Call for Papers

The objective of the 6th International Workshop on Empirical Software Engineering in Practice (IWESEP) is to foster the development of the area by providing a forum where researchers and practitioners can report on and discuss new research results and applications in the area of empirical software engineering. The workshop encourages the exchange of ideas within the international community so as to be able to understand, from an empirical viewpoint, the strengths and weaknesses of technology in use and new technologies, with the expectation of furthering the more generic field of software engineering.

The workshop focuses on the processes, design and structure of empirical studies as well as the results of specific studies. These studies may be on original or replicated studies, varying from controlled experiments to field studies, from quantitative to qualitative. We solicit the following two types of submissions: full research papers (max 6 pages) for oral presentations and fast abstracts (max 700 words) for poster presentations.

Accepted papers will be submitted to the CSDL and Xplore.

Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

  • Empirical studies of software process and product
  • Comparison of cost estimation techniques
  • Analysis of the effects of design methods and characteristics
  • Evaluation of the readability of coding styles
  • Development, derivation and/or comparison of organizational models of software development
  • Evaluation of testing methodologies
  • Reports on the benefits derived from using development environments
  • Development of predictive models reliability from real data
  • Infrastructure issues, such as measurement theory, experimental design, qualitative modeling and analysis approaches
  • Experiences with research methods such as grounded theory, protocol studies or families of experiments
  • Industrial experience in process improvement
  • Quality measurement
  • Process modeling and applications in industry
  • Experience management

Important Dates

  • Abstract submission: July 11 14 21 28July 31 (AOE time), 2014
  • Paper submission: July 16 19 21 28August 2 (AOE time), 2014
  • Notification (research paper): August 29 28, 2014
  • Camera Ready: September 19, 2014
  • Poster submission: September 8October 19, 2014
  • Notification (poster): September 12October 23, 2014

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