[Corpora-List] Pre-CfP: International Workshop on Semantic Technologies in System Maintenance (STSM 2008), co-located with ICPC 2008

René Witte witte at ipd.uka.de
Wed Feb 13 02:54:28 CET 2008

[NB: if you are working in NLP/Text Mining for Software Engineering, this workshop is an excellent opportunity to present your work to (and talk with) SE people -- RW]



International Workshop on

Semantic Technologies in System Maintenance (STSM)


Co-Located with the sixteenth IEEE International

Conference on Program Comprehension (ICPC) ========================================================

* Papers will also be considered for a Journal Special Issue *

Objective ========= The workshop aims to bring together researchers from different communities to study the use of semantic technologies in software maintenance with the goal to increase the productivity and effectiveness of software engineers.

Intended Audience ================= Researchers and practitioners that use and develop various semantic technologies (e.g., ontologies, information retrieval, text mining, and knowledge integration techniques) for diverse tasks in software maintenance, such as traceability, reverse engineering, system comprehension, software artifact analysis, and information integration.

Scope and Relevance =================== While software is a technical category designed to perform specific tasks by using computer hardware, it is also a social category that nowadays is used in almost every aspect of a human's life. Software is also a knowledge repository, where knowledge is largely related to the application domain, and not to software as an entity. Software engineers and maintainers need to be able to share and interrelate knowledge stored in software with the knowledge about all relevant aspects surrounding and influencing software maintenance (e.g., domain knowledge, new requirements, policies, and the contexts, in which people use and interact with software) in order to bring software maintenance to more advanced levels. This "Software Maintenance 2.0" requires the use of semantically rich representations of knowledge coupled with advanced techniques for knowledge capturing, processing, and integration.

In this workshop, we especially solicit original contributions that include, but are not limited to, the following aspects of semantic technologies:

o Semantic Web technologies and Ontologies o Natural Language Processing (NLP) and Text Mining o Metamodels o Web 2.0 approaches (Collaborative computing,

Social Networks, Blogs, Wikis, etc.) o Data Mining o Information Retrieval o Knowledge Integration o Uncertainty, Incompleteness and Inconsistency Management o Evaluation of semantic approaches (defining tasks, data,

metrics, competition proposals, etc.)

The workshop solicits papers focusing on the application of semantic technologies to software maintenance. This includes (but is not limited to) the following topics:

o Traceability Link Recovery o Reverse Engineering o System Comprehension o Processes and Process Modeling o Outsourcing and Off-Shoring o Software Development and Maintenance Life-cycle o Software Artifact analysis and integration (e.g., requirements,

source code, documents, emails, bug reports) o Integration of semantic technologies in software maintenance tools

Submission Types ================ All papers must be formatted by following the two column proceedings style of IEEE Computer Society. We solicit the following types of papers:

o FULL PAPERS: These should report a substantial contribution

supported by an appropriate evaluation. Long papers might be

accepted as short papers, if the program committee finds the

contribution or the evaluation not yet mature enough.

o SHORT PAPERS: Short paper submissions include the following types:

research-in-progress, industrial experience, position

papers. Research-in-progress papers typically discuss exciting new

work that is not yet matured enough for a long paper and lacks

evaluation. However, the paper must at least state a strategy

(tasks, metrics) for an evaluation of the proposed

approach. Position papers are expected to discuss controversial

issues in the field or describe interesting or thought-provoking

ideas that are not yet fully developed. Industrial experience papers

should report on the experiences in using/deploying state of the art

research results in industrial setting and identify challenges and

future requirements. Short paper submissions must not exceed 4


o DEMOS: Interested tool designers should submit a description of

their tool involving semantic technologies and how it can be used to

enhance system maintainability and comprehension. Submissions are a

maximum of 2 pages (proceedings format). Accepted demonstrations

will be published in the proceedings. Criteria for selection will be

the maturity of the tool, its innovative aspects, and the relevance

of the tool to software understanding.

Publication =========== o All accepted papers will be published electronically in the

CEUR Workshop Proceedings Series, an open Web-based publisher:


o A Journal Special Issue (including both revised workshop papers and

an open call for papers) is currently under negotiation

Important Dates (tentative) =========================== Submission: April 6 Notification: May 4 Final Papers: May 25 Workshop: June 9

Keynote Speaker =============== Jean-Marie Favre, University of Grenoble, France

Organizers ========== Juergen Rilling, Concordia University, Canada Rene Witte, University of Karlsruhe, Germany Dragan Gasevic, Athabasca University, Canada Jeff Pan, University of Aberdeen, UK

Program Committee ================= (still being updated) Andreas Winter, Johannes Gutenberg University, Germany Andrian Marcus, Wayne State University, USA Arie van Deursen, Delft University of Technology, The Netherlands Chris Verhoef, Vrije University Amsterdam, The Netherlands Iryna Gurevych, Darmstadt University of Technology, Germany James Cordy, Queen's University, Canada Jean Vanderdonckt, Universite Catholique de Louvain, Belgium Jonathan Maletic, Kent State University, USA Leonid Kof, Technische Universitaet Muenchen, Germany Marta Sabou, Open University, UK Massimiliano Di Penta, University of Sannio, Italy Mitch Kokar, Northeastern University, USA Ralf Laemmel, University of Koblenz-Landau, Germany Reiko Heckel, University of Leicester, UK Sanjiva Nath, zAgile Inc., USA Stephane Ducasse, University of Berne, Switzerland Ulrike Koelsch, T-Systems Enterprise Services, Germany Volker Harslev, Concordia University, Canada

Further Information =================== STSM 2008: http://megaplanet.org/stsm2008/ ICPC 2008: http://www.cs.vu.nl/icpc2008/ Contact Email: stsm2008 AT easychair.org

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