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ASE 2021
Sun 14 - Sat 20 November 2021 Australia

Workshops at ASE provide an opportunity for exchanging views, advancing ideas, and discussing preliminary results on topics related to Automated Software Engineering. Workshops can also serve as platforms to nurture new scientific communities. Workshops should not be seen as an alternative forum for presenting full research papers.

Workshop Workshop Date Call for Paper
Fifth International Workshop on Refactoring TBD IWoR 2021
Organizers: Mohamed Wiem Mkaouer (Rochester Institute of Technology), and Marouane Kessentini (University of Michigan)
The main goal of this community-building workshop is to offer a forum to exchange experiences and ideas related to refactoring, program and model transformation during the development, maintenance and evolution of software systems. Accordingly, we will organize an interactive event where we will invite submissions from academia and industry about topics that comprise software refactoring approaches, tools, benchmarks, industrial experiences and best practices, empirical studies and lessons learned in refactoring
2nd International Workshop on Software Engineering Automation: A Natural Language Prospective 19 Nov NLP-SEA 2021
Organizers: Mehrdad Saadatmand (Research Institutes of Sweden Vasteras, Sweden), Sajid Anwar (Institute of Management Sciences, Pakistan), Imran Razzak (Deakin University Australia), Muhammad Ramzan (Saudi Electronics University Riyadh, Saudi Arab), Abdul Rauf (Independent Researcher)
The international workshop on Software Engineering Automation: A Natural Language Prospective (NLP-SEA) aims at bringing together international researchers and practitioners in the fields of automated software engineering and natural language processing to present and discuss applications, experiences and emerging advanced techniques. To this end, we will welcome original articles on every aspect related to application of NLP in Automated SE or Application of SE techniques for NLP. Workshop aims at the contributions having scientific novelty as well as to foster discussion and networking
the First International Workshop on Automated Software Engineering for Computer Games 15 Nov ASE4Games 2021
Organizers: Kendra M. L. Cooper (Independent Researcher), Yann-Gaël Guéhéneu (Concordia University), Fabio Petrillo (Univesité du Québec à Chicoutimi), Cristiano Politowski (Concordia University)
The theme for the First International Workshop on Automated Software Engineering for Games (ASE421) is to share innovative research contributions on automated software engineering methods that address the numerous grand challenges currently facing game development (entertainment games, serious games, and gamified applications). This theme makes the proposed workshop very well suited as a co-located ASE 2021 conference event; it is strongly aligned with the core focus of the main conference.
The 8th International Workshop on Realizing Artificial Intelligence Synergies in Software Engineering 15 Nov RAISE 2021
Organizers: Aldeida Aleti (Monash University), Shin Yoo (Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology), Burak Turhan (Oulu, Finland) , Leandro L. Minku (University of Birmingham), Andriy Miranskyy (Ryerson University, Toronto, Canada), Cetin Mericli (Locomation)
RAISE’21 will explore not only the application of AI techniques to SE problems but also the application of SE techniques to AI problems. Participants will be asked to provide contributions from one or more of the following perspectives to address the question above: (1) Improving SE through AI, (2) Applying AI to SE activities, (3) Deployed applications of AI for SE or SE for AI. (4) SE for AI. RAISE is a workshop series that responds to the recent unprecedented levels of interest in AI+SE. RAISE’19 at ICSE’19 had 65 registered participants, 14 submissions, and 8 excellent papers; it was the 5th biggest workshop at ICSE 2019.
The 4th International Workshop on Advances in Mobile App Analysis 15 Nov A-Mobile 2021
Organizers: Guozhu Meng (Institute of Information Engineering, Chinese Academy of Sciences), Xiao Chen (Monash University), Ting Su (East China Normal University), Jacques Klein (University of Luxembourg), Sam Malek (University of California, Irvine)
A-Mobile aims to create an active, initiative and sustainable forum for mobile researchers and practitioners. The participants are encouraged to exchange their thoughts, present automated approaches and technologies in the field of mobile app analysis, including security analysis (e.g., malware detection, vulnerability discovery, and reverse engineering), performance analysis, compatibility analysis, privacy analysis (e.g., data protection and code protection), and plagiarism detection (as detailed in Section VII), etc.
2nd International Workshop on Sustainable Software Engineering 19 Nov SUSTAINSE
Organizers: Vikrant Kaulgud (Accenture Labs), Vibhu Saujanya Sharma (Accenture Labs, Sanjay Podder (Accenture)
The goal of the workshop is to bring together software engineering researchers and industry practitioners on a common platform to exchange views on sustainable software engineering and define a manifesto for future research in the field. The workshop will focus on the key challenges in weaving ‘sustainability’ as a design consideration in software engineering and explore the novel automated software engineering techniques for building and running sustainable software systems. There are several concerns related measurement and metrics related to different sustainability concerns, design and code anti-patterns, automatic refactoring of code for sustainability, using AI to create DevOps advisory for achieving sustainable software goals etc., that we would explore via the workshop
International Workshop on Automated Support to Improve Code Readability 15 Nov AeSIR 2021
Organizers: Felipe Ebert (Eindhoven University of Technology), Fernanda Madeiral (KTH Royal Institute of Technology), Simone Scalabrino (University of Molise), Fernando Castor (UFPE), Rocco Oliveto (University of Molise)
This workshop aims at bringing together new ideas of tools and techniques to automatically make code more readable and legible, by (i) considering the activities that motivated developers to read code in the first place; and (ii) exploring techniques, tools, application contexts, and data sources in new and exciting ways. The great maturity that the area of Software Engineering has achieved means that we now understand the activities that developers perform very well and can tailor approaches to improve code readability and legibility so as to support them in a seamless and efficient manner. Thus, this workshop can stimulate interesting discussions that can lead to the identification of new research directions in the area of automated software engineering
The Second International Workshop on Human-Centric Software Engineering and Cyber Security 15 Nov HCSE&CS-2021
Organizers: Mohan Baruwal Chhetri (Data61 CSIRO Australia), Xiao Liu (Deakin University, Marthie Grobler (Data61 CSIRO Australia, Thuong Hoang (School of Information Technology, Deakin University, Karen Renaud (University of Strathclyde), Jennifer McIntosh (Monash University)
The 2nd International Workshop on Human-Centric Software Engineering and Cyber Security will continue its aim to bring together researchers and practitioners to continue the discussion on fundamentally new ways to systematically capture and use humancentric software requirements during software development and verify that systems meet these requirements. At present, there are major issues with misaligned software applications related to human factors, such as accessibility, usability, emotions, personality, age, gender, and culture. This workshop serves as the ideal venue to share research ideas and outcomes on requirements, enhanced theory, models, tools and capability for next-generation human-centric software engineering aiming to achieve significant benefits of greatly improved software quality and user experience, developer productivity and cost savings.

About ASE Workshops

Workshops at ASE provide an opportunity for exchanging views, advancing ideas, and discussing preliminary results on topics related to Automated Software Engineering. Workshops can also serve as platforms to nurture new scientific communities. Workshops should not be seen as an alternative forum for presenting full research papers.

Call for Workshop Proposals

ASE 2021 is soliciting proposals for workshops to be held in conjunction with the main conference. The workshops will be co-located with the conference and take place on Monday September 21, 2021 or Friday September 25, 2021. The organizers will decide the exact day after the proposals have been reviewed and accepted. Only one-day workshops can be accepted.

Workshop registration will be waived for one keynote speaker per workshop.

Proposals for organizing workshops should be written in English, limited to 4 pages (following the formatting guidelines for the main track), and submitted electronically through the ASE 2021 HotCRP submission site.

All submissions must be in PDF format and conform, at time of submission, to the IEEE Conference Proceedings Formatting Guidelines (title in 24pt font and full text in 10pt type, LaTeX users must use \documentclass[10pt,conference]{IEEEtran} without including the compsoc or compsocconf option).

Workshop proposals should include the following information:

  • Theme and goals of the workshop including its relevance to the field of Automated Software Engineering.

  • Targeted audience and the expected number of participants (minimum and maximum).

  • Workshop format (e.g., paper presentations, breakout sessions, panel-like discussions, combination of formats).

  • The equipment, room capacity, and any other resource necessary for the organization of the workshop.

  • Publicity strategy, participant solicitation and selection process that will be used by the workshop organizers to promote the workshop.

  • Brief description of the organizer’s background, including relevant past experience on organizing workshops and contact information.

  • Initial version of the call for papers that the workshop organizers intend to use (max. 1page)

  • Workshop duration and any other scheduling constraints.

Note that the workshop co-chairs will consider the scheduling constraints specified by the organizers, but the acceptance of a workshop proposal does not guarantee adherence to the requested date/time. The workshop co-chairs will assume that workshop proposers will be able to run a workshop on the dates that ASE 2021 has reserved for workshops.

Workshop proposals will be reviewed by the ASE 2021 workshop co-chairs. Acceptance will be based on an evaluation of the workshop’s potential for generating useful results, the timeliness and expected interest in the topic, the organizer’s ability to lead a successful workshop and the potential for attracting a sufficient number of participants. Accepted workshops must adhere to the common deadlines that will be listed for submissions of papers, acceptance of papers and preparation of proceedings