Welcome to the Second International Workshop on Technical Debt Analytics

An open challenge in Technical Debt (TD) research is to translate TD threats into economic opportunities, so development teams can make a strong case to the business side to invest on paying off TD by increasing Technical Wealth (TW). For this, a comprehensive TD/TW theory (e.g., standardizing ambiguous terms into a consistent vocabulary) is needed to formalize and consolidate relationships between the costs of technical debt and benefits of technical wealth. We aim to gather practitioners and researchers working in this area, to share experiences, concur on terminologies and evaluation guidelines.

The workshop will offer a specialised arena in TD to address the following goals:

  1. Calibrating technical debt and technical wealth related terminologies and concepts that are used indistinctly and interchangeably in software engineering literature.
  2. Comparing, integrating, compiling and even reconciling empirical work on the effects of technical debt/technical wealth from economic and organisational perspectives.

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Topics of Interest

We are interested in all topics that help address the goals of the workshop outlined above, including but not limited to:

Important Dates:

Submission guidelines

Participants are invited to submit a position paper of 2-4 pages or a 1 page abstract for a lightning talk on the workshop topics. All submissions will be peer-reviewed and judged on the basis of their clarity, relevance, and interest to the workshop participants. At least one author of each accepted paper has to register for the workshop. Paper submissions must be in English and conform to the IEEE Double Column format: http://www.ieee.org/conferences_events/conferences/publishing/templates.html

Papers are to be submitted electronically to the TDA EasyChair paper submission system (https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=tda2017)

The workshop proceedings will be published at CEUR-WS , which is indexed by dblp.


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