4th International Workshop on Academic Software Development Tools and Techniques

WASDeTT 2011, July 25 and 26, 2011

Co-located with ECOOP 2011, Lancaster, UK


The WASDeTT workshop series is motivated by the observation that tools and tool building play an important role in applied academic software engineering research. The tangible results of research projects are often embodied in a tool. Even though tool building is a popular technique to validate research (e.g., proof-of-concept prototyping followed by user studies), it is neither simple nor cheap to accomplish. Given the importance of tool building and the significant cost associated with it, our workshop allows interested researchers to share their tool building experiences and to explore how tools can be build more effectively and efficiently. The purpose of this workshop is not to focus on any specific kind of these tools, but rather to gather researchers working on different tools, with the goal of providing a forum where tool builders can talk about common issues relevant to all tool builders, and builders of academic research prototypes in particular.
The workshop is intended for:
  • software engineering professionals (either from academia or industry) interested in state-of-the-art research tools and techniques that support any software engineering activity relevant to software developers.
  • researchers and industrials with an interest or experience in building such academic tools and techniques.