Call for Papers
Technical Track @ 45th EUROMICRO SEAA Conference in Thessaloniki / Chalkidiki, Greece
Special Session on Software Engineering and Technical Debt in (SEaTeD)
Part of SPPI – Software Process and Product Improvement Track
August 28-30, 2019
In software engineering, the metaphor Technical Debt relates sub-optimal technical solutions to financial debts. Such solutions can have benefits in the short term, but they might create extra-costs (interest) in the future, especially in terms of maintainability and evolvability of the software system. The Technical Debt theoretical framework is useful to translate technical issues into items that can be understood by non-technical stakeholders, who need to evaluate and prioritize the business value of improving internal qualities.
Recently, the Technical Debt metaphor has been developed in the Software Engineering scientific community into a more solid theoretical framework, which has allowed a series of studies and practical approaches. However, there are several open issues with respect to the application of Technical Debt in practice, from its identification to the calculation of the principal (cost of refactoring) and interest. Furthermore, we lack solid evidence on what granularity of information is needed by the stakeholders on their Technical Debt, what can be provided by automatic tools and what needs to be managed manually.
We invite researchers and practitioners to contribute to the special session on the practical and theoretical aspects of the Technical Debt. We especially welcome empirical studies and industrial experiences.
The topics of interest include, but are not limited to:
SEaTeD special session will follow the general SEAA 2019 submission guidelines. The conference proceedings in the last years have been published by the IEEE Computer Society. The format is the IEEE two-column proceedings format (8 pages for full papers and 4 pages for short papers). Submission will be handled via EasyChair (https://www.easychair.org/conferences/?conf=seaa2019); please find general submission information for SEAA on the conference homepage (http://dsd-seaa2019.csd.auth.gr).
Please note that it is planned to select best papers among all tracks of SEAA and present them with an award. A selection of best papers will be invited to submit extended versions for tentative publication in a requested Special Issue of a Journal (under negotiation).
We encourage submission of technical research papers (4-8 pages) and experience reports (4-8 pages). Papers must contain original unpublished work, describe significant novel contributions, and provide evidence on the validation of results. In particular, reports on industrial applications are welcome. We welcome also theoretical work for which empirical validation is limited or still in progress, provided that the contribution is particularly novel and clearly oriented towards its practical application.
Special Session Organizers:
Antonio Martini, University of Oslo, Norway
Apostolos Ampatzoglou, University of Macedonia,Greece
Alexander Chatzigeorgiou, University of Macedonia, Greece
Apostolos Ampatzoglou, University of Macedonia
Areti Ampatzoglou, University of Groningen
Francesca Arcelli, Fontana University of Milano Bicocca
Maria-Elvira Arvanitou, University of Macedonia, Greece
Rami Bahsoon, School of Computer Sc, University of Birmingham
Ayse Bener, Ryerson University
Terese Besker, Chalmers University of Technology
Jan Bosch, Chalmers University of Technology
Frank Buschmann, Siemens AG
Alexander Chatzigeorgiou, Dept. of Applied Informatics, University of Macedonia
Zadia Codabux, Colby College
Steven Fraser, Innoxec
Alfredo Goldman, University of São Paulo
Javier Gonzalez Huerta, Blekinge Tekniska Högskola
Christine Hofmeister, East Stroudsburg University
Johannes Holvitie ,University of Turku
Clemente Izurieta, Montana State University
Heiko Koziolek, ABB Corporate Research
Philippe Kruchten, The University of British Columbia
Valentina Lenarduzzi, Tampere University, Finland
Ville Leppänen, University of Turku, Department of Future Technologies
Jean-Louis Letouzey, inspearit
Leon Moonen, Simula Research Laboratory
Ipek Ozkaya, Carnegie Mellon Software Engineering Institute
Fabio Q. B. Da Silva, Federal University of Pernambuco
Klaus Schmid, University of Hildesheim
Carolyn Seaman, UMBC
Andriy Shapochka, SoftServe Inc.
Dag Sjøberg, Department of Informatics, University of Oslo
Will Snipes, ABB Corporate Research
Kari Systä, Tampere University of Technology
Amjed Tahir, Massey University
Davide Taibi, Tampere University of Technology, Finland
Damian Andrew Tamburri, Politecnico di Milano
Graziela Tonin, Ufpe
Guilherme Travassos, COPPE/UFRJ
Aiko Yamashita, Oslo and Akershus University College of Applied Sciences
Uwe Zdun, University of Vienna