Thursday, April 02, 2009

SoSEA 2009


The Second International Workshop on Social Software Engineering and
Applications (SoSEA 2009 in conjunction
with ESEC/FSE 2009 Amsterdam, The
Netherlands, August 24th 2009.

Intention to submit: May 15, 2009.
Paper submission (deadline): May 22, 2009.

Social software has emerged as one of the most exciting and important
phenomenon in today's software and business arena. With social software,
individuals can interact, share, and meet other individuals, presumably with
similar interests, forming large data, knowledge, and user bases. Social
software engineering, in turn, can be defined as the application of
processes, methods, and tools to enable community-driven creation,
management, deployment, and use of software in online environments.

The social software movement can be regarded as both a challenge and an
opportunity for software development. On the one hand, social software
itself brings its own kinds of challenges such as data sensitivity, content
legality, scalability, and performance. On the other hand, the social
software movement is apparently causing a fundamental change in the way
software engineering is practiced, benefiting from the technologies and
experiences gained from Web 2.0 and the expectations of the forthcoming Web
3.0. In the near future, various forms of social software development will
become a reality. Examples include software mashups, intelligent
context-aware software downloads, and online cooperative CASE tools. Such a
cooperative model of software development would also meet the challenges of
contemporary software engineering such as outsourcing, cooperative software
engineering, and open source software.

The second edition will build on the success of SoSEA 2008 and discuss the
latest trends in the field of social software engineering. Focusing on
technology issues, the workshop will offer an opportunity for the
participants to share experiences and discuss challenges involved in
building and using social software. A special emphasis will be put the role
of social software concepts and technologies in shaping up future software
development. The workshop will also identify key research issues and
challenges that lie ahead.

We solicit two kinds of contributions: short position papers describing
particular challenges, experiences, or visions relevant to the scope of the
workshop (not to exceed 4 pages) and full research papers describing
original work in any aspect of social software engineering (not to exceed 8
pages). Articles should be novel, have not been published elsewhere, and are
not under review by another publication. Accepted papers will appear in the
ESEC/FSE proceedings which will be distributed on USB stick to all
participants and made available in the ACM digital library. Papers must
conform, at time of submission, to the ESEC/FSE 2009 Format and Submission
Guidelines. Submission instructions are available at:

The workshop will concentrate on two main themes:
* engineering of social software applications;
* the use of social software in software development, exploiting models,
methodologies and technologies.

Workshop topics include (but are not limited to):
* requirements and challenges of building and using social software,
including concerns such as scalability, performance, security, sensitivity
and other legal issues; 
* organization and interaction schemes in social software;
* automated approaches, best practices, architectures, frameworks,
methodologies, technologies, tools, and environments for social software
* industrial involvement in social software: building, managing and
interfacing with communities, opening up software platforms, integrating
social software;
* building social software engineering communities: the role of companies,
research groups, governments, NGOs, and individuals; 
* social software engineering versus other forms of globalization such as
global software development, distributed software engineering, open source,
* experience reports and lessons on building social software and its use in
software development;
* evaluation of socialness of software;
* teaching social software.

Intention to submit: May 15, 2009

Paper submission (deadline): May 22, 2009

Acceptance notification: June 15, 2009

Final camera-ready: June 26, 2009

Imed Hammouda,
Tampere University of Technology

Filippo Lanubile,
University of Bari

Jan Bosch,
Intuit Inc.

Mehdi Jazayeri,
University of Lugano

Cesare Pautasso (University of Lugano, Switzerland), 

Fabio Calefato (University of Bari, Italy), 
Filippo Lanubile (University of Bari, Italy),
Francesco Lelli (University of Lugano, Switzerland), 
Jan Bosch (Intuit Inc., USA), 
Gabriela Avram (University of Limerick, Ireland), 
Imed Hammouda (Tampere University of Technology, Finland), 
Mehdi Jazayeri (University of Lugano, Switzerland), 
Mohamed Amine Chatti (RWTH Aachen University, Germany), 
Pekka Abrahamsson (University of Helsinki, Finland), 
Tommi Mikkonen (Tampere University of Technology, Finland)

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