Web2SE 2011: 2nd International Workshop on Web 2.0 for Software Engineering


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.

Following the success of the first Web2SE at ICSE 2010, Web2SE 2011 (the 2nd International Workshop on Web 2.0 for Software Engineering) has been accepted at ICSE 2011 in Honolulu, Hawaii. We welcome research papers (max. 6 pages) as well as poster and position papers (max. 2 pages) as submissions. The final version of the accepted papers will be published in the ICSE Proceedings. The deadline for submission is January 28, 2011 (Call for papers). We look forward to reading your papers!

Web2SE 2011 is organized by Margaret-Anne (Peggy) Storey, Arie van Deursen, Andrew Begel, Sue Black and myself. The workshop website is online at https://sites.google.com/site/Web2SE2011/.

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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. Some of these technologies have made their way into collaborative software development processes and development platforms. 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. Web 2.0 opens up new opportunities for developers to form teams and collaborate, but it also comes with challenges for developers and researchers. Web2SE 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.