Call for Submissions
Experience Track on Telecommunications
Today, most new development of telecommunication networks and services
is IP-based. This creates opportunities to build innovative services based
on user context, and to converge voice services with multimedia, Web, and
pervasive services. It also promises to improve service integration and
network interoperation. At the same time, efforts to deploy voice-over-IP
have not yet duplicated the scale, reliability, and security of the Public
Switched Telephone Network.
From the perspective of software engineering, new IP-based
telecommunication platforms can take advantage of paradigms and methods
from other software domains. They must cope, however, with a decentralized
operating environment in which it is much more difficult to achieve
engineering goals and obtain guarantees of desirable properties.
The purpose of the industrial track on telecommunications is to showcase
the relevance of software engineering to today's telecommunications
industry. The track will consist of a mix of invited talks, contributed
papers, and opportunities for audience participation.
Industry-Oriented Research Papers and Experience Reports Solicited
Submissions are solicited on any aspect of software engineering for the
telecommunications industry. Topics include, but are not limited to, the
- Service creation languages, environments, and tools
- Convergence with Web and pervasive services
- User interfaces
- Service composition, integration, or orchestration
- Service delivery platforms
- Network interoperation
- Verification and testing
- Software reuse
- Scalability and reliability
- Security analyses
- Evaluation of standards
- Infrastructure management
Experience reports should present unmet industrial needs, or describe
the industrial application of a software-engineering technique in
sufficient detail so that its effectiveness can be evaluated.
Research contributions should be tailored to the telecommunications domain.
They should either present validated research results that are ready for
industrial trial, or elucidate the steps through which such validation can
We invite short and long papers in both categories. Short papers must be
2-4 pages, while long papers must not exceed 10 pages. All papers must
conform to the ICSE 2008 Format and Submission Guidelines.
Papers must be submitted electronically via CyberChairPRO.
All accepted contributions will be published in the conference proceedings which will also be available electronically.
Track Committee Co-Chairs
Udo Bub, Evan Magill and Pamela Zave
Track Committee Members
- Charles Consel, LaBRI/INRIA, France
- Stefan Jähnichen, Technische Universität Berlin, Germany
- David Marples, Technolution BV and University of Stirling, Denmark