31st Annual IEEE International Computer Software and Applications Conference

Beijing, July 23-27, 2OO7

The First IEEE International Workshop on Development and Application of Knowledge Based Software Engineering Tools (KASET)

The First IEEE International Workshop on
Development and Application of Knowledge Based Software Engineering Tools (KASET)

Call For Papers: DOC

in conjunction with IEEE COMPSAC 2007, Beijing, July 23-27, 2007




Developing Intelligent Software Tools To Support Software Engineering


In recent years, the use of knowledge engineering in software engineering tool development has seen a steady increase. The reason for it is that knowledge-based software engineering tools have made positive contributions towards improving the efficiency of the software development process and the quality of software products. Yet, the application and development of a knowledge-based software engineering tool to support software engineering practices remain to be challenging issues due to the large amount of software engineering knowledge involved and the complexity of the software development process. Issues that still need to be investigated are: the collection and efficient representation of software engineering knowledge, methods for the development of intelligent software engineering tools, the scale, scope and maintenance of the knowledge presented in the tool, the integration of such tools into mainstream software development, etc.

This workshop is intended to provide an effective forum for researchers and industry practitioners to discuss the issues, challenges, needs, and solutions in building knowledge intensive software engineering tools. The workshop brings together software engineering researchers, software tool developers, and industry practitioners to exchange innovative ideas and state-of-the-art research results in knowledge based software tools development, and share experience and lessons learned from academic research projects as well as from real world software tool application projects. The topics for submissions include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Tools for supporting software engineering practices such as
    • software process development,
    • software cost estimation
    • software configuration management
    • software project planning
    • software development process management (workflow management)
    • software testing management
  • Tools for supporting parallel and distributed programming
  • Tools for supporting code analysis, both dynamically and statically.
  • Tools for round-trip software engineering, from natural language specification to semi-formal notations, from semi-formal notations to formal notation, and/or to code, and vice versa.
  • Tools for supporting collaborative programming
  • Tools for supporting COTS selection
  • Tools for supporting components management and building safety-critical system
  • Tools for supporting education of students and training of software engineers
  • Tools for supporting the development of web-intensive systems, agent-based systems
  • Tools for techniques evaluation and selection


Proposed duration: There will be four sessions in the workshop and there will be a panel discussion following the presentations at session 4.


All the people who are involved in software engineering tool development using knowledge-based approaches. Researchers, including research students, practitioners, software tool vendors, and people who come from other research communities and are interested in software tool development are all welcome to the workshop.



March 20, 2007 deadline for paper submission. 
April 10, 2007 notification of acceptance
April 30, 2007 Camera-Ready copy and Pre-registration due



Original papers not being submitted to journals or other conferences and workshops will be considered. All submitted papers will be reviewed by the program committee according to its originality, significance, correctness, presentation and relevance. We encourage authors to present position papers on practical studies and experiments, critique of existing work, emerging issues, and novel ideas under development.

Papers must be submitted electronically via the KASET 2007 Submission Page. Manuscripts will be limited to 6 pages including all figures, tables, and references. The format of submitted papers must follow the IEEE conference proceedings guidelines (i.e., 8.5" x 11", Two-Column Format (PDF, DOC); Layout Guide (PDF, DOC).

Accepted papers will be published in the workshop proceedings of the 31th IEEE Computer Software and Applications Conference (COMPSAC 2007). At least one of the authors of each accepted paper must register as a full participant of the workshop for the paper to be included in the proceedings.

It should be noted that all IEEE COMPSAC conference proceedings are published by IEEE Computer Society Press (CS Press). All CS Press Publications are captured in the online IEEE Digital Library, and professionally indexed through INSPECR and EI Index (Elsevier's Engineering Information Index).



Li Jiang (Chair)
PhD: Lecturer,
School of Computer Science, The University of Adelaide, SA, 5000, Australia,

Ph: +61 8 8303 6191, 

Fax:+61 8 8303 4366, 



Armin Eberlein (Co-Chair)


PhD, Associate Professor, Computer Engineering Department, American University of Sharjah, UAE,  

Ph: (971) 6 515-2936, 

Fax: (971) 6 515-2979,




Lawrence Chung (Co-Chair)


PhD, Associate Professor,

Computer Science in the Erik Jonsson School of Engineering and Computer Science.

The University of Texas at Dallas, USA

Ph: (972) 883-2178

Fax: (972) 883-2349







Lawrence Chung

The University of Texas at Dallas, USA

Kevin Daimi

University of Detroit Mercy, USA

Armin Eberlein

University of Sharjah, UAE

B.H. Far

University of Calgary, Canada

David Hemer

University of Adelaide, Australia

Li Jiang

University of Adelaide, Australia

Aneesh Krishna

University of Wollongong, Australia

Charles Lakos

University of Adelaide, Australia

Dave Munro

University of Adelaide, Australia

Cyprian F. Ngolah

University of Buea, Cameroon,

Mohamed Shehata,

Benha University, Egypt

Xinming Tan,

Wuhan Univeristy of Technology, China.

Aurilla A. Bechina Arntzen

College University in Hedmark, Norway

Zhong-Hui Duan

University of Akron, USA

Sharon Simmons

University of West Florida, USA

Christos Tjortjis

The University of Manchester, UK
Rog¨¦rio Atem de Carvalho
Federal Center for Technological Education of Campos, Brazil


The Program Committee is being formed. Those interested in joining may contact the Workshop chair by supplying following information:

  • Name, position and affiliation
  • Contact numbers and mailing address
  • E-mail and Web site addresses
  • Research interests and a list of relevant publications
  • A brief biography.



We expect and welcome the participation of researchers and practitioners of software engineering tools, software tool developers, and industry practitioners who use and commercialize software engineering tools. Those with interest in developing knowledge intensive software engineering tools are also welcome.

Enterprises and research centers developing software engineering tools that can be used in supporting software engineering practices are encouraged to propose demos. Our objective is to explore the best strategies and methodologies for knowledge intensive software engineering tool development across all domains relevant to the software industry and research.



For updated information, please contact the workshop chair  Dr. Li Jiang (