APSEC 2017 Workshops:


The 4th International Workshop on Evidential Assessment of Software Technologies (EAST 2017)

Link: http://softeng.nju.edu.cn/east2017/

Existing focus in Evidence-Based Software Engineering (EBSE) is largely around evidential assessments (particularly in the forms of systematic reviews, mapping studies, and meta-analyses), which have regularly been reported on a wide variety of topics in major SE journals and conferences. Though the rigor of evidence-based practice for research has been recognized by SE community, there are still many remaining issues. The EAST 2017 workshop intends to investigate a number of aspects and challenges associated with empirical and evidence-based research in SE since the emergence of EBSE, with a special emphasis on characterizing and enhancing evidence reliability:

  • What are the main contextual factors for characterizing software technologies under assessment to ensure evidence reliability?
  • How to better measure and report evidence reliability in empirical and evidential assessments in SE?
  • What are the challenges to the adoption of empirical and evidence-based methodologies in SE?
  • How to better measure and report the effectiveness of evidence in business decisions?
  • What are the impacts of evidence-based practice on the current SE research and practice?
  • What are the improvements proposed for maturing the evidential research methodologies in SE?

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The 6th International Workshop on Formal Methods for Interactive Systems (FMIS 2017)

Link: http://www.cs.waikato.ac.nz/~jbowen/FMIS/fmis.html

The workshop focuses on use of formal methods in the development and analysis of Interactive Systems. The aim of this instance of the workshop is to grow and sustain a network of researchers in the Asia-Pacific region who are interested in the development and application of formal methods and related verification and analysis tools to HCI and usability aspects of ubiquitous systems.

Topics for the workshop include, but are not restricted to: general design and verification methodologies, which take account of models or accounts of human behaviour, as well as application areas such as pervasive and ubiquitous systems, augmented reality, scalability and resilience, mobile devices, embedded systems, safety-critical systems, high- reliability systems, shared control systems, IoT, digital libraries, eGovernment.

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The 5th International Workshop on Quantitative Approaches to Software Quality (QuASoQ 2017)

Link: http://quasoq2017.swc-rwth.de/

The workshop aims at gathering together researchers and practitioners to discuss experiences in the application of state of the art approaches to measure, assess and evaluate the quality of both software systems as well as software development processes in general and software test processes in particular.

One main goal of the workshop is to exchange experience, present new promising approaches and to discuss how to set up, organize, and maintain quantitative approaches to software quality.

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The 1st International Workshop on Software-driven Big Data Analytics (SoftBDA 2017)

Link: https://softbda.wordpress.com/

The emerging age of big data is leading us to an innovative way of understanding our world and making decisions. In particular, it is the data analytics that eventually reveals the potential values of datasets and completes the value chain of big data. Correspondingly, big data analytics (BDA) applications have become a new instance within the software-driven world, and software engineering (SE) acts as a key to addressing the existing challenges in the BDA domain and supporting different areas and aspects of BDA practices. Meanwhile, the unprecedented challenges and requirements arisen from BDA also drive revolutionary directions and opportunities of SE.

This workshop aims to summarize the state-of-the-practice of SE for/in BDA over the past years, identify and address the emerging issues in the current empirical and theoretical research, and encourage the adoption particularly in the Asia-Pacific region. Moreover, based on the participants’ input a research agenda will be devised for continuous adaptation between SE and BDA research, and progressive alignment between academic investigations and industrial needs.

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The 2nd International Workshop on Technical Debt Analytics (TDA 2017)

Link: https://tda-workshop.bitbucket.io/2017/

An open challenge in Technical Debt (TD) research is to translate TD constructs into economic consequences, so development teams can make a strong case to the business side to invest on Technical Wealth (TW) and paying off TD. For this, a comprehensive TD theory (e.g., standardizing ambiguous terms into a consistent vocabulary) is needed to formalize and consolidate relationships between the cost and benefit of TD. We aim to gather practitioners, researchers, and students working in this area, to share experiences, concur on terminologies and evaluation guidelines to set the foundations for developing TD theory.

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The 1st International Workshop on Emerging Trends in Software Design and Architecture (WETSoDA 2017)

Link: https://wetsoda2017.github.io/

Software design and architecture is an important ingredient in software development, which links the problem to solution domains. Many processes, approaches, and techniques have been proposed to support this activity, such as design thinking. Design is essentially a mental activity which is largely undertaken by an individual or a group of designers (e.g., architects in software architecting) with related stakeholders by considering various contexts and intertwined constraints. The intention of design in software development is to balance the quality and costs, which finally achieves a sustainable software design. This is challenging when software-intensive systems are developed with the increasing complexity and emerging development processes.

The WETSoDA 2017 workshop aims to provide researchers and practitioners an international forum to discuss the issues and challenges on the emerging trends in software design and architecture. Further, the overall goal of the workshop is to identify the research opportunities and develop a research agenda to tackle the challenges in this area.

Organizing Committee

  • Li Zhang, Beihang University, China
  • Peng Liang, Wuhan University, China
  • Cheng Zhang, Anhui University, China