Call for Papers - SCM-12
12th International Workshop on Software Configuration Management
Co-Located with ESEC/FSE 2005
Lisbon, Portugal, September 5-6, 2005
The call for papers deadline has now passed. If you wish to participate in
the workshop, you may still submit a 1 page statement of interest to
Jim Whitehead firstname.lastname@example.org
Goals and Scope
The discipline of software configuration management (SCM) provides
one of the best success stories in the field of software engineering.
With the availability of over a hundred commercial SCM systems that
together form a billion dollar marketplace, and the explicit recognition
of SCM by such standards as the CMM and ISO-9000, the discipline has
established itself as one of the essential cornerstones of software
Engineering and product data management shares many common goals with
SCM systems. These systems must record the evolution of product artifacts,
and be able to recreate stable configurations of the same. Similar approaches
are used to record version histories, create configurations, and manage
cooperative work on shared documents. However, the focus on engineering
and product management brings new challenges inherent to this domain.
While SCM is a well-established discipline, innovative software
engineering approaches constitute new challenges that require support
in new and in integrated engineering areas in form of new or improved
tools, techniques, and processes. These challenges emerge in
component-based development, distributed systems, dynamically bound
and reconfigured systems, embedded systems, software architecture,
web-based systems, XML, engineering/product data management, system
engineering, process suppport, concurrent and cooperative engineering,
SCM-12 provides a forum for presenting and discussing innovative approaches
to SCM and engineering/product data mangement. Moreover, it has a strong
interdisciplinary flavor and specifically invites participants from
SCM-12 will be open to all participants interested in SCM. The workshop
addresses participants from both universities and industry, researchers
and practitioners. Registration for the workshop is not restricted,
though the program committee requests participants without accepted
position papers to write a brief (~1 page) statement of their interest
in software configuration management.
SCM-12 invites three categories of submissions.
- Long papers (14-16 pages) describe technical contributions to SCM
in depth. This includes both research papers and experience reports.
- Short papers (6-8 pages) concisely describe ongoing work, new
ideas, experiences, etc.
- Assessment papers (up to 30 pages) describe detailed development
scenarios that can be used to assess one or more capabilities of SCM
systems (see additional description below).
All submitted papers will be reviewed by the program committee. Papers
must not have been previously published or submitted elsewhere. The
proceedings will be published in the LNCS series (Springer-Verlag).
Submissions must conform to the LNCS
Best papers from the workshop will be invited to submit to a special
issue of the Elsevier journal, Science of Computer Programming (SCP),
on the topic of Software Configuration Management.
Suggested Paper Topics
All papers are invited which refer to SCM or related disciplines.
Papers may address one or more of the following topics (but are not
limited to these topics):
- Version, variant, and configuration control
- Process support
- Distributed and cooperative work
- Workspace management
- Software manufacture and software deployment
- SCM and software architecture (architectures for SCM systems, SCM
support for software architecture)
- SCM for component-based, embedded, dynamically bound and reconfigured
- SCM for web applications
- Industrial experiences gained from introducing and applying SCM
- Adoption of SCM technology
- Process improvement, maturity models, and metrics
- Related disciplines, e.g., engineering/product data management,
document management, digital asset management
- Metrics for the assessment of SCM system behavior or performance
- Requirements for next-generation SCM system features
- Software change impact analysis
- Algorithms and tools for merging software
Assessment scenario papers are invited. Such papers provide a detailed
scenario of the evolution of (an aspect of) a software system, such that
the scenario permits the crisp comparison of one or more SCM features.
Such papers should clearly describe the scenario or scenarios, in some
combination of textual and graphical form, in an SCM-system-neutral way.
Papers must also describe the particular system feature the scenario
explores. Actual behavior of one or more SCM systems when representing
the scenario is a plus. Since graphical representation of software
evolution scenarios in the form of multiple figures can be very space
consuming, the page limits for such articles are relaxed to a upper
bound of 30 pages.
Paper Submission Process
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