ICIS2021-Summer Special Sessions

Special Session 1: Quality Engineering

Topics

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

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)

Important Dates

Special session proposal due (to PC chair): February 4th, 2021

Selected papers (to PC chair): March 26th, 2021

Acceptance notification: April 12th, 2021

Camera-Ready Papers & Pre-Registration: April 26th, 2021

 

Special Session 2: Empirical Software Engineering

Topics

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 about empirical 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

Organizer

Jianxin Ge (Hebei Software Test Center, China, gejianxin3@outlook.com)

Important Dates

Special session proposal due (to PC chair): February 4th, 2021

Selected papers (to PC chair): March 26th, 2021

Acceptance notification: April 12th, 2021

Camera-Ready Papers & Pre-Registration: April 26th, 2021

 

Special Session 3: Industrial Application Software

Topics

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

Organizers

Yangyang Zhang (China Electronic Standardization Institute (CESI), China, zhangyy@cesi.cn)

Wenyuan Zhang (China Electronic Standardization Institute (CESI), China, zhangwy@cesi.cn)

Important Dates

Special session proposal due (to PC chair): February 4th, 2021

Selected papers (to PC chair): March 26th, 2021

Acceptance notification: April 12th, 2021

Camera-Ready Papers & Pre-Registration: April 26th, 2021