The forth ISCAS/USC/UMass Joint Workshop was held successfully on May 14, 2012

The fourth ISCAS/US/UMass/NICTA Joint Workshop was held in May 14-15, 2011, at ISCAS, Beijing.The theme of the Joint Workshop covers Software process modeling and software engineering economics, focusing on the development, service and evolution of software engineering. The workshop is sponsored by ISCAS-iTechs. Prof. Qing Wang, Director of ISCAS-iTechs, gave a warm welcome to all attendees at the beginning of the workshop.

Prof. Barry Boehm from USC-CSSE (University of Southern California, Center for Systems and Software Engineering), Prof. Leon. Osterweil and Prof. Lori Clarke from UMass-LASER (University of Massachusetts Amherst, Laboratory for Advanced Software Engineering Research), Prof. Ross Jeffery from NICAT (National ICT Australia Ltd) gave keynote addresses at the workshop. They talked about the Economics of Software Quality, Process Definition and Process Analysis Techniques, Cost Effective Dependable Systems, respectively. Research faculties and students from iTechs introduced their latest research work on the machine learning for defect prediction, requirement engineering, software estimation, software process modeling and formal verification, dynamic resource scheduling , cloud computing and so on. And several researchers from Tsinghua University, Beihang University were also invited to join this Workshop.

The workshop become more and more powerfully, this year NICTA joined in. Everybody attended the meeting learned a lot. All attendees expressed their willingness to collaborate with each other in the future.

Schedule of the joint workshop is attached below:

Venue: Main Auditorium, 4th Floor, Building #5, ISCAS
Time:May 14, 2012
Program: download a pdf version of the workshop program

Monday, May 14, 2012

Session I: Welcome and Introduction

9:00 – 9:15

Mingshu Li (Director, ISCAS)

9:15 – 9:30

Introduction to Keynotes, program and logistics
Qing Wang

Session II: ISCAS/USC (Chair: Ye Yang)

9:30 – 10:10

The Logic of Failure: Learning from Failures and Ensuring Success
Barry Boehm, University of Southern California, USA

10:10 – 10:40


10:40 – 11:10

Modeling Rework Process
Supannika Koolmanojwong, University of Southern California, USA

11:10 – 11:40

Transfer Learning for Defect Prediction
Zhimin He, ISCAS, China

12:00 – 14:00


Session III: ISCAS/UMass (Chair: Junchao Xiao)

14:00 – 14:40

Using Process Retrospection, Introspection, and Prospection to Support Rework in Software Development (and Other Creative Processes)
Leon J. Osterweil and Xiang Zhao, University of Massachusetts, USA

14:40 – 15:20

Smart Checklists: An Approach for Process Monitoring, Deviation, Detection and Guidance
Lori A. Clarke, University of Massachusetts, USA

15:20 – 15:50


15:50 – 16:20

Balancing Long-Term and Short-Term Needs in Dynamic Resource Scheduling
Jie Chen, ISCAS, China

16:20 – 16:50

Migrating Legacy Systems to Cloud Environment: a Case Study
Hong Wu, ISCAS, China

16:50 – 17:20

Analysis of Changes Depend on Use Cases: An Explorative Case Study in Evolutionary Development
Lin Shi, ISCAS, China

17:30 – 21:30

Symposium Banquet

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Session IV: ISCAS/NICTA (Chair: Da Yang)

9:00 – 9:15

Cost Effective Dependable Systems Research in the Software Systems Research Group at NICTA
Ross Jeffery, NICTA, Austrilia

9:15 – 9:40

Processes and Management of Large-Scale Formal Verification Projects
Mark Staples, NICTA, Austrilia

9:40 – 10:05

Software Process Tailoring: Towards a Model-based Approach
Paul Bannerman and Ross Jeffery, NICTA, Austrilia

10:05 – 10:35


10:35 – 11:00

Big Data Platforms
Liming Zhu and Xiwei Xu, NICTA, Austrilia

11:00 – 11:25

YuruBackup: A Highly Scalable and Space-Efficient Incremental Backup System in the Cloud
Quanqing Xu, NICTA, Austrilia

11:25 – 11:50

IoTCloudDB: A Cloud Based Database System for Massive Heterogeneous Sensor Data Management
Jiajie Xu, ISCAS, China

12:10 – 14:00


Session V: Parallel Discussion (ISCAS/USC/UMASS/NICTA)

14:00 – 17:00

Topic: Software Process
Location: Meeting Room 1

14:00 – 17:00

Topic: Empirical Software Engineering
Location: Meeting Room 2