19th IEEE International Conference


Linz, Austria, September 20-25, 2004


The conference on Automated Software Engineering (ASE 2004) brings
together researchers and practitioners to share ideas on the
foundations, techniques, tools, and applications of automated software
engineering. We invite contributions that address theoretical
foundations, practical techniques, software tools, applications and/or
experience reports in automated software engineering. ASE 2004 will
include technical papers, invited talks, tutorials, workshops, panel
discussions, and a doctoral symposium.

General Chair
Paul Gruenbacher
Johannes Kepler University Linz
4040 Linz, Austria

Program Chairs
Virginie Wiels
ONERA, France

Kurt Stirewalt
Michigan State University, USA

sponsored by the Austrian Computer Society, IEEE Computer Society, ACM

Call for Papers

Software engineering is concerned with the analysis, design,
implementation, testing, and maintenance of large software systems.
Automated software engineering is concerned with how to apply
computation to automate or partially automate these tasks to achieve
significant improvements in quality and productivity. We invite papers
that address theoretical foundations, practical techniques, software
tools, applications and/or experience reports in automated software
engineering. Topics include, but are not limited to:

- Automated reasoning techniques
- Category & Graph-theoretic approaches to software engineering
- Component-based systems
- Computer-supported cooperative work
- Configuration management
- Domain modeling and meta-modeling
- Human computer interaction
- Knowledge acquisition
- Maintenance and evolution
- Modeling language semantics
- Ontologies and methodologies
- Open systems development - Program understanding
- Re-engineering
- Reflection- and Metadata approaches
- Requirements engineering
- Reuse
- Specification languages
- Software architecture
- Software design and synthesis
- Software visualization
- Testing
- Tutoring, help, documentation systems
- Verification and validation

see http://ase-conference.org/papers.html

Call for Workshops

Workshops are co-located with the conference. They should provide an
opportunity for exchanging views, advancing ideas, and discussing
preliminary results on topics related to software engineering research
and applications. Workshops should not be seen as an alternative forum
for presenting full research papers. The workshops co-located with the
conference will be held either before or after the conference on 20th,
21st or 25th of September 2004. A workshop may last one or two days.

Workshop Chairs

George Spanoudakis
City University, London, UK

Stefan Tai
IBM Research, USA

see http://ase-conference.org/workshops.html

Call for Tutorials

We invite half-day/full day tutorials addressing theoretical
foundations, practical techniques, software tools, and applications in
areas related to the ASE topics. A Tutorial program that gives
the opportunity to gain new insights, knowledge and skills on evolving
and emerging research topics in the area of automated software
engineering will be an essential part of the ASE 2004. The Tutorials
scheduled for September 20 - 21, 2004 at the beginning of the ASE 2004
conference. Tutorials are intended to provide independent instruction
a relevant theme, therefore no commercial or sales-oriented
presentations will be accepted.

Tutorial Chairs

Paola Inverardi
University of L'Aquila, Italy

Schahram Dustdar
Vienna University of Technology

see http://ase-conference.org/tutorials.html

Call for Formal Tool Demonstrations

The Formal Tool Demonstrations track is an important part of the
conference with the goal to allow live presentation of new tool
developments. Tools are central to automated software engineering.
Hence, formal tool demonstrations will have a prominent role within the
conference. We solicit proposals for formal tool demonstrations related
to automated software engineering. Tools can range from alpha-versions
to fully developed products that are being prepared for
commercialisation. Commercial products and products that are currently
being commercialised cannot be accepted. Formal demonstrations are
intended to highlight scientific contributions, and consequently should
not be sales pitches. For further clarification, please contact the
Formal Tool Demonstrations Chairs.

We want to specially encourage submitting tool demonstration proposals
in addition to full scientific papers. Whereas the scientific paper is
intended to give the background information and point out the
contribution of a new automated software engineering approach, the tool
demonstration provides a good opportunity to show how the scientific
approach has been transferred into a running tool prototype.

Demo Chairs

Herbert Prahofer
Johannes Kepler University Linz

Sebastian Uchitel
Imperial College London, UK

see http://ase-conference.org/doctoral_symp.html

Important Dates

Submission Deadline: April 9, 2004
Author notification: June 4, 2004
Camera-ready papers: July 2, 2004

Workshop proposal deadline: February 16, 2004
Workshop proposal notification: March 15, 2004

Doctoral symposium submission deadline: May 7, 2004
Doctoral symposium notification: June 4, 2004


Publicity Chair
Alexander Egyed
Teknowledge Corp., USA