Monday, 8 January 2018

CFP: WCCI Special Session on Evolutionary Methods and Machine Learning in Software Engineering, Testing and SE Repositories

Special Session at (CEC2018) as part of WCCI Rio de Janerio, Brazil, 8-13 July 2018

IEEE CEC 2018 is a world-class conference that aims to bring together researchers and practitioners in the field of evolutionary computation and computational intelligence from all around the globe.

===== Aims and Scope =====

This WCCI'2017 special session aims to bring together both theoretical developments and applications of Computational Intelligence to software engineering (SE), i.e.,the management, design, the development, operation, maintenance, and testing of software. All bio-inspired computational paradigms and machine learning techniques are welcome, such as Genetic and Evolutionary Computation, including Multi-Objective Approaches, Fuzzy Logic, Intelligent Agent Systems, Neural Networks, Cellular Automata, Artificial Immune Systems, Swarm Intelligence, and others, including machine learning techiques.

Currently, an increasing number of researchers from the SE discipline are focusing on applying computational intelligence techniques such as meta-heuristics (known as Search based software engineering -SBSE-), data mining or statistics to their research. Problems such as planning and decision making in software engineering, arrangements of modules, finding patterns of defective modules, cost and effort estimation, testing and test case generation, debugging and fault localisation, knowledge extraction, etc. can be reformulated or addressed using a set of techniques which includes searching and optimization techniques, data mining and machine learning, simulation, process mining, etc. These techniques, already used extensively in other areas, are incrementally being applied in SE.

===== Topics =====

Topics of interest include:
  * Search-based Software Engineering
  * Requirements engineering
  * Automated design and development of software
  * Genetic improvement of software
  * Software maintenance and self-repair
  * Software effort estimation and fault prediction
  * Software reliability, testing and security with data-mining or meta-heuristic techniques
  * Project management, planning and scheduling
  * Studies, applications and tools to extract information from software repositories
  * Dealing with data problems in software repositories (noise, imbalance, outliers, etc.) when applying ML or meta-heuristics
  * Process mining
  * Mining mobile application repositories (AppStore and Google Play)
  * Tools based on evolutionary or ML methods in SE
  * Real world applications of the above

===== Submission Guidelines =====

Following the WCCI'2018 guidelines all the papers have to be submitted electronically through the conference Web application:

===== Important Dates =====
  * Submission deadline: January 15th, 2018
  * Notification of acceptance: March 15th, 2018

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