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[PVS] CfP workshop on exception handling @ ICSE 2012



5th Workshop on Exception Handling
Call for Papers
June 9, 2012
Zurich, Switzerland 
www.les.inf.puc-rio.br/opus/weh2012/
in conjunction with ICSE 2012 
http://www.icse2012.org 

Following the success of previous workshops held 
in 2000, 2003, 2005, 2008, this workshop will provide a forum for 
presenting and discussing research on exception handling and fault 
tolerance in all area of software development and use. The workshop 
aims at covering the whole software life cycle, methodological as well 
as technical issues, modelling techniques or linguistic mechanisms. 
In particular, we will be interested in discussing a number of research 
open questions.

The workshop is intended to cover a wide range of 
topics, from theoretical foundations to and empirical software engineering 
studies of exception handling techniques. Topics of interest include 
the following (but not limited to):

- Exceptions in software processes
- Exceptions in the software life-cycle: requirements engineering, 
specifications, architectural design, modelling and programming, 
predictive models, model transformation, verification, debugging, 
testing, documentation, refactoring, variability management, static 
analysis, metrics, quality models, etc
- Exception handling for and with new software artefacts (e.g. aspects, 
components, features, services, etc)
- Exception handling in today’s applications (distributed, ubiquitous, 
ambient, web-based, cloud, etc)
- Exception handling and software fault tolerance
- Empirical studies of exception handling
- Recommender systems for exception handling code
- Design patterns and anti-patterns, architectural styles, and good 
programming practice.

Authors are requested to submit a position paper in 
the PDF format. We invite
- traditional position papers (5-7 pages in the Springer LNCS format) 
- short position papers (1-2 pages in the Springer LNCS format). 

Papers should describe innovative and ongoing works, thoughts, lessons 
learned, or points of view with respect to one or more workshop topics. 
Moreover we especially encourage authors to present their experience 
and/or novel ideas on how to provide a modern software engineering 
treatment of exception handling (shorter format). The papers chosen for 
presentation will offer different or novel perspectives on the workshop 
topics and they must have a high potential for generating issues that will 
stimulate the discussions. Papers will be refereed by at least three reviewers.

The EasyChair submission site will be open in mid January 2012. 
The information will appear on the workshop web site.

Important dates:
17 February 2012 - Workshop paper submissions due
19 March 2012 - Notification of workshop paper authors
29 March 2012 - Submissions of camera-ready papers

Workshop chairs:
Christophe Dony, Montpellier-II University, France
Alessandro Garcia, PUC-Rio, Brazil
Joerg Kienzle, McGill University, Canada
Alexander Romanovsky, Newcastle University, UK

Workshop PC (to be extended):
William Bail, Mitre, USA 
Dan Berry, University of Waterloo, Canada 
Peter A. Buhr, University of Waterloo, Canada
Nelio Cacho, Federal Univ. of Rio Grande do Norte, Brazil 
Fernando Castor Filho, Federal Univ. of Pernambuco, Brazil 
Charles Consel, INRIA, France 
Sebastian Elbaum, Univ. Nebraska-Lincoln, USA
Jean-Charles Fabre, LAAS-CNRS, France 
Phil Koopman, Carnegie-Mellon University, USA 
Axel van Lamsweerde, Univ. Cat. Louvain, Belgium 
Paulo Marques, University of Coimbra, Portugal
Leon J. Osterweil, University of Massachusetts, USA
Cecilia Rubira, University of Campinas, Brazil 
Francois Taiani, Lancaster University, UK 
Anand Tripathi, University of Minneapolis, USA 
Elena Troubitsyna, Aabo Akademi, Finland 

Organisation committee:
Christophe Dony, Montpellier-II University, France 
Alessandro Garcia, PUC-Rio, Brazil 
Jörg Kienzle, McGill University, Canada 
Alexander Romanovsky, Newcastle University, UK 
Eiji Adachi Barbosa, PUC-Rio, Brazil