EAQSE 18: International Workshop on Empirical Answers to Questions of Software Engineering – Villebrumier, France

Please submit to the First International Workshop on Empirical Answers to Questions of Software Engineering (EAQSE 18). The submission deadline is September 15, 2018 — as always, please check the webpage for any extensions. I’m a member of the Programm Committee. The workshop will be held in the Villebrumier LASER center, 19-21 November 2018.

Empirical methods have transformed software engineering. Over the past two decades, it has become essential to back assertions on methodology, languages and tools by objective analysis of their effect. Sometimes, however, the temptation has been to perform empirical studies on problems that can be studied, because they make it easy to set up an empirical study, rather than problems that should be studied, because they are important for the practice of software development.

For more background see two blog posts starting at bit.ly/2F5FKWK.

The EAQSE workshop focuses precisely on this goal: empirical studies whose results teach us lessons about what helps, or hinders, the quality of both software processes and software products.

A page listing sample software engineering questions which empirical studies could help address is available at https://www.laser-foundation.org/eaqse-contribution-page/. Please contribute to it by adding your own questions and concerns. (It suffices to use “Reply.”)

Papers should identify clearly the software engineering questions being addressed, their practical relevance, the empirical study or studies that have been performed, and their contribution to answering the questions.

The three-day workshop will include invited talks and presentations of the accepted papers, and will reserve ample time for discussions. The papers will be published as post-proceedings, as a volume of the Springer Lecture Notes in Computer Science.

Submissions will be reviewed by the international program committee. They should be in LNCS format. To kinds of submission are possible: full paper and can take the form of either a full paper (up to 15 LNCS pages) or an extended abstract (2 to 5 pages).

Submission page: https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=eaqse18

Important dates
Deadline for submissions (full paper or extended abstract): 15 September 2018 (firm).
Acceptance notice: 5 October 2018.
EAQSE workshop: 19-21 November 2018.

Program chairs
Jean-Michel Bruel (University of Toulouse)
Bertrand Meyer (Politecnico di Milano and Innopolis University)