Upcoming Conferences

Date Submission Deadline Notification Conference
Sep 18-22 Feb 24/Mar 3 2006 May 20 2006 International Conference on Automated Software Engineering (ASE 2006)
July 17 2006 Mar 6 2006 Apr 10 2006 FIRST INTERNATIONAL WORKSHOP ON RANDOM TESTING (RT 2006)
June 9 2006 Mar 12 2006 Apr 9 2006 Web Services Modeling and Testing (WS-MaTe)
Oct 22-26 2006 Mar 18 2006 May 12 2006 Object-Oriented Programming, Systems, Languages and Applications (OOPSLA 2006)

Recent Conferences

Date Submission Deadline Notification Conference
July 17-20 2006 Jan 27 2006 Apr 10 2006 International Symposium on Software Testing and Analysis (ISSTA)
May 23 2006 Feb 1 2006 Mar 1 2006 Workshop on Dynamic Analysis (WODA) Co-located with ICSE 2006
June 29-July 1 2006 Jan 31 2006 Mar 3 2006 The 9th International Symposium on Component-Based Software Engineering (CBSE 2006)


           21th IEEE/ACM International Conference on
                     Automated Software Engineering
                              (ASE 2006)

                        September 18-22, 2006
                           Tokyo, JAPAN

         --------- IMPORTANT DATES for Submissions ---------

          Workshop Proposal:              February 15, 2006
          Electronic Abstracts of Paper:  February 24, 2006
          Paper Submission:               March 3, 2006
          Tutorial Proposal:              April 14, 2006
          Doctoral Symposium Submissions: May 2, 2006
          Tool Demo Submission:           May 10, 2006
          Workshop Paper Submission:      June 23, 2006


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 technology. We invite contributions
that address theoretical foundations, practical techniques, software
tools, applications and/or experience reports in automated software
engineering. ASE 2006 will include technical papers, invited talks,
tutorials, workshops, tool demonstrations, and a doctoral symposium.

General Chair
  Shinichi Honiden  (honiden@nii.ac.jp)
  National Institute of Informatics (NII), Japan

Program Co-Chairs
  Sebastian Uchitel  (su2@doc.ic.ac.uk)
  Imperial College London, UK

  Steve Easterbrook  (sme@cs.toronto.edu)
  University of Toronto, Canada

|       Call for Papers        |

Software engineering is concerned with the analysis, design,
implementation, testing, and maintenance of large software
systems. Automated software engineering is concerned with how to
automate or partially automate these tasks to achieve significant
improvements in quality and productivity. ASE 2006 encourages
contributions describing basic research, novel applications and
experience reports. In all cases, papers should carefully articulate
the relevance of their contributions to the automation of software
engineering tasks. The ASE on-line Bibliography serves as a reference
for potential contributors:
Solicited topics include, but are not limited to:

- Automated reasoning techniques
- Component-based systems
- Computer-supported cooperative work
- Configuration management
- Domain modeling and meta-modeling
- Human computer interaction
- Knowledge acquisition & modeling
- Knowledge management for SE
- Maintenance and evolution
- Modeling language semantics
- Ontologies and methodologies
- Open systems development
- Product line architectures
- Program understanding
- Re-engineering
- Reflection and Metadata approaches
- Requirements engineering
- Specification languages
- Software architecture
- Software design and synthesis
- Software visualization
- Testing
- Tutoring, help, documentation systems
- Verification and validation

IEEE Computer Society Press will publish accepted papers in the
conference proceedings. In addition, authors of a selection of papers
from the conference will be invited to revise and re-submit extended
versions of their papers for consideration for a special issue of the
Journal of Automated Software Engineering (Kluwer).

Papers submitted to ASE 2006 must not have been previously published,
and must not be under review for publication elsewhere. Papers must
STRICTLY adhere to submission guidelines. Papers exceeding the page
limit or using condensed formatting will be administratively rejected
and will not be reviewed. Papers must not exceed 10 pages in the
conference format. All papers that conform to submission guidelines
will be submitted to a rigorous peer review process. All papers should
be submitted by March 3, 2006 (abstracts should be submitted by
February 24). More details are available at
  http://www.ase-conference.jp/CallForPapers.html .

Important Dates for Papers:
  Electronic abstracts due:  February 24, 2006
  Paper submission deadline: March 3, 2006 
  Paper notification date:   May 20, 2006 
  Camera-ready paper due:    June 30, 2006 

|      Call for Workshops      |

ASE 2006 invites submissions of workshop proposals. The workshops
co-located with the conference 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 co-located with the conference
will be held before the conference on September 18-19. A workshop may
last one or two days.

Workshop proposals should be written in English, not exceed 3 pages
and submitted in PDF format via email to both workshop co-chairs.
Proposals for organizing workshops should be prepared following the
guidelines available at
or contact the Workshop Co-chairs for more information.

Important Dates for Workshops:
  Workshop proposal deadline:                       February 15, 2006 
  Workshop proposal notification:                   March 1, 2006 
  Launch of calls for papers of accepted workshops: March 8, 2006 
  Workshop paper submission deadline:               June 23, 2006 
  Workshop paper notification date:                 July 28, 2006 
  Final camera-ready copy of workshop papers:       August 30, 2006

Workshop Co-chairs:
  Kathi Fisler  (kfisler@cs.wpi.edu)
  Worcester Polytechnic Institute, USA

  Hironori Washizaki  (washizaki@nii.ac.jp)
  National Institute of Informatics, Japan

|      Call for Tutorials      |

ASE 2006 invites half-day/full-day tutorials addressing theoretical
foundations, practical techniques, software tools, and applications in
areas related to the ASE topics. A Tutorial program that gives
attendees the opportunity to gain new insights, knowledge and skills
on evolving and emerging research topics in the area of automated
software engineering will be an essential part of the ASE 2006.  The
Tutorials are scheduled for September 18 and 19, 2006 at the beginning
of the ASE 2006 conference. Survey papers and/or tutorial notes will
be made available to the tutorial attendees at the conference.
Tutorials are intended to provide independent instruction on a
relevant theme, therefore no commercial or sales-oriented
presentations will be accepted.

Instructors are invited to submit proposals for half-day and full-day
tutorials and, upon selection, are required to provide tutorial notes
or a survey paper on the topic of presentation in PDF. Proposals in
PDF should be sent to both Tutorials Co-Chairs. See
or contact the Tutorials Co-Chairs for more details.

Important Dates for Tutorials:
  Submission deadline: April 14, 2006
  Author notification: June   4, 2006
  Tutorials:           September 18-19, 2006

Tutorials Co-Chairs:
  Andrew Ireland  (a.ireland@hw.ac.uk)
  Heriot-Watt University, UK

  Katsuhisa Maruyama (maru@cs.ritsumei.ac.jp)
  Ritsumeikan University, Japan

| Call for Tool Demonstrations |

Tools are central to automated software engineering. Hence, tool
demonstrations will have a prominent role in the conference.
Demonstrators will be expected to present their tools during one or
more sessions that will be scheduled into the conference program. In
addition, a 2-page paper will be published in the conference
proceedings for each accepted tool demonstration.

ASE 2006 solicits proposals for tool demonstrations related to
automated software engineering. Tools can range from alpha-versions to
fully developed products that are being prepared for
commercialization. Products that are currently being commercialized
will not be accepted as subjects of demonstrations. Tool
demonstrations are not intended to be sales pitches, and should
consequently highlight technical contributions. For further
clarification, See
or contact the Demonstrations Co-Chairs.

Important Dates for Tool Demonstrations:
  Demo submission deadline: May 10, 2006
  Notification date:        June 2, 2006
  Camera-ready due:         June 30, 2006

Demonstrations Co-Chairs
  Nicolas Kicillof  (nicok@dc.uba.ar)
  University of Buenos Aires, Argentina

  Katsuhiko Gondow  (gondow@cs.titech.ac.jp)
  Tokyo Institute of Technology, Japan

| Call for Doctoral Symposium  |

The ASE 2006 Doctoral Symposium seeks to bring together PhD students
working on foundations, techniques, tools and applications of
automated software engineering and give them the opportunity to
present and to discuss their research with researchers in the ASE
community in a constructive atmosphere. Specifically, the symposium
aims to provide a setting whereby students receive feedback on their
research and guidance on future directions from a broad group of
advisors, foster a supportive community of scholars and a spirit of
collaborative research, and contribute to the conference goals through
interaction with other researchers and conference events.

The Doctoral Symposium will be held on September 18, two days before
the main conference. Selected students will present their work and
receive constructive feedback from a panel of advisors and other
Doctoral Symposium students. Note that advisors of student presenters
will not be allowed to attend their student's presentations. In
addition to scientific matters, students will have the opportunity to
seek advice on various aspects of completing a PhD and performing
research as a young professional in automated software engineering.
For more information, see 
or contact the Doctoral Symposium chairs.

Important Dates for Doctoral Symposium:
  Deadline for submission:    May 2, 2006
  Notification of acceptance: June 9, 2006
  Camera-ready paper due:     July 7, 2006
  Symposium Presentations:    September 18, 2006

Doctoral Symposium Co-Chairs:
  Alexander Egyed  (aegyed@teknowledge.com)
  Teknowledge Corporation, USA

  Bernd Fischer  (b.fischer@ecs.soton.ac.uk)
  University of Southampton, UK

For further information, please visit the conference website
or contact the Publicity Chair.

Publicity Chair
  Yoshinao Isobe  (y-isobe@aist.go.jp)
  AIST, Japan 


			Call for Papers
  Fourth International Workshop on Dynamic Analysis (WODA 2006)
			Shanghai, China
		      Tuesday May 23, 2006

		    Co-located with ICSE 2006

			Important Dates:
	Paper submission deadline:      1 February, 2006
	Notification of acceptance:     1 March, 2006
	Camera-ready copy due:    	14 March, 2006

WODA 2006  brings together researchers and practitioners working
in all  areas of  dynamic analysis. Dynamic analysis  techniques
reason  over  program  executions and show promise in aiding the
development of  robust  and reliable large-scale systems. It has
become  increasingly  clear  that limitations of static analysis
can be  overcome by integrating static and dynamic analyses, and
that  the  performance  and  value  of  dynamic  analysis can be
improved  by  static analysis.  Hence, in  addition  to  dynamic
program  analysis,  one  key  focus  of  the workshop will be on
hybrid analyses that involve both static and dynamic components.

WODA 2006  will  be  a  one-day workshop structured to encourage
discussion and develop research collaborations, thus all presen-
ations  will  be  limited to 20 minutes with additional time for
discussions.  It  will  build  on  the  success   of  WODA 2005,
WODA 2004  and  WODA 2003,  which  were held in conjunction with
ICSE 2005, ICSE 2004 and ICSE 2003, respectively.

Prospective participants  are invited to submit technical papers
up to 7 pages using ICSE2006 format guidelines.  Relevant topics
include (but are not limited to) development of dynamic analysis
tools  and  frameworks,  statistical reasoning techniques, fault
detection  and  debugging, analysis of program behavior, program
evolution,   optimization  techniques,   program  visualization,
testing, and remote analysis and measurement of software systems.
To  promote  discussion  and  interaction  we ask the authors to
include  sections on why the proposed idea might succeed and why
it  might  fail.  We are  more interested in undeveloped new and
exciting ideas than in well-developed but less innovative ideas.

Each  accepted paper must have at least one author in attendance
at the workshop.  Submissions will be reviewed by at least three
reviewers,   with  content  quality,   workshop  relevance,  and
potential  to  generate  discussion as the deciding criteria for

  Neelam Gupta, University of Arizona, USA
     (ngupta AT cs.arizona.edu)
  Andy Podgurski, Case Western Reserve University, USA
     (andy AT eecs.case.edu)

Program Committee:
  Michael Ernst, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA
  Neelam Gupta, University of Arizona, USA
  Pankaj Jalote, Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur, India
  Darko Marinov, University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign, USA
  Tao Xie, North Carolina State University, USA
  Alex Orso, Georgia Institute of Technology, USA
  Lori Pollock, University of Delaware, USA
  Andy Podgurski, Case Western Reserve University, USA
  Steven Reiss, Brown University, USA
  Atanas Rountev, Ohio State University, USA

CBSE 2006

Call for Papers

The 9th International Symposium on Component-Based Software
Engineering (CBSE 2006)

Future Directions for CBSE

Mälardalen University, Västerås, Sweden
June 29th -1st July 2006


Important Dates
January 31st, 2006     Technical papers due
March 3rd, 2006        Notification of acceptance
April 28th, 2006       Camera ready papers due

Goals and Scope
Component-based Software Engineering (CBSE) is concerned with the
development of software intensive systems from reusable parts
(components), the development of reusable parts, and system
maintenance and improvement by means of component replacement and
customization. The CBSE symposium has a track record of bringing
together researchers and practitioners from a variety of disciplines
to promote a better understanding of CBSE from a diversity of
perspectives, and to engage in active discussion and debate.

CBSE 2006 is open to all participants interested in CBSE and related
areas. The symposium addresses participants from both universities
and industry.

Call for Papers
The use of software components is well-established in diverse
application domains, including embedded systems, enterprise servers
and distributed applications. While the theoretical underpinnings of
component specification, composition, analysis and verification
remain open research issues, the engineering contexts for component
development are evolving. Contemporary developments such as service-
oriented architectures and web services, model-driven development and=
rid technologies are creating new opportunities and challenges for
component-based software engineering.

CBSE 2006 welcomes contributions that explore how the nature of
component-based software engineering is being influenced by
developments in the field of software technology. In addition to
presentations of accepted papers, the symposium will incorporate
working sessions based around these issues. The sessions will examine
how component-based development [to do]. Each working group will be
given an opportunity to present its finding in a plenary session.

Paper Submissions:
CBSE 2006 invites two categories of submissions.
Long papers (12-16 pages) describe technical contributions to CBSE in
depth. This includes both research papers and experience reports.
Short papers (6-8 pages) concisely describe ongoing work, new ideas,
experiences, etc.

Topics of interest include:
- Generation and adaptation of component-based systems;
- Components and model-driven development
- Specification, verification, testing and checking of component
- Compositional reasoning techniques for component models;
- Measurement and prediction models for component assemblies;
- Patterns and frameworks for component-based systems;
- Extra-functional system properties of components and component-=20
  based systems;
- Static and execution-based measurement of system properties;
- Assurance and certification of components and component-based systems;
- Components for service-oriented architectures, web services and
  grid systems
- Development environment and tools for building component-based
- Components for real-time, secure, safety critical and/or embedded
- Case studies and experience reports.

All submitted papers will be reviewed by at least three program
committee members (four for papers with an author on the program
committee). Papers must not have been previously published or
concurrently submitted elsewhere. Any duplicate submissions will be
rejected without review. As with previous events, we are currently
negotiating to have the proceeding published in the Springer Lecture
Notes in Computer Science (LNCS) series.


Details on using the electronic paper submission system and
formatting instructions will appear on the CBSE web site by January
1st 2006.

As always, the symposium seeks reports on innovative contributions to
the science and technology of CBSE. Papers describing practical
experience with CBSE in high-assurance or performance-critical
systems are of particular interest. Other area of interest can be
found on the Web at:


For more information, contact:

Program Chair:
Ian Gorton, National ICT Australia
E-mail: ian.gorton@nicta.com.au

Organization Chair
Ivica Crnkovic, Mälardalen University, Sweden
E-mail: ivica.crnkovic@mdh.se

Steering Committee
George Heineman        Worcester Polytechnic Institute, USA
Heinz Schmidt          Monash University, Australia
Judith Stafford        Tufts University, USA
Clemens Szyperski      Microsoft, USA
Kurt Wallnau           Software Engineering Institute, USA

Program Committee
Uwe Assmann             Dresden University of Technology, Germany
Mike Barnett            Microsoft Research, USA
Judith Bishop           University of Pretoria, South Africa
Jan Bosch               University of Groningen, The Netherlands
Michel Chaudron         University Eindhoven, The Netherlands
Shiping Chen            CSIRO, Australia
Susan Eisenbach         Imperial College University, UK
Dimitra Giannakopoulou  RIACS/NASA Ames, USA
Lars Grunske            University of Queensland, Austtralia
Richard Hall            LSR-IMAG, France
Dick Hamlet             Portland State University, USA
George Heineman         Worcester Polytechnic Institute, USA
Tom Henzinger           EPFL, Switzerland and UC Berkeley, USA
Paola Inverardi         University of L'Aquila, Italy
Bengt Jonsson           Uppsala University, Sweden
Magnus Larsson          ABB, Sweden
Kung-Kiu Lau            University of Manchester, UK
Nenad Medvidovic        University of Southern California, USA
Rob van Ommering        Philips, The Netherlands
Otto Preiss             ABB Switzerland
Ralf Reussner           University of Oldenburg, Germany
Douglas Schmidt         Vanderbilt University, USA
Jean-Guy Schneider      Swinburne University of Technology, Australia
Dave Wile               Teknowledge, Corp., USA
Wolfgang Weck           Independent Software Architect

ISST 2006

                             Call for Papers
International Symposium on Software Testing and Analysis
    ISSTA 2006       Portland, Maine       July 17-20, 2006


ISSTA is the leading research conference in software testing and
analysis, bringing together academics, industrial researchers, and
practitioners to  share ideas, problems, and experiences. The ISSTA
program will include technical papers, industry papers, "big-new-idea"
papers, workshops, and invited presentations. The conference is
located at the Holiday Inn by the Bay in Portland, Maine.

Lori Pollock, General Chair
University of Delaware (USA)

Mauro Pezz=CB, Program Chair
Universit=87 degli Studi di Milano Bicocca (Italy)


   Authors are invited to submit technical papers describing original
research  in testing or analysis of computer software. Papers
describing theoretical  or empirical research, new techniques, or
in-depth case studies of testing  and analysis methods and tools are

Submissions must be original and should not have been published
previously or be under consideration for publication while being
evaluated for this  symposium. Authors of accepted papers will be
required to sign an ACM  copyright release.

Program Committee:
Jo Atlee, University of Waterloo (Canada)
George Avrunin, University of Massachusetts (USA)
Antonia Bertolino, ISTI-CNR (Italy)
Dave Binkley,  Loyola College (USA)
V=CCctor Braberman, Universidad de Buenos Aires  (Argentina)
Sung-Deok (Steve) Cha,   Korea Advanced Institute of Science and
Technology (Korea)
S.C. Cheung, The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (Hong =20=

Giovanni Denaro,  Universit=87 degli Studi di Milano Bicocca (Italy)
Matt Dwyer,  University of Nebraska (USA)
Michael Ernst, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (USA)
Phyllis Frankl, Polytechnic University (USA)
Mary Jean Harrold,  Georgia Institute of Technology (USA)
Mark Harman,   King's College London (UK)
Donglin Liang,   University of Minnesota (USA)
Henry Muccini,  Universit=87 degli Studi dell'Aquila (Italy)
Alessandro Orso,   Georgia Institute of Technology (USA)
Gregg Rothermel,   University of Nebraska (USA)
Atanas Rountev,   Ohio State University (USA)
Andreas Zeller,   Universit=89t des Saarlandes (Germany)


ISSTA 2006 will include one or more sessions on industry papers. A
separate industry paper committee will select outstanding papers that
report advances in practice of software testing and analysis, discuss
new problems and/or solutions found in industrial applications (with
particular emphasis on new application domains introducing new
problems), provide data useful for experimentation, or report
experiences in the field with particular reference to tools and
automation. The industry paper committee will be chaired by the ISSTA
general and program chairs and composed of scientists working in
industry who will evaluate the papers according to this call. The
selected papers will be presented in conference sessions and will
appear in the proceedings.

Program Committee:
Elaine Weyuker, AT&T Labs Research (USA)
Tom Ostrand, AT&T Labs Research (USA)
Mauro Pezz=CB, Universit=87 degli Studi di Milano Bicocca (Italy)
Lori Pollock, University of Delaware (USA)
Alexander Pretschner, ETH (Switzerland)
Willem Visser,  NASA Ames Research Center (USA)
Yaron Wolfsthal, IBM Haifa Research Lab (Israel)


ISSTA 2006 will include a special track on papers presenting big new
ideas and new research directions in the field. These papers will be
evaluated by a distinct committee, which will evaluate the novelty and
the potential impact  of proposed ideas and directions on research and
long term industrial  practice. Big-new-idea papers will be presented
at the conference and will be published in the ISSTA proceedings.

"Big-new-idea" Program Committee:
George Avrunin, University of Massachusetts (ISSTA Steering Committee =20=

Phyllis Frankl, Polytechnic University Phyllis Frankl (ISSTA 2002
Program Chair)
Gregg Rothermel, University of Nebraska  (ISSTA 2004 Program chair)
Lori Pollock, University of Delaware (ISSTA 2006 General Chair)
Mauro Pezz=CB, Universit=87 degli Studi di Milano Bicocca (ISSTA 2006
Program chair)

DOCTORAL SYMPOSIUM  The Doctoral Symposium is a forum for Ph.D.
students working in the  area of software testing and analysis to
publicly discuss their  research goals, methods, and preliminary
results with senior  researchers from the software testing and
analysis community in a  constructive and friendly atmosphere.
Participants will obtain useful  guidance for completion of their
dissertation research and initiation  of a research career in software
testing and analysis. Each  prospective student participant should be
at a stage in their  research where they have  already identified a
research topic, but  are at least 6 months prior to dissertation

Participants will be selected based on a 4-page abstract describing
their proposed thesis research. The abstract should provide a
description of the larger problem their research is trying to
address, a focused description of the proposed research, including a
statement of their hypotheses, a description of their approach and
evaluation plans,  and an indication of related work and expected
improvements and benefits.

Doctoral Symposium Committee:
Lori Clarke,  University of Massachusetts (USA)
Gregg Rothermel, University of Nebraska  (USA)
Antonia Bertolino, ISTI-CNR (Italy)
Barbara Ryder,  Rutgers University (USA)

Doctoral Symposium Abstracts due: Friday, April 14, 2006
Doctoral Symposium Acceptance notification: Monday, May 15, 2006

NEW FACULTY SYMPOSIUM The New Faculty Symposium is a forum for new
Assistant Professors conducting research in the area of software
testing and analysis. The symposium will include presentations by
leading academic researchers who will provide guidance and advice
based on experiences and insights into research, teaching, and service
challenges as a new faculty member. The target audience consists of
faculty members with at most 5 years of experience, post docs, and PhD
students expecting to graduate in 2007.

Organizers: Mauro Pezz=CB and LoriPollock

CO-LOCATED WORKSHOPS  The workshops of ISSTA 2006 aim to provide
forums for discussing research  results and best industrial practices
in hot research areas. Workshops will  be held in parallel on July 17,
2006, the day before the main conference.

Researchers interested in organizing a workshop at ISSTA 2006 should
submit  a proposal following the ISSTA web site procedure by November
15, 2005.

SUBMISSION GUIDELINES  Technical, industry, and big-new-idea papers
must be prepared in ACM conference  format and must not exceed 11
pages in camera-ready form, including  figures and references. All
submissions must be in English.

Important Dates
Paper submission:Friday, January 27, 2006
Author Notification:Monday, April 10, 2006
Camera-Ready Copy:Tuesday, May 2, 2006

ISSTA 2006:July 17-20, 2006