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May 09, 2011- ASE (The 26th IEEE/ACM International Conference on Automated Software Engineering)

The 26th IEEE/ACM International Conference on AUTOMATED SOFTWARE ENGINEERING (ASE 2011) November 6-10, 2011, Lawrence, Kansas, USA,
When May 09, 2011
from 12:00 AM to 11:50 PM
Where Lawrence, Kansas, USA,
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    The 26th IEEE/ACM International Conference on AUTOMATED SOFTWARE ENGINEERING (ASE 2011)

November 6-10, 2011, Lawrence, Kansas, USA,



The IEEE/ACM International Conference on Automated Software Engineering brings together researchers and practitioners to share ideas on the foundations, techniques, tools, and applications of
automated software engineering. ASE 2011 will include technical papers, experience papers, invited keynotes, tutorials, workshops, tool demonstrations, and a doctoral symposium.

ASE 2011 will be held in Lawrence, Kansas, U.S., home to The University of Kansas. Recently rated by USA Today as one of the top five college towns in the United States, Lawrence is a vibrant community, steeped
in history, with active arts and music scenes. Lawrence is easy 50-minute drive from the Kansas City International Airport (MCI) and 30 minutes from downtown Kansas City. For more information visit

Abstract Submission: April 25th, 2011
Paper Submission: May 9, 2011
Notification: July 18, 2011

Workshop Proposal Submission: April 15
Tutorial Proposal Submission: June 15, 2011
Tool Demonstration Paper Submission: June 15, 2011
Doctoral Symposium Submission: June 15, 2011

Submission details for the main conference and all tracks will be available on the conference website


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 2011 encourages contributions describing basic research, novel applications, and experience reports. In all
cases, papers should carefully describe 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
* Empirical software engineering
* Human-computer interaction
* Knowledge acquisition and management
* Maintenance and evolution
* Model-based software development
* Model-driven engineering and model transformation
* Modelling language semantics
* 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
* Software analysis

The IEEE Computer Society 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 2011 accepts two categories of Main Conference Paper submissions:

(i) Technical Papers, describing innovative research in automating software development activities or 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.

(ii) Experience Papers, describing a significant experience in applying automated software engineering technology and carefully identifying and discussing important lessons learned so that other
researchers and/or practitioners can benefit from the experience. Of special interest are experience papers that report on industrial applications of automated software engineering.

Submissions under both categories should not exceed 10 pages in the IEEE two-column conference format (see note below). Papers will be administratively rejected and will not be reviewed if they exceed the
10-page limit or use condensed formatting. For guidelines and formatting files see (under Information for Authors):

Papers submitted to ASE 2011 must not have been previously published and must not be under review for publication elsewhere. 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.

All papers that conform to submission guidelines will be peer-reviewed by PC members. Papers may be accepted either as full papers or as short papers. In this last case the camera-ready should be no longer
than 4 pages. All accepted short papers will be presented in a poster session.


The ASE 2011 tool demonstrations track provides an opportunity for researchers and practitioners to provide live presentations of new automated software engineering research tools. Tools can range from
research prototypes to in-house or pre-commercialized products. Tool demonstrations are intended to highlight underlying scientific contributions. Whereas regular research papers provide background
information and detail the scientific contribution of a new software engineering approach, tool demonstrations show how a scientific approach has been transferred into a working tool. Authors of regular
research papers are thus encouraged to submit an accompanying tool demonstration paper.


The ASE 2011 Doctoral Symposium allows PhD students working on foundations, techniques, tools and applications of Automated Software Engineering (ASE) an opportunity to present and to discuss their
research with other researchers in the ASE community in a constructive atmosphere. Students will receive feedback on their research and guidance on future directions from a broad group of advisors and from
other Doctoral Symposium students. Students will also have the opportunity to seek advice on various aspects of completing a PhD and performing research as a young ASE professional. Note that students'
presentations cannot be attended by their advisors.

The symposium is intended for PhD students at all stages of research. However, they should not have completed their dissertation research nor written up their dissertation before the conference. If
you are already writing your dissertation, or expect to be substantially done by the time of the symposium, we encourage you to submit your work as a full paper to the ASE conference.


The ASE 2011 tutorials track provides an opportunity for researchers and practitioners to explore new and emerging areas of Software Engineering. We invite proposals for half-day/full-day tutorials
addressing theoretical foundations, practical techniques, software tools, and applications in areas related to the ASE conference themes and topics. The tutorials are scheduled for November 6 and 7, 2011 at
the beginning of the ASE conference. Tutorials are intended to provide independent instruction on a relevant theme; therefore, no commercial or sales-oriented proposals will be accepted.


ASE 2011 invites submissions of workshop proposals. Workshops are co-located with the conference and should provide an opportunity for exchanging views, advancing ideas, and discussing preliminary results
on topics related to software engineering research and applications. Workshops should not be seen as an alternative forum for presenting full research papers. The workshops will be held before the
conference on November 4 - 5 or after the conference on November 11 - 12. A workshop may last one or two days.

Submission details for the main conference and all tracks will be available on the conference website.


General Chair:
Perry Alexander, ITTC - The University of Kansas, USA,

Program Committee Co-Chairs:
Corina Pasareanu, NASA Ames, USA,
John Hosking, University of Auckland, NZ,

Demonstrations Chair:
Reiko Heckel, University of Leicester, UK,

Doctoral Symposium Co-chairs:
Tim Menzies, West Virginia University, USA,
Motoshi Saeki , Tokyo Institute of Technology, Japan,

Tutorials Co-Chairs:
Yuanfang Cai, Drexel University, USA,
Arvin Agah, The University of Kansas, USA,

Workshop Co-chairs:
Robby, Kansas State University, USA,
William Deng, Google Inc., USA,

Proceedings Chair:
Neha Rungta, NASA Ames, USA,

Publicity Chair:
Ajitha Rajan, University of Oxford, UK,

Finance and Local Arrangements:
Kevin Curry, The University of Kansas, USA,


Jamie Andrews, University of Western Ontario, Canada
Nikolaj Bjoerner, Microsoft Research, USA
Tevfik Bultan, University of California, Santa Barbara, USA
Margaret Burnett, Oregon State University, USA
Yuanfang Cai, Drexel University, USA
Marsha Chechik, University of Toronto, Canada
Myra Cohen, University of Nebraska Lincoln, USA
Vittorio Cortellessa, Universitš dell'Aquila, Italy
Ivica Crnkovic, Mälardalen University, Sweden
Marcelo d'Amorim, Federal University of Pernambuco, Brazil
Giovanni Denaro, University of Milano-Bicocca, Italy
Ewen Denney, SGT / NASA Ames, USA
Bernd Fischer, University of Southampton, UK
Michael Goedicke, University of Duisburg-Essen, Germany
Paul Gruenbacher, Johannes Kepler University Linz, Austria
Lars Grunske,University of Kaiserslautern
Arie Gurfinkel, SEI / Carnegie Mellon University, USA
Robert Hall, AT&T Labs Research, USA
Mats Heimdahl, University of Minnesota Software Engineering Center, USA
Anna Liu, NICTA, Australia
David Lo, Singapore Management University, Singapore
Michael Lowry, NASA Ames, USA
Jonathan Maletic, Kent State University, USA
Darko Marinov, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, USA
Hong Mei, Peking University, China
Tim Menzies, West Virginia University, USA
Charles Pecheur, Universit_ catholique de Louvain, Belgium
John Penix, Google, USA
David Redmiles, University of California, Irvine, USA
Grigore Rosu, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, USA
Motoshi Saeki, Tokyo Institute of Technology, Japan
Beverly Sanders, University of Florida, USA
Anita Sarma, University of Nebraska Lincoln, USA
Alex Telea, University of Groningen, The Netherlands
Nikolai Tillman, Microsoft Research, USA
Richard Torkar, Blekinge Institute of Technology, Sweden
Willem Visser, Stellenbosch University, South Africa
Michael Whalen, University of Minnesota, USA
Tao Xie, North Carolina State University, USA
Albert Zuendorf, University of Kassel, Germany

Join us at ASE 2011 in Lawrence, Kansas, USA
The 26th IEEE/ACM International Conference on Automated Software Engineering

Ajitha Rajan,,
Oxford University Computing Laboratory
Wolfson Building, Parks Road, Oxford OX1 3QD

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