QUORS 2013: The 7TH IEEE International Workshop on Quality Oriented Reuse of Software

Held in conjunction with COMPSAC, the IEEE Signature Conference on Computers, Software & Applications - July 22-26, 2013 - Kyoto, Japan


Goal of the Workshop

Software reuse has been one of the most effective paradigms for building software systems and applications for decades. Recently, the rapid and fundamental advances in computing technologies have been driving the role and scope of software systems to new levels. A number of new types of software systems are emerging, among which service based systems, pervasive computing, cloud computing and Internet of Things are eminent examples. The advent of these emerging systems has raised the level of software reuse to services, large-scale components or agglomeration of components in more challenging context which is pervasive, service-oriented, embedded real-time, trustworthy, or in very large corporation scale. Systematic and large-scale reuse of reusable assets at multiple development levels is improving the efficiency of software development activities significantly in terms of cost and time.

However, previous research in software reuse mainly focused on the functional aspect of a system, tended to ignore or treat the quality aspects trivially. Modern computing models tend to be globally distributed, ubiquitous, highly trustworthy, and dynamically adaptive. These systems, such as SOA, pervasive/ubiquitous systems, and embedded systems, have imposed more rigorous quality requirements on software reuse technologies. In the “cloud era” nowadays, it becomes a great challenge to meet the new requirements of emerging software systems and meanwhile enjoy the benefits of substantial software reuse.

Recently, the research community and industry have been aware of the above weakness and much work has been ongoing. In this workshop we wish to bring together researchers and practitioners to share latest research results, advances and practical experiences under the banner of Quality Oriented Reuse of Software for Emerging Software Systems in Cloud Era. The workshop will act as a forum for active discussion, idea stimulation and communication.

Theme and Scope of the Workshop

The workshop will bring together researchers and developers from academia and industry for advancing the methodology and technology of software reuse which emphasizes meeting strict quality requirements, such as dependability, agility and performance, particularly in the context of emerging types of software systems. The workshop seeks new approaches, system architectures and tools that facilitate the quality aspects of software reuse technologies.

Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:
• Service engineering;
• Reuse in Service Oriented Systems (SOA);
• Reuse in cloud services: SaaS, PaaS and IaaS;
• Quality of clouds services;
• Pervasive or ubiquitous systems;
• Reuse of trustworthiness, privacy and security models
• Trustworthy software reuse methods;
• Dependable component-based systems;
• Software product lines;
• Quality aspects of design patterns;
• Software evolution;
• Software quality metrics and testing;
• Model-driven software engineering;
• Component and service repository;
• COTS product reuse;
• Reuse in safety critical systems;
• Reuse in service and component based Enterprise Systems;
• Reuse in embedded software systems;
• Open source software reuse;
• Aspect-oriented software reuse;
• Resilient (adaptive) reuse;
• Case studies and experience reports.


Papers must be submitted electronically via the QUORS 2013 Submission Page.

Follow the IEEE Computer Society Press Proceedings Author Guidelines to prepare your papers: http://www.computer.org/portal/web/cscps/submission.

All papers will be carefully reviewed by at least three reviewers. Papers can be submitted as regular papers (six pages), and the acceptance will depend on reviewer feedback. Accepted papers will be published in the workshop proceedings of the IEEE Computer Software and Applications Conference (COMPSAC 2013) by the IEEE CS Press. At least one of the authors of each accepted paper must register as a full participant of the workshop to have the paper published in the proceedings. Each accepted paper must be presented in person by an author.

General Inquiries

For updated information, please contact the workshop organizers.

QUORS Organizers

Xiaodong Liu
Edinburgh Napier University, UK
Email: x.liu (at) napier.ac.uk

Hongji Yang
De Montfort University, UK
Email: hyang (at) dmu.ac.uk

Program Committee

Marcel van Amstel, Eindhoven University of Technology, Netherlands
David Bell, Brunel University, UK
Carlos Canal, University Malaga, Spain
Luiz Fernando Capretz, The University of Western Ontario, Canada
Laizhong Cui, Shenzhen University, China
Marcelo Fantinato, Universidade de Sγo Paulo, Brazil
Joγo M. Fernandes, University of do Minho, Portugal
Barbara Gallina, Mδlardalen University, Sweden
George Kakarontzas, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece
Soo Dong Kim, Soongsil University, Korea
Jingyue Li, DNV Research & Innovation, Norway
Xiaodong Liu, Edinburgh Napier University, UK
Richard Millham, University of Bahamas/ Durban University of Technology, Bahamas
Pornsiri Muenchaisri, Chulalongkorn University, Thailand
Mikko Raatikainen, SEI, Helsinki University of Technology, Finland
Salah Sadou, University of South Brittany, France
Guifa Teng, Hebei Agriculture University, China
Hongji Yang, De Montfort University, UK

Workshops Program Deadlines

• Extended: April 8, 2013 : Workshop papers due
• April 26, 2013: Workshop paper notifications
• May 5, 2013: Camera-ready copy and registration due