Important Dates
Call For Papers (pdf)

Keynote/Invited Speakers
Poster and Tools Demo

Conference Programme (pdf)
Online Presentations (New)

Awards (New)


Guidelines for authors of
Research Papers
Industry Papers
Tutorial Proposals
Workshop Proposals
Research Programme
Industry Programme


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Engineers Australia
Australian Computer Society

ASWEC is a joint conference of Engineers Australia and the Australian Computer Society reporting through the Engineers Australia/ACS Joint Board on Software Engineering.

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Guidelines for Authors of Workshop Proposals

The organising committee for ASWEC 2009 solicits proposals for workshops targeting emerging and/or specialised areas of software engineering. The workshop programme is intended to provide an opportunity for researchers to examine novel themes in a focused and perhaps less formal manner than in the main conference. Workshop organisers are accorded considerable flexibility in determining the scope of the workshop, the nature of the submissions and the balance between contributed research papers, position papers and panel sessions. Without unncessarily limiting the range of workshop topics, it is likely that successful proposals will be directly related to one or more of the topics listed in the call for papers, and the organisers will especially welcome proposals of equal interest to academia and industry. Workshops may also serve as a suitable venue for younger researchers - especially graduate students - to present work in progress and to receive feedback from a professional audience.

Proposals due
17 Oct 2008
Acceptance notification
12 Dec 2008
Confirmation of programme
13 Feb 2009
Final versions due
13 Mar 2009

Workshops will run on Tuesday 14 April, and will be assessed by a panel of academics and industry representatives according to the following criteria:

  • Workshop Topic: novelty, relevance to conference topics and theme, likely interest level
  • Background and experience of the workshop organisers
  • Quality of programme committee and proposed keynote speaker or speakers
  • Quality of proposal: overview material, realistic schedule and budget

PLEASE NOTE: All ASWEC workshops must be self-supporting, and under no circumstances will the main conference sponsor a workshop offering. The workshop budget must thus reflect this position, and detail expected attendance, revenue and sponsorship levels as well as the likely cost of keynote speakers and any workshop booklets or electronic proceedings. The main conference will levy a fee for each workshop registrant to cover registration support, catering and venue hire. Workshop organisers are responsible for setting an appropriate registration fee incorporating this charge, but it is normal practice for workshops to offer a substantially discounted rate to those who have registered for the main conference. The ASWEC organising committee will, in consultation with the workshop organisers, determine a break-even point for the workshop, and reserves the right to cancel workshops which do not achieve this number of registrations by an agreed date.

Proposals should, in the first instance, be emailed to the workshops chair, A/Prof Jim Hogan (j.hogan@qut.edu.au; Subject Line: ASWEC2009 Workshop Proposal) in plain text (preferred) or pdf format. Submissions should include the following information:

  1. Proposed Title
  2. Organiser(s) (including full physical and electronic contact details)
  3. Rationale and Workshop Goals, including relationship to ASWEC themes (2-300 words)
  4. Overview and Scope, as would be expected to appear in a call for papers/participation (2-300 words)
  5. Programme commitee, proposed keynote speaker(s) and alternates
  6. Short (1 paragraph) bios of organiser(s), proposed keynotes.
  7. Analysis of likely interest and attendance level, estimated minimum and maximum numbers
  8. Budget, including likely sponsorship and attendance revenues.
  9. Any additional material you believe may support your proposal.