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SERP'13 The 2013 International Conference on Software Engineering Research and Practice

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             Paper Submission Deadline: March 18, 2013

                             SERP'13
               The 2013 International Conference on
            Software Engineering Research and Practice

                 July 22-25, 2013, Las Vegas, USA

You are invited to submit a full paper for consideration. All accepted
papers will be published in printed conference books/proceedings (ISBN)
and will also be made available online. The proceedings will be indexed
in science citation databases that track citation frequency/data for
each paper. Like prior years, extended versions of selected papers
(about 35%) will appear in journals and edited research books (publishers
include: Springer, Elsevier, BMC, and others).

In addition to the above, we have arranged two new book series; one with
Elsevier publishers (Transactions on Computer Science and Applied Computing)
and another with Springer publishers (Transactions of Computational Science
and Computational Intelligence). After the conference, a significant number
of authors of accepted papers of our congress, will be given the
opportunity to submit the extended version of their papers for publication
in these books. The web sites for the two book series will be made
available after the logistics are finalized between our committee and the
publishers (both book series projects have been approved.) We anticipate
having between 10 to 20 books a year in each of these book series projects.
Each book in each series will be subject to Elsevier and Springer science
indexing products (which includes: Scopus, Ei village, SCI, ...).

SERP'13 is composed of a number of tracks, including: tutorials, sessions,
workshops, posters, and panel discussions. The conference will be held
July 22-25, 2013, Las Vegas, USA.

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

O  Software architectures
O  UML/MDA and AADL
O  Software design and design patterns
O  Architectural analysis, verifications and validation methods
O  Quality oriented software architecture
O  Software reliability, safety critical systems and security methods
O  Software reuse and component engineering
O  Object oriented technology
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  Software testing, evaluation and analysis technologies
O  Workflow - Computer Supported Cooperative Work (CSCW)
O  Project management issues
O  Distributed and parallel systems
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 and evolution
O  Reflection and metadata methodologies
O  Component based software engineering
O  Software engineering standards and guidelines
O  Intelligent CASE tools and eclipse plugins issues
O  Multimedia and hypermedia software engineering
O  Enterprise software, middleware, and tools
O  Industry system experience and report
O  Service-centric software engineering
O  Service level agreements (drafting, negotiation, & management)
O  Nonlinear software engineering theory and practice
O  Runtime service management
O  Software engineering and semantic web
O  Program understanding methods
O  Tutoring, documentation systems
O  Software assurance
O  Software economics
O  Software product lines
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  Software engineering education and certification
O  Case studies and emerging technologies


IMPORTANT DATES:

March 18, 2013:    Submission of full papers (about 7 pages)
April 18, 2013:    Notification of acceptance (+/- two days)
May 5, 2013:       Final papers + Copyright + Registration
July 22-25, 2013:  The 2013 International Conference on Software
                  Engineering Research and Practice (SERP'13)


CO-SPONSORS:

Currently being prepared - The Academic Sponsors of the last offering of
SERP (2012) included research labs and centers affiliated with:
University of Minnesota, USA; Argonne National Laboratory, Illinois, USA;
George Mason University, Virginia, USA; Harvard University, Cambridge,
Massachusetts, USA; North Carolina A & T State University, USA;
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Massachusetts, USA;
Texas A&M University, USA; UMIT, Institute of Bioinformatics and
Translational Research, Austria; University of Iowa, USA; Russian
Academy of Sciences, Moscow, Russia; Medical Image HPC and Informatics
Lab, Iowa, USA; P3P8PCTD46264 and many others.
Sponsors At-Large included (corporate, associations, organizations):
Intel Corporation; Super Micro Computer, Inc., California, USA; Altera
Corporation; The International Council on Medical and Care Compunetics;
International Society of Intelligent Biological Medicine; US Chapter of
World Academy of Science; High Performance Computing for Nanotechnology;
Luna Innovations; World Academy of Biomedical Sciences and Technologies;
Manx Telecom; Computer Science Research, Education, and Applications
Press; HoIP Telecom; Hodges Health; Leading Knowledge; OMG; Science
Publications and others.


SUBMISSION OF REGULAR PAPERS:

Prospective authors are invited to submit their papers by uploading them
to the evaluation web site at:  http://world-comp.org .
Submissions must be uploaded by March 18, 2013 and must be in either
MS doc or pdf formats (about 7 pages including all figures, tables,
and references - 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. The name of the conference (ie, SERP) must also be
stated on the first page of the paper as well as a 100 to 150-word
abstract. 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 would be charged to make the final decision (accept/reject);
often, this would involve seeking help from additional referees.
Papers whose authors include 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).

The proceedings will be published in printed conference books (ISBN) and
will also be made available online. The proceedings will be indexed in
science citation databases that track citation frequency/data for each
published paper. Science citation databases include: Inspec / IET / The
Institute for Engineering & Technology; The French National Center for
Scientific Research, CNRS, INIST databases, PASCAL (accessable from
INIST, Datastar, Dialog, EBSCO, OVID, Questel.Orbit, Qwam, and STN
International); and others. Though, there is no guarantee that the
proceedings will also be included in SCI EI Compendex/Elsevier indexings;
in the past, the proceedings were included in these databases. Therefore,
we will also be sending the proceedings for indexing procedures to SCI EI
Compendex/Elsevier. The printed proceedings/books will be available for
distribution on site at the conference.

In addition to the above, we have arranged two new book series; one with
Elsevier publishers (Transactions on Computer Science and Applied Computing)
and another with Springer publishers (Transactions of Computational Science
and Computational Intelligence). After the conference, a significant number
of authors of accepted papers of our congress, will be given the
opportunity to submit the extended version of their papers for publication
in these books. We anticipate having between 10 to 20 books a year in each
of these book series projects. Each book in each series will be subject to
Elsevier and Springer science indexing products (which includes: Scopus,
Ei village, SCI, ...).

SUBMISSION OF POSTER PAPERS:

Poster papers can be 2 pages long. Authors are to follow the same
instructions that appear above (see, SUBMISSION OF REGULAR PAPERS) except
for the submission is limited to 2 pages. On the first page, the author
should state that "This paper is being submitted as a poster". Poster
papers (if accepted) will be published if and only the author of the
accepted paper wishes to do so.


MEMBERS OF PROGRAM AND ORGANIZING COMMITTEES:

Currently being finalized. The members of the Steering Committee of The
2012 Congress that SERP was (and will be) part of included: Dr. Selim
Aissi, (formerly: Chief Strategist - Security, Intel Corporation, USA)
Senior Business Leader & Chief Architect, Visa Corporation, USA; Prof.
Babak Akhgar, PhD, FBCS, CITP, Professor of Informatics, Sheffield
Hallam University, Sheffield, UK; Prof. Hamid R. Arabnia, Professor of
Computer Science, Elected Fellow of ISIBM, Editor-in-Chief of Journal
of Supercomputing (Springer), University of Georgia, USA; Prof. Kevin
Daimi, Professor of Computer Science, Director of Computer Science and
Software Engineering Programs, Department of Mathematics, Computer
Science and Software Engineering, University of Detroit Mercy, Detroit,
Michigan, USA; Prof. Gerry Vernon Dozier, Professor of Computer Science,
Chair of Department of Computer Science and Director of Center for
Advanced Studies in Identity Sciences, Center for Cyber Defense, North
Carolina A&T State University, North Carolina, USA; Dr. Michael R.
Grimaila, Associate Professor, Air Force Institute of Technology,
Systems Engineering, Fellow of ISSA, CISM, CISSP, IAM/IEM, Editorial
Board of ISSA Journal, Air Force Center of Cyberspace Research, Advisor
to the Prince of Wales Fellows & Prince Edward Fellows at MIT and
Harvard Universities and PC member of NATO Cooperative Cyber Defence
Centre of Excellence (CCD COE); Prof. Kun Chang Lee, Professor of MIS
and WCU Professor of Creativity Science, Business School and Department
of Interaction Science, Sungkyunkwan University, Seoul, South Korea;
Prof., Dr., Dr.h. Victor Malyshkin, Head of Supercomputer Software
Department (SSD), Institute of Computational Mathematics and
Mathematical Geophysics, Russian Academy of Sciences, Russia;
Prof. George Markowsky, Professor and Chair of Computer Science,
Associate Director of School of Computing and Information Science,
Chair of International Advisory Board of IEEE IDAACS and Director 2013
Northeast Collegiate Cyber Defense Competition, Chair Bangor Foreign
Policy Forum, Cooperating Professor of Mathematics & Statistics
Department UMaine, Cooperating Professor of School of Policy &
International Affairs UMaine, University of Maine, Orono, Maine, USA;
Prof. Andy Marsh, Director of HoIP, Director of HoIP Telecom, UK,
Secretary-General of WABT, Vice- president of ICET, Visiting Professor,
University of Westminster, UK; Prof. James J. (Jong Hyuk) Park,
Professor of Computer Science and Engineering, Seoul National
University of Science and Technology (SeoulTech), Korea, President of
KITCS, Presidentof FTRA, Editor-in-Chiefs of HCIS, JoC and IJITCC
Journals; Ashu M. G. Solo (Publicity Chair), Fellow of British
Computer Society, Principal R&D Engineer, Maverick Technologies
America; Prof. Sang C. Suh, Head and Professor of Computer Science,
Vice President, of Society for Design and Process Science (SDPS),
Director of Intelligent Cyberspace Engineering Lab (ICEL), Texas A&M
University, Com., Texas, USA; Prof. Layne T. Watson, IEEE Fellow,
NIA Fellow, ISIBM Fellow, Fellow of The National Institute of
Aerospace, Virginia Polytechnic Institute & State University,
Virginia, USA

GENERAL INFORMATION:

SERP is an international conference that serves researchers, scholars,
professionals, students, and academicians who are looking to both foster 
working relationships and gain access to the latest research results.
It is being held jointly (same location and dates) with a number of
other research conferences; namely, The 2013 World Congress in Computer
Science, Computer Engineering, and Applied Computing (WORLDCOMP). The
Congress is the largest annual gathering of researchers in computer
science, computer engineering and applied computing. We anticipate to
have 2,100 or more attendees from over 85 countries.

The 2013 Congress 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 (pioneer, 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; Director,
NASA's JPL Solar System Exploration), Prof. David Lorge Parnas (Fellow
of IEEE, ACM, RSC, CAE, GI; Dr.h.c.: ETH Zurich, Prof. Emeritus,
McMaster U. and U. of Limerick), Prof. Eugene H. Spafford (Executive
Director, CERIAS and Professor, Purdue University), Dr. Sandeep
Chatterjee (Vice President & Chief Technology Officer, SourceTrace
Systems, Inc.), Prof. Haym Hirsh (Rutgers University, New Jersey, USA
and former director of Division of Information and Intelligent Systems,
National Science Foundation, USA), Dr. Flavio Villanustre (Vice-
President, HPCC Systems), and many other distinguished speakers. To
get a feeling about the Congress's atmosphere, see the 2012 delegates

An important mission of the Congress 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 fields 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 sub-disciplines.

MEASURABLE SCIENTIFIC IMPACT OF CONGRESS:

As of December 2012, papers published in the Congress proceedings have
received over 27,000 citations (includes about 2,000 self-citations).
Citation data obtained from http://academic.research.microsoft.com/ .

CONTACT:

Inquiries should be sent to: sc@world-comp.org

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