Call for Papers

Goals and Motivation

As software development is a process of both information creation and information gathering, software developers are constantly searching for the right information and the right person to solve their problems at hand. This workshop will focus specifically on exploring the notion of search as a fundamental activity during software development. The general theme of our workshop is to adress topics related to \''understanding and fulfilling various information needs of software developers\''. The goal of the workshop is to bring researchers and practitioners with special interest on these topics together. Participants will have broad range of expertise in topics ranging from building software tools and infrastructure, information retrieval, user studies and HCI, benchmarking and evaluation.


Intended Audience

The workshop is intended for:

Each participant is requested to submit a position paper in advance and each participant is requested to read all the submitted material, so that the workshop itself can be devoted to discussion instead of presentations. Submissions will be made electronically to facilitate the rapid exchange of information.

The upper limit for the number of participants is 30 and the participants will be selected on the basis of the submitted contribution. We actively seek a format which emphasizes fruitful interactions and discussions. This involves brief (5 minute) presentations of position papers; break-up sessions in discussion groups, and plenary meetings to discuss results.

Submission Guidelines

Submissions can span one or more of the following general categories:

Be electronic. Submit your position paper (no more than 4 pages) in PDF, using the workshop's Cyberchair website, so that we can collect and publish all of the submissions on the website. Accepted submissions will be included in the ACM digital library. Submissions should be made in the ACM Proceedings format. Please follow the style guidelines as prescribed by ICSE, also detailed in the ACM web page.

Be short. Please keep all position papers under 4 pages.

Be innovative. It is okay to propose a recent idea that still has some unfinished sides to it. It is supposed to be a workshop, not a mini-conference.

Be a rebel. Neglect these guidelines if you feel that your idea needs a special treatment in some way.

Organizing Committee