The mission of the ENASE (Evaluation of Novel Approaches to Software Engineering) conferences is to be a prime international forum to discuss and publish research findings and IT industry experiences with relation to evaluation of novel approaches to software engineering. By comparing novel approaches with established traditional practices and by evaluating them against software quality criteria, the ENASE conferences advance knowledge and research in software engineering, identify most hopeful trends and propose new directions for consideration by researchers and practitioners involved in large-scale software development and integration. This conference volume contains papers of the 5th edition of ENASE held in Athens, Greece. The previous conferences took place in Erfurt, Germany (2006), Barcelona, Spain (2007), Madeira, Portugal (2008), and Milan, Italy (2009). There is a growing research community around ENASE that is increasingly recognized as an important international event
for researchers and practitioners to review and evaluate emerging as well as established SE methods, practices, architectures, technologies and tools. The conference hosts also workshops and an industrial panel, organized as a joint event of two collocated conferences - ENASE and ICSOFT. More than seventy papers were submitted to ENASE 2010. A few of these papers were rejected on formal grounds and all other papers were sent to three PC members for review. After the careful consideration of research contributions, 19 papers were accepted as full papers and 11 as short papers. The acceptance rate confirms the desire of the ENASE Steering Committee to ensure high quality of the conferences. All five ENASE conferences had the acceptance rate for full papers at or below 30%. Papers accepted for ENASE 2010 were presented in eight categories: 1. Quality and Metrics 2. Service and Web Engineering 3. Process Engineering 4. Patterns, Reuse and Open Source 5. Process Improvement 6. Aspect-Oriented Engineering 7. Service and Web Engineering 8. Requirements Engineering Apart from the proceedings published in time for ENASE conferences, modified and extended versions of the best ENASE papers are published as post-proceedings in Springer’s LNBIP (Lecture Notes in Business Information Processing). The reviewing process was carried out by 68 members of ENASE 2010 Program Committee. The final decision of acceptance/rejection was taken based on the received reviews by the PC co-chairs Pericles Loucopoulos and Leszek Maciaszek, in consultation with the Steering Committee. Borderline papers were subjected to extra considerations and discussions before decisions were reached.
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