Call for Contributions - WISE Papers
Motivation and Objectives
The new Widened Software Engineering (WISE) track is explicitly aimed at broadening
the internationality of the ESEC/FSE conference by dealing with Software Engineering (SE)
research specializations outside the established community. WISE papers should address
particular interests, goals and challenges faced by academic and industrial researchers
in the field of SE in countries which are not usually present in ESEC/FSE and akin events.
WISE submissions are expected to report on state of the art, state of the practice,
current challenges, and location-specific needs in countries usually scarcely
represented in traditional SE conferences. Academic research submissions should
describe emerging research themes, how country-specific issues and needs differ
from global trends, and how traditional and new communities can share knowledge
in the field. Industrial practice submissions are solicited to describe how
the spread of software technologies and standards is having an effect. All submissions
should address how software engineering practice is the key to levering success,
opportunities and advantages in cooperating with the traditional community. The
specific component of country-orientation means that WISE is not an alternative
forum for technical papers which would normally be submitted to ESEC/FSE.
Papers accepted for the WISE track will be included in the ESEC/FSE 2007 proceedings
and presented within the main conference. They will create a bridge between the
traditional software engineering community and the many active but perhaps
under-represented groups from elsewhere. The organizers anticipate that this track
will open novel scenarios for international cooperation, and will produce mutually
fruitful results, both for regular ESEC/FSE attendees and for new ones.
Topics of Interest
The track will focus around the widest Software Engineering scientific area
(see the main call for exemplar topics). The following
types of contributions are explicitly solicited from countries all over the
world which have been underrepresented in ESEC/FSE conferences or where a
software engineering research and industry is starting to emerge:
Please note that this list should not be considered as closed or technically restrictive for paper submissions.
- Software Engineering Trends, Challenges, and Issues
- Industrial Practice of Software Engineering
- State of Art and Practice Surveys
- Well-motivated Opinion Papers on Advancing SE Research
- Reports about Successful International Efforts and Programs
Submissions will be evaluated by the WISE international committee.
All submissions must be in English, should not exceed 10
pages in ACM proceedings format,
and should be submitted in PDF format.
Paper submissions will be made electronically via the submission web page.
Further instructions will be posted on the WISE track web page.