Web2SE: First Workshop on Web 2.0 for Software Engineering at ICSE 2010


Web 2.0 technologies such as wikis,  blogs,  tags and feeds have been adopted and adapted by software engineers. With Web2SE, we aim to provide a venue for pertinent work by highlighting current state-of-the-art research, by identifying future research directions, and by discussing implications of Web 2.0 on software engineering.

Web2SE has been accepted as a workshop at ICSE 2010 and is organized by Margaret-Anne (Peggy) Storey, Arie van Deursen, Kate Ehrlich and myself.

We will accept research papers (max. 6 pages) and poster papers as well as position papers (max. 2 pages). The final version of the accepted papers will be published in the ICSE Companion and will also be made available during the workshop. The deadline for submission is January 31, 2010 (Call for papers). We look forward to reading your papers.

Here’s the abstract:

Social software is built around an “architecture of participation” where user data is aggregated as a side-effect of using Web 2.0 applications. Web 2.0 implies that processes and tools are socially open, and that content can be used in several different contexts. Web 2.0 tools and technologies support interactive information sharing, data interoperability and user centered design. For instance, wikis, blogs, tags and feeds help us organize, manage and categorize content in an informal and collaborative way. One goal of this workshop is to investigate how these technologies can improve software development practices. Some of these technologies have made their way into collaborative software development processes such as Agile and Scrum, and in development platforms such as Rational Team Concert which draw their inspiration from Web 2.0. These processes and environments are just scratching the surface of what can be done by incorporating Web 2.0 approaches and technologies into collaborative software development. This workshop aims to improve our understanding of how Web 2.0, manifested in technologies such as mashups or dashboards, can change the culture of collaborative software development.


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