Tenth International Workshop on Software Specification and Design

5-7 November 2000, Shelter Island, San Diego, California

Abstracts Due: 1 May 2000
Papers Due: 3 May 2000

Submissions Now Open

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The IWSSD program committee is requesting papers outlining novel positions, technical research or experience. Contributions are sought across the broad range of work in software specification and design. Submitted papers should make a case for the significance and originality of the work and clearly describe (preliminary) results, infrastructure or exploratory studies on which the work is based. Of particular interest is the rationale underlying the work, particularly if it identifies gaps in research or difficulties not yet well understood. Papers should not exceed eight pages, including figures. Submissions will be refereed, and a selection will be included in the workshop proceedings. Technical papers will be evaluated for originality, significance, soundness and clarity. Experience paperswill be evaluated for significance of the lessons and insight gained from exploring advanced methods and techniques. Position papers will be evaluated for their reasoned presentation of a point of view pertinent to workshop themes. The best technical and experience papers may be considered for publication in a special issue of a major software engineering journal.

Focus of the Workshop

The focus of IWSSD is on the current state of the art and future opportunities for software tool support in each of the following areas: A common case study will be used to drive the program. Prospective participants are strongly encouraged, though not strictly required, to use this case study in support of their submission. Full treatment of the case study may be included as an appendix to a submitted paper. The case study is availabe as ascii, word, pdf, or postscript.  Comment and additional information on the case study will be periodically updated on a related notes page.

Paper submission is now open

Abstracts must be submitted by 6 AM PDT, Monday, 1 May 2000.  Papers must be submitted by 6 AM PDT, Monday, 3 May 2000.

Papers should be 5-8 pages in camera-ready form, including figures and references.  An appendix of up to 5 pages may be provided which provides detailed application to the case study.  All submissions must be in English.

Authors of accepted papers will be required to sign IEEE copyright release forms.


PAPERS must be prepared in IEEE Conference Proceedings format.  Templates for this format are available along with the submission instructions.

Electronic Submission (required)

You must submit your paper via IWSSD's Electronic Submission site, which is using Cyber Chair.

All papers must be submitted either in PDF format, which is prefered, or as PostScript documents, interpretable by Ghostscript, and must be printable on both USLetter and A4 paper. (Those individuals for which this requirement is a hardship should contact the program chair(s).)

Announcement and Call for Papers available in ascii, word, pdf, or postscript.

General Chair

Program Co-Chairs

Steve Fickas
Department of Computer Science
University of Oregon, Eugene
Paola Inverardi
Dipartimento di Matematica Pura ed Applicata
Università dellíAquila, Italy
Debra Richardson
Department of Information and Computer Science
University of California, Irvine

Important Dates

Abstract submission deadline:  1 May 2000, 6AM PDT
Paper submission deadline:  3 May 2000, 6AM PDT
Acceptance notification:  15 June 2000
Camera-ready copy due:  15 July 2000
Advance registration:  1 October 2000

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