Important dates:

Submission: July 15, 2016

Notification: August 8, 2016

Poster submission: September 2, 2016

Poster notification: September 9, 2016

Camera Ready: September 15, 2016

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Tentative program

Welcome Session
09:00 am Introduction & ice-breaking activity
Session 1: Keynote

09:30 am

Keynote by Greg Grossmeier

(Release Manager at the Wikimedia Foundation)

10:30 am Coffee Break
Session 2: Integration & Release Processes
11:00 am

Analysis of Marketed versus Non-marketed Mobile App Releases by Maleknaz Nayebi, Homayoon Farrahi, and Guenther Ruhe (University of Calgary) [research talk]

Adopting Continuous Delivery in AAA Console Games by Jafar Soltani (Microsoft) [practitioner talk]

System for Meta-data Analysis using Prediction based Constraints for Detecting Inconsistences in Release Process with Auto-Correction by Anant Bhushan and Pradeep R Revankar (Adobe) [research talk]


12:30pm Lunch
Session 3: Build & Release Tooling

02:00 pm

The SpudFarm: Converting Test Environments from Pets into Cattle by Benjamin A. Lau (TIBCO Software) [research talk]

Escaping AutoHell: A Vision For Automated Analysis and Migration of Autotools Build Systems by Jafar Al-Kofahi, Tien Nguyen, and Christian Kästner (Iowa State University, Carnegie Mellon University) [research talk]

Building a Deploy System that Works at 40000 feet by Kat Drobnjakovic (Shopify) [practitioner talk]

GitWaterFlow: A Successful Branching Model and Tooling for Achieving Continuous Delivery with Mulitple Version Branches by Rayene Ben Rayana, Silvain Killian, Nicolas Trangez, and Arnaud Calmettes (Scality) [practitioner talk]


03:30 pm Coffee Break
Session 5: Lightning Talks & Poster Session
04:00 pm

Get Out of Git Hell by David Lippa (

Your build data is precious, don't waste it! Leverage it to deliver great releases by Rishika Karira and Vinay Awasthi (Adobe)

A Model Driven Method to Deploy Auto-scaling Configuration for Cloud Services by Hanieh Alipour and Yan Liu (Concordia University)

Session 6: Break out discussion groups
04:45 pm

Break out discussion groups on topics raised during the workshop or those that participants want to discuss with the community.

Wrap-Up Session
5:30 pm

Closing discussions