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Walid Maalej <[log in to unmask]>
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      *** Call for Chapter Proposals ***

We invite high-quality proposals to contribute a chapter to

"Recommendation Systems in Software Engineering"

A book to be published by Springer and edited by:

Martin P. Robillard, McGill University (Canada)
Walid Maalej, University of Hamburg (Germany)
Robert J. Walker, University of Calgary (Canada) 
Thomas Zimmermann, Microsoft Research (USA)

Chapter contributors will be invited to a 2-day workshop in Germany in
April 2013.

Recommendation systems support decision making by helping their users
navigate through large information spaces. Many activities in software
engineering require searching, understanding, and managing large
amounts of highly-technical and inter-related information. 

With the growth of public and private data stores and the emergence of
off-the-shelf data-mining technology, recommendations systems have
emerged that specifically target the unique challenges of navigating
software engineering data. 

This book will collect state-of-the-art knowledge on the basic
techniques required to mine software engineering data to produce
recommendations, on the best way to apply these techniques effectively
in various application domains, and on the approaches that can be
employed to assess the value of recommendations in software


We invite proposals for chapters that synthesize existing knowledge on
relevant background topics and application areas for recommendation
systems. Chapters should be accessible to senior undergraduate
students and graduate students with a background in Computer Science,
Software Engineering, or related disciplines. Chapters are not
expected to correspond to the description of a single research project
or technique. The proposed Table of Contents offers suggestions for
target topics.


Chapter 1: Introduction 

Part I: Techniques

This section will provide a coherent and complete treatment of
techniques to collect and process software engineering data that can
be used to produce recommendations in SE.

Chapter: Basic approaches in recommendation systems
Chapter: Data mining techniques in software engineering
Chapter: Mining source code for recommendation systems 
Chapter: Mining software evolution data for recommendation systems 
Chapter: Natural language processing for recommendation systems 
Chapter: Recommendations without data mining: small data and heuristics
Chapter: Code synthesis 
Chapter: Collecting and processing interaction data 
Chapter: User models, feedback, and social involvement 

Part II: Evaluation
Techniques and experimental designs to evaluate recommendations.

Chapter: Benchmarking 
Chapter: Simulation
Chapter: User studies 
Chapter: Field studies

Part III: Applications 
Descriptions of the needs and issues involved in entire systems for
specific applications, focusing on the engineering insights required
to make effective recommendation. Minimalist discussion of the

Chapter: Requirements 
Chapter: Design 
Chapter: Reuse 
Chapter: Testing 
Chapter: Changes and Evolution
Chapter: Bugs 
Chapter: Productivity, coordination, and management 
Chapter: People, collaboration, and knowledge sharing 

Part IV: The Road Ahead

Chapter: Outstanding issues to be addressed 

To submit a chapter proposal, please submit a detailed abstract
(text only) presenting an overview of the proposed content, to

To submit, enter the required information, the overview of the
proposed content in the "abstract" field, and select the "abstract
only" check-box.

Proposals will be reviewed by the four co-editors. The authors
participating in this book project will also be asked to review
chapters by other contributors, and will be invited to an editing
workshop to unify the presentation and content. The workshop is
planned for April 2013 in Germany.

Intent of Submission:	     15 October 2012
Initial Chapter Submission:  31 January 2013
Chapter Reviews Submitted:   31 March 2013
Editing Workshop:	     April 2013
Final Submission to Editors: 7 June 2013
Camera Ready Submission:     15 July 2013
For any inquiries please contact: 

Martin Robillard
School of Computer Science
McGill University

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