ICIS 2020 Special Sessions

Special Session 1: Empirical Software Engineering

Session organizers:Hebei Software Test Center

In the past two decades, empirical research has gradually played an important role in the research of software engineering, namely empirical software engineering.Empirical studies usually involve the collection and analysis of data and experience that can be used to characterize, evaluate and reveal relationships between software development deliverables, practices, and technologies. Over time, it is expected that such empirical results will form a body of knowledge leading to widely accepted and well-formed theories. This session will cover a broad set of research topics aboutempirical software engineering, including but not limited to the following:

  • Application of empirical research in software engineering
  • Methods and techniques of software metrics & test
  • Empirical research of software processes and products
  • Software model based on empirical research
  • Research on software reliability model
  • Empirical software engineering research framework
  • Software prediction models and metrics
  • Empirical Research and Software Engineering Process Improvement
  • Evidence-based software engineering
  • Mining data from software repositories

Important dates for special sessions

Special session proposal due (to PC chair): April 10, 2020
Selected papers (to PC chair): August 17, 2020
Acceptance notification: August 27, 2020
Camera-Ready Papers & Pre-Registration: September 18, 2020

Submit to ICIS 2020 special session organizer Jianxin Ge by e-mail (gejianxin3@outlook.com)

 

Special Session 2: Industrial Application Software

Session organizers:China Electronic Standardization Institute (CESI)

Different from industrial basic software, industrial application software focuses on business logic in specific industrial scenarios, which is a product of combining industrial technology and ICT technology. With the rapidly development of Industrial Internet, Internet of things, Intelligent manufacturing, etc., industrial application software research will attract more attention. This session will cover a broad set of research topics about industrial application software , including but not limited to the following:

  • Engineering methods and techniques of industrial application software
  • Testing and validation methods and techniques of industrial application software
  • Current information technology application study in industrial application software
  • Industrial micro-service framework
  • Model-based software and system engineering
  • Software product line engineering
  • Quality and performing study on industrial application software
  • Interface and connectivity study on industrial application software
  • Best practice of industrial application software and industrial Internet platform
  • Standardization on industrial application software and industrial Internet platform

Important dates for special sessions

Special session proposal due (to PC chair): April 10, 2020
Selected papers (to PC chair): August 17, 2020
Acceptance notification: August 27, 2020
Camera-Ready Papers & Pre-Registration: September 18, 2020

Submit to ICIS 2020 special session organizer Xiaojian Liu by e-mail (liuxj@cesi.cn)

Special Session 3: Combinatorial Testing Prioritization

Session organizers: College of computer and information engineering of Xiamen university of technology (XMUT)

Combinatorial Testing (CT) is a popular testing method to detect software failures triggered by parameters and their interactions. In the past thirty years, the researches on CT  have contributed a wide variety of theories and techniques. However, there are also challenges in CT that ask for new and creative solutions. With the rapidly application of continuous integration software development, the more theories and techniques about CT prioritization will attract attention. This session will cover a broad set of research topics about combinatorial testing prioritization, including but not limited to the following:

  • Test suite generation based on combinatorial testing prioritization
  • Research on combinatorial testing switching cost
  • Research on the optima testing order of combinatorial testing
  • Combinatorial testing prioritization under different test scenarios
  • Combinatorial testing prioritization cost model
  • Test suite management based on combinatorial testing
  • Combinatorial testing prioritization under the application of big data
  • Combinatorial testing prioritization based on AI software
  • Combinatorial testing suite selection and reduction
  • Application of combinatorial testing prioritization

Important dates for special sessions

Special session proposal due (to PC chair): April 10, 2020
Selected papers (to PC chair): August 17, 2020
Acceptance notification: August 27, 2020
Camera-Ready Papers & Pre-Registration: September 18, 2020

Submit to ICIS 2020 special session organizer Junwen Lu by e-mail (steerc@163.com)

Special Session 4: Special Session on Quality Engineering

Session organizers:

Tsuyoshi Nakajima (Shibaura Institute of Technology, Japan, tsnaka@shibaura-it.ac.jp)

Toshihiro Komiyama (NEC Corporation, Japan,t-komiyama@bk.jp.nec.com)

Muhammad Ovais Ahmad (Karlstad University, Sweden, Ovais.Ahmad@kau.se)

Information systems and ICT products are increasingly used to perform a wide variety of organizational functions and personal activities. The quality of these products and systems enable and impact various business, regulatory and information technology stakeholders including direct and indirect users, developers, maintainers, acquirers, independent evaluators, system integrators, implementers, operations engineers, architects, trainers, business owners, auditors, managers, and the society at large. High-quality information systems and ICT products are hence essential to provide value, and avoid potential negative consequences, for the stakeholders.

However, the current manner of developing the information systems and ICT products are drastically changed:

  • More agile based
  • More integration based (combination of services consumed and components)
  • Increase of importance of data
  • Unclear responsibility for its quality (laid in severalorganization)

These changes make quality engineering more and more complicated and important for the current ICT products and services.

This special session focuses on methods, techniques and tools for the quality engineering, to overcome such difficulties.  The intended research topics include:

  • Quality models and measures, and their application to various targets
  • Quality consideration on
    • system of systems,
    • emerging technologies such as AI, Big data, Blockchain, etc., and
    • new types of development processes such as Agile, DevOps, etc.
  • Quality engineering education

Important dates for special sessions Important dates for special sessions

Special session proposal due (to PC chair): April 10, 2020
Selected papers (to PC chair): August 17, 2020
Acceptance notification: August 27, 2020
Camera-Ready Papers & Pre-Registration: September 18, 2020

Submit to ICIS 2020 special session organizer Tsuyoshi Nakajima by e-mail (tsnaka@shibaura-it.ac.jp)

Special Session 5:  Special Session on Swarm Intelligent Systems

Session organizers :

Prof. Kailong Zhang, School of Computer Science and Technology, Northwestern Polytechnical University, Shaanxi Xi’an, 710129, Email: kl.zhang@nwpu.edu.cn

Prof. Zongtao Duan, School of Information Engineering, Chang’an University, Shaanxi Xi’an, 710064, Email: ztduan@chd.edu.cn

Prof. Yuan Yao, School of Computer Science and Technology, Northwestern Polytechnical University, Shaanxi Xi’an, 710129, Email: yaoyuan@nwpu.edu.cn

Abstract to review

As technologies about intelligence and pervasive networking have been becoming in reality, swarm intelligent systems, which is the normal form for many different application domains, such as Intelligent Vehicles in ITS, Automatic Production-Line, Aircraft Fleet, and so on, have raised more and more attentions, from the theoretical exploration to industrial practices. This session aims to bring together scientists, researchers, and industrial engineers to discuss and exchange the experimental and theoretical results, novel designs, work-in-progress and case studies on theories and design mechanisms for swarm intelligent systems. The topics of relevance for the special session papers include but not limited to the following:

  • Architecture design
  • Theories and methods for computation cooperation and behavior coordination
  • Pervasive networking technology (for specific domain)
  • Networked Cyber-Physical Intelligent System
  • Robotics and Applications (such as intelligent production line, satellite fleet, UAV cloud etc.)
  • Key Mechanisms for Internet of Things
  • Ambient Intelligence
  • Context-aware computing
  • Medical/Healthcare system
  • Smart building
  • Wearable system
  • Big data and Smart data
  • Intelligent Software Mechanism
  • Safety and security of intelligent systems
  • Modeling, design and verification methods

Important dates for special sessions

Special session proposal due (to PC chair): April 10, 2020

Selected papers (to PC chair): August 17, 2020

Acceptance notification: August 27, 2020

Camera-Ready Papers & Pre-Registration: September 18, 2020