Fundamental Approaches to Software Engineering

Budapest (Hungary), 29 March - 6 April, 2008



Call for Papers
Important Dates
Invited Speaker
ETAPS 2008


Conference Description

FASE is a member conference of the European Joint Conferences on Theory and Practice of Software (ETAPS), which is the primary European forum for academic and industrial researchers working on topics relating to Software Science. ETAPS 2008 is the eleventh joint conference in this series. The conference is organized by the Budapest University of Technology and Economics.


Call for Papers

FASE is concerned with the foundations on which Software Engineering is built. Submissions should not focus on the application or evaluation of given methods, tools or techniques for their own sake but, rather, the principles on which they are based and the way in which they contribute to making Software Engineering a more mature and soundly-based discipline.

Contributions that combine the development of conceptual and methodological advances with their formal foundations and tool support are particularly encouraged. We welcome contributions on all such fundamental approaches, including:

  • SE as an engineering discipline, including its interaction with and impact on society;
  • Requirements engineering;
  • Domain modelling;
  • Software architectures;
  • Engineering of particular classes of systems (collaborative, service-oriented, software-intensive, ubiquitous);
  • Software processes;
  • Model-driven development;
  • Software evolution;
  • Validation and verification;
  • Testing.



All ETAPS conferences accept two types of contributions: research papers and tool demonstration papers. Both types of contributions will appear in the proceedings, published in the Springer Lecture Notes in Computer Science series. We are planning to produce a special issue of the Formal Aspects of Computing journal containing papers derived from
presentations at the conference.

Submitted papers must:

  • be in English
  • present original research that is unpublished and not submitted for publication elsewhere; in particular, simultaneous submission of the same contribution to multiple ETAPS conferences is not permitted
  • be in the format specified by Springer-Verlag at the URL: http://www.springer.de/comp/lncs/authors.html.
  • be submitted electronically in PDF format here.

Submissions not adhering to the specified format and length may be rejected immediately, without review. All papers, especially research papers, should clearly identify their novel contributions to the domain of fundamental approaches to software engineering. One author of each accepted paper must attend the conference to present the paper.

Research papers

Research papers should make novel contributions to the field. Final papers shall not be more than 15 pages long. Additional material intended for the referee, but not for publication in the final version (for example, details of proofs), may be placed in a clearly marked appendix that is not included in the page limit.

Tool demonstration papers

Tool demonstration papers should describe novel and state-of-the-art tools. Submissions should consist of two parts. The first part, no more than 4 pages long, should describe the tool. Please provide an URL (if available) and enough information that illustrates the maturity and robustness of the tool. This part will be included in the proceedings. The second part, no more than 6 pages long, should explain how the demonstration will be carried out and what it will show, including screen dumps and examples. This part will not be included in the proceedings, but will be used for evaluating the submission.

Important Dates

  • 5 October 2007: Submission deadline (strict) for abstracts of research and tool demonstration papers
  • 12 October 2007: Submission deadline (strict) for full versions of research and tool demonstration papers
  • 7 December 2007: Notification of acceptance/rejection
  • 4 January 2008: Camera-ready versions due
  • 29 March - 6 April 2008: ETAPS 2008

The above deadlines are strict. Making the deadline for submission of abstracts a week early allows the programme committee to start working before full versions are available.

Submission of an abstract implies no obligation to submit a full version; abstracts with no corresponding full versions by the final deadline will be treated as withdrawn.


Invited Speaker

Connie Heitmeyer, Naval Research Lab, US



Programme Committee

  • Don BATORY, University of Texas at Austin (US)
  • Ruth BREU, University of Innsbruck (AT)
  • Carlos CANAL, University of Málaga (ES)
  • Maura CERIOLI, University of Genova (IT)
  • Shing-chi CHEUNG, Hong Kong Univ. of Science and Technology (CN)
  • Vittorio CORTELLESSA, University of l'Aquila (IT)
  • Laurie DILLON, Michigan State University (US)
  • Marlon DUMAS, Queensland University of Technology (AU)
  • Schahram DUSTDAR, Technical University of Vienna (AT)
  • José FIADEIRO, University of Leicester (UK), co-chair
  • Harald GALL, University of Zürich (CH)
  • Dimitra GIANNAKOPOULOU, NASA Ames Research Center (US)
  • Holger GIESE, University of Paderborn (DE)
  • Martin GLINZ, University of Zürich (CH)
  • Reiko HECKEL, University of Leicester (UK)
  • Paola INVERARDI, University of l'Aquila (IT), co-chair
  • Valerie ISSARNY, INRIA Rocquencourt (FR)
  • Daniel LE METAYER, INRIA Rhône Alpes (FR)
  • Gary T. LEAVENS, Iowa State University (US)
  • Antónia LOPES, University of Lisbon (PT)
  • Angelika MADER, University of Twente (NL)
  • Tom MAIBAUM, McMaster University (CA)
  • Dominique MERY, University of Nancy (FR)
  • Oscar NIERSTRASZ, University of Berne (CH)
  • David ROSENBLUM, University College London (UK)
  • Tetsuo TAMAI, University of Tokyo (JP)
  • Gabriele TAENTZER, Philipps-Universität Marburg (DE)
  • Sebastian UCHITEL, Imperial College London (UK)
  • Martin WIRSING, University of Munich (DE)
  • Pamela ZAVE, AT&T Labs (US)

Steering Committee

  • Tiziana Margaria, Universität Potsdam (Germany)
  • Hartmut Ehrig, Technical University of Berlin(Germany)
  • Michel Wermelinger, Open University (UK)
  • Maura Cerioli, University of Genova (Italy)
  • Luciano Baresi, Politecnico de Milano (Italy)
  • Reiko Heckel, University of Leicester (UK)
  • Matt Dwyer, University of Nebraska (USA)
  • Antónia Lopes, University of Lisbon (Portugal)