CFP: ICSE Workshop - Fourth International Workshop on Predictor Models in Software Engineering

CFP: ICSE Workshop - Fourth International Workshop on Predictor Models in Software Engineering

Post by Gary D. Bo » Sun, 16 Dec 2007 04:20:23


Just wanted to pass along the following CFP for an 2008 ICSE workshop.

Best wishes,

Gary D. Boetticher

Fourth International Workshop on Predictor Models in Software
(PROMISE 2008)
THEME: Bridging Research and Industry
May 12,13, 2008
Leipzig, Germany

The PROMISE workshop brings together researchers and practitioners
industry and academia, to review and discuss predictive models and
their uses
in helping to construct quality software products. Attendees are
to provide their datasets to the PROMISE data repository, to be used
for experiments
and as benchmarks by other researchers. The repository now contains 44
data sets and
is used to repeat/refute/improve previous results.

The goals of this workshop include:
* To bridge the gap between researchers and practitioners.
* To show, by example, to the next generation of software engineering
that empiricism is useful, practical, exciting, and insightful.
* To expand the PROMISE repository of data sets related to software
engineering in
order to conduct repeatable, refutable or improvable experiments.
* To deliver to the software engineering community useful
and usable and verified models or methods:
* To compile a list of open research/industry questions that are
deemed essential by the software engineering discipline.

The workshop program contains technical presentations and panels, and
presentations from industry leaders discussing the practicalities of
collecting and
using industrial data.

PROMISE 2008 gives the highest priority to case studies, experience
reports, and
presented results that are based on publicly available datasets. To
increase the
chance of acceptance, authors are urged to submit papers that use such
Data can come from anywhere including the workshop Web site

Submissions should be five to ten pages long (max), and must be
original and
previously unpublished. Details of the workshop and paper/data
process are available at

Papers will be reviewed by the program committee in terms of their
technical content
and their relevance to the scope of the workshop, as well as their
to stimulate discussion. At least one author of an accepted paper is
to register and attend the workshop.

Selected papers from prior PROMISE workshops appeared in IEEE Software
and the
Empirical Software Engineering journal. Papers selected to PROMISE
2008 are eligible
for submission to a journal special issue, details pending.

Important Dates
Submission of workshop papers January 5, 2008
Notification of workshop papers January 26, 2008
Publication ready copy February 18, 2008

Workshop Steering Committee
General Chair:
Gary Boetticher Univ. of Houston - Clear Lake, USA
Steering Committee:
Gary Boetticher Univ. of Houston - Clear Lake, USA
Tim Menzies West Virginia University, USA
Tom Ostrand AT&T, New Jersey, USA
Guenther Ruhe University of Calgary, Canada

Program Committee
Vic Basili University of Maryland, USA
Dan Berry University o