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Workshop #13 - 6th ECOOP Workshop on Quantitative Approaches in Object-Oriented Software Engineering (QAOOSE 2002)

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The proposed workshop is a direct continuation of five successful workshops, held at previous editions of ECOOP in Budapest (2001), Cannes (2000), Lisbon (1999), Brussels (1998) and Aarhus (1995). The QAOOSE series of workshops has attracted participants from both academia and industry that are involved / interested in the application of quantitative methods in object oriented software engineering research and practice. Quantitative approaches in the OO field is a broad but active research area that aims at the development and/or evaluation of methods, techniques, tools and practical guidelines to improve the quality of software products and the efficiency and effectiveness of software processes. The relevant research topics are diverse, but always include a strong focus on applying a scientific methodology based on data collection (either by objective measurements or subjective assessments) and analysis (by statistical or artificial intelligence techniques). Like in previous years, submissions of position papers are invited, but not limited, to the areas of metrics collection, quality assessment, metrics validation, and process management.

The 2002 edition of the workshop aims to shed some light on recent research results and to point out future research directions that might interest not only the academic community but also industry. Over the years the QAOOSE workshop series has built an active research community working towards special topics of interest that were identified as open issues during previous workshop editions. This year we explicitly solicit contributions of new research on

automatic support to share research hypotheses, data, and results
measures for non-functional requirements
measures for component models
the application of quantitative methods in industrial software processes
OO project estimation models

The workshop series will result in a forthcoming Addison-Wesley book (to appear in 2002) and a special issue of the journal L’Objet on quantitative approaches in OO software design. Also for the 2002 edition of the workshop we are contacting an academic journal to publish a selection of thoroughly revised position papers in a special issue devoted to the workshop.

During the workshop there will be some sessions for presenting position papers and a plenary ‘working’ session for summarizing, evaluating and assembling the new research results and for identifying future research opportunities. Participation in the workshop is by invitation only, i.e. based on the submission of a position paper. All submitted position papers will be formally reviewed by the workshop organizers for originality, relevance, quality and clarity. We especially encourage the submission of new ideas, even if not supported by validated research. Like in last year’s workshop, all invited participants will be asked to summarize the contributions and limitations of the research presented.


Organizers Mario Piattini (Universidad de Castilla-La Mancha) (primary contact)
Fernando Brito e Abreu (Universidade Nova de Lisboa)
Geert Poels (Katholieke Universiteit Leuven)
Houari A. Sahraoui (Université de Montréal)
Day Tuesday 11 Location (room) : 3.0.6
Workshop Home Page http://alarcos.inf-cr.uclm.es/qaoose2002
Number of participants 10-20


Workshop #13 - 6th ECOOP Workshop on Quantitative Approaches in Object-Oriented Software Engineering (QAOOSE 2002)

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