- 4th International Workshop on Quantitative Approaches to Software Quality
Case Method for Computing Education (CMCE): A Strategy for Teaching Software Engineering
- TDA 2016: First International Workshop on Technical Debt Analytics
4th International Workshop on Quantitative Approaches to Software Quality
The workshop aims at gathering together researchers and practitioners to discuss experiences in the application of state of the art approaches to measure, assess and evaluate the quality of both software systems as well as software development processes in general and software test processes in particular. Software development organizations are always forced to develop software in the "right" quality. Hence, quality specification and quality assurance are crucial. Although there are lots of approaches to deal with quantitative quality aspects, it is still challenging to choose a suitable set of techniques that best fit to the specific project and organizations constraints. Even though approaches, methods, and techniques are known for quite some time now, little effort has been spent on the exchange on the real world problems with quantitative approaches. For example, only limited research has been devoted to empirically evaluate risks, efficiency or limitations of different testing techniques in industrial settings. Hence, one main goal of the workshop is to exchange experience, present new promising approaches and to discuss how to set up, organize, and maintain quantitative approaches to software quality.
Case Method for Computing Education (CMCE): A Strategy for Teaching Software Engineering CANCELLED
TDA 2016: First International Workshop on Technical Debt Analytics
Technical debt (TD) is a metaphor reflecting technical compromises that can yield short-term benefit but may hurt the long-term health of a software system. This metaphor has been initially concerned with software implementation (i.e., code smells), but it has been extended to software design and architecture (i.e., anti-patterns and architectural smells) as well as documentation, requirements, and testing. An open challenge in TD research is to translate TD threats into economic opportunities, so development teams can make a strong case to the business side to invest on paying off TD by increasing Technical Wealth (TW). For this, a comprehensive TD/TW theory (e.g., standardising ambiguous terms into a consistent vocabulary) is needed to formalise and consolidate relationships between the cost of TD and benefit of TW. We aim to gather practitioners and researchers working in this area, to share experiences, and concur on terminologies and evaluation guidelines to set the foundations for developing TD/TW theory. The scope of the workshop will include code and design-related TD/TW (e.g., Code Smells, Anti-patterns, Refactoring, Design Patterns), but we also welcome broader aspects that fall under the TD umbrella, encompassing architecture, requirements and testing aspects.