indicate preferences for workshop dates, duration (1 or 2 days), and any other scheduling constraints.
  • Indicate the equipment, room capacity, and any other resource necessary for the organisation of the workshop.
  • Indicate how the workshop proceedings will be published and if an International Standard Serial Number (ISSN) should be provided by the conference.

Note that the workshop co-chairs will consider the preference of workshop dates specified by the organisers, but the acceptance of a workshop proposal does not guarantee adherence to the requested date/time. The workshop co-chairs will assume that workshop proposers will be able to run a workshop on either of the dates that ASE 2006 has reserved for workshops.

The official conference language is English. However, we also invite workshops that will be held in Japanese. In this case, the workshop proposal should indicate that the proposed workshop will be held in Japanese.

Review Process

Workshop proposals will be reviewed by the ASE 2006 workshop co-chairs. Acceptance will be based on an evaluation of the workshop's potential for generating useful results, the timeliness and expected interest in the topic, the organiser's ability to lead a successful workshop, and potential for attracting sufficient number of participants.

Accepted workshops must adhere to the common deadlines listed below for submissions of papers, acceptance of papers, and preparation of proceedings.


Organisers of accepted workshops are responsible for producing a master copy of the workshop proceedings containing the accepted papers, following a template that will be sent to the organisers in due course. ASE 2006 will provide support for producing copies and binding the proceedings for the workshop participants. Workshop proceedings will also be assigned an International Standard Serial Number (ISSN).

Registration and Location

Workshops will be held at the National Center of Sciences, Tokyo. All workshop participants and organisers must register for a workshop. The registration fee will be set by the workshop organisers and the conference committee and has to cover the costs of the workshop venue, proceedings, coffee breaks and lunch per each day of the workshop. Workshop registrations will be managed centrally by the ASE 2006 organising committee.

Important Dates

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

Workshop Co-chairs:

Kathi Fisler
WPI Department of Computer Science
100 Institute Road
Worcester, MA 01609, USA
Hironori Washizaki
National Institute of Informatics
2-1-2 Hitotsubashi, Chiyoda-ku,
Tokyo, 101-8430 Japan