ICSE Adds New Tracks, Takes Greener Approach
LOS ALAMITOS, Calif., 1 April, 2009 -- Early conference registration ends 11 April for the 31st International Conference on Software Engineering, set for 16-24 May, 2009 in Vancouver.
The annual gathering of software engineers will feature its traditionally strong research track. But several new tracks have been added. The two-day “Software Engineering in Practice” track, targeted for practitioners, will include keynote speeches by Construx Software CEO Steve McConnell and Andrew Brownsword, chief architect of Electronic Arts.
Brownsword will discuss the development process in the videogame industry. As a member of EA’s Black Box studio in Vancouver, Brownsword has been guiding the transition to the highly concurrent next-generation PlayStation3, XBox360 and PC platforms.
In his talk, McConnell, former editor in chief of IEEE Software magazine, will explain how the 10 most powerful ideas in software engineering form the foundation for effective software development. He will show how practices ranging from the waterfall model to extreme programming measure up, using the 10 key ideas to explain which software engineering practices will withstand the test of time, and which are fleeting trends.
During the fast-paced “New Ideas and Emerging Results” track, intended to provide a forum for getting early feedback on novel research ideas, authors will have 12 slides and less than six minutes total to present their work. The “Tools and Demos” track will provide longer presentations of both established and experimental tools.
ICSE organizers have tried to make this year’s conference “greener” in recognition of concerns over the acceleration of climate change. A conference session on “Software Engineering and the Planet” is intended to kickstart a discussion about the contributions that software engineering research can make to tackling the climate crisis. The session will begin with a summary of the latest lessons from climate science, and examples of existing software engineering research efforts applied to climate change. That will be followed by an open discussion to map out an agenda for action.
Among the other keynote speakers, Carlo Ghezzi, professor of software engineering in the Department of Electronics and Information of Politecnico di Milano and associate editor of the IEEE Transactions on Software Engineering, will reflect on 40 years of software engineering research through ICSE. Pamela Zave of AT&T Laboratories-Research, will discuss software engineering for the next Internet. Zave contends that it’s time for software engineers to design a hierarchy of composable, optional, functional overlays as the architecture of the next Internet as seen by applications.
A session will be held to highlight recent publications in the IEEE Transactions on Software Engineering and ACM Transactions on Software Engineering and Methodology. Both journals have a longstanding association with ICSE, linking the top journals with the premier conference in the area, publishing selected papers in special issues and offering contributors in the field the opportunity for publishing comprehensive archival versions of their work. This session will also emphasize the benefits of journal publication and include question-and-answer sessions chaired by the editors-in-chief.
Technical briefings will be held on software governance, green software engineering, and multi-core software engineering. Twenty-four workshops are planned on a variety of topics.
The conference will be collocated with:
- A tribute to Michael Jackson, with talks by John Cameron, Anthony Hall, Tony Hoare, Daniel Jackson, Cliff Jones, Axel van Lamsweerde, Bashar Nuseibeh, and Pamela Zave.
- The Sixth International Working Conference on Mining Software Repositories (MSR 2009)
- The 17th IEEE International Conference on Program Comprehension
- The ICSP 2009 - International Conference on Software Process
- The PROMISE ’09: 1st International Conference on Predictor Models in Software Engineering
- Software Engineering Research and Innovation in India
To register online, go to https://server2.regmaster3.com/conf/ICSE09/register.php. Or for more information, visit http://www.cs.uoregon.edu/events/icse2009/.
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