Call for Participation

Asia Pacific Forum on Software Engineering

A Co-located Event with ICSE'98
Organized by

Software Engineers Association of Japan

April 20(Mon) - 21(Tue)
 at the conference Room on the 7th floor of
Omron Corporation Headquarters Office
Kyoto, Japan

Attention: All participants have to register at THE 1ST FLOOR ENTRANCE HALL of OMRON HQ building during 9:00-9:30AM on the 1st day morning for security, If you will be late, please make a phone call to the designated number which already sent to all participants, and wait for staff at the security desk at the entrance.

        We do not accept on-site registration.
        E-mail registration will be closed by Apr. 16 thursday.

ICSE'98 in Kyoto will provide a good opportunity for software engineering researchers and practitioners in the Asia Pacific Region to exchange their ideas and/or experiences.

SEA (Software Engineers Association) will organize a two-day discussion forum as one of the co-located events with the conference. The forum will consist of a series of informal panel discussions on specific software engineering topics as listed below.

In the past, SEA once hosted a similar kind of event (Workshop on Asian Approaches to Software Engineering) in 1995 in Seattle at 17th ICSE and it was very successful. We hope that this year's forum will achieve similar level of success by the contribution of each attendees.

Day-1 (April 20 Monday)

09:00-09:45 Registration

09:45-10:00 Opening

10:00-11:30 Panel-1: "Issues in International Cooperative Research"

              Chair: Akira Kumagai (PFU, Japan)
              Speakers:  1. Dines Bjorner (Technical Univ of Denmark)
                             2. Kumiyo Nakakoji (AIST-Nara, Japan))

11:30-13:00 Lunch

13:00-15:00 Panel-2: "Software Process Improvement - Lessons Learned"

               Chair: Luqi (Naval Postgraduate School, USA)
               Speakers: 1. Claudia Chandra (Informix Software, USA)
                             2. Jiansheng Jin (Copia Corp of China)
                             3. Akira Ohsone (SunSoft, Japan)
                             4. Nori Suzuki (Sony Research Lab, USA)
                             5. Raymond T.Yeh (International Software Systems, USA)

15:00-15:30 Coffee Break

15:30-17:00 Panel-3: "Oriental Philosophy and Software Engineering"

               Chair: Keijiro Araki (Kyushu Univ, Japan)
               Speakers: 1. Kouichi Kishida (SRA, Japan)
                             2. Akira Kumagai (PFU, Japan)
                             3. Raymond T. Yeh (International Software Systems, USA)

18:00-20:00 Reception (at Kyoto Tower Hotel)

Day-2 (4/21. Tuesday)

10:00-11:30 Panel-4: "Current Status of IT Industry in Asia Pascific"

               Chair: Mitsuhiro Takahashi (Denken)
               Speakers: 1. Dehua Ju (ASTI Shanghai, China)
                             2. K.C.Kang (POSTECH, Korea)
                             3. Hareton K N Leung (HKPU)
                             4. Kohei Watanabe (OMRON, Japan)
                             5. Kazunori Shioya (SRA, Japan)

11:30-13:00 Lunch

13:00-15:00 Panel-5: "Process Engineering Research in Asia-Pacific"

               Chair: Luqi (Naval Postgraduate School, USA)
               Speakers: 1. Shing-Chi Cheung (HKUST, HongKong)
                             2. Kiyoshi Itoh (Sophia Univ, Japan)
                             3. De-Hua Ju (ECUST, China)
                             4. Yoshihiro Matsumoto (Kyoto Univ, Japan)
                             5. C.V.Ramamoorthy (UC Berkeley, USA)
                             6. Stephen Yau (Arizona State Univ, USA)

15:00-15:30 Coffee Break

15:30-17:00 Panel-6: "Cultural Aspects in International Software Project"

               Chair: Masami Noro (Nanzan Univ, Japan)
               Speakers: 1. Akira Kumagai (PFU, Japan)
                             2. Xichang Zhong (CASS, China)
                             3. F.P.Garcia (Federal Univ of Paraiba, Brazil)
                             4. Aashwina Mouli (SRA Systems, India)
FORUM VENUE: Meeting room at 7th floor of OMRON Co. HQ

       Address: Karasuma-St, Shichijo-sagaru, Kyoto City 600-8530, Japan
      Tel: *** E-mail notification to participants only ***

    Omron HQ Building is located just a few minutes walk from JR's Kyoto
    Station (Karasuma Exit). There is a path from Kyoto Station through
    the underground shopping mall PORTA (shown # on the map)

   Those who staying in the city, take the subway (Karasuma line) to
    Kyoto Station. From outside, take JR train to Kyoto.

    We will set up the registration desk at THE 1ST FLOOR ENTRANCE
HALL of the Omron Building. Please check in (check your name on the attendees list and pick up your name-tag) at the desk during 9:00-9:30AM.
If you will be late, please make a phone call to the number which
already sent to all participants.

 Conference room is located on the 7th floor.

    We do not accept on-site registration.
    E-mail registration will be closed by Apr. 16 thursday.

    Lunch (Japanese style "obento") will be served at the company cafeteria
    on the 8th floor.

    The evening reception on the 1st day will be at the Kyoto Tower Hotel.

Registration fee for the forum will be JP10000yen including lunch, reception, and handout materials. Payment should be on site by cash only.


Kouichi Kishida
Secretary General
Software Engineers Association
3-12 Yotsuya, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo 160-0004, Japan
Tel: +81-3-3356-1077
Fax: +81-3-3356-1072
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