Call for Papers

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Software engineering is concerned with the analysis, design, implementation, testing, and maintenance of large software systems. Automated software engineering focuses on how to automate or partially automate these tasks to achieve signi cant improvements in quality and productivity. ASE 2010 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. Solicited topics include, but are not limited to:

  • Automated reasoning techniques
  • Component-based systems
  • Computer-supported cooperative work
  • Configuration management
  • Domain modelling and meta-modelling
  • Empirical software engineering
  • Human-computer interaction
  • Knowledge acquisition and management
  • Maintenance and evolution
  • Model-based software development
  • Model-driven engineering and model transformation
  • Modeling language semantics
  • Open systems development
  • Product line architectures
  • Program understanding
  • Program synthesis
  • Program transformation
  • Re-engineering
  • Requirements engineering
  • Specification languages
  • Software architecture and design
  • Software visualization
  • Testing, verification, and validation
  • Tutoring, help, and documentation systems

ACM (Association for Computing Machinery) will publish accepted papers in the conference proceedings. In addition, authors of selected papers will be invited to revise and re-submit extended versions of their conference papers for consideration for a special issue of the Journal of Automated Software Engineering, published by Springer.

ASE 2010 accepts two categories of Conference Paper submissions:

Technical Papers should describe innovative research in automating software development activities or providing 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.

Experience Papers should describe a signifi cant 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. We are especially interested in experience papers that report on industrial applications of automated software engineering.

Submissions under both categories should not exceed 10 pages in the two-column conference format (see note below) and must be submitted electronically at the URL that will be published on the ASE 2010 website.

For guidelines and formatting fi les see:

Papers submitted to ASE 2010 must not have been previously published and must not be under review for publication elsewhere. Papers must strictly adhere to submission guidelines. Authors are strongly encouraged to explain (in the appropriate place in the submitted paper) the relationship between the submission and any other related work from them, including those under review elsewhere. Papers will be administratively rejected and will not be reviewed if they exceed the 10-page limit or use condensed formatting. All papers that conform to the submission guidelines will be peer-reviewed by the program committee members. At the discretion of the PC, papers might be accepted either as full papers or as short papers. In this last case the camera-ready should be no longer than 4 pages. All accepted short papers will be presented in a poster session.

Submissions are handled via the Cyberchair system at

Important Dates

Abstract submission March 8th, 2010
Paper submission March 15th, 2010 March 18 2010, 23:59:59 Apia, Samoa time (deadline extension !)
Noti cation of acceptance June 7th, 2010
Camera Ready July 8th, 2010
Submission Site

Program Chairs

Jamie Andrews Jamie Andrews
Department of Computer Science
University of Western Ontario
London, Ontario (Canada)

Elisabetta Di Nitto Elisabetta Di Nitto
Dipartimento di Elettronica ed Informazione
Politecnico di Milano
Milano (Italy)

Program Committee Members

  • Sven Apel
    University of Passau, Germany
  • Alessandro Armando
    DIST, University of Genova, Italy
  • Luciano Baresi
    Politecnico di Milano, Italy
  • Tevfik Bultan
    University of California, Santa Barbara, USA
  • Yuanfang Cai
    Drexel University, USA
  • Marsha Chechik
    University of Toronto, Canada
  • Vittorio Cortellessa
    Università dell'Aquila, Italy
  • Ivica Crnkovic
    Mälardalen University, Sweden
  • Krzysztof Czarnecki
    University of Waterloo, Canada
  • Ewen Denney
    SGT / NASA Ames, USA
  • Massimiliano Di Penta
    Università del Sannio, Italy
  • Wolfgang Emmerich
    University College London, UK
  • Claudia Ermel
    Technische Universität Berlin, Germany
  • Bernd Fischer
    University of Southampton, UK
  • Michael Goedicke
    University of Duisburg-Essen, Germany
  • Paul Gruenbacher
    Johannes Kepler University Linz, Austria
  • Lars Grunske
    Swinburne University of Technology, Australia
  • Robert J. Hall
    AT&T Labs Research, USA
  • Mary Jean Harrold
    Georgia Institute of Technology, USA
  • Mats Heimdahl
    University of Minnesota Software Engineering Center, USA
  • Reiko Heckel
    University of Leicester, UK
  • John Hosking
    University of Auckland, New Zealand
  • Michael Lowry
    NASA Ames, USA
  • Darko Marinov
    University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, USA
  • Tim Menzies
    West Virginia University, USA
  • Alex Orso
    Georgia Institute of Technology, USA
  • Corina Pasareanu
    Carnegie Mellon University/NASA Ames Research Center, USA
  • Charles Pecheur
    Université catholique de Louvain, Belgium
  • Mauro Pezzè
    University of Lugano, Switzerland
  • Ajitha Rajan
    Laboratoire d'Informatique de Grenoble, France
  • David Redmiles
    University of California, Irvine, USA
  • Debra Richardson
    University of California, Irvine, USA
  • Beverly Sanders
    University of Florida, USA
  • Yannis Smaragdakis
    University of Massachusetts, Amherst, USA
  • Gabi Taentzer
    Philipps-Universität Marburg, Germany
  • Shingo Takada
    Keio University, Japan
  • Tetsuo Tamai
    The University of Tokyo, Japan
  • Daniel Varro
    Budapest University of Technology and Economics, Hungary
  • Andrea Zisman
    City University London, UK
  • Albert Zuendorf
    University of Kassel, Germany

Expert Review Panel Members

  • Perry Alexander
    University of Kansas, USA
  • Wing-Kwong Chan
    City University of Hong Kong, China
  • Phyllis Frankl
    Polytechnic Institute of New York University, USA
  • John Grundy
    Swinburne University of Technology, Australia
  • Andrew Ireland
    Heriot-Watt University, UK
  • Jochen M. Kuester
    IBM, Switzerland
  • Yves Ledru
    Université de Grenoble-1, France
  • Jonathan Maletic
    Kent State University, USA
  • Sandro Morasca
    Università dell'Insubria, Italy
  • John Penix
    Google, USA
  • Peri Tarr
    IBM, USA
  • Willem Visser
    Stellenbosch University, South Africa
  • Tao Xie
    North Carolina State University, USA

Call for Workshop Proposals

The 25th anniversary edition of the IEEE/ACM International Conference on Automated Software Engineering (ASE 2010), to be held in Antwerp (Belgium) in September 2010, 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 application. Workshops should not be seen as an alternative forum for presenting full research papers. The workshops co-located with the conference may last one or two days, and will be held before the conference on Monday 20 and Tuesday 21 September 2010. Proposals for organizing workshops should be prepared following the guidelines below.

Submission of Proposals

Workshop proposals should be written in English, should not exceed 5 pages and must submitted in PDF format via email to both workshop chairs. The proposal should:

  • Outline the theme and goals of the workshop including its relevance to the field of Automated Software Engineering.
  • Indicate the targeted audience and the expected 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 organizers to promote the workshop.
  • Give a brief description of the organizer's background, including relevant past experience on organizing workshops and contact information.
  • Incorporate an initial version of the call for papers that the workshop organizers 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 organization of the workshop.
  • Indicate how the workshop proceedings will be published (if relevant).

Note that the workshop co-chairs will consider the preference of workshop dates specified by the organizers, 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 2010 has reserved for workshops.


Please e-mail the workshop proposals to the ASE 2010 Workshop Co-Chairs by: DECEMBER 15, 2009

Workshop Chairs

Tevfik Bultan Tevfik Bultan
Department of Computer Science
University of California
Santa Barbara (USA)

Tom Mens Tom Mens
Software Engineering Lab
University of Mons
Mons (Belgium)

Call for Tool Demonstrations

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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 25nd IEEE/ACM International Conference on 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 the background information and point out the scientific contribution of a new software engineering approach, the 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 originality, soundness, presentation quality, and appropriate consideration of relevant literature.

Accepted tool demonstrations will be allocated 2 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‘2010 proceedings format (ACM proceedings)
  • have a maximum of 2 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;
  • have an appendix (not included in the 2 page count) that provides a brief description of how the presentation will be conducted (possibly illustrated with snapshots), information on tool availability and maturity in addition to a web-page for the tool (if one exists);
  • be submitted via the EasyChair system by May 17, 2010:

Important Dates

Paper submission May 17, 2010, 23:59:59, Apia, Samoa time
Author notification June 24, 2010
Camera-ready papers July 8, 2010

Demonstration Chairs


Anthony Cleve Anthony Cleve
Lille (France)

Bernd Fischer Bernd Fischer
School of Electronics and Computer Science
University of Southampton
Southampton (United Kingdom)

Tool Demonstration Committee

  • Andrew Begel, Microsoft Research (USA)
  • Ewen Denney, NASA Ames Research Center (USA)
  • Massimiliano Di Penta, University of Sannio - Benevento (Italy)
  • Alexander Egyed, Johannes Kepler University (Austria)
  • Jeff Gray, University of Alabama (USA)
  • John Grundy, Swinburne University of Technology (Australia)
  • Andrew Ireland, Heriot-Watt University (UK)
  • Paul Klint, CWI (The Netherlands)
  • Ralf Laemmel, University of Koblenz-Landau (Germany)
  • Henry Muccini, University of L’Aquila (Italy)
  • John Penix, Google (USA)
  • Willem Visser, University of Stellenbosch (South Africa)
  • Andrea Zisman, City University (UK)
  • Bram Adams, Queen's University (Canada)
  • Patrick Heymans, University of Namur (Belgium)
  • Christian Kästner, University of Magdeburg (Germany)
  • Rainer Koschke, University of Bremen (Germany)
  • Julia Lawall, University of Copenhagen (Denmark)
  • Tim Menzies, West Virginia University (USA)
  • Romain Robbes, University of Chile (Chile)
  • Mark van den Brand, Eindhoven University of Technology (The Netherlands)

Call for Tutorials

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Software engineering is concerned with the analysis, design, implementation, testing, and maintenance of large software systems. Automated software engineering focuses on how to automate or partially automate these tasks to achieve signi cant improvements in quality and productivity.

Tutorials should either provide an intensive introduction to an evolving or emerging research topic, or allow attendees to develop skill in the application of some ASE technique or tool.

ASE 2010 invites proposals for half-day/full-day tutorials that address theoretical foundations, practical techniques, software tools, and applications related to any of the ASE topics.

The tutorials are scheduled for September 20 and 21, 2010, at the beginning of the conference.

Survey papers and or tutorial notes will be made available to the attendees at the conference. 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 their proposals and, upon selection, are required to provide tutorial notes or a survey paper on the topic of presentation in PDF. Proposals, also in PDF, should be sent to both Tutorials Co-Chairs. Please include the following information in the proposal that should not exceed 5 pages:

  • 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, expert)
  • assumed background of attendees
  • brief biography of each instructor (for inclusion in publicity materials)
  • indication of whether a survey paper will be provided (max. 30 ACM-formatted pages)
  • audio-visual and technical requirements
  • references including the proposer's papers on the subject

Review Process

Evaluation of proposals will be based on the relevance of the subject matter to the themes and topics of the ASE conference and on the expertise and experience of the proposed instructor(s).

Important Dates

Submission deadline April 15h, 2010
Decision noti cation May 26th, 2010
Tutorials September 20th and 21th, 2010

Tutorial Chairs

Thierry Massart Thierry Massart
Département d'Informatique
Université Libre de Bruxelles
Brussels (Belgium)

John Penix John Penix
Google, Inc.
Mountain View, CA (USA)

Doctoral Symposium

The ASE 2010 Doctoral Symposium seeks to bring together PhD students working on foundations, techniques, tools and applications of Automated Software Engineering (ASE) and give them the opportunity to present and to discuss their research with other 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, to foster a supportive community of scholars and a spirit of collaborative research, and to contribute to the conference goals through interaction with other researchers and conference events.

The Doctoral Symposium will be held on September 20th 2010, before the main conference.

Students, selected on the basis of their doctoral work abstract, will present their research and receive constructive feedbacks from a panel of advisors and other Doctoral Symposium students. 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. Note that student's presentations cannot be attended by their advisors.

The symposium is intended for PhD students at all stages of research, from initial exploration to mature research. However, they should have not yet completed their dissertation research and not expect to write up their dissertation before the conference. If you are already writing your dissertation, or expect to be substantially done by the time of the symposium, we encourage you to submit your work as a full paper to the ASE conference.

Important Dates

Submission deadline May 14th 2010
Notification of acceptance June 7th 2010
Camera-ready paper due July 8th 2010
Symposium Presentations September 20th 2010

Submission Details

Please submit via the following EasyChair site:

To apply for participation at the symposium, you should submit an abstract of your doctoral work to the symposium organizers. Abstracts should not exceed 5 pages and should:

  • clearly identify the research question you are addressing,
  • outline the significant problems in the field and the current solutions,
  • present your preliminary ideas and state the proposed approach clearly, and
  • present the applicant's contributions and results achieved so far.

Only electronic submissions will be accepted. All submissions must be in PDF format. Submissions should not exceed 5 pages in the two-column conference format:

and must be submitted electronically at the above address.

Doctoral Symposium Chairs

Corina Pasareanu Corina Pasareanu
NASA Ames Research Center
San Francisco, CA (USA)

John Hosking John Hosking
Department of Computer Science
University of Auckland
Auckland (New Zealand)

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