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Call for Participation: RAISE 2014

3rd International Workshop on Realizing Artificial Intelligence Synergies
in Software Engineering
Hyderabad, India. June 3, 2014 (In Conjunction with ICSE 2014)

***** workshop program *****

twitter: @RAISEWorkshop


About the Workshop

This workshop brings together researchers and industrial practitioners to
exchange and discuss the latest innovative synergistic AI and SE techniques
and practices. Software engineering is now expected to solve a plethora of
increasingly complex questions that are dynamic, automated, adaptive, or
must execute on a very large scale. In theory, other disciplines could
better support SE. For example, AI technologies can support the development
of increasingly complex SE systems as in the case of recommendation
systems. Conversely, in theory, SE might also play a role in alleviating
development costs and the development effort associated with AI tools and
applications such as robotics where proper development and testing
practices are of utmost importance. In practice, this theoretical
connection between SE and AI is rarely achieved. We believe that SE has
much to offer AI about systems engineering and scalability of
methodologies. Yet AI research rarely uses this work. All this begs the

Are SE and AI researchers ignoring important insights from AI and SE?

To answer this question, RAISE ’14 will be a crossover workshop where the
state of the art in both fields is documented and extended. This workshop
will explore not only the application of AI techniques to software
engineering problems but also the application of software engineering
techniques to AI problems.


The program can be found at:


Impediments to Regulatory Compliance of Requirements RAISEs some challenges
to SE and AI
Prof. Nazim Madhavji, Western University, Canada


It is a given that large-scale contractual systems engineering projects
need to comply with a myriad of government regulations and standards as
part of contractual fulfilment. Thus, a key activity in the requirements
engineering (RE) process for such a project is to demonstrate that all
relevant requirements have been elicited from the regulatory documents and
have been traced to the contract as well as to the target system
components. However, there are impediments to achieving this level of
compliance due to such complexity factors as: voluminous contract, large
number of regulatory documents, multiple domains of the system, and others.
In this talk, I will describe hitherto uncovered impediments in qualitative
and quantitative terms, identified from the study of a large systems
engineering project. I shall portray these as challenges raised to SE/AI
technological effort to automate compliance work in system development.


Nazim H. Madhavji is Professor in the Department of Computer Science at the
University of Western Ontario, Canada. He is particularly known for his
contributions to the theory on interactions between system requirements and
architectures, and for his work on: the impediments to regulatory
compliance in large projects, evolution of systems, software quality,
defect analysis, congruence between software products and processes, and
empirical studies. He has led a number of projects, involving corporations
such as IBM Canada, Sun Microsystems, DMR Group, CAE Electronics, Transport
Canada, Siemens, SIG, and CRIM, and was a Principal Investigator in several
multi-university projects. He has served on the Editorial Boards of several
scientific journals, has published widely in scientific conferences and
journals, and his papers have been ranked among the best papers of
conferences. He is a consultant to several organisations in the field of
software and to several universities internationally in the areas of
Software Engineering research, pedagogy, and student and faculty


Please register at:

Workshop Organisation

Workshop Organising Committee

Burak Turhan, University of Oulu, Finland
Ayşe Başar Bener, Ryerson University, Canada
Çetin Meriçli, Carnegie Mellon University, USA
Andriy Miransky, IBM Toronto, Canada
Leandro Minku, University of Birmingham, UK

Workshop Chairs

Burak Turhan, University of Oulu, Finland
Çetin Meriçli, Carnegie Mellon University, USA

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