ASWEC provides a forum for exchanging experience and new research results in software engineering. Established in 1986, ASWEC is the premier technical meeting for the Australian Software Engineering Community, and attracts a significant number of international participants. It provides the opportunity for interaction between software engineering researchers and industry practitioners. In addition to the technical program, ASWEC will include a program of workshops on current topics in software engineering.
This year the conference will be held at the Carlton Crest in Brisbane. We currently seek the submission of research papers and industry experience reports. We are also seeking expressions of interest from workshop and tutorial providers.
ASWEC in 2005
This year, we would like to see more industry participation at ASWEC. However, we believe that the motivation, reward system, and ability to get funding for academics and industry people are very different. For these reasons, we have decided to organise two separate paper tracks, which we have called Research Papers and Industry Experience Reports. They have separate deadlines, separate program committees, separate review procedures, and separate proceedings (research papers will be published by IEEE, industry experience reports on a CD-Rom)
Short Courses by Dr David Parnas
The Australian Safety Critical Systems Club has organised two short courses by Dr David Parnas, one of the keynote speakers for this year's conference, on Designing, Documenting, Inspecting and Testing Critical Software. There will be a one-day course in Brisbane on Tuesday 29 March and a half-day course in Canberra on Wednesday 6 April.