2nd International Workshop on
Supporting Knowledge Collaboration in Software Development
Sept. 19, 2006
Tokyo, Japan
in Conjuction with the 21st IEEE/ACM International Conference on Automated Software Engineering

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The creation of modern software systems requires knowledge from a wide range of domains: application domains, computer hardware and operating systems, algorithms, programming languages, vast amount of component libraries, development environments, the history of the software system, and users. Because few software developers have all the required knowledge, the development of software is no longer confined to an individual but has to rely on distributed cognition by reaching into a complex networked world of information and computer mediated collaboration. Knowledge collaboration has thus become an important aspect of software development.

This workshop seeks to gain an improved understanding on the theoretical, social, technological and practical issues related to all dimensions of knowledge collaboration in software development, and to explore opportunities for automated support, such as the timely acquisition of external knowledge and the facilitation of collaboration among developers. Submissions of full papers and position papers are invited on varied aspects of understanding and supporting knowledge collaboration in software development.

Suggested topic areas of interest include, but are not limited to:


The workshop invites the submission of both full papers and position papers. Full papers shall describe in detail research projects and experience, and must not exceed 8 pages in the conference format (see http://www.computer.org/portal/pages/cscps/cps/cps_forms.html). Position papers shall describe visions, new perspectives, research experience, or emerging research questions, and must not exceed 2 pages of the same IEEE format.

Both types of submissions will be reviewed by the program committee for their relevance as well theoretical, technological and practical contributions to the topics of the workshop. We especially encourage the submission of provoking or unconventional ideas that can lead to lively and productive discussions and inspire new research ideas and directions.

Please send your submission (in PDF) to yunwen@colorado.edu by Jun. 30, 2006.

Accepted papers of the workshop will be published in the workshop proceedings with an International Standard Book Number (ISBN) by the National Institute of Informatics of Japan.


Workshop Co-Chairs

Yunwen Ye (University of Colorado, USA; and SRA Key Technology Laboratory, Japan)
Email: yunwen@colorado.edu

Masao Ohira (Nara Institute of Science and Technology, Japan)
Email: masao@is.naist.jp

Program Committee

Gerhard Fischer, University of Colorado, USA
John Grundy, University of Auckland, New Zealand
Katsuro Inoue, Osaka University, Japan
Kouichi Kishida, SRA Key Technology Lab, Japan
Kei Kurakawa, National Institute of Informatics, Japan
Karim Lakhani, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA
Jianguo Lu, University of Windsor, Canada
Ken'ichi Matsumoto, Nara Insitute of Science and Technology, Japan
Kumiyo Nakakoji, University of Tokyo, Japan
David Redmiles, University of Califorina, Irvine, USA
Tao Xie, North Carolina State University, USA
Lu Zhang, Beijing University, China
Binyu Zang, Fudan University, China


Submission: June 30, 2006 (new date)
Notification: July 28, 2006 (notification emails were sent)
Camera Ready: Aug. 30, 2006
Workshop: Sep. 19, 2006

For further information, please visit the workshop's website, or contact yunwen@colorado.edu.