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9th ECOOP Workshop on Quantitative Approaches in Object-Oriented Software Engineering (QAOOSE 2005)

Monday 25th July, Glasgow UK

Workshop Program


 Workshop Program

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Measures of software internal attributes have been extensively used to help software managers, customers and users to characterize, assess, and improve the quality of software products.  Many software companies have intensively adopted software measures to increase their understandability of how (and how much) software internal attributes affect the overall software quality.  Estimation models based on software measures have successfully been used to perform risk analysis and to assess software maintainability, reusability and reliability.  Although most of the known work apply to object-oriented systems it is also desirable to find measures for component-based development and for web technology in general.

 List of Topics

Submissions are invited, but not limited, to the following topics, organized in four areas:

Area M (General Aspects of Measurement)

Area A (Quality Assessment)

Area V (Metrics Validation)

Area P (Process Management)


We explicitly solicit position papers related to topics marked with an asterisk (*) as well as papers that document and/or motivate the use of quantitative methods in industrial software processes. These topics were identified as important open research issues in QAOOSE’2004 workshop.

 Participant Profile

This workshop will be of interest to software quality researchers, object-oriented methodologists, software metrics scientists and users, practitioners with interests in reuse, frameworks, analysis, design and programming, as well as those interested in the management of object-oriented and component-based development projects.

 Program Preview

This workshop will provide a forum to discuss the current state of the art and the practice in the field of quantitative approaches in the OO and CBD field.  A blend of researchers and practitioners from industry and academia is expected to share recent advances in the field, success or failure stories, lessons learned, and will seek out as yet unidentified fundamental problems arising in this field.  The workshop format will include the presentation of selected submitted papers and a plenary ‘working’ session for summarizing, evaluating and assembling the new research results and for identifying future research opportunities.

 Submission Details

Potential attendees must submit a position paper or experience report in English to the workshop organizers.  All submissions must include the author(s) name, affiliation, phone, fax and e-mail address.  Authors must indicate the area(s) and/or topic(s) addressed in the submission paper.  Only authors of accepted submissions will be invited to participate in the workshop.  The workshop organizers will select a subgroup of the accepted submissions for oral presentation.  However, all accepted submissions will be included in the workshop proceedings.

 Submission Format

Papers must be written in English using Springer LNCS format.

File format: PDF   

 Important Dates 

Submission of position papers due:          May 20, 2005

Notification of acceptance:                     June 6, 2005

Preliminary Program available:               June 15, 2005

  Contact Information

Submissions address:   sahraouh@iro.umontreal.ca with copy to Coral.Calero@uclm.es

Workshop web site:     http://www.iro.umontreal.ca/~sahraouh/qaoose2005


Fernando Brito e Abreu is professor of object-oriented design and programming at the Lisbon New University. He holds a PhD on Computer Science and a MSc on Telecommunications and Computer Engineering, both from the Lisbon Technical University. He leads the QUASAR research team and the Portuguese Information Technologies and Telecommunications Quality Commission (CS03) of the National Council for Quality (CNQ). He is a member of the Software Group of EOQ – European Organization for Quality and of the Editorial Board of the Software Quality Professional journal. He is author or co-author of around 40 communications presented at several international scientific meetings and has published over 20 papers on journals such as: Science of Computer Programming, Journal of Systems and Software, Object Expert, ERCIM News, Personal Computer World, L’Objet, Qualirama, Sistemas de Informação and Interface. He has participated in the organization of many scientific meetings as member of the steering committee, general chair, program chair, program committee member, demonstration chair, tutorial speaker, panel member or session chair.

Coral Calero has a PhD in Computer Science and is Associate Professor at the Escuela Superior de Informática of the Castilla-La Mancha University in Ciudad Real. She is a member of the Alarcos Research Group, in the same University, specialized in Information Systems, Databases and Software Engineering. Her research interests include: advanced databases design, database quality, software metrics, database metrics. She is author of papers in national and international conferences on this subject. She has published in Information Systems Journal, Software Quality Journal, Information and Software Technology Journal and SIGMOD Record Journal. She has organized the web services quality workshop (WISE Conference, Rome 2003) and Database Maintenance and Reengineering workshop (ICSM Conference, Montreal 2002)

Michele Lanza is an assistant professor at the newly founded faculty of informatics of the University of Lugano, Switzerland. Michele Lanza received his M.Sc. in 1999 and obtained his Ph.D. in 2003 at the University of Bern, in the area of Software Engineering and Reengineering, for which he received the 2003 Ernst Denert Software Engineering Award. After working as post-doctoral research and teaching assistant at the Institute of Applied Mathematics and Computer Science of the University of Bern, he worked as senior researcher at the Institute of Informatics of the University of Zurich. Prof. Lanza is both IEEE and ACM member, and served as reviewer and program committee member for journals and conferences in the domain of software reengineering and evolution and visualization. His main research interests lie in software evolution, reverse engineering, and software engineering with a special focus on software visualization and metrics. He's the creator of CodeCrawler, a widely used information visualization tool.

Geert Poels is a lecturer (tenure-track) at the Department of Management Information, Operations Management and Technology Policy of Ghent University and a guest professor at the Center for Industrial Management, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven (Belgium).    He holds degrees in Business Administration and Computer Science, and a Ph.D. in Applied Economic Sciences (major: Information Systems).  His research interests include software measurement theory, OO software measures, quantitative approaches to business component identification, enterprise modeling, Business Process Change and IS reengineering.  Geert Poels has published in IEEE Transactions on Software Engineering and the Information and Software Technology journal.  He was program chair of the 2nd, 3rd and 4th European Software Measurement Conferences (FESMA conferences), held respectively in Amsterdam (1999), Madrid (2000) and Heidelberg (2001).  He is a co-organizer of the IWCMQ series of workshops on conceptual modeling quality at the ER conferences.  Since 2000 he is a co-organizer of the QAOOSE workshop series at ECOOP.

Houari A. Sahraoui is associate professor at the department of computer science and operations research (software engineering group) of University of Montreal. Before joining the university, he held the position of lead researcher of the software engineering group at CRIM (research center on computer science, Montreal). He holds an Engineering Diploma from the National Institute of Computer Science (1990), Algiers, and a Ph.D. in Computer Science, Pierre & Marie Curie University LIP6, Paris, 1995. His research interests include the application of artificial intelligence techniques to software engineering, object-oriented metrics, software quality, and software reverse- and re-engineering. He has published more than 60 papers in conferences, workshops and journals and edited two books. He served as program and organization committee member in several major conferences (ECOOP, ASE, METRICS, ICSM, ...) and as member of the editorial boards of two journals. He was the general chair of the IEEE Automated Software Engineering Conference in 2003.

 Past Workshops

The proposed workshop is a direct continuation of the QAOOSE series of workshops, held at previous ECOOP conferences:

The “Quantitative Approaches in Object-Oriented Software Engineering” workshop at ECOOP 2004 in Oslo (organizers: Fernando Brito e Abreu, Coral Calero , Geert Poels, Houari Sahraoui) (http://alarcos.inf-cr.uclm.es/qaoose2004/)

The “Quantitative Approaches in Object-Oriented Software Engineering” workshop at ECOOP 2003 in Darmstadt (organizers: Fernando Brito e Abreu, Mario Piattini , Geert Poels, Houari Sahraoui) (http://www-ctp.di.fct.unl.pt/QUASAR/QAOOSE2003/)

The “Quantitative Approaches in Object-Oriented Software Engineering” workshop at ECOOP 2002 in Málaga, (organizers: Fernando Brito e Abreu, Mario Piattini , Geert Poels, Houari Sahraoui) (http://alarcos.inf-cr.uclm.es/qaoose2002/)

The “Quantitative Approaches in Object-Oriented Software Engineering” workshop at ECOOP 2001 in Budapest (organizers: Fernando Brito e Abreu, Brian Henderson-Sellers, Mario Piattini , Geert Poels, Houari Sahraoui) (http://www.iro.umontreal.ca/~sahraouh/qaoose01/)

The “Quantitative Approaches in Object-Oriented Software Engineering” workshop at ECOOP 2000 in Cannes (organizers: Fernando Brito e Abreu, Geert Poels, Houari Sahraoui, Horst Zuse) (http://www.iro.umontreal.ca/~sahraouh/qaoose/)

The "Quantitative Approaches in Object-Oriented Software Engineering" workshop at ECOOP'99 in Lisbon (organizers: Fernando Brito e Abreu, Walcelio Melo, Houari A. Sahraoui, Horst Zuse) (http://ecoop99.di.fc.ul.pt/techprogramme/w20.html)

The "Object-Oriented Product Metrics for Software Quality Assessment" workshop at ECOOP'98 in Brussels (organizers: Houari A. Sahraoui, Sandro Morasca, Walcelio Melo) (http://www.crim.ca/~hsahraou/oopm.html)

The "Quantitative Methods for Object-Oriented Systems Development" workshop at ECOOP'95 in Aarhus (organizers: Horst Zuse, Brian Henderson-Sellers, Fernando Brito e Abreu) (http://ctp.di.fct.unl.pt/QUASAR/ECOOP95)



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