HICSS-40 Minitrack CALL FOR PAPERS (Expired)


Automated Software Testing and Analysis: Techniques, Practices and Tools



Fortieth Annual Hawai'i International Conference on System Sciences (HICSS-40)

January 3 - 6, 2007 (Wednesday-Saturday)

Hilton Waikoloa Village Resort and Spa on the Big Island

425 Waikoloa Beach Drive

Waikoloa, Hawaii 96738



HICSS conferences are devoted to advances in the information, computer, and system sciences, and encompass developments in both theory and practice.   Papers may be theoretical, conceptual, tutorial or descriptive in nature.  Submissions undergo a double-blind peer referee process and those selected for presentation will appear in the Conference Proceedings published and distributed by the IEEE Computer Society and carried on the IEEE Digital Library, Xplore. Additional detail may be found on HICSS primary web site: http://www.hicss.hawaii.edu ,   mirror site:   http://www.is.cityu.edu.hk/hicss .

About the Minitrack

Research in software testing and analysis has become increasingly active. There is also a growing trend towards combining formal methods and informal techniques for program verification. The HICSS Minitrack Automated Software Testing and Analysis: Techniques, Practices and Tools (http://www.uow.edu.au/~zhiquan/HICSS_40/MinitrackCFP_index.htm) is within the Software Technology Track (http://www.hicss.hawaii.edu/hicss_40/fstcfp.htm). This Minitrack will bring together researchers and practitioners to present their research results and exchange ideas and experience in software testing and analysis, especially in their automation and/or tool support, and in the combination of formal methods and informal techniques. Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

Accepted papers will be published in HICSS Conference Proceedings. In addition, a Special Issue of the International Journal on Software Tools for Technology Transfer (STTT) is envisaged for this Minitrack.

Minitrack Co-Chairs

- Zhi Quan (George) Zhou University of Wollongong, Australia

zhiquan@uow.edu.au http://www.uow.edu.au/~zhiquan
- Bernhard Scholz The University of Sydney, Australia

scholz@it.usyd.edu.au http://www.cs.usyd.edu.au/~scholz
- Giovanni Denaro Università di Milano - Bicocca, Italy

denaro@disco.unimib.it http://www.lta.disco.unimib.it/homepage/giovanni.denaro


Minitrack Program Committee

Johann Blieberger, Vienna University of Technology, Austria

Bernd Burgstaller, University of Sydney, Australia

Bill Bush, Sun Microsystems, USA

Licia Capra, University College London, UK

T.Y. Chen, Swinburne University of Technology, Australia

S.C. Cheung, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, Hong Kong

Rance Cleaveland, University of Maryland, USA

Wolfgang Grieskamp, Microsoft Research, USA

Daniel Hoffman, University of Victoria, Canada

Sarfraz Khurshid, The University of Texas at Austin, USA

Michael R. Lyu, Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong

Leonardo Mariani, University of Milano - Bicocca, Italy

Alessandro Orso, Georgia Institute of Technology, USA

Mauro Pezzè, University of Milano - Bicocca, Italy

Vugranam Sreedhar, IBM T.J. Watson Research Center, USA

Willem Visser, NASA Ames Research Center, USA

Tao Xie, North Carolina State University, USA



Authors are encouraged to contact Minitrack Chairs for guidance and indication of appropriate content.  Manuscripts are not accepted based on abstracts.  Full manuscripts must be submitted by June 15.

June 15

Authors submit full manuscripts to the Peer Review System, following Author Instructions found on the HICSS web site (http://www.hicss.hawaii.edu). All manuscripts will be submitted in double column publication format and limited to 10 pages including diagrams and references. Since manuscripts will undergo a double-blind review, author names and affiliations must not be included on the original manuscript. This information will be collected later through the system.

August 15

Acceptance notices are sent to Authors via the Peer Review System.

September 15

Authors submit Final Version of accepted papers following submission instructions on the Peer Review System web site.  At least one author of each paper must register by this date with specific plans to attend the conference to present the paper.  Early Registration fee applies.  (General Registration fee applies Sept 16—Dec 15.)

December 1

Deadline to guarantee your hotel room reservation at conference rate.

December 15

Deadline to receive conference registration refund.  Late registration fee applies.


- HICSS manuscripts must contain original material not previously published, nor currently submitted elsewhere.
- HICSS will conduct double-blind reviews of each submitted manuscript.
- Consult the conference website (http://www.hicss.hawaii.edu) for the listing and description of Minitracks for HICSS-40.
- Contact the Minitrack Chair(s) by email for guidance and verification of appropriate content. (Optional but strongly encouraged)
- Manuscripts may not be submitted to more than one Minitrack Chair. (One will be summarily rejected.) If unsure which Minitrack is appropriate, submit abstract to the Track Chair for guidance.
- Submit full manuscript according to detailed instructions found on the Peer Review System website.


Collaboration Systems
Co-chairs: Robert O. Briggs  bbriggs@GroupSystems.com  Jay Nunamaker  jnunamaker@cmi.arizona.edu
Decision Technologies and Service Sciences
Chair: Dan Dolk   drdolk@nps.edu
Digital Media: Content and Communication
Chair: Michael Shepherd   shepherd@cs.cal.ca

Chair: H. Jochen Scholl   jscholl@u.washington.edu

Electric Power Systems

Chair: Robert Thomas   rjt1@cornell.edu

Information Technology in Health Care

Chair: William Chismar  chismar@hawaii.edu
Internet & the Digital Economy
Co-chairs: David King    david.king@jda.com    Alan Dennis  ardennis@indiana.edu

Knowledge Management Systems
Co-chairs: Murray Jennex   murphjen@aol.com    Dave Croasdell    davec@unr.edu

Organizational Systems & Technology
Chair: Hugh Watson   hwatson@terry.uga.edu

Software Technology

Co-chairs:  Chair: Gul Agha   agha@cs.uiuc.edu   Rick Kazman  kazman@hawaii.edu



Ralph Sprague, Conference Chair    sprague@hawaii.edu

Sandra Laney, Conference Administrator    hicss@hawaii.edu

Eileen Robichaud, Track Administrator    eidennis@indiana.edu