XML technologies and software engineering

C. Mascolo, W. Emmerich, A. Finkelstein
Proceedings of the 23rd International Conference on Software Engineering. ICSE 2001  
The aim of the ICSE 2001 workshop on XML Technologies and Software Engineering (XSE01) is to join the efforts in the complementary areas of software engineering and XML [1] . There are two different aspects that characterize the relationship between these areas. The first addresses the use of XML and related technologies for the construction of software engineering tools and environments. The second focuses on the exploitation of XML for the development of a new generation of distributed
more » ... distributed software architectures and middleware that might provide new degrees of flexibility in terms of integration, security, and interoperability. XSE01 provides a forum to discuss both these aspects and stretches from pure research on XML and related technologies to applications and reports of industrial experience with markup languages and tools. The intended workshop audience includes practitioners and researchers in software engineering tools, software architecture, and distributed systems. Because of the rapid evolution of XML related technologies and models, the workshop will seek to broaden the understanding and stimulate interesting collaborations. The workshop aims to identify problem areas in this domain, and discuss a research agenda to address these problems. TOPICS This workshop will seek to achieve several goals: 1. Identify problems and solutions in the design of software engineering tools that use XML-based interchange formats or repositories. 2. Investigate the advantages and issues arising from the use of XML in modern software architectures. 3. Establish a research community that shares results and collaborates in the development of XML based tools and strategies. The first goal of the workshop is concerned with the investigation of issues related to the use of XML and related technologies in the software development process. XML allows the structuring of information and the developed technologies permit the access to this information in a very powerful manner. Many software development tools are taking more and more advantage of the potential of XML. Furthermore, XML leverages a long software engineering tradition of work on graph based and abstract syntax tree approaches. The second goal of the workshop is related to the use of XML and related technologies in the development of current systems, such as middleware, web-related systems, and mobile computing applications. Structuring information in XML and the ability to exchange data in that format opens the door to the exploitation of new strategies and approaches. Research in this field is now seeing new developments in the areas of component integration, reflection, heterogeneity, and security, among others. The workshop organizers will solicit the submission of papers in these areas. The third goal is the growth of a research community that centres around the two main areas defined above and in general around the use of XML and related technologies for the development of systems. The programme committee seeks original high quality papers related to all aspects of use of XML technologies in software engineering context and software engineering approaches to development of XML technologies. Technologies relevant to the workshop include XML, XSL, DOM, XLink, XPath, Schema, SOAP, Biztalk, XML Query, XMI, XPL, and RDF. Topics include, but are not limited to: • Software Engineering with XML -Tool inter-working -Process definition -Meta-Languages -Language Engineering -Repositories 1
doi:10.1109/icse.2001.919173 dblp:conf/icse/MascoloEF01 fatcat:boy3v3djbjgibcaqxg7apyhysi