The First IEEE International Workshop on Quality Oriented Reuse of Software (IEEE QUORS'07)

Venue: Beijing

Location: Beijing, China

Event Date/Time: Jul 24, 2007 End Date/Time: Jul 26, 2007
Early Registration Date: Apr 30, 2007
Abstract Submission Date: Feb 23, 2007
Paper Submission Date: Feb 23, 2007
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The First IEEE International Workshop on
Quality Oriented Reuse of Software (QUORS 2007)

in conjunction with IEEE COMPSAC 2007, Beijing, July 24-27, 2007


The level of software reuse has recently been raised to large-scale components, agglomeration of components and even services in SOA. Systematic and large-scale reuse of reusable assets at multiple development levels is improving the efficiency of software development activities significantly in terms of cost and time. New approaches and products keep emerging from research community and industry.

However, previous research in software reuse mainly focused on the functional aspect of a system, and tended to ignore the quality aspects or put them at a trivial place. Modern computing models, such as SOA, mobile and pervasive computing, and embedded systems, have imposed more rigorous quality requirements on software development technologies including reuse-based paradigms such as component-based development, design patterns, architectural patterns and software product lines. The above situation makes it a challenge to meet the non-functional requirements of a software system and meanwhile enjoy the benefits of substantial software reuse.

Recently, the software reuse community has been aware of the above weakness and much work has been ongoing. In this workshop we wish to bring together researchers and practitioners to share research results, advances and practical experiences under the banner of "quality oriented reuse of software". The workshop will act as a forum for active discussion, idea stimulation and communication.


The workshop will bring together researchers and developers from academia and industry for advancing the technology of software reuse which emphasizes meeting strict quality requirements, such as dependability, agility and performance. The workshop seeks new approaches, system architectures and tools that facilitate the quality aspects of software reuse technologies.
Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

" Aspect-oriented software reuse and system quality;
" Feature-oriented software reuse and system quality;
" Quality aspects of software reuse;
" Dependable component-based systems;
" Quality features and software product lines;
" Quality aspects of design patterns;
" Reuse in Service Oriented Architecture and Quality of Service;
" Quality-based component specification, qualification, adaptation and integration;
" Software evolution and quality attributes;
" Software quality measurement;
" Quality-based COTS product reuse;
" Case studies and experience reports.


Researchers and practitioners in software reuse, software evolution, emerging software systems such as SOA, mobile computing and embedded software, testing and quality assurance and all other relevant areas. The chairs expect to bring to the workshop researchers and practitioners worldwide from research institutes, universities and industries.


Colin Atkinson, Software Technology Lab, University of Mannheim, Germany
Xavier Franch, Technical University of Catalunya, Spain
Jerry Gao, San Jose State University, USA
George Kakarontzas, Dept of Informatics, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece
Neil Loughran, Dept. of Computing, Lancaster University, UK
Mikko Raatikainen, SEI, Helsinki University of Technology, Finland
Salah Sadou, VALORIA Lab, University of South Brittany, France
Ioannis Stamelos, Dept of Informatics, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece
Guifa Teng, School of Computing, Hebei Agricultural University, China
(To be completed)


February 23, 2007 Deadline for paper submission
April 8 2007 Decision notification (electronic)
April 30, 2007 Camera-ready copy and author registration due


Papers must be submitted electronically via the QUORS 2007 Submission Page (, see submission section). Please follow the instructions posted on the web site. The format of submitted papers should follow the guidelines for IEEE conference proceedings, i.e., 8.5" x 11", Two-Column Format (PDF, DOC); Layout Guide (PDF, DOC). The paper should not exceed 4000 words or 6 pages in IEEE paper format including all figures, tables, and references. Any problem, please contact the workshop chair

All papers will be reviewed by the program committee according to its originality, significance, correctness, presentation and relevance. We also encourage authors to present position papers on practical studies and experiments, critique of existing work, emerging issues, and novel ideas under development. Papers can be submitted as either regular papers, short papers, or fast abstracts. Acceptance and final category depends on reviewer feedback.

Accepted papers or fast abstracts will be published in the workshop proceedings of the 31st IEEE Computer Software and Applications Conference (COMPSAC 2007). At least one of the authors of each accepted paper or fast abstract must register as a participant of the workshop to have the paper or fast abstract published in the proceedings.

It should be noted that all IEEE COMPSAC conference proceedings are published by IEEE Computer Society Conference Publishing Services (CPS). All CPS Publications are captured in the online IEEE Digital Library, and professionally indexed through INSPEC and EI Index (Elsevier's Engineering Information Index).


Program Chairs

Xiaodong Liu
School of Computing
Napier University
Edinburgh, UK
Email: Hongji Yang
School of Computing
De Montfort University
Email: Kyo Chul Kang
Dept. of Computer Science & Engineering
Pohang University of Science & Technology

For QUORS'07, please contact the Workshop Organizers.
For COMPSAC, please visit