The mission of the ENASE (Evaluation of Novel Approaches to Software Engineering) series of working 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, 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. Wise people who know say that it takes at least three conferences to make it or break it in today’s very crowded and competitive market of computer science and information systems conferences. Well, this third edition of ENASE shows that we have made it. ENASE has grown again, attracted more and better papers, secured a very
prominent PC (Program Committee), and built a strong community of “enasers”. 82 papers were submitted to ENASE 2008. The papers were sent to three PC members for review (except 6 papers that were rejected by the PC co-chairs as lacking sufficient merit to warrant evaluations). After the careful consideration of research contributions, 20 papers were accepted, 19 were presented at the conference and are included as full papers in this volume (giving the acceptance rate of 23% for full paper presentations at the conference). Moreover, 11 papers were accepted for poster sessions, 4 of these papers were presented as posters and their short paper versions are also included in this volume. The reviewing process was carried out by 61 of the original 62 members of ENASE 2008 Program Committee. The final decision of acceptance/rejection was taken based on the received reviews by the PC co-chairs: Cesar Gonzalez-Perez (IEGPS, CSIC, Spain) and Stefan Jablonski (University of Bayreuth, Germany). Borderline papers were subjected to extra considerations and discussions before decisions were reached.
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