Important Dates

Paper submissions
September 15, 2011

Acceptance notification
September 25, 2011
September 30, 2011

Camera-ready material
October 1, 2011

October 7, 2011

call for papers

Software Engineering aims at modelling, measuring, enhancing and implementing quality software development process and product in a rigorous way by means of requirements elicitation and analysis, system design and development, testing, and maintenance. Fast evolution of software tools, methods, and techniques as well as market demand require software engineers to be prompt in evaluating the performance, the quality and the suitability of software products and processes. This is particularly important for software for defence applications that needs to maintain high levels of security and robustness. Such software very often anticipate the needs in the civil environment.

There is a growing need for research that report and debate practical implications of Software Engineering in the defence environment. There is a need of software performance evaluation in the real settings through controlled experiments as well as case and field studies.

For this reason, we welcome original contributions on new Software Engineering models, approaches, methods, and tools and their evaluation as well as business and economic aspects of IT in the context of defence applications. In particular, we welcome submissions on cost/benefit analysis, new business models, organizational evolution, and business intelligence systems and their evaluation in the context of defence organizations, processes, and systems.

Conference topics include, but are not limited to:

  • Performance Management in Private and Public Sector
  • Economics of IT in the Military Sector
  • Innovation Theories, Models and Practices
  • eGovernment in Private and Public Sector
  • Strategic Management: Processes; Practices and Structures
  • Organizational Change and Impact of ICT in Public (Military) Sector
  • Information and Knowledge Management
  • Software and System Quality and Metrics and their Impact in the Military sector
  • Information Systems, Innovation Transfer, and new Business Models
  • Business Intelligence Systems and their strategic role in the Military Sector

Organizing Committee

  • General Chair: Giancarlo Succi
  • Organizing Chair: Barbara Russo
  • Program Chair: Alberto Sillitti
  • Proceedings Chair: Bruno Rossi
  • Web Chair: Nabil El Ioini

Program Committee (to be finalized)

  • Alessandro Sarci√†, University of Rome "Tor Vergata" (Italy)
  • Barbara Russo, Free University of Bolzano (Italy)
  • Bruno Rossi, Free University of Bolzano (Italy)
  • Cecilia Rossignoli, Verona University (Italy)
  • Davide Falessi, Simula Research Laboratory & University of Rome Tor Vergata (Italy)
  • Giovanni Cantone, Universita' degli Studi di Roma "Tor Vergata" (Italy)


Papers must be original and not under consideration for publication elsewhere. The page limit for the final proceedings version is 8 pages in double-column format, in English language.

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