Co-located Conferences

Note: All co-located conferences will follow the ICSE '05 standard daily schedule.

ProSim 2005 | CBSE 2005 | SoftVis 2005 | IWPC 2005


6th International Workshop on Software Process Simulation and Modeling
(ProSIM 2005)
14 - 15 May 2005
Plenary - St. Louis Ballroom C
Breakout - Director's Row #46

[Floor Plan]


It is a truism that industrial software needs to be delivered more quickly and with higher levels of quality. These demands are set in a dynamic project environment of frequently changing technologies, short-staffed projects and globally distributed development teams. At the same time, global competition is forcing companies that develop software to cut cost significantly in order to compete. Amid these pressures, new software development lifecycle process alternatives have emerged from agile methods (such as extreme programming) to well-planned product line development.

Open source software development is ramping up, many projects are being contracted out, either in whole or in part, and the software may be developed in multiple locations around the world resulting in a greater need for good communication and co-ordination. Security also is an issue that is getting increased attention. Software process modeling and software process simulation are suitable means to successfully address these issues in many ways. The goal of the workshop is to bring together academics and practitioners interested in the area of software process modeling and simulation as well as important industrial issues related to cost estimation and business process design. ProSim 2005 will continue the tradition set in previous workshops as being an international forum for presenting current research themes and applications, and discussing various approaches to discover underlying similarities at both the applied and theoretical levels.


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> 8th International SIGSOFT Symposium on Component-based Software Engineering
(CBSE 2005)
14 - 15 May 2005
Plenary - St. Louis Ballroom A
Breakout -
St. Louis Ballroom B

[Floor Plan]
  Component-based Software Engineering (CBSE) is concerned with the development of software intensive systems from reusable parts (components), the development of reusable parts, and system maintenance and improvement by means of component replacement and customization. A long-standing theme of the CBSE series is to promote a science and technology foundation for achieving predictable quality in software systems through the use of software component technology and its associated software engineering practices. CBSE 2005, "Software Components at Work," continues this theme, but with a special emphasis on the application of software components to real-world problems. Reports on the success and failure of CBSE to large-scale performance-critical systems are an essential ingredient to improving the state of the art and practice of CBSE. The ICSE CBSE symposium has a track record of bringing together researchers and practitioners from a variety of disciplines to promote a better understanding of CBSE from a diversity of perspectives, and to engage in lively discussion and debate. CBSE 2005 is open to all participants interested in CBSE and related areas, from both universities and industry.

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> 2nd ACM Symposium on Software Visualization
(SoftVis 2005)
14 - 15 May 2005
Plenary - St. Louis Ballroom F

[Floor Plan]
  Software visualization encompasses the development and evaluation of methods for graphically representing different aspects of software, including its structure, its abstract and concrete execution, and its evolution. Visualization has always been a part of software development. Advancing technologies have enabled computer-based visualization to be used throughout the software development process in various ways such as visual design representations, visual languages, graphical debugging, and repsentations of complex software behavior. At the same time, visualization has been central to software understanding, being used in reverse engineering, modeling, performance evaluation, and teaching. Software visualization as a research area requires understanding and working on the underlying problems from a variety of perspectives including software engineering, HCI, programming languages, graphics and visualization, and computer science education. The objective of SoftVis '05 is to provide a first class venue for researchers of these different backgrounds to discuss and present all types of original research on software visualization.

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> 13th International Workshop on Program Comprehension
(IWPC 2005)
15 - 16 May 2005
Plenary - St. Louis Ballroom G
Breakout - St. Louis Ballroom H

[Floor Plan]
  IWPC provides a focused opportunity for researchers, and industry practitioners, to present and discuss both the state-of-the art and the state-of-the-practice in the general area of program comprehension. The event addresses how program comprehension facilitates such thing as software reuse, inspection, maintenance/evolution, and reverse engineering. The two day program includes approximately 25 research paper presentations, one or two working sessions, and a tools demonstration. Recent IWPC’s have had 80-100 attending participants. Papers are of a much higher quality than the typically workshop and present fresh concepts, studies, and approaches within scope of the event. For more information please visit

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