Call For Papers: Int'l Conf. on Software Engineering Research and Practice (SERP'11), USA, July 18-21, 2011

From: A. M. G. Solo <>
Date: Sat, 26 Feb 2011 07:56:58 -0800 (PST)
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Dear colleagues:
Please share the appended announcement with those who may be interested.
Thank you - Steering Committee, SERP
                       CALL  FOR  PAPERS
              Call For Workshop/Session Proposals
         The 2011 International Conference on Software
               Engineering Research and Practice

      Date and Location: July 18-21, 2011, Las Vegas, USA

You are invited to submit a full paper for consideration. All accepted papers will be published in the SERP conference proceedings (in printed
book form; later, the proceedings will also be accessible online) - the
proceedings will be indexed in Inspec / IET / The Institute for Engineering & Technology, DBLP / Computer Science Bibliography, and others. Those interested in proposing workshops/sessions, should refer to the relevant sections that appear below.

The main keynote lecture will be delivered by Prof. David Lorge Parnas
(Fellow of IEEE, ACM, RSC, CAE, GI; MRIA); there will also be 8 other
distinguished speakers, 12 planned tutorials and panel discussions as well as about 70 research paper presentations.

SCOPE: Topics of interest include, but are not limited to, the following:

O Software architectures
O Software design and design patterns
O Architectural analysis, verifications and validation methods O Quality oriented software architecture (design and Support) O Software reliability, safety critical systems and security methods O Software reuse and component engineering O UML/MDA and AADL
O Object oriented technology (design and analysis) O Software metrics
O Reverse and architectural recovery methods O Domain specific software engineering
O Aerospace software and system engineering O Software engineering methodologies
O Survivable systems
O Engineering of safety/mission critical systems O Software testing, evaluation and analysis technologies O Workflow - Computer Supported Cooperative Work (CSCW) O Project management issues
O Distributed and parallel systems
O Legal issues and standards
O Automated software design
O Real-time embedded software engineering O Automated software design and synthesis O Software security engineering
O Theoretic approaches (formal methods, graph, ...) O Software, domain modeling and meta-modeling O Model driven engineering
O Software maintenance
O Reflection and metadata methodologies O AI approaches to software engineering O Component based software engineering
O Software engineering standards and guidelines O Reports on intelligent CASE tools and eclipse plugins issues O Multimedia in software engineering
O Usability engineering
O Novel software tools and environments O Pervasive software engineering
O Requirement engineering and processes O Critical and embedded software design O Service oriented software architecture O Software cost estimation
O Web engineering and web-based applications O Human computer interaction and usability engineering O Model based software engineering
O Aspect oriented software engineering
O Agent oriented software engineering
O Programming languages and compilers
O Education and law
O Case studies and emerging technologies

To see the DBLP list of accepted papers of SERP 2010, go to: The main web site of SERP'11 can be accessed via:


March 10, 2011:    Submission of papers (about 5 to 7 pages)
April 03, 2011:    Notification of acceptance (+/- two days)
April 24, 2011:    Final papers + Copyright/Consent + Registration
July 18-21, 2011:  The 2011 International Conference on Software
                   Engineering Research and Practice (SERP'11)

ACADEMIC CO-SPONSORS: Currently being prepared - The Academic sponsors of the last offering of SERP (2010) included research labs and centers affiliated with (a partial list): University of California, Berkeley; University of Southern California; University of Texas at Austin; Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts; Georgia Institute of Technology, Georgia; Emory University, Georgia; University of Minnesota; University of Iowa; University of North Dakota; NDSU-CIIT Green Computing & Comm. Lab.; University of Siegen, Germany; UMIT, Austria; SECLAB (University of Naples Federico II + University of Naples Parthenope + Second University of Naples, Italy); National Institute for Health Research; World Academy of Biomedical Sciences and Technologies; Russian Academy of Sciences, Russia; International Society of Intelligent Biological Medicine (ISIBM4042); The International
Council on Medical and Care Compunetics; Eastern Virginia Medical School & the American College of Surgeons, USA.

SUBMISSION OF PAPERS: Prospective authors are invited to submit their papers by uploading them to the evaluation web site at: Submissions must be uploaded by March 10, 2011 and they must be in either MS doc (but not docx) or pdf formats (about 5 to 7 pages - single space, font size of 10 to 12). All reasonable typesetting formats are acceptable (later, the authors of accepted papers will be asked to follow a particular typesetting format to prepare their final papers for publication.) Papers must not have been previously published or currently submitted for publication elsewhere.
The first page of the paper should include: title of the paper, name, affiliation, postal address, and email address for each author. The first page should also identify the name of the Contact Author and a maximum of 5 topical keywords that would best represent the content of the paper. Finally, the name of the conference (ie, SERP) that the paper is being submitted for consideration must be stated on the first page.

The length of the final/Camera-Ready papers (if accepted) will be limited to 7 (two-column IEEE style) pages.

Each paper will be peer-reviewed by two experts in the field for originality, significance, clarity, impact, and soundness. In cases of contradictory recommendations, a member of the conference program committee will be charged to make the final decision
(accept/reject) - often, this would involve seeking help from
additional referees by using a double-blinded review process. In addition, all papers whose authors included a member of the conference program committee will be evaluated using the double-blinded review process. (Essay/philosophical papers will not be refereed but may be considered for discussion/panels).

All proceedings of WORLDCOMP will be published and indexed in: Inspec / IET / The Institute for Engineering & Technology, DBLP / CS Bibliography, and others. The printed proceedings will be available for distribution on site at the conference.

In addition to the publication of the proceedings, selected authors will be invited to submit extended versions of their papers for publication in a number of research books being proposed/contracted with various publishers (such as, Springer, Elsevier, ...) - these books would be composed after the conference. Also, many chairs of sessions and workshops will be forming journal special issues to be published after the conference.

MEMBERS OF PROGRAM AND ORGANIZING COMMITTEES: The members of the Steering Committee of The 2010 congress included: Dr. Selim Aissi (Chief Strategist, Intel Corporation, USA); Prof. Hamid Arabnia (ISIBM Fellow & Professor, University of Georgia; Associate Editor, IEEE Transactions on Information Technology in Biomedicine; Editor-in-Chief, Journal of Supercomputing, Springer; Advisory Board, IEEE TC on Scalable Computing); Prof. Ruzena Bajcsy
(Member, National Academy of Engineering, IEEE Fellow, ACM Fellow,
Professor; University of California, Berkeley, USA); Prof. Hyunseung Choo (ITRC Director of Ministry of Information & Communication; Director, ITRC; Director, Korea Information Processing Society; Assoc. Editor, ACM Transactions on Internet Technology; Professor, Sungkyunkwan University, Korea); Prof. Winston Wai-Chi Fang (IEEE Fellow, TSMC Distinguished Chair Professor, National ChiaoTung University, Hsinchu, Taiwan, ROC); Prof. Andy Marsh (Director HoIP, Secretary-General WABT; Vice-president ICET and ICMCC, Visiting Professor, University of Westminster, UK); Dr. Hassan Reza
(SERP Co-Chair, UND Aerospace, U. of North Dakota); Dr. Rahman
Tashakkori (Director, S-STEM NSF Supported Scholarship Program and NSF Supported AUAS, Appalachian State U., USA); Prof. Layne T. Watson
(IEEE Fellow, NIA Fellow, ISIBM Fellow, Fellow of The National
Institute of Aerospace, Virginia Polytechnic Institute & State University, USA); and Prof. Lotfi A. Zadeh (Member, National Academy of Engineering; IEEE Fellow, ACM Fellow, AAAS Fellow, AAAI Fellow, IFSA Fellow; Director, BISC; Professor, University of California, Berkeley, USA). The list of Program Committee of SERP 2010 appears at:

The SERP 2011 program committee is currently being compiled. Many who have already joined the committee are renowned leaders, scholars, researchers, scientists and practitioners of the highest ranks; many are directors of research labs., members of National Academy of Engineering, fellows of various societies, heads/chairs of departments, program directors of research funding agencies, deans and provosts as well as members of chapters of World Academy of Science.

Program Committee members are expected to have established a strong and documented research track record. Those interested in joining the Program Committee should email the following information for consideration/evaluation: Name, affiliation and position, complete mailing address, email address, a one-page biography that includes research expertise and the name of the conference (ie, SERP 2011) offering to help with.

GENERAL INFORMATION: SERP conference is an important track of a federated research conference. It is being held jointly (same location and dates) with a number of other research conferences (WORLDCOMP). WORLDCOMP is the largest annual gathering of researchers in computer science, computer engineering and applied computing. We anticipate to have 2,000 or more attendees from over 85 countries.

WORLDCOMP 2011 will be composed of research presentations, keynote lectures, invited presentations, tutorials, panel discussions, and poster presentations. In recent past, keynote/tutorial/panel speakers have included: Prof. David A. Patterson (pioneer/ architecture, U. of California, Berkeley), Dr. K. Eric Drexler
(known as Father of Nanotechnology), Prof. John H. Holland (known
as Father of Genetic Algorithms; U. of Michigan), Prof. Ian Foster
(known as Father of Grid Computing; U. of Chicago & ANL),
Prof. Ruzena Bajcsy (pioneer/VR, U. of California, Berkeley), Prof. Barry Vercoe (Founding member of MIT Media Lab, MIT), Dr. Jim Gettys (known as X-man, developer of X Window System, xhost; OLPC), Prof. John Koza (known as Father of Genetic Programming, Stanford U.), Prof. Brian D. Athey (NIH Program Director, U. of Michigan), Prof. Viktor K. Prasanna (pioneer, U. of Southern California), Dr. Jose L. Munoz (NSF Program Director and Consultant), Prof. Jun Liu (Broad Institute of MIT & Harvard U.), Prof. Lotfi A. Zadeh (Father of Fuzzy Logic), Dr. Firouz Naderi
(Head, NASA Mars Exploration Program/2000-2005 and Associate
Director, Project Formulation & Strategy, Jet Propulsion Lab, CalTech/NASA), and many other distinguished speakers. To get a feeling about the conferences' atmosphere, see the 2010 delegates photos available at:

An important mission of WORLDCOMP is "Providing a unique platform for a diverse community of constituents composed of scholars, researchers, developers, educators, and practitioners. The Congress makes concerted effort to reach out to participants affiliated with diverse entities (such as: universities, institutions, corporations, government agencies, and research centers/labs) from all over the world. The congress also attempts to connect participants from institutions that have teaching as their main mission with those who are affiliated with institutions that have research as their main mission. The congress uses a quota system to achieve its institution and geography diversity objectives."

One main goal of the congress is to assemble a spectrum of affiliated research conferences, workshops, and symposiums into a coordinated research meeting held in a common place at a common time. This model facilitates communication among researchers in different branches of computer science, computer engineering, and applied computing. The Congress also encourages multi-disciplinary and inter-disciplinary research initiatives; ie, facilitating increased opportunities for cross-fertilization across subdisciplines.

PROPOSAL FOR ORGANIZING SESSIONS/WORKSHOPS: Each session will have at least 6 paper presentations from different authors (12 papers in the case of workshops). The session chairs will be responsible for all aspects of their sessions; including, soliciting papers, reviewing, selecting, ... The names of session chairs will appear as Associate Editors in the conference proceedings and on the cover of the books.

Proposals to organize sessions should include the following information: name and address (+ email) of proposer, his/her biography, title of session, a 100-word description of the topic of the session, the name of the conference the session is submitted for consideration (ie, SERP), and a short description on how the session will be advertised (in most cases, session proposers solicit papers from colleagues and researchers whose work is known to the session proposer). email your session proposal to We would like to receive the session proposals as soon as possible.

Thanks to authors and speakers of last SERP congress and members of the editorial boards who informed us of the following good news: According to "Microsoft Academic Search" (a Microsoft initiative) the SERP conference is listed as worldwide "Top-ranked Conferences"
(based on various metrics but mainly based on the number of
You can access "Microsoft Academic Search" and specific information extracted from it (in reference to SERP from the link below: As of January 2011, the papers published in SERP proceedings have received over 870 citations (this data does not yet include the citations to papers published in 2010). Received on Sat Feb 26 2011 - 09:56:58 CST

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