Workshop: Emerging and Multidisciplinary Approaches to Software Engineering



Murat Yilmaz
Gazi University, Turkey

Paul Clarke
Dublin City University, Ireland

Ricardo Colomo Palacios
Ostfold University College, Ireland

Richard Messnarz
ISCN GmbH, Austria
Emerging and Multidisciplinary Approaches to Software Engineering

Software engineering is inherently a socio-technical effort with best practices based on social interaction. However, these practices are likely to vary with cultural aspects that cannot be externalized or captured by automation tools alone. Therefore, engineering software products requires a vision of thinking across boundaries for the future which goes further than what we have so far conceived. In particular, novel software development approaches are closely tied to the traditional concerns of social factors that affect the success of software development as a whole. To address these concerns and establish a strategy that will achieve a broader vision, researchers seek ways to adopt techniques from multiple academic disciplines and draw knowledge from various areas including but not limited to management, sociology, anthropology, psychology, etc. Ultimately, applying best practices from multiple academic disciplines is critical for future success in engineering sustainable software products.

Selected papers will be published in a special issue in IET Software, where we would like to bring together a whole diversity of interdisciplinary or multidisciplinary endeavors to address open issues in software engineering which crosses disciplinary boundaries. Our goal is to collect current research efforts, views and experiences among researchers and software practitioners contributing to advances in multidisciplinary research. Specifically, we seek contributions that highlight how these approaches can be utilized to address the opportunities and challenges with emerging technological advances that are impacting the economic, political, environmental, social, and technical aspects of software engineering. The submissions need to highlight as a multidisciplinary effort which should document findings supported by empirical studies and experimentation.

Workshop Program 1.9.2021

Workshop - Emerging and Multidisciplinary Approaches to Software Engineering
09.00 - 10.30
A Blockchain-enabled Framework for Requirements Traceability
Selina Demi, Mary Sanchez-Gordon, Ricardo Colomo-Palacios, Ostfold University College, Halden, Norway
Software Engineering During the COVID-19 Pandemic: Lessons Learned and the Future of Software Engineering Work
Aifric Nolan, Rachel White, Mahjabeen Soomro, Boluwatife Comfort Dopamu, DCU, Ireland, Murat Yilmaz, LERO, Ireland, David Solan, FINEOS Corporation, Ireland, Paul Clarke, LERO, Ireland
Interactive Panel Discussion
10.30 - 11.00
Coffee Break
11.00 - 12.30
Gamification principles to decrease SPI change resistance
Gloria Piedad Gasca-Hurtado, María Clara Gomez-Alvarez, Universidad de Medellín, Colombia, Mirna Muno, Jezreel Mejia, Centro de Investigacion en Matematicas, Zacatecas, Mexico
Gamification Implementation in Automotive SW Development Environment to Increase Teams Engagement
Mourad Mounir, Khaled Badr, Samer Sameh, VALEO Egypt
Interactive Panel Discussion
12.30 - 14.00
Lunch Break
14.00 - 15.30
Towards Reducing Communication Gaps in Multicultural Requirements Elicitation
Errikos Siakas, Aristotle University, Thessaloniki, Greece, Harjinder Rahanu, Elli Georgiadou, Middlesex University London, UK, Kerstin Siakas, Aristotle University, Thessaloniki, Greece
Digital Transformation and the role of Dynamic Tooling in Extracting Microservices from Existing Software Systems.
Neil Lapuz, Paul Clarke, Yalemisew Abgaz, Dublin City University and Lero, Ireland
Interactive Panel Discussion
15.30 - 16.00
Coffee Break
16.00 - 17.00
Introduction to Text Classification: Impact of Stemming and Comparing TF-IDF and Count Vectorization as Feature Extraction Technique
Andre Wendland, Marco Zenere, Free University of Bozen , Italy, Jörg Niemann, University of Applied Sciences Düsseldorf, Germany
Interactive Panel Discussion
Interactive Panel Discussion
17.15 - 18.00
Key Note 1: ASA Automotive Skills Alliance - Integrating European Blueprint Projects into a European Alliance, ACEA Petr Dolejsi, DRIVES Project, European Automobile Manufacturers Association (ACEA)
18.30 - 19.00
Buses take the delegates from the university to the Social Event at the Wine Cellar Winzer Krems
19.00 - 24.00
Wine tasting and food at a historical and famous wine cellar - Traditional wine culture along the Danube Valley


Call for Papers


Please follow the following steps for submitting a paper:

  • Your thematic topic paper should comprise 10-12 pages.
  • Your paper has to be conform to the Springer CCIS format which is the same as the Lecture Notes in Computer Science (LNCS) format (please see the author guidelines of Springer)
  • The paper has to be uploaded to the EuroAsiaSPI² conference website (see below).
  • Authors of accepted papers will be asked to write a final paper of 10 to maximum 12 pages and to prepare a 20 minutes PowerPoint presentation.
  • The final paper has to be uploaded to the EuroAsiaSPI² conference website again.
  • Papers shall reference the SPI Manifesto (find relationships to values and principles or propose new values and principles to be added).

Note: To publish the paper in the proceedings the authors have to sign a copyright form and at least one of the authors has to present the paper at the conference. The paper will be published in printed form and electronically and therefore we need all source files.

Please read first the author submission guideMore...

Also see "Thematic Paper Submission for one of the 10 workshop communities" for more information

Thematic Paper Topics

  • Results of a multidisciplinary research with an impact on software engineering challenges and emerging trends. Impacts or potential impacts for software engineering should be clearly identified and articulated.
  • Software Engineering problems that need to be solved from a spectrum of disciplines including, but not limited to, the social sciences; industrial management; engineering economics, various related engineering disciplines, and cyber-physical systems.
  • Software Engineering problems that need to be solved in the cloud, connecting systems to the cloud, and managing big data in the cloud.
  • Software Engineering problems that need to be solved when implementing Artificial Intelligence algorithms and machine learning where the same software depending on learning factors provides different output.
  • Software engineering problems that need to be solved to use open source software in highly safety critical environments.
  • Software engineering architectural design patterns recommended for the integration of different disciplines.
  • Studies addressing software development problems emerging from research partnerships with communities of interests such as game technologies, virtual or augmented reality research.
  • Research reflections on the long-term engagement of software practitioners using motivational techniques such as gamification.
  • Software engineering research toward new development models, tools, and methods that are conducted in interdisciplinary teams.

Submission Dates (IET SW Journal Specific)

28.04.2021 First Thematic Paper Submission
14.05.2021 Review by International Programme Committee and Notification of Acceptance
01.06.2021 Camera Ready Version of Paper for Book
02.08.2021 Early Registration Deadline (All presenters must register, otherwise the contribution is deselected)
26.08.2021 Upload of Powerpoint Conference Presentation
30.08.2021 Free Technology Day
01.-03.09.2021 Conference

SPRINGER Book Series

EuroAsiaSPI² is publishing an annual SPRINGER book and the EuroSPI books show a total of 355000 (three hundred fifty five thousand) chapter downloads. The workshop papers will form a chapter for this thematic topic in the SPRINGER book.
Note: This thematic topic will be published in the IET Software journal.


Important Information

Key Contributors

The CfP is related (but not closed) to the workshop, which is conducted at the EuroAsiaSPI 2020 conference. For all potential authors who have received an invitation for an extended version of their workshop or conference paper, please note that that we only can consider submissions that are extended (at minimum 50% and the title of the extended version must clearly and unmistakably differ from the title of the article presented at the EuroAsiaSPI conference). Each paper will be (blind) reviewed by at least 3 reviewers. This special issue may not only contain papers from the conference, and this is a public/open call for papers.

Selected papers from the workshop will be published in IET Software (an SCI
indexed journal) as Special Issue, please see the link below.

The IET - Digital Library

Interactive Workshop Approach

Each presentation will be discussed. A panel discussion at the end shall come up with a set of key questions from the audience to be answered by the panel (authors).