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ESEIW 2011



This week will be an exciting combination of conferences, meetings, workshops and tutorials at the beautiful Banff Conference Centre. We are fortunate to be able to benefit from such an inspirational location in the heart of the Rocky Mountains. The individual events are:

  • 5th International Symposium on Empirical Software Engineering and Measurement (ESEM)
  • 19th International Software Engineering Research Network Annual Meeting (ISERN)
  • 6th International Doctoral Symposium on Empirical Software Engineering (IDoESE)
  • 9th International Advanced School on Empirical Software Engineering (IASESE)
  • 7th International Conference on Predictive Models in Software Engineering (PROMISE)
  • 2nd International Workshop on Replication in Empirical Software Engineering Research (RESER)
  • 3rd International Workshop on Security Measurements and Metrics (MetriSec)

Our overall objective has been to provide a forum where researchers and practitioners can report and discuss recent research results in the areas of empirical software engineering and software measurement. We also seek to explore strengths and weaknesses of research methods from an empirical viewpoint and to provide learning and training opportunities so that attendees may benefit from the experiences of others. In addition, through rigorous review we can showcase the very best of our research for the rest of the world. The main conferences have the following acceptance rates:

  • ESEM (full papers of 33/103 = 32%; short papers 17/43 = 40%)
  • Promise Conference (full papers 15/35 = 43%).

We gratefully acknowledge support from the following sponsors: Microsoft Research, Alberta Innovates, Siemens, the University of Calgary, the University of Alberta, RIM, AT&T, NTT Data and supported from the IEEE, the ACM, SIGSOFT and IEEE Software.

We are very conscious this is a community-wide event and that it would not have been possible without the help of so many people. In particular our thanks go to the Organizing Committees, local arrangements people, the website manager, reviewers, keynote speakers and authors. However most of all we'd like to thank the attendees. Without your support this week of special events could not happen.

This week represents an unprecedented opportunity for the international empirical community to meet and discuss their research and its implications for industry. We strongly urge you to take full advantage of this unique opportunity and we look forward to next year reading the results of the collaborations that started in Banff, September 2011.

So welcome to Banff. We hope you all have a fruitful and enjoyable time.

James Miller, Guenther Ruhe (ESEIW)
Vahid Garousi, Brian Robinson, Martin Shepperd, Forrest Shull, Jonathan Sillito, Ayse Tosun,Stefan Wagner (ESEM)
Ayse Benar, Gunes Koru, Tim Menzies, Stefan Wagner (PROMISE)
Tore Dybå, Sira Vegas (ISERN)
Andreas Jedlitschka, Dietmar Pfahl
Guilherme Horta Travassos (IDoESE)
Natalia Juristo, Charles Knutson, Jonathan Krein, Lutz Prechelt (RESER)
James Walden, Laurie Williams (MetriSec)