Mission and Motivation
The mission of the ENASE (Evaluation of Novel Approaches to Software Engineering) series of 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 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.

Goals and Topics of Interest
ENASE provides a yearly forum for researchers and practitioners to review and evaluate relatively new and original in conception SE methods, practices, architectures, technologies and tsools. 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 established and popular 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:

• agile software development,
• aspect-oriented software development,
• agent-oriented software engineering,
• multi-agent systems,
• model-driven engineering,
• component-based software engineering,
• evolutionary design,
• intentional software,
• example centric programming,
• meta programming systems,
• knowledge management and engineering,
• architectural design and meta architectures,
• business process management, engineering and reengineering,
• process-centric paradigms,
• service-oriented architectures,
• application integration technologies,
• enterprise integration strategies and patterns,
• e-business technologies,
• requirements engineering frameworks and models,
• collaborative requirements management systems,
• business and software modeling languages,
• software quality management,
• software change and configuration management,
• geographically distributed software development environments,
• cross-feeding between data engineering and software engineering,
• design thinking as a paradigm for software development,
• formal methods,
• software process improvement,
• metamodelling,
• software development methodologies

Papers Formats, Submissions, and Publications
There will be full papers presented to the conference by the authors, poster papers available for viewing and discussions, and demo papers available for viewing and related to the demonstrations of software tools and products.

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-size pages. As in previous ENASE conferences, the acceptance rate for full papers will at or below 30%.

Poster papers should relate to an ongoing research or experience. They must not exceed 4 A4-size pages.
Demo papers should describe non-for-profit software tools and products to be demonstrated at the conference. Normally, such tools and products will be expected to be in a prototype-, alpha-, or beta-version.

Papers should be submitted using the on-line submission procedure briefly described below. The guidelines for paper formatting provided at the conference website must be strictly used for all submitted papers. The submission format is the same as the camera-ready format. 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.

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.

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 and demo presentations. If absolutely needed, the number of pages may be increased up to a maximum of 12 pages (long presentations) and 6 pages (poster and demo presentations). However, for each page in excess of the maximum allowed, the author will have to pay an additional fee.

All full, poster and demo papers will be published in the ENASE Proceedings, under an ISBN reference, in paper and in CD-ROM support. Proceedings will be indexed by ISI Proceedings, Inspec, and DBLP bibliographies. A book including a selection of the best full papers will be edited and published by Springer.

The conference will be held in the Hotel Tivoli Ocean Park. The Tivoli Ocean Park is a truly stunning property located 5 minutes from Funchal city centre and 30 minutes from Madeira International Airport. This award-winning hotel overlooks the beachfront promenade and guests are guaranteed gorgeous views of the sea with direct access from the hotel to the sandy beach.

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

Important Dates
Paper Submissions: November 9, 2007
Acceptance Notifications: January 4, 2008
Camera-ready Submissions: January 25, 2008
Registrations: January 25, 2008
The Conference Dates: May 4-7, 2008

Steering Committee
Joaquim Filipe, Polytechnic Institute of Setúbal / INSTICC, Portugal

Peri Loucopoulos, Loughborough University, UK

Leszek A. Maciaszek, Macquarie University ~ Sydney, Australia

Conference Chairs
Joaquim Filipe, Polytechnic Institute of Setúbal / INSTICC, Portugal
Leszek A. Maciaszek, Macquarie University ~ Sydney, Australia

Program Chairs
Cesar Gonzalez-Perez, IEGPS, CSIC, Spain

Stefan Jablonski, University of Bayreuth, Germany

Program Committee
Pekka Abrahamsson, VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland, Finland
Witold Abramowicz, Poznan University of Economics, Poland
Hernán Astudillo, Universidad Técnica Federico Santa María, Chile
Colin Atkinson, University of Mannheim, Germany
Giuseppe Berio, University of Torino, Italy
Robert Biddle, Carleton University, Canada
Maria Bielikova, Slovak University of Technology, Bratislava, Slovak Republic
Dumitru Burdescu, University of Craiova, Romania
Sung-Deok Cha, Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology, Korea
Lawrence Chung, University of Texas at Dallas, U.S.A.
Jens Dietrich, Massey University, Palmerston North, New Zealand
Jim Duggan, National University of Ireland, Galway, Ireland
Schahram Dustdar, Vienna University of Technology, Austria
Jonathan Edwards, MIT, U.S.A.
Ulrich Eisenecker, University of Leipzig, Germany
Joerg Evermann, Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand
Maria João Ferreira, Universidade Portucalense, Porto, Portugal
Bogdan Franczyk, University of Leipzig, Germany
Steven Fraser, Cisco Research Centre, U.S.A.
Félix Garcia, University of Castilla-La Mancha, Spain
Marcela Genero, University of Castilla-La Mancha, Spain
Janusz Getta, University of Wollongong, Australia
Tudor Girba, University of Bern, Switzerland
César Gonzalez-Perez, IEGPS, CSIC, Spain
Jo Hannay, University of Oslo, Norway
Igor Hawryszkiewycz, University of Technology, Sydney, Australia
Zbigniew Huzar, Wroclaw University of Technology, Poland
Stefan Jablonski, University of Bayreuth, Germany
Slinger Jansen, Utrecht University, The Netherlands
Stan Jarzabek, National University of Singapore, Singapore
Philippe Kruchten, University of British Columbia, Canada
Michele Lanza, University of Lugano, Switzerland
Xabier Larrucea, European Software Institute, Spain
Leszek Maciaszek, Macquarie University ~ Sydney, Australia
Lech Madeyski, Wroclaw University of Technology, Poland
Radu Marinescu, TU Timisoara, Romania
Serge Miranda, Univ de Nice Sophia Antipolis, France
Sascha Mueller, Ansbach University of Applied Science, Germany
James Odell, James Odell Associates, U.K.
Maria Orlowska, Polish-Japanese Institute of Information Technology, Poland
Janis Osis, Riga Technical University, Latvia
Mieczyslaw Owoc, University of Economics, Wroclaw, Poland
Jeffrey Parsons, Memorial University of Newfoundland, Canada
Mario Piattini, University of Castilla-La Mancha, Spain
Klaus Pohl, University Duisburg-Essen, Germany and University of Limerick, Ireland
Lutz Prechelt, Freie Universitaet Berlin, Germany
Awais Rashid, Lancaster University, U.K.
Gil Regev, EPFL, Switzerland
Francisco Ruiz, University of Castilla-La Mancha, Spain
Chris Sacha, Warsaw University of Technology, Poland
Motoshi Saeki, Tokyo Institute of Technology, Japan
Jan Seruga, Australian Catholic University Sydney, Australia
Tony Sloane, Macquarie University ~ Sydney, Australia
Il-Yeol Song, Drexel University Philadelphia, U.S.A.
Stephanie Teufel, University of Fribourg, Switzerland
Rainer Unland, University of Duisburg-Essen, Germany
Jean Vanderdonckt, Université catholique de Louvain, Belgium
Arie vanDeursen, Delft University of Technology, The Netherlands
Olegas Vasilecas, Vilnius Gediminas Technical University, Lithuania
Igor Wojnicki, AGH University of Science and Technology, Cracow, Poland
Jaroslav Zendulka, Brno University of Technology, Czech Republic
Kang Zhang, University of Texas at Dallas, U.S.A.

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