Workshop: Emerging and Multidisciplinary Approaches to Software Engineering



Murat Yilmaz
Dublin City University, Ireland

Paul Clarke
Dublin City University, Ireland

Ricardo Colomo Palacios
Ostfold University College, Ireland

Richard Messnarz
ISCN GmbH, Austria

to be announced
Emerging and Multidisciplinary Approaches to Software Engineering

Software engineering is inherently a socio-technical effort with best practices based on social interaction. However, these practices are likely to vary with cultural aspects that cannot be externalized or captured by automation tools alone. Therefore, engineering software products requires a vision of thinking across boundaries for the future which goes further than what we have so far conceived. In particular, novel software development approaches are closely tied to the traditional concerns of social factors that affect the success of software development as a whole. To address these concerns and establish a strategy that will achieve a broader vision, researchers seek ways to adopt techniques from multiple academic disciplines and draw knowledge from various areas including but not limited to management, sociology, anthropology, psychology, etc. Ultimately, applying best practices from multiple academic disciplines is critical for future success in engineering sustainable software products.

Selected papers will be published in a special issue in IET Software, where we would like to bring together a whole diversity of interdisciplinary or multidisciplinary endeavors to address open issues in software engineering which crosses disciplinary boundaries. Our goal is to collect current research efforts, views and experiences among researchers and software practitioners contributing to advances in multidisciplinary research. Specifically, we seek contributions that highlight how these approaches can be utilized to address the opportunities and challenges with emerging technological advances that are impacting the economic, political, environmental, social, and technical aspects of software engineering. The submissions need to highlight as a multidisciplinary effort which should document findings supported by empirical studies and experimentation.


Workshop Program 10.9.2020

Workshop - Emerging and Multidisciplinary Approaches to Software Engineering
12.30 - 14.00
Lunch Break
14.00 - 14.45
Key Note 3: EU Blueprint and Skills Alliance for Future Battery Systems Developments (E-Mobility), EU Blueprint ALLBAT, Sweden,  Chair: Jakub Stolfa
14.45 - 15.30
Key Note 4: A view about Life Cycle Management and New Technologies (e.g. Eye Tracking) in Automotive Production, Prof. Jörg Niemann, University of Applied Sciences Düsseldorf, Germany
15.30 - 16.00
Coffee Break
16.00 - 17.00
Cross fertilization in software engineering
Ricardo Colomo-Palacios, Ostfold University College, Norway
A Multivocal Literature Review of Function-as-a-Service (FaaS) Infrastructures & Implications for Software Developers
Jake Grogan, Connor Mulready, James McDermott, Martynas Urbanavicius, Dublin City University,  Murat Yilmaz, Dublin City University and Lero – the Science Foundation Ireland Research Centre for Software, Yalemisew Abgaz, Andrew McCarren, Dublin City University, Silvana Togneri MacMahon, Dublin City University and Lero – the Science Foundation Ireland Research Centre for Software,  Vahid Garousi, , Queens University Belfast, UK, Paul Clarke, Dublin City University and Lero – the Science Foundation Ireland Research Centre for Software
17.00 - 18.00
The SMARTSEA education approach to leveraging the Internet of Things in the maritime industry
George Katranas, Cerca Trova Ltd, Bulgaria, Andreas Riel, University of Grenoble, France and ECQA Gmbh, Austria, Juan Manuel Corchado-Rodríguez, Marta Plaza-Hernández, University of Salamanca, Spain
Visualization, Monitoring and Control Techniques for Use in Scrum Software Development: An Analytic Hierarchy Process Approach
Nesib Tekin, Tubitak, Turkey, Mehmet Kosa, Tilburg University, Netherlands, Murat Yilmaz, Paul Clarke, Lero, the Science Foundation Ireland Research Centre for Software and Dublin City University,Ireland, Vahid Garousi, Queen's University Belfast, UK
Buses take the delegates from the university to the Dusseldorf City Center
18.45 - 20.00
Guided City Tour - Learn about the City of Dusseldorf at the Rhein River

Workshop Program 11.9.2020

Workshop - Emerging and Multidisciplinary Approaches to Software Engineering
08.00 - 09.00
09.00 - 10.00
Is Artificial Intelligence Ready for Standardization?
Thomas Zielke, Düsseldorf University of Applied Sciences, Germany
A Framework for Automated Testing
Thomas M. Fehlmann and Eberhard Kranich, Euro Project O ce AG, Switzerland
10.00 - 11.00
Sustainability efficiency challenges of modern IT architectures – a quality model for serverless energy footprint
Alexander Poth, Niklas Schubert, Volkswagen AG, Germany, Andreas Riel, Grenoble Alps University, France
Designing a cyber range exercise for educational purposes
Xabier Larrucea, Tecnalia and University of the Basque Country, Izaskun Santamaría, University of the Basque Country, Spain
11.00 - 11.15
Coffee Break
11.15 - 12.00
Key Note 5:  Clean SPICE processes and agile methods are the key to modern automotive software engineering, Steffen Seidt, Electronics Development Manager at Marelli Automotive Lighting, Germany
12.00 - 13.15
Lunch Break
13.15 - 15.15
Gamified strategy oriented to decrease SPI change resistance: A case study
Gloria Piedad Gasca-Hurtado, Maria Clara Gomez-Alvarez, Universidad de Medellin, Colombia, Mirna Munoz, Centro de Investigacion en Matematicas, Mexico, Samayda Herrera Betancur, Universidad de Medellin, Colombia
Gamification Application into Automotive SW Development, VALEO, Egypt
Samer SAMEH, Mourad Mounir, Khaled Badr, Valeo, Egypt
Assessing Application Lifecycle Management (ALM) Potentials from an Industrial Perspective
Zuleyha Akgun,  Akgun Software Inc., Turkey and Murat Yilmaz, Paul Clarke, Lero, the Science Foundation Ireland Research Centre for Software and Dublin City University,Ireland
15.30 - 16.00
Rory O Connor paper Award and Best paper Award together with the ASQ and Outlook to 2021 in Krems,  Austria.

How do I submit my paper?


Please follow the following steps for submitting a paper:

  • Your thematic topic paper should comprise 10-12 pages.
  • Your paper has to be conform to the Springer CCIS format which is the same as the Lecture Notes in Computer Science (LNCS) format (please see the author guidelines of Springer)
  • The paper has to be uploaded to the EuroAsiaSPI² conference website (see below).
  • Authors of accepted papers will be asked to write a final paper of 10 to maximum 12 pages and to prepare a 20 minutes PowerPoint presentation.
  • The final paper has to be uploaded to the EuroAsiaSPI² conference website again.
  • Papers shall reference the SPI Manifesto (find relationships to values and principles or propose new values and principles to be added).

Note: To publish the paper in the proceedings the authors have to sign a copyright form and at least one of the authors has to present the paper at the conference. The paper will be published in printed form and electronically and therefore we need all source files.

Please read first the author submission guideMore...

Also see "Thematic Paper Submission for one of the 10 workshop communities" for more information

Thematic Paper Topics

  • Results of a multidisciplinary research with an impact on software engineering challenges and emerging trends. Impacts or potential impacts for software engineering should be clearly identified and articulated.
  • Software Engineering problems that need to be solved from a spectrum of disciplines including, but not limited to, the social sciences; industrial management; engineering economics, various related engineering disciplines, and cyber-physical systems.
  • Software Engineering problems that need to be solved in the cloud, connecting systems to the cloud, and managing big data in the cloud.
  • Software Engineering problems that need to be solved when implementing Artificial Intelligence algorithms and machine learning where the same software depending on learning factors provides different output.
  • Software engineering problems that need to be solved to use open source software in highly safety critical environments.
  • Software engineering architectural design patterns recommended for the integration of different disciplines.
  • Studies addressing software development problems emerging from research partnerships with communities of interests such as game technologies, virtual or augmented reality research.
  • Research reflections on the long-term engagement of software practitioners using motivational techniques such as gamification.
  • Software engineering research toward new development models, tools, and methods that are conducted in interdisciplinary teams.

Submission Dates (IET SW Journal Specific)

27.03.2020 First Thematic Paper Submission
27.06.2020 Review by International Programme Committee and Notification of Acceptance/Rejection
27.09.2020 Revised Manuscript Submission
28.12.2020 Final Notification of Acceptance
31.03.2021 Expected Publication Date

SPRINGER Book Series

EuroAsiaSPI² is publishing an annual SPRINGER book and the EuroSPI books show a total of 355000 (three hundred fifty five thousand) chapter downloads. The workshop papers will form a chapter for this thematic topic in the SPRINGER book.
Note: This thematic topic will be published in the IET Software journal.


Important Information

Key Contributors

The CfP is related (but not closed) to the workshop, which is conducted at the EuroAsiaSPI 2020 conference. For all potential authors who have received an invitation for an extended version of their workshop or conference paper, please note that that we only can consider submissions that are extended (at minimum 50% and the title of the extended version must clearly and unmistakably differ from the title of the article presented at the EuroAsiaSPI conference). Each paper will be (blind) reviewed by at least 3 reviewers. This special issue may not only contain papers from the conference, and this is a public/open call for papers.

Selected papers from the workshop will be published in IET Software (an SCI
indexed journal) as Special Issue, please see the link below.

The IET - Digital Library

Interactive Workshop Approach

Each presentation will be discussed. A panel discussion at the end shall come up with a set of key questions from the audience to be answered by the panel (authors).