The International Conference on Evaluation & Assessment in Software Engineering (EASE) offers a forum for discussion and exchange of experiences among researchers who present their research results and discuss issues related to empirical and evaluation studies. The conference aims to provide a workshop-like atmosphere in which papers can be presented and then time is allowed for constructive discussion of their results and processes.
This year's edition has been organised by the School of Computing and Mathematics at Keele University, UK (http://www.scm.keele.ac.uk).
The event includes two keynote speeches held by internationally leading researchers: Prof. Natalia Juristo, Madrid Technological University, Spain, and Prof. Marian Petre, Open University, UK.
The International Conference on Evaluation and Assessment in Software Engineering provides a forum for discussion and exchange of experiences among researchers who present their research results and discuss issues related to empirical and evaluation studies in a workshop-like atmosphere. The 14th edition (EASE 2010) has been organised by the School of Computing and Mathematics at Keele University, UK.
This year's papers have addressed topics including requirements and project management, evidence-based software engineering, global software development, programming and software architectures, and empirical software engineering.
We received submissions from countries all over the world. Each paper was reviewed by four members of the Program Committee and 12 full papers and 5 short papers were accepted for presentation at the Conference and inclusion in the Proceedings.
In addition to research papers we have two keynote speeches, one for each day of the conference: the first by Prof. Natalia Juristo, Madrid Technological University, Spain; the second by Prof. Marian Petre, Open University, UK.
We want to thank all of those who have contributed to the set up and running of this year's conference: the authors for submitting their papers, the Program Committee members for their valuable work in reviewing and selecting the papers and in promoting the conference, the organising committee together with all the people that helped in arranging the conference.
We finally thank all the attendees of the conference for making it a successful event, and hope you find the program interesting.
Dr Mark Turner & Dr Mahmood Niazi, Chairs