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
• 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 LObjet
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 years workshop, all invited
participants will be asked to summarize the contributions and limitations
of the research presented.