Call for papers

The objective of the 3rd International Workshop on Empirical Software Engineering in Practice (IWESEP) is to foster the development of empirical software engineering by providing a forum where researchers and practitioners can report on and discuss about new research results and applications in this area. The workshop encourages the exchange of ideas within the international community so as to be able to understand, from an empirical viewpoint, the strengths and weaknesses of techniques and methodologies in use and new techniques and methodologies, with the expectation of furthering the field of software engineering in general.

The workshop focuses on the processes, design and structure of empirical studies as well as the results of specific studies. These studies may be original studies or replicated studies, varying from controlled experiments to field studies, from quantitative to qualitative. We solicit research papers (6 pages) and proposals for tool demonstrations (2 pages).

Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:
  • Empirical studies of software process and product
  • Comparison of cost estimation techniques
  • Analysis of the effects of design methods and characteristics
  • Evaluation of the readability of coding styles
  • Development, derivation and/or comparison of organizational models of software development
  • Evaluation of testing methodologies
  • Reports on the benefits derived from using software development environments
  • Development of predictive models of defect rates and reliability from real data
  • Infrastructure issues, such as measurement theory, experimental design, qualitative modeling and analysis approaches
  • Experiences with research methods such as grounded theory, protocol studies or families of experiments
  • Industrial experience in process improvement
  • Quality measurement
  • Process modeling and applications in industry
  • Experience management
Important Dates:
  • Abstract submission due: July 15, 2011 July 22, 2011
  • Paper/demo submission due: July 22, 2011 July 29, 2011
  • Notification of acceptance: August 30, 2011
  • Camera-ready due: September 9, 2011