IEEE CS International Conference on Software
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Call for Papers
June 12–13, 2012
Daniel Hotel, Herzlia, Israel or E-mail:

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Paper submission deadline extended until Friday 20 January

We are on the threshold of a major paradigm shift in the way we deploy and deliver software systems. Software delivery in the cloud and the pervasiveness of social networks and multimedia mobile services drive the demand for software technologies designed for massivescale, non-homogenous, continuously changing environments. To address these requirements, modern software systems should be agile and scalable in almost every aspect. At runtime, dynamically changing availability; adaptive use of resources; mining of huge data sets; and flawless execution are required. During development, agile methods; rapid and continuous deployment; and consumerization of IT are becoming increasingly important. SwSTE 2012 focuses on these trends and other topics in software engineering, technology, and science. It provides a unique opportunity for researchers, scientists, practitioners, and managers from Israel and abroad to meet and share their ideas, results, and experiences.


The two-day conference will include
  •    keynote talks, presented by well-known software professionals,
  •    focused track sessions, in which selected papers will be presented,
  •    state-of-the-art tutorials,
  •    a doctoral symposium, and
  •    industrial track sessions, presenting case studies.
A best paper award will be presented at the opening session of the conference.


Topics of interest:
The move to such massive-scale dynamic computing environments is changing software industry in multiple ways: new design and modeling methods are needed; testing of largescale, data-intensive environments becomes ever more complex; virtualization, new middleware technologies, and new security challenges are growing in importance; and resource optimization and parallelism techniques should be adapted to the needs of modern software systems, which include power-aware, green systems. While a paper on any topic relevant to software practice and research will be considered, special emphasis will be given to papers reporting new results in software engineering, agile methods, cloud computing, embedded software development, and ways of exploiting new computing paradigms and architectures.


Submissions and Participation:
Papers submitted to the conference should contain original contributions. SwSTE’12’s international program committee will select the papers to be presented. The SwSTE’12 conference proceedings will be published by the IEEE Computer Society and will be included at the IEEE Digital Library. Submitted papers must conform to the IEEE two-column conference style. See the required template at: .
Each paper is limited to ten pages. Papers are to be submitted electronically at: .


We look forward to your submissions and your participation.


"Extended Key Dates"

Refereed Research Papers

Full paper submission deadline: Januay 20, 2012
Author notification: March 1, 2012
Camera-ready copy due: April 1, 2012

Industrial track

Abstract submission deadline: February 1, 2012
Author notification: March 15, 2012

Doctoral symposium

Abstract submission deadline: March 1, 2012
Author notification: March 15, 2012

Organizing Committee

Ayal Itzokvitz, Oracle, General Chair
Leah Goldin, IEEE CS Israel & Golden Solutions, Organizing Chair
Moshe Salem, ILTAM, Publicity Chair
Daniel M. Berry, Univ. of Waterloo, Canada, Program Committee Co-Chair
Tsvika Kuflik, Univ. of Haifa, Israel, Program Committee Co-Chair

Steering Committee

Ayal Itzkovitz, Oracle, Chair
Orna Berry, Israel Center of Excellence, EMC corp.
Michael Rodeh, IBM Corporate Strategy
Amiram Yehudai, Tel Aviv Univ. Israel
Daniel M. Yellin, IBM Israel Software Lab.

Program Committee

Daniel M. Berry, University of Waterloo, Canada, Co-Chair
Tsvika Kuflik, University of Haifa, Israel, Co-Chair
- Paulo Alencar, University of Waterloo, CA
- Brian Berenbach, Siemens Corporate Research, US
- Lori Clarke, University of Massachusetts Amherst, US
- Dov Dori, Technion, IL
- Yael Dubinsky, IBM Research Lab in Haifa, IL
- Yishai Feldman, IBM Research Lab in Haifa, IL
- Anthony Finkelstein, University College London, UK
- Ariel Frank, Bar Ilan University, IL
- Daniel Galin, Ruppin academic center, IL
- Reuven Gallant, Jerusalem College of Technology, IL
- Carlo Ghezzi, Politecnico di Milano, IT
- Yossi Gil, Technion, IL
- Irit Hadar, University of Haifa, IL
- Shlomo Harlev, Tact Testware Ltd. IL
- Orit Hazzan, Technion, IL
- Michael Jackson, Consultant and Open University, UK
- Stefan Jähnichen, Fraunhofer First and TU Berlin, DE
- Erik Kamsties, Lübeck University of Applied Sciences, DE
- Eliezer Kantorowitz, Technion, IL
- Mika Katara, Tampere University of Technology, FI
- Shmuel Katz, Technion, IL
- Shai Koenig, Comverse, IL
- Jeffrey Kramer, Imperial College, London, UK
- Joseph Kudish, Systems & Software Engineering, IL
- Avi Mendelson, Microsoft, IL
- Luisa Mich, University of Trento, IT
- Leon Osterweil, University of Massachussetts, US
- Anna Perini, Bruno Kessler Foundation/IRST, IT
- Iris Reinhartz-Berger, University of Haifa, IL
- Victoria Sakhnini, Consultant and University of Waterloo, CA
- Uri J. Schild, Bar-Ilan University, IL
- Dafna Sheinwald, IBM Research Lab in Haifa, IL
- Peretz Shoval, Ben Gurion University of the Negev, IL
- Pnina Soffer, University of Haifa, IL
- Arnon Sturm, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, IL
- Angelo Susi, Bruno Kessler Foundation/IRST, IT
- Davor Svetinovic, Masdar Institute of S&T, UAE and MIT, US
- Amir Tomer, Kinneret College on the Sea of Galilee, IL
- Alexander Wolf, Imperial College London, UK
- Amiram Yehudai, Tel Aviv University, IL
- Andrea Zisman, City University London, UK
- Gabi Zodik, IBM Research Lab in Haifa, IL