This book contains the proceedings of the 8th International Conference on Evaluation of Novel Approaches to Software Engineering (ENASE 2013) which was organized and sponsored by the Institute for Systems and Technologies of Information, Control and Communication (INSTICC) and supported by ORACLE, Conseil General de Maine et Loire, Region Pays de la Loire, Ville Angers, Angers Loire Métropole and the Angers Loire Tourism Office. The purpose of this Conference was to bring together researchers, engineers and practitioners interested in the evaluation of novel approaches to software engineering. ENASE had several topics, covering different aspects of SE methods, practices, architectures, technologies and tools. We believe the proceedings here published demonstrate new and innovative solutions, and highlight technical problems in each field that are challenging and worthwhile. The conference was also complemented with a workshop, namely the Workshop in Software Evolution and
Modernization - SEM (chaired by Ricardo Pérez-Castillo). ENASE 2013 received 59 paper submissions from 28 countries in all continents. A double-blind review process was enforced, with the help of 64 experts from the international program committee, all of them with a Ph.D. in one of the main conference topic areas. From these paper submissions only 20 papers were selected to be published and presented as full papers, i.e. completed work (10 pages in proceedings / 30’ oral presentations) and 17 additional papers, describing work-in-progress as short papers for 20’ oral presentation. Furthermore 7 additional papers will be also presented as posters. The full-paper acceptance ratio was 34%, and the total oral paper acceptance ratio was 62,71%. These ratios denote a high level of quality, which we intend to maintain or reinforce in the next edition of this conference. The high quality of the ENASE 2013 programme was enhanced by four keynote lectures, delivered by experts in their fields, including (alphabetically): Fabien Gandon (Inria, France), Henderik A. Proper (Public Research Centre - Henri Tudor, Luxembourg), Stephen Mellor (Freeter, United Kingdom) and Ulrich Frank (University of Duisburg-Essen, Germany). Besides the proceedings edited by SCITEPRESS, a post-conference book will be compiled with extended versions of the conference´s best papers, and published by Springer-Verlag. Appropriate indexing has been arranged for the proceedings of ENASE 2013 including Thomson Reuters Conference Proceedings Citation Index, INSPEC, DBLP and EI. Furthermore, all presented papers will be available at the SCITEPRESS digital library. The best contributions to the conference and the best student submissions were distinguished with awards based on the best combined marks of paper reviewing, as assessed by the Program Committee, and the quality of the presentation, as assessed by session chairs at the conference venue. Building an interesting and successful program for the conference required the dedicated effort of many people. Firstly, we must thank the authors, whose research and development efforts are recorded here. Secondly, we thank the members of the program committee and additional reviewers for their diligence and expert reviewing. We also wish to include here a word of appreciation for the excellent organization provided by the conference secretariat, from INSTICC, which has smoothly and efficiently prepared the most appropriate environment for a productive meeting and scientific networking. Last but not least, we thank the invited speakers for their invaluable contribution and for taking the time to synthesize and deliver their talks.
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