The mission of ENASE (Evaluation of Novel Approaches to Software Engineering) working 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 entrenched 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.

Background and Goals
ENASE provides a yearly forum for researchers and practitioners to review and evaluate new software development methodologies, practices, architectures, technologies and tools. The background body of knowledge for ENASE is formed by novel approaches to software engineering with emphasis on software product and process improvement. Against that background, ENASE undertakes to provide fast but careful empirical evaluation of such approaches as agile software development, aspect-oriented software development, model driven engineering, component software, service-oriented architectures, evolutionary design, intentional software, example centric programming, language workbenches, agent-oriented software engineering, etc.
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. To this aim, apart from regular paper presentations and panel discussions, ENASE features the Advocatus Diaboli (AD) Forum. Renowned experts will be invited as devil’s advocates and the “court” proceedings on “canonization” of novel approaches will be conducted.

The main motivation for the ENASE conferences is to explain fundamental conditions for achieving (developing and integrating) adaptive enterprise and e-business systems. The conferences concentrate on software product and process improvement, architectural design, engineering principles, and organizational approaches for developing adaptive systems. An adaptive system delivers desired functionality and satisfies other system qualities with understan2/04/09 The working conferences will propose how to harness the complexity of large software models, manage large system production, ensure adaptive architectural design, use metrics to improve software pr2/04/09ge of design and integration patterns and frameworks, use intentional and example centric programming, manage forward and reverse-engineering cycles, etc. so that a measurably-adaptive system can result.

Topics of Interest
Topics of interest include theoretical and/or empirical contributions related to novel approaches to software engineering. Of particular interest are experience reports and evaluations (qualitative and quantitative) of existing approaches as well as ideas and proposals for improvements or for brand new approaches. Of various software qualities, the working conference emphasizes software adaptiveness (understandability, maintainability and scalability). The working conference solicits experiments, case studies, surveys, meta-analyses, empirical studies, systematic reviews, conceptual explorations, innovative ideas, critical appraisals, etc. related to:

  • Software product and process improvement
  • Agile software development practices and methodologies (e.g. XP)
  • Aspect-oriented software development
  • Model driven engineering
  • Software components and component-based software engineering
  • Web services and service-oriented architectures
  • Business process management and process-centric paradigms
  • Multi-agent systems and agent-oriented software engineering
  • Generative software development
  • Evolutionary design
  • Intentional software
  • Example-centric programming
  • Meta programming systems and language workbenches
  • Competitive systems engineering
  • Knowledge-based systems engineering
  • Architectural design and meta-architectures
  • Enterprise integration strategies and patterns
  • Frameworks and models on requirements engineering
  • Cross-feeding between data engineering and software engineering
  • Design thinking as a paradigm for software development
  • Amalgamation of applications and data sources
  • Team based distributed software production
  • Other novel approaches and lifecycle models
  • New methodologies, practices, architectures, technologies, tools, metrics

Enase Conference Format
Each paper will be a 10-minute presentation, followed by a 10-minute debate.  There will be full papers presented over the three days of the conference plus poster papers available for viewing and discussions.
Full papers should be original research work, present analysis of data and discussion of research findings. Full papers must not have been previously published or submitted for publication. Full papers must not exceed 8 A4 pages.
Poster papers should relate to an ongoing research or experience. They must not exceed 4 A4 pages. Poster papers will be published in the Proceedings for the working conference, but not in the Springer publication. Also, the authors of the poster papers will be explicitly encouraged and offered help to submit a full paper to the next ENASE working conference.
Each day, following the paper presentations, the Advocatus Diaboli (AD) Forum will take place. Renowned experts will be invited as devil’s advocates and the “court” proceedings on “canonization” of novel approaches will be conducted.

Enase Conference Publications
All accepted papers will be published in the conference proceedings, under an ISBN reference, in paper and in CD-ROM support.
A book including a selection of the best conference papers will be edited and published by Springer. The book will include the papers and the summaries of the AD Forum and the panels.
To coincide with ENASE, a special issue of Springer's Requirements Engineering journal entitled "Software Engineering meets Requirements" will be published after the conference and will constitute a publication opportunity for AD Forum contributions.

Paper Submissions
Authors should submit a paper in English of up to 8 A4 pages, carefully checked for correct grammar and spelling, using the on-line submission procedure indicated below.
The guidelines for paper formatting provided at the conference web site must be strictly used for all submitted papers.
The submission format is the same as the camera-ready format. Please check and carefully follow the instructions and templates provided.
The program committee will review all papers and the contact author (the author who submits the paper) of each paper will be notified of the result, by e-mail.
Each paper should clearly indicate the nature of its technical/scientific contribution and the novel approach to which it is applicable.

Due to space limitations in the Proceedings, the camera-ready versions of accepted papers will be limited to 8 (eight) pages for full presentations and 4 (four) for poster presentations. If absolutely needed, the number of pages may be increased up to a maximum of 12 (long presentations) and 6 (poster presentations). However, for each page in excess of the maximum allowed, the author will have to pay an additional fee.

Submission procedure:
The file to be uploaded must be in zip format and consist of two documents – the paper and the authors’ contact information (affiliation(s) and contact details). PDF format is preferred for the papers but LaTeX/PS/DOC formats will be also accepted. The web submission facility automatically sends an acknowledgement, by e-mail, to the contact author. Please contact the secretariat if no acknowledgement is received. If the author is unable to use the web-based procedure then he/she can send the paper by e-mail to the secretariat attaching an additional file with contact information.

Address: Av. D.Manuel I, 27A 2ºesq.
              2910-595 Setúbal - Portugal
Tel.: +351 265 520 185
Fax: +351 265 520 186
Email: secretariat@icsoft.org
Web: http://www.icsoft.org

The conference will be held in Barceló Hotel Sants. The Barceló Hotel Sants is a deluxe hotel located in the heart of Barcelona. It stays about 15 minutes from the airport, 4 minutes to Plaza de Catalunya and 500 meters to the Fira de Barcelona. Considering the hotel is exactly above the train station, it allows traveling to any place. Most important is the fact that all the noise from the train station is undetected because the hotel is soundproofed. The Barcelo Hotel Sants also offers on site dining and is convenient to many shopping and entertainment venues.

Important Dates
Full Paper Submission: deadline expired
Authors Notification: May 21, 2007
Final Paper Submission and Registration: June 1, 2007

Conference Chair
Filipe, Joaquim (Polytechnic Institute of Setúbal / INSTICC, Portugal)

Program Chairs
Gonzalez-Perez, Cesar   (European Software Institute, Spain)  

Maciaszek, Leszek A.              (Macquarie University ~ Sydney, Australia)

Advocatus Diaboli Forum Chairs
Brown, Robert B.K.   (University of Wollongong, Australia)  
Loucopoulos, Peri   (Loughborough University, UK)  

Panel Chair
Lyytinen, Kalle   (Case Western Reserve University, USA)  

Program Committeee
Abrahamsson, Pekka   (VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland)  
Abramowicz, Witold   (Poznan University of Economics, Poland)  
Aksit, Mehmet   (University of Twente, The Netherlands)  
Atkinson, Colin   (University of Mannheim, Germany)  
Berio, Giuseppe   (University of Torino, Italy)  
Chung, Lawrence   (University of Texas at Dallas, USA)  
Dietrich, Jens   (Massey University, Palmerston North, New Zealand)  
Dustdar, Schahram   (Vienna University of Technology, Austria)  
Edwards, Jonathan   (MIT, USA)  
Ferreira, Maria João   (Universidade Portucalense, Porto, Portugal)  
Franczyk, Bogdan   (University of Leipzig, Germany)  
Frank, Ulrich   (University of Duisburg-Essen, Germany)  
Fraser, Steven   (QUALCOMM, USA)  
Giorgini, Paolo   (University of Trento, Italy)  
Henderson-Sellers, Brian   (University of Technology, Sydney, Australia)  
Huzar, Zbigniew   (Wroclaw University of Technology, Poland)  
Jablonski, Stefan   (University of Bayreuth, Germany)  
Kowalczyk, Ryszard   (Swinburne University of Technology, Australia)  
Kruchten, Philippe   (University of British Columbia, Canada)  
Lanza, Michele   (University of Lugano, Switzerland)  
Larrucea, Xabier   (European Software Institute, Spain)  
Madeyski, Lech   (Wroclaw University of Technology, Poland)  
Nawrocki, Jerzy   (Poznan Technical University, Poland)  
Orlowska, Maria   (The University of Queensland, Brisbane, Australia)  
Osis, Janis   (Riga Technical University, Latvia)  
Parsons, Jeffrey   (Memorial University of Newfoundland, Canada)  
Pastor, Oscar   (Polytechnic University of Valencia, Spain)  
Piattini, Mario   (University of Castilla-La Mancha, Spain)  
Ramesh, Bala   (Georgia State University, USA)  
Regev, Gil   (EPFL, Switzerland)  
Ruiz, Francisco   (University of Castilla-La Mancha, Spain)  
Saeki, Motoshi   (Tokyo Institute of Technology, Japan)  
Siau, Keng   (University of Nebraska-Lincoln, USA)  
Thomas, Dave   (Bedarra Research Labs, Canada)  
Unland, Rainer   (University of Duisburg-Essen, Germany)  
van Solingen, Rini   (Drenthe University, Emmen, The Netherlands)  
Vanderdonckt, Jean   (University of Louvain, Belgium)  
Zendulka, Jaroslav   (Brno University of Technology, Czech Republic)

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