ICSE Shanghai 2006

28th International Conference on Software Engineering

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Conference: May 20-28, 2006 | Main Program: May 24-26, 2006 | Co-located Events / Workshops / Tutorials: May 20-24 & 27-28, 2006
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ICSE Workshops provide a forum for groups of participants to exchange opinions, advance ideas, and discuss preliminary results on focused research topics.

Important Dates

  • WORKSHOP PROPOSALS DUE : 6 October 2005
  • NOTIFICATION OF ACCEPTANCE: 14 November 2005 (Accepted Workshops)


  • Submissions are CLOSED.


  • Frances Paulisch, Siemens AG, Frances.Paulisch@siemens.com


Workshops may be either one, one and a half, or two days long, and may be held before or after the main conference. Prospective workshop organizers must clearly specify the desired length of their workshop. In addition, they may indicate in their workshop proposals any scheduling preferences they have, but the acceptance of a workshop proposal does not guarantee that the requested dates/times will be accommodated. We assume that submission of a workshop proposal indicates that the prospective workshop organizers are available to run the workshop on any of the days that ICSE 2006 has scheduled for workshops. Scheduling and other constraints might in some cases also require that the intended workshop duration be shortened. Furthermore, workshops may be open or closed and this should also be stated
in the proposal. Finally, it is also a requirement that the workshop organizer is also responsible for producing a budget for the workshop based on a registration fee, the expected number of attendees, etc.

Review and Evaluation Criteria

Workshop proposals will be reviewed by the ICSE 2006 Workshop Committee.

Acceptance will be based on:

  • An evaluation of the workshop's potential to advance the state of software engineering research and/or practice;
  • The timeliness and expected interest in the topic;
  • The organizer's ability to lead a successful workshop;
  • The need of ICSE 2006 to achieve balance and synergy in its workshop and other event offerings.

Submission Structure

Workshop proposals should be submitted electronically in Adobe Portable Document Format (PDF). Proposals must not exceed three pages in length and use a minimum 10 point font.

The proposal must include the following:

  • full contact information for the principal organizer;
  • the desired length of the workshop (one, one and a half, or two days)
  • a one-page outline of the theme and goals of the workshop;
  • a short statement discussing the relevance of the workshop to the field of software engineering;
  • the desired minimum and maximum number of workshop participants - please also state and justify the expected number of participants (to help determine whether the workshop is also financially feasible);
  • the participant solicitation and selection process (also whether open/closed);
  • a brief description of each organizer's background, including relevant past experience in organizing workshops and contact information;
  • a preliminary version of the call for workshop papers that the workshop organizers intend to use;
  • a list of (proposed and already committed) program committee members;
  • desired workshop date(s), and any additional scheduling constraints;
  • requested equipment, room capacity and organization, and any other logistic constraints.


Accepted workshops must adhere to the common deadlines listed for submission of workshop papers, notification of acceptance of workshop papers, and preparation of the workshop proceedings.

Workshop organizers must limit the length of any requested workshop papers to seven (7) pages and must follow the ICSE 2006 Format and Submission Guidelines. Each accepted workshop should additionally provide a two (2) page summary in the conference proceedings. This summary must also conform to the ICSE 2006 Format and Submission Guidelines.

Workshop organizers are responsible for producing two items:

1. An informal proceedings, which will be made electronically available by ICSE 2006 before the workshop so participants can download the papers.

2. A set of files, prepared specifically for inclusion of the papers in the ACM Digital Library (instructions to follow upon workshop acceptance).


ICSE 2006 will not pay for registration, travel, or other arrangements for workshop organizers or any of their invited guests. All participants, including workshop organizers, must register for the workshop.

Committee Members

  • Frances Paulisch (chair), Siemens AG, Munich (Germany)
  • Mikio Aoyama, Nanzan University (Japan)
  • Zhou Bosheng, Beihang University (China)
  • Krzysztof Czarnecki, University of Waterloo (Canada)
  • Christopher Gill, Washington University, St. Louis (USA)
  • Tie-Yan Liu, Microsoft Research (China)
  • Bernhard Rumpe, Technical University Braunschweig (Germany)
  • Walt Scacchi, University of California, Irvine (USA)
  • Eric Wong, University of Texas, Dallas (USA)
  • Lizhu Zhou, Tsinghua University (China)
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