The Twentieth International Conference on Software Engineering and Knowledge Engineering (SEKE'08) will be held at Hotel Sofitel, Redwood City, California, USA, July 1-3, 2008.

The conference aims at bringing together experts in software engineering and knowledge engineering to discuss on relevant results in either software engineering or knowledge engineering or both. The main themes of the SEKE2008 conference are:

  • sofware engineering
  • knowledge engineering
  • software engineering with computational intelligence and machine learning
  • software test automation and practice
  • model-based software engineering
  • security technology and systems
  • SOA-based system testing and maintenance
  • Software Engineering of Autonomic Grid Computing Systems and Applications
  • Industry applications and case studies

    Papers on solicited topics and unsolicited topics are both welcome.


    Solicited topics include, but are not limited to:
    Active rules in database systems
    Agent architectures, ontologies, languages and protocols
    Agent-based distributed data mining
    Agent-based grid computing
    Agent-based learning and knowledge discovery
    Agent-based software engineering
    Autonomic computing
    Agent-based auctions and marketplaces
    Agents in games and Virtual environments
    Adaptive Systems
    Ambient intelligence
    Artificial Intelligence Approaches to Software Engineering
    Artificial life and societies
    Automated Reasoning
    Automated Software Design and Synthesis
    Automated Software Specification
    Autonomic systems
    Believable, embodied, and physical agents
    Component-Based Software Engineering
    Computer-Supported Cooperative Work
    Data cleansing and noise reduction
    Data streams and incremental mining
    Data visualization
    E-Commerce Solutions and Applications
    Embedded and Ubiquitous Software Engineering
    Electronic Commerce
    Enterprise Software, Middleware, and Tools
    Formal Methods
    Human-Computer Interaction
    Industry System Experience and Report
    Integrity, Security, and Fault Tolerance
    Interface agents
    Knowledge Acquisition
    Knowledge-Based and Expert Systems
    Knowledge Representation and Retrieval
    Knowledge Engineering Tools and Techniques
    Knowledge Visualization
    Learning Software Organization
    Measurement and Empirical Software Engineering
    Middleware for service based systems
    Mining graphs
    Mobile agents
    Mobile Commerce Technology and Application Systems
    Mobile Systems
    Multi-agent systems
    Multimedia Applications, Frameworks, and Systems
    Multimedia and Hypermedia Software Engineering
    Ontologies and Methodologies
    Patterns and Frameworks
    Pervasive Computing
    Process and Workflow Management
    Programming Languages and Software Engineering
    Program Understanding
    Quality of services
    Reflection and Metadata Approaches
    Requirements Engineering
    Reverse Engineering
    Runtime service management
    Secure mobile and multi-agent systems
    Semantic web
    Service-centric software engineering
    Service oriented requirements engineering
    Service oriented architectures
    Service discovery and composition
    Service level agreements (drafting, negotiation, monitoring and management)
    Smart Spaces
    Soft Computing
    Soft Media/Digital Media
    Software Architecture
    Software Assurance
    Software Domain Modeling and Meta-Modeling
    Software dependability
    Software economics
    Software Engineering Case Study and Experience Reports
    Software Engineering Decision Support
    Software Engineering Tools and Environments
    Software Maintenance and Evolution
    Software Process Modeling
    Software product lines
    Software Quality
    Software Reuse
    Software Safety
    Software Security
    Swarm intelligence
    System Applications and Experience
    Time and Knowledge Management Tools
    Tutoring, Documentation Systems
    Uncertainty Knowledge Management
    Validation and Verification
    Web and text mining
    Web-Based Tools, Applications and Environment
    Web-Based Knowledge Management
    Web-Based Tools, Systems, and Environments
    Web and Data Mining
    Wireless-Based Applications and Systems


    Workshop on Software Engineering with Computational Intelligence and Machine Learning (SECIML'08)


    Software Test Automation and Practice

    Model-based Software Engineering

    Security Technology and Systems

    SOA-based Software Testing and Maintenance

    Software Engineering of Autonomic Grid Computing Systems and Applications

    Service Level Negotiation and Agreement

    Dynamic Service Composition Semantics, Methods and Tools

    Methods and Tools for Robust Services and Service Compositions

    Business Models for Service-Oriented Architectures


    Papers must be written in English. An electronic version (Postscript, PDF, or MS Word format) of the full paper should be submitted using the following URL: Please use Internet Explorer as the browser. Manuscript must include a 200-word abstract and no more than 6 pages of IEEE double column text (include figures and references).


    Papers submitted to SEKE'08 will be reviewed electronically. The users (webmaster, program chair, reviewers...) can login using the following URL:

    If you have any questions or run into problems, please send e-mail to:

    SEKE'2008 Conference Secretariat
    Knowledge Systems Institute
    3420 Main Street
    Skokie, IL 60076 USA
    Tel: 847-679-3135
    Fax: 847-679-3166


    Paper submission due: March 16, 2008 (FIRM)
    Notification of acceptance: TBA
    Camera-ready copy: May 7, 2008