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ENASE is sponsored by INSTICC – Institute for Systems and Technologies of Information, Control and Communication

The mission of the ENASE (Evaluation of Novel Approaches to Software Engineering) conferences is to be a prime international forum to discuss and publish research findings and IT industry experiences with relation to evaluation of novel approaches to software engineering. By comparing novel approaches with established traditional practices and by evaluating them against software quality criteria, ENASE conferences advance knowledge and research in software engineering, identify most hopeful trends and propose new directions for consideration by researchers and practitioners involved in large-scale software development and integration.


ENASE provides a yearly forum for researchers and practitioners to review and evaluate emerging as well as established SE methods, practices, architectures, technologies and tools. An important underpinning and assumption of ENASE is that in software engineering "novel" turns out frequently to be just new hype. An objective of ENASE is to reveal any such hype as soon as feasible. This means that ENASE does not exclude more traditional approaches to software development and integration. On the contrary, ENASE endeavors to compare novel with traditional, also to discover if novel is not just traditional in disguise. Consequently, ENASE accepts also papers concentrating on a critique of more traditional and entrenched SE approaches.
Against that background, ENASE undertakes to provide fast but careful scientific and empirical evaluation of new as well as more established approaches to software engineering. Of particular interest are experience reports and evaluations (qualitative and quantitative) of existing approaches as well as new ideas and proposals for improvements. The conference solicits experiments, case studies, surveys, meta-analyses, empirical studies, systematic reviews, conceptual explorations, innovative ideas, critical appraisals, etc. related to the following topics list:


  • Service-Oriented Architectures
  • Design Thinking as a Paradigm for Software Development
  • Enterprise Integration Strategies and Patterns
  • Software Process Improvement
  • Model-Driven Engineering
  • Knowledge Management and Engineering
  • Architectural Design and Meta Architectures
  • Requirements Engineering Frameworks and Models
  • Business Process Management, Engineering and Reengineering
  • Process-Centric Paradigms
  • Application Integration Technologies
  • eBusiness Technologies
  • Collaborative Requirements Management Systems
  • Business and Software Modeling Languages
  • Software Quality Management
  • Software Change and Configuration Management
  • Geographically Distributed Software Development Environments
  • Formal Methods
  • Meta Programming Systems and Meta-Modeling
  • Cross-Feeding between Data and Software Engineering
  • "3A" (Agile, Aspect-Oriented and Agent-Oriented) Software Engineering
  • Component-Based Software Engineering and Commercial-off-the-Shelf (COTS) Systems
  • Service-Oriented Software Engineering and Management
  • Software and Systems Development Methodologies
  • Service Science

The Advocatus Diaboli Forum "court proceedings" play an important role in the mission of the ENASE conferences. The ADF is directly inspired by an ancient, now discarded, mechanism within the Catholic Church whereby a so-called "Devil's Advocate" (AD) would assemble a prosecution case against candidates for canonization to sainthood. The AD was not required to necessarily believe the prosecution case they prepared, but was required to list every possible reason to reject the candidate's elevation. Proponents for canonization would then mount a defense, addressing each of the points raised by the AD.

Consistently with the motivating philosophy of ENASE conferences, the main agenda for ADF-s is defined as to adversarially assess claims to novelty and utility for selected software engineering approaches or perspectives. The perspective on ADF trial at ENASE 2013 will be announced in April 2013.


ENASE 2013 will feature the Research Students Forum (RSF) – a kind of doctoral consortium. The forum will accept papers authored by research students, most likely PhD candidates. Papers will be evaluated along the usual conference criteria, but the presentations will be given to a doctoral consortium consisting of experienced PhD supervisors and research leaders.

The RSF recognizes that what research students usually lack in their initial stages are the research techniques and "best practices" that more seasoned researchers often have at their disposal. We are referring to the ability to:

  • Formulate a well-defined research question and express it concisely.
  • Differentiate between what is novel and must be done from what is superfluous and already done.
  • Avoid making bold statements, back their claims with facts or other research and construct evidence from analytical reasoning and/or empirical observation.
  • Communicate in a clear and simple way, avoiding unnecessary phrases and obscure language constructs.
All accepted RSF papers will be published in the main ENASE Proceedings, under an ISBN reference, in paper and in CD-ROM support.


Stephen MellorFreeter, United Kingdom
Fabien GandonINRIA, France
Ulrich FrankUniversity of Duisburg-Essen, Germany
Henderik ProperLuxembourg Institute of Science and Technology, Luxembourg


Authors should submit a paper in English, carefully checked for correct grammar and spelling, addressing one or several of the conference areas or topics. Each paper should clearly indicate the nature of its technical/scientific contribution, and the problems, domains or environments to which it is applicable. To facilitate the double-blind paper evaluation method, authors are kindly requested to produce and provide the paper WITHOUT any reference to any of the authors, including the authors’ personal details, the acknowledgments section of the paper and any other reference that may disclose the authors’ identity.

Only original papers should be submitted. Authors are advised to read INSTICC's ethical norms regarding plagiarism and self-plagiarism thoroughly before submitting and must make sure that their submissions do not substantially overlap work which has been published elsewhere or simultaneously submitted to a journal or another conference with proceedings. Papers that contain any form of plagiarism will be rejected without reviews.

Authors can submit their work in the form of a Regular Paper, representing completed and validated research, or as a Position Paper, portraying a short report of work in progress or an arguable opinion about an issue discussing ideas, facts, situations, methods, procedures or results of scientific research focused on one of the conference topic areas. All papers must be submitted through the online submission platform PRIMORIS and should follow the instructions and templates that can be found under Guidelines and Templates. After the paper submission has been successfully completed, authors will receive an automatic confirmation e-mail.


All accepted papers will be published in the conference proceedings, under an ISBN reference, on paper and on digital support.
SCITEPRESS is a member of CrossRef (http://www.crossref.org/) and every paper on our digital library is given a DOI (Digital Object Identifier).
All papers presented at the conference venue will be available at the SCITEPRESS Digital Library.
Revised and extended versions of all full papers will be published by Springer-Verlag in a CCIS Series book.
The proceedings will be submitted for indexation by .


ENASE Secretariat
Address: Av. D. Manuel I 27A 2º Esq.
             2910-595 Setúbal - Portugal
Tel.: + 351 265 520 185
Fax: +44 203 014 8813
e-mail: enase.secretariat@insticc.org
Web: http://www.enase.org/


Joaquim FilipePolytechnic Institute of Setúbal / INSTICC, Portugal


Leszek MaciaszekWroclaw University of Economics, Poland and Macquarie University, Sydney, Australia


Costin Badica, University of Craiova, Romania
Maria Bielikova, Slovak University of Technology in Bratislava, Slovak Republic
Piotr Bubacz, University of Zielona Gora, Poland
Dumitru Burdescu, University of Craiova, Romania
Wojciech Cellary, Poznan University of Economics and Business, Poland
Rebeca Cortazar, University of Deusto, Spain
Massimo Cossentino, National Research Council, Italy
Bernard Coulette, Université Toulouse Jean Jaurès, France
Marcelo d'Amorim, Federal University of Pernambuco, Brazil
Guglielmo De Angelis, CNR - IASI, Italy
Philippe Dugerdil, Geneva School of Business Administration, University of Applied Sciences of Western Switzerland, Switzerland
Angelina Espinoza, University College Cork (UCC), Ireland
Joerg Evermann, Memorial University of Newfoundland, Canada
Maria Ferreira, Universidade Portucalense, Portugal
Agata Filipowska, Poznan University of Economics, Poznan, Poland
Maria Ganzha, SRI PAS and University of Gdansk, Poland
Juan Garbajosa, Technical University of Madrid, UPM, Spain
Cesar Gonzalez-Perez, Institute of Heritage Sciences (Incipit), Spanish National Research Council (CSIC), Spain
Ian Gorton, Pacific Northwest Labs, United States
Rene Hexel, Griffith University, Australia
Benjamin Hirsch, Degussa Bank, Germany
Charlotte Hug, Université Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne, France
Bernhard Humm, Hochschule Darmstadt - University of Applied Sciences, Germany
Zbigniew Huzar, Wroclaw University of Technology, Poland
Akira Imada, Brest State Technical University, Belarus
Stefan Jablonski, University of Bayreuth, Germany
Slinger Jansen, Utrecht University, Netherlands
Monika Kaczmarek, University of Duisburg-Essen, Germany
Robert Laramee, University of Nottingham, United Kingdom
Xabier Larrucea, European Software Institute - Tecnalia, Spain
George Lepouras, University of Peloponnese, Greece
Pericles Loucopoulos, Manchester University, United Kingdom
Graham Low, University of New South Wales, Australia
Jian Lu, Nanjing University, China
André Ludwig, Kühne Logistics University, Germany
Ivan Lukovic, University of Novi Sad, Faculty of Technical Sciences, Serbia
Lech Madeyski, Wroclaw University of Science and Technology, Poland
Leonardo Mariani, University of Milano Bicocca, Italy
Sascha Mueller-Feuerstein, Ansbach University of Applied Sciences, Germany
Johannes Müller, University of Leipzig, Germany
Andrzej Niesler, Wroclaw University of Economics, Poland
Janis Osis, Riga Technical University, Latvia
Mourad Oussalah, Laboratoire Lina CNRS Fre 2729, University of Nantes, France
Marcin Paprzycki, Polish Academy of Sciences, Poland
Oscar Pastor, Universidad Politécnica de Valencia, Spain
Dana Petcu, West University of Timisoara, Romania
Naveen Prakash, IIITD, India
Elke Pulvermueller, University of Osnabrueck, Germany
Rick Rabiser, Johannes Kepler University, Linz, Austria
Lukasz Radlinski, West Pomeranian University of Technology in Szczecin, Poland
Artur Rot, Wroclaw University of Economics, Poland
Radoslaw Rudek, Wroclaw University of Economics, Poland
Francisco Ruiz, Universidad de Castilla-La Mancha, Spain
Krzysztof Sacha, Warsaw University of Technology, Poland
Motoshi Saeki, Tokyo Institute of Technology, Japan
Sreedevi Sampath, UMBC, United States
Jakub Swacha, University of Szczecin, Poland
Stephanie Teufel, University of Fribourg, Switzerland
Rainer Unland, University of Duisburg-Essen, Germany
Olegas Vasilecas, Vilnius Gediminas Technical University, Lithuania
Krzysztof Wecel, Poznan University of Economics, Poland
Michael Whalen, University of Minnesota, United States
Igor Wojnicki, AGH University of Science and Technology, Poland
Kang Zhang, The University of Texas at Dallas, United States