Subject: New Deadline: CFP: 3rd Workshop on Open Source Software Engineeri ng (ICSE 2003)
From: "Feller, Joe" <>
Date: Fri, 24 Jan 2003 11:22:00 -0000

The new deadline for submission of position papers is Feb 15.


	The 3rd Workshop on Open Source Software Engineering

	International Conference on Software Engineering 2003

		             May 3, 2003
			Portland, Oregon, USA

Building on the success of the 1st and 2nd Workshops on Open Source Software
Engineering (hosted at ICSE 2001 and ICSE 2002), the 3rd workshop will bring
together researchers and practitioners for the purpose of discussing the
diverse array of techniques - as well as supporting tools and
social/organizational contexts - which can be observed in the domain of open
source software (OSS).

Despite the constantly growing body of research on OSS, our knowledge of the
open source family of software engineering processes is far from complete, a
point raised repeatedly by the participants of the 2nd workshop in this
series. To address this knowledge gap, we are seeking position papers for
the 3rd workshop that bring to the table empirical descriptions and/or
theoretically grounded discussions of:

- OSS tool kits and their use in addressing both general and OSS specific
software engineering challenges,
- techniques (both successful and not) utilized at any stage in the software
engineering life-cycle within OSS projects,
- social and organizational structures that support the effective and
efficient use of these tools and techniques.

Participants will be encouraged to address the tools, techniques and
structures that are involved in critical software engineering activities
such as requirements elicitation; systems analysis and design; leadership,
management and decision making; coordination and collaboration;
configuration management and version contol; testing, validation and quality
assurance; release management; debugging; system evolution; documentation
and support; translation and localization, etc.

How to Submit Position Papers:

Position papers should be submitted in PDF format to
Your paper must conform to the ICSE proceedings publication format (see  and should not exceed five pages,
including all text, references, appendices, and figures. 

Submission Due Dates:

* Submission Date:         February 15, 2003
* Accceptance/rejection:   March 1, 2003
* Camera-ready Copy:       April 1, 2003

Review Process:

Submitted papers will be reviewed by the workshop committee, and
blindly-reviewed by relevant subject area experts if required. Accepted
papers will appear in the printed workshop proceedings and be posted to the
workshop website for pre-workshop dissemination and post-workshop reference.
Authors of accepted position papers will be given priority for workshop
registration, provided they register by March 15, 2003. After March 15
workshop registration will be on a first-come, first-served basis. Selected
authors of accepted position papers will be asked to deliver
mini-presentations during the workshop.

Organizing/Programme Committee:

Dr. Joseph Feller (Committee Chair), University College Cork, Ireland, 
Prof. Brian Fitzgerald, University of Limerick, Ireland, 
Scott Hissam, Software Engineering Institute, USA, 
Karim Lakhani, MIT Sloan School of Management/Boston Consulting Group, USA,

Joseph Feller
Business Information Systems
University College Cork, Ireland