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AISB event Bulletin Item

Final CFP: International Conference on Software Reuse - ICSR 2008

Call for Papers
        International Conference on Software Reuse - ICSR
                       May 25-29, 2008
                       Beijing, China


 * Research Paper Submission Deadline: December 20, 2007
 * Workshop Proposal Submission Deadline: November 10, 2007
 * Notification of Workshop Proposals: November 30, 2007
 * Tutorial, Doctoral Symposium, Tool Demonstration Deadline: December 15, 2007
 * Notifications of Technical Paper, Tutorial, and Doctoral Symposium: February 25, 2008
 * Notifications of Tool Demonstration Notifications: February 28, 2008
 * Final Paper Version due: March 5, 2008
 * Conference Starts Sunday: May 25, 2008
 * Conference Ends Thursday: May 29, 2008

ICSR is the premier international conference in the field of software reuse. The main goal of ICSR is to present the advances and improvements within the software reuse domain, as well as to promote interaction between researchers and practitioners. The 10th International Conference on Software Reuse (ICSR 2008) will be held on May 25-29, 2008 in Beijing, China. We invite Research Papers, Workshop Proposals, Tutorial Proposals, Symposium Descriptions and Tool Demonstrations to be presented and discussed in the conference.

The theme of this year is High Confidence Software Reuse in Large Systems. A high confidence system is one that behaves in a well-understood and predictable fashion. It must withstand malicious attacks as well as naturally occurring hazards, and must not cause or contribute to accidents or unacceptable losses. Achieving high confidence is becoming more difficult as systems become more complex, especially in large software systems. Todays trends towards widespread use of commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) technology, increased integration, continuous evolution, and larger scale are yielding more complex software systems. So, the problem of how to build high confidence complex systems and how to reuse software with a high level of confidence become new attractive problems for research.

On the other hand, high level software asset reuse has been a goal for the last twenty to thirty years, and it can still be considered an unsolved question. Components Based Development, MDA-MDE-MDD, Extreme Programming, and other techniques or methods are promising approaches to software reuse that still need more research.

ICSR 2008 in Beijing will address these new scenarios and their major challenges. We invite authors to submit articles that present results, position papers or experiences relevant to software reuse. The suggested topics for paper submissions include, but are not limited to: 

 * High Confidence Software Reuse Methods
 * Confidence Ensuring and Evaluating Methods
 * Best Practice of Software Reuse in Very Large Systems
 * Architecture Based Software Reuse
 * Reuse in Service-oriented Environment
 * Reuse of Service-oriented/SOA Systems
 * Reliability and security of OTS components and legal issues 
 * Documentation of OTS component 
 * Processes to identify and select OTS components 
 * Software integration and evolution problems 
 * Interaction with the developer community, or with the vendor 
 * Software variability management 
 * Aspect-oriented software reuse 
 * Software generators and domain-specific languages 
 * Software product lines, software product families, and domain engineering 
 * Component-based software engineering 
 * Application of MDD 
 * Asset search and retrieval techniques
 * Evolution of component-based software systems 
 * Lightweight approaches to software reuse 
 * Managing the transition towards a reuse organization 
 * Legal, managerial, and economic issues of software development with reuse 
 * Benefit and risk analysis of reuse investments 
 * Reuse in the e-commerce context: how to address fast-evolving markets 
 * Generation of non-code artifacts 
 * Testing of components and generators 
 * Quality aspects of reuse, e.g. security and reliability 
 * Success and failure stories of reuse approaches from industrial context 


Research papers should describe original and significant work in the research and practice of software reuse. Case studies, empirical research, and experiments are particularly welcome. We also welcome papers that present leading edge and novel ideas in software reuse. Submissions should conform to the same format as Springer's Lecture Notes in Computer Science, and must not exceed 10 pages (About 5000 words) in length, in English. The authors of accepted papers are advised to follow in the preparation of the camera ready copy the Springer guidelines. For detailed information, please access our conference website:
***Submit by December 20, 2007***


ICSR 2008 also invites submissions of workshop proposals. The workshops co-located with the conference should provide an opportunity for exchanging views, advancing ideas, and discussing preliminary results on software reuse research and applications. Workshop proposals should not exceed 3 pages, including one page preliminary call for papers, their relevance to the conference, expected number of presenters and participants, and a brief description of workshop organizers. Proposals for workshops can be sent to Dr. Jianjun Zhao (Email:, ICSR 2008 Workshops Chair. For detailed information about the workshop proposals delivery, please access our conference website:
***Submit by November 10, 2007***


Tutorials are an integral component of the ICSR conferences. They should offer participants the opportunity to explore software reuse topics in depth; to gain new insights, knowledge, and skills; and to learn from some of the leaders in the field. Proposals for tutorials are invited on any theme that is relevant to the software reuse community. However, we are particularly keen to offer tutorials aimed at disseminating the results of research and experience to practitioners. Proposals for tutorials can be sent to Dr. Jeffrey Poulin (Email:, ICSR 2008 Tutorials Chair. For detailed information, please access our conference website:
***Submit by December 15, 2007***


The Doctoral Symposium track is for those who are currently working on or who have recently completed their PhD thesis. The track offers an opportunity to present research problems, solution directions, results obtained thus far, and research plans towards the completion of the PhD studies. The paper should be a 2 page summary of your PhD project, and can be sent to Dr. Gregory Kulczycki (Email:, ICSR 2008 Doctoral Symposium Chair. For detailed information, please access our conference website:
***Submit by December 15, 2007***


We invite proposals for tool demonstrations on any topics related to software reuse. Demonstrations will be in an open session to allow individual interaction with the participants. Submissions should not exceed two pages in proceedings format. Proposals for tool demonstrations can be sent to Dr. Jose Luis Barros (Email:, ICSR 2008 Demos Chair. For detailed information, please access our conference website:
***Submit by December 15, 2007***


The Conference URL is:
The Call for Papers URL is:

 Juan Llorens, University Carlos III of Madrid, Spain.

 Hong Mei, Peking University, China.


 Sidney Bailin, Knowledge Evolution, USA                               
 Jose Luis Barros, Unversidad de Vigo, Spain                           
 Ted Biggerstaff,, USA                          
 Sholom Cohen, Software Engineering Institute, USA                     
 Reidar Conradi, Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Norway
 Hakan Erdogmus, NRC Institute for Information Technology, Canada      
 John Favaro, Consulenza Informatica, Italy                            
 Robert Feldt, Blekinge Institute of Technology, Sweden                
 Bill Frakes, Virginia Tech, USA                                       
 Cristina Gacek, University of Newcastle upon Tyne, UK                 
 Gonzalo Genova, Universidad Carlos III Madrid, Spain                  
 Birgit Geppert, Avaya Labs, USA                                       
 Hassan Gomaa, George Mason Univ, USA                                  
 Yanxiang He, Wuhan University, China                                  
 Zhi Jin, Institute of Mathematics Chinese Academy of Sciences, China  
 Merijn de Jonge, Philips, Netherlands                                 
 Kyo Kang, Postech, Korea                                              
 Gregory Kulczycki, Virginia Tech, USA                                 
 Patricia Lago, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, Netherlands              
 Filippo Lanubile, Universita' di Bari, Italy                          
 Xuandong Li, Nanjing University, China                                
 Chuck Lillie, ISASE, USA                                              
 Chao Liu, Beihang Universtiy, China                                   
 Juan Llorens, Universidad Carlos III Madrid, Spain                    
 Mike Mannion, Glasgow Caledonian University, UK                       
 Masao Matsumoto, Kyushu Sangyo University, Japan                      
 Hong Mei, Peking University, China                                    
 Ali Mili, New Jersey Institute of Technology, USA                     
 Maurizio Morisio, Polytechnic of Turin, Italy                         
 Markku Oivo, University of Oulu, Finland                              
 Rob van Ommering, Philips Research Laboratory, Netherlands            
 Witold Pedrycz, University of Alberta, Canada                         
 Jeff Poulin, Lockheed Martin Systems Integration- Owego, USA          
 Wolfgang Pree, University of Salzburg, Austria                        
 Ruben Prieto-Diaz, James Madison University, USA                      
 Klaus Schmid, University of Hildesheim, Germany                       
 Alberto Sillitti, Free University of Bolzano/Bozen, Italy             
 Ioannis Stamelos, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greace        
 Claudia Werner, University of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil                  
 Jianjun Zhao, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, China                    
 Wenyun Zhao, Fudan University, China