The Computing Community Consortium (CCC) sponsored another track in its Blue Sky Ideas Conference Track series at the 22nd ACM SIGSOFT International Symposium on Foundations of Software Engineering (FSE), November 16-22, 2014 in Hong Kong. FSE is an internationally renowned forum for researchers, practitioners, and educators to present and discuss the most recent innovations, trends, experiences, and challenges in software engineering.
The goal of this track was to emphasize visionary ideas, long term challenges, and opportunities in software engineering research that are outside of current mainstream topics of the field. This year’s winning papers were:
Methodology and Culture: Drivers of Mediocrity in Software Engineering?
Marian Petre and Daniela Damian
(Open University, UK; University of Victoria, Canada)
Known Unknowns: Testing in the Presence of Uncertainty
Sebastian Elbaum and David S. Rosenblum
(University of Nebraska-Lincoln, USA; National University of Singapore, Singapore)
Marc Palyart, Gail C. Murphy, Emerson Murphy-Hill, and Xavier Blanc
(University of British Columbia, Canada; North Carolina State University, USA; University of Bordeaux, France)
CCC provides travel awards to authors of the winning papers. We encourage you to apply for a Blue Sky Ideas track at your conference!
Requests need only include a brief description of the conference and a proposed list of program committee members for the track. For more information — including guidelines for conference program committees, recommendations for selecting winners, and logistics for issuing CCC-sponsored travel awards to the winners, as well as a sample call for papers for a Blue Sky Ideas track — visit our website.