June 11-14, 2019, Okinawa, Japan

Fifth International Workshop on
Dynamic Software Documentation (DySDoc 5)


The recent explosion in software development technologies and the ever-increasing diversity of programmers and programming contexts creates critical challenges for the development of usable and up-to-date software documentation. The concept of traditional, manually-authored documents may be unsustainable in this context. In February 2017, the participants of the DySDoc 1 workshop elaborated a vision of On-Demand Developer Documentation (OD3), presented at ICSME 2017. The idea of an OD3 system is to automatically generate high-quality documentation in response to a user query using a combination of knowledge extraction techniques on an underlying collection of structured and unstructured artifacts, including source code, issue tracking system metadata, and posts from Q&A forums.

Following on the heels of the successful DySDoc 2, DySDoc 3 (with the first DocGen Challenge), and DySDoc 4 instances of the series, the DySDoc 5 workshop will bring together experienced researchers with the goal of developing new initiatives for collaborative research and investigating grand challenges on on-demand developer documentation.


Due to limited space availability, attendance at the workshop is by invitation only.

Organizing Committee


DySDoc 5 will take place at a conference room of the Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology Graduate University (OIST), located at the center of Okinawa main island. Okinawa is the southernmost prefecture of Japan. It consists of a great many islands in a chain over 1,000 kilometers and was known as the Ryukyu Kingdom from the 15th to the 19th century. Their unique culture, a blend of a variety of cultures of neighboring areas in Asia, is still alive in Okinawa. There are many domestic flights from main cities in Japan and direct international flights from China, Korea, and Singapore.

Address: 1919-1 Tancha, Onna-son, Kunigami-gun, Okinawa 904-0495, Japan


Registration fee: 12,000 JPY

The workshop registration does not include any lunch and dinner. The registration fee will be collected on-site. Only cash payments (no credit cards) can be acceptable.