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. An innovative idea and important highlight of all ENASE conferences is the Advocatus Diaboli Forum (ADF).

Goals and Topics of Interest
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:

• 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

Advocatus Diaboli Forum (ADF)
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. For ADF at ENASE 2009 the SE approach on trial is SOA (Service-Oriented Architecture).

Steering Committee
Filipe, Joaquim 
                       Polytechnic Institute of Setúbal / INSTICC, Portugal
Gonzalez-Perez, Cesar          IEGPS, Spanish National Research Council, Spain
Loucopoulos, Peri                   Loughborough University, UK             
Maciaszek, Leszek A.            Macquarie University ~ Sydney, Australia

Conference Chairs

Filipe, Joaquim                         Polytechnic Institute of Setúbal / INSTICC, Portugal

Maciaszek, Leszek A.            Macquarie University ~ Sydney, Australia

Program Chairs

Jablonski, Stefan                     University of Bayreuth, Germany

Advocatus Diaboli Forum (ADF) Chair

Gonzalez-Perez, Cesar          IEGPS, Spanish National Research Council, Spain

Program Committee

Ali Babar, Muhammad           University of Limerick, Ireland          
Astudillo, Hernán                     Universidad Técnica Federico Santa María, Chile          
Atkinson, Colin                         University of Mannheim, Germany
Berio, Giuseppe                       Université de Bretagne Sud, France
Biddle Robert                           Carleton University, Canada
Bielikova, Maria                       Slovak University of Technology, Bratislava, Slovak Republic
Burdescu, Dumitru                 University of Craiova, Romania
Cellary, Wojciech                    Poznan University of Economics, Poland
Chountas, Panagiots              University of Westminster, UK
Chung, Lawrence                    University of Texas at Dallas, USA
Delis, Alex                                 University of Athens, Greece
Dietrich, Jens                           Massey University, Palmerston North, New Zealand
Dunham, Margaret                  Southern Methodist University, Dallas, USA
Dustdar, Schahram                Vienna University of Technology, Austria      
Edwards, Jonathan                MIT, USA
Eisenecker, Ulrich                  University of Leipzig, Germany
Evermann, Joerg                     Memorial University of Newfoundland in St. John's, Canada
Ferreira, Maria João               Universidade Portucalense, Porto, Portugal
Garcia, Felix                              University of Castilla-La Mancha, Spain
Getta, Janusz                           University of Wollongong, Australia
Girba, Tudor                              University of Bern, Switzerland          
Gross, Hans-Gerhard             Delft University of Technology, The Netherlands
Gryz, Jarek                                York University, Toronto, Canada
Hannay, Jo                                University of Oslo, Norway  
Henderson-Sellers, Brian     University of Technology, Sydney, Australia
Huzar Zbigniew                        Wroclaw University of Technology, Poland
Jarzabek, Stan                        National University of Singapore
Kadir, Wan                                Universiti Teknologi Malaysia
Larrucea, Xabier                     European Software Institute, Spain
Lie, Kecheng                            University of Reading, UK
Maciel, Cristiano                     Universidade Federal do Mato Grosso, Brazil
Madeyski, Lech                       Wroclaw University of Technology, Poland
Marinescu, Radu                     Universitatea "Politehnica" Timisoara, Romania
Medeiros, Claudia Bauzer     University of Campinas, Brazil
Mueller, Sascha                       Ansbach University of Applied Science, Germany
Ngu, Anne Hee Hiong              Texas State University - San Marcos, USA
Nurcan, Selmin                        Université Paris 1 - Panthéon – Sorbonne, France
Olive, Antoni                             Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya, Spain
Osis, Janis                                Riga Technical University, Latvia
Owoc, Mieczyslaw                  University of Economics, Wroclaw, Poland
Paprzycki Marcin                    Polish Academy of Science, Poland
Parsons, Jeffrey                     Memorial University of Newfoundland, Canada
Pohl, Klaus                                University Duisburg-Essen, Germany
Prakash, Naveen                     Galgotias College of Engineering & Technology, India
Prechelt, Lutz                           Freie Universitaet Berlin, Germany
Regev, Gil                                   EPFL, Switzerland
Ruiz, Francisco                         University of Castilla-La Mancha, Spain
Sacha, Chris                             Warsaw University of Technology, Poland
Saeki, Motoshi                         Tokyo Institute of Technology, Japan
Schach, Stephen                     Vanderbilt University, Nashville, USA
Schuldt, Heiko                          University of Basel, Switzerland
Seruga, Jan                              Australian Catholic University Sydney, Australia
Song, Il-Yeol                              Drexel University Philadelphia, USA
Teufel, Stephanie                    University of Fribourg, Switzerland
Thomas, Dave                          Bedarra Research Labs, Ottawa, Canada
Unland, Rainer                         University of Duisburg-Essen, Germany
Vanderdonckt, Jean               Université catholique de Louvain, Belgium      
Vasilecas, Olegas                   Vilnius Gediminas Technical University, Lithuania
Wojnicki, Igor                           AGH University of Science and Technology, Cracow, Poland

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