Call for Papers

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 significant improvements in quality and productivity. ASE 2008 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
  • Human-computer interaction
  • Knowledge acquisition and management
  • Maintenance and evolution
  • Model-based software development
  • Modelling language semantics
  • Ontologies and methodologies
  • 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
IEEE Computer Society Press 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 2008 accepts two categories of Conference Paper submissions, i) Technical Papers, and ii) Experience Papers:

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 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. 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 2-column conference format (see note below). For guidelines and formatting files see:
Papers submitted to ASE 2008 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 the relationship between the submission and any other related works from the authors, including ones under review elsewhere, in the appropriate place in the submitted paper.

Papers will be administratively rejected and will not be reviewed if they:
  • Exceed the 10-page limit;
  • Use condensed formatting
All papers that conform to submission guidelines will be peer-reviewed by program committee members.All papers must be submitted electronically by April 4, 2008 (abstracts must be submitted by March 28, 2008). To submit abstracts and papers click here