Hi all.

I would like to call your attention to the following cfp.
It concerns the 2nd International Workshop on Software Quality and Maintainability, that will be held this spring in Athens.

Best regards,

Yiannis Kanellopoulos


Second International Workshop on

Software Quality and Maintainability

"bridging the gap between end user expectations,
business requirements, vendor performance, and
engineering contraints"

SQM 2008, satellite event of IEEE CSMR 2008
Athens, 01-04 April 2008



Software is playing a crucial role in modern societies. Not only do people rely on it
for their daily operations or business, but for their lives as well. For this reason
correct and consistent behaviour of software systems is a fundamental part of end user
expectations. Additionally, businesses require cost-effective production,
maintenance, and operation of their systems. Thus, the demand for software quality is
increasing and is setting it as a differentiator for the success or failure of a
software product. In fact, high quality software is becoming not just a competitive
advantage but a necessary factor for companies to be successful.

The main question that arises now is how quality is measured. What, where
and when we assess and assure quality, are still open issues. Many views have been
expressed about software quality attributes, including maintainability, evolvability,
portability, robustness, reliability, usability, and efficiency. These have been
formulated in standards such as ISO/IEC-9126 and CMM. However, the debate about
quality and maintainability between software producers, vendors and users is ongoing,
while organizations need the ability to evaluate from multiple angles the software
systems that they use or develop. So, is "Software quality in the eye of the beholder"?

This workshop aims at feeding into this debate by establishing what the state of the
practice and the way forward is.


We are pleased to invite paper submissions for a workshop in the
IEEE 12th European Conference on Software Maintenance and Reengineering
(CSMR 2008 - http://csmr2008.uwaterloo.ca/) on Software Quality and Maintainability.
We are looking for research and empirical contributions in areas including, but not
limited to the following:

1. Software quality attributes
2. Software measurement
3. Software maintainability
4. Software evolution
5. Software quality assessment practice and automation
6. Software quality standards
7. Software measurement data analysis
8. Experience reports

We solicit short position papers or long papers with a maximum length of 10 pages,
following the IEEE Computer Society formatting guidelines (see
http://csmr2008.uwaterloo.ca/csmr08-cfp.htm) by the 18th of February 2008.

See the website for further submission details.

All accepted workshop papers will be edited and bound together into an informal
proceedings volume, which will only be distributed to the workshop attendees. After
the workshop, all authors of accepted papers will be invited to submit a final version
of the paper for formal publication (in ENTCS, LNCS, or a journal special issue, to
be announced at a later date).


Abstract submission: 15 February 2008
Paper submission: 18 February 2008
Notifications of acceptance: 1 March 2008
Camera ready submission: 15 March 2008


Workshop organisers

Workshop Chair: J. Visser (Software Improvement Group, The Netherlands)
Programme Chair: C. Makris (University of Patras, Greece)
Workshop Vice-Chair: Y. Kanellopoulos (University of Manchester, U.K.)
Publicity chair: N. Tsirakis (University of Patras, Greece)

Organising and Local Arrangements Committee

P. Antonelis, (University of Patras, Greece)
D. Antoniou, (University of Patras, Greece)
E. Sakkopoulos, (University of Patras & RA Computer Technology Institute, Greece)
E. Theodoridis, (University of Patras, Greece)

Programme Committee members

Fernando Brito e Abreu, QUASAR Research Group, FCT/UNL, Portugal
Arie van Deursen, Delft University of Technology, The Netherlands
Pontus Johnson, KTH - Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden
Christos Makris, University of Patras, Greece
Markus Pizka, itestra GmbH, Germany
Pedro Sampaio, University of Manchester, UK
Christos Tjortjis, University of Manchester, UK
Athanasios Tsakalidis, University of Patras, Greece
Joost Visser, Software Improvement Group, The Netherlands
Apostolos Zarras, University of Ioannina, Greece


For more information please contact:
J. Visser (Worskhop Chair) email: j.visser@sig.nl, or
C. Makris, (Programme Chair) email: makri@ceid.upatras.gr