6th International Conference on
Enterprise Information Systems


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Universidade Portucalense


International Workshop on 

Software Audits and Metrics 
(SAM ´2004)

April 13-14, 2004 - Porto, Portugal 

First Announcement and Call for Papers 


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In conjunction with the Sixth International Conference on Enterprise Information Systems - ICEIS 2004 (http://www.iceis.org/

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Mario Piattini
Manuel Serrano

University of Castilla-La Mancha
{Mario.Piattini, Manuel.Serrano}@uclm.es

Workshop Background and Goals 

Modern societies demand high quality products and services, which rely more and more on software. Software quality has become a key issue for software development organizations, which try to improve software processes and products.

Audits and metrics could help to ensure that software meets all the client requirements and needs, and to find anomalies as early and as inexpensively as possible. Audit and metrics also provide visibility into the various areas in the organization, which is necessary to understand and improve software processes.

The workshop intends to provide a forum for researchers and practitioners working on approaches, methods, techniques, guidelines, and tools for auditing, measuring, predicting, evaluating, controlling, assuring and improving the quality of software processes and products.

We cordially invite researchers and practitioners to submit original research, survey or experience papers to SAM´2004

Topics of interest include, but are not limited to 

· Standards and procedures for software audits
· Software audit automatic support 
· Quality metrics
· Standards for the collection and comparison of metrics 
· Validation of software metrics
· Testing and inspection metrics
· Metrics and CASE tools
· Assessment of software processes
· Software reliability 
· Estimation models for software development
· Certification of software processes and products
· Training and qualification in audit and metrics

Keynote Lecture

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Mr. Tom Gilb will be the Keynote speaker of the Workshop. The title of is keynote lecture is:

"Quantifying the Unquantified: How quantification of key performance attributes can improve project audit, process audit and project management"

Format of the Workshop 

The workshop will consist of oral presentations. The proceedings of the workshop will be published in the form of a book by ICEIS.

Submission of Papers 

Prospective authors are invited to submit papers for oral presentation in any of the topics listed above. Only full papers in English will be accepted, and the length of the paper should not exceed 10 pages (5000 words). Instructions for preparing the manuscript (in Word and Latex formats) are available in the ICEIS web page. Postscript/RTF versions of the manuscript should be submitted thru ICEIS web-based paper submission procedure.

Important Dates 

Full paper submission: January 15, 2004
Author notification: February 15, 2004
Camera-ready paper submission: March 1, 2004

Workshop Program Committee 

Fernando Brito e Abreu, Universidade Nova de Lisboa (Portugal)
Coral Calero, University of Castilla-La Mancha (Spain)
Giovanni Cantone, University of Rome (Italy)
Marcela Genero, University of Castilla-La Mancha (Spain)
Elixabete Ostolaza, European Software Institute 
Geert Poels, Ghent University (Belgium)
Houari Sahraoui, Université de Montréal (Canada)
Jeffrey Voas, Cigital (USA)

(list not yet complete)

Conference Location 

The workshop will be held at the Universidade Portucalense, Porto, Portugal.

Registration Information 

To attend the workshop you need to register at http://www.iceis.org 


ICEIS 2004 Secretariat - Intl. Workshop on Software Auditing and Metrics (SAM 2004)
Universidade Portucalense
Rua Dr. António Bernardino de Almeida, 541-619
4200-072 Porto Portugal
Tel: +351225572512
Fax: +351225572015
E-mail: workshops ( at ) iceis.org 
Web site: http://www.iceis.org 

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