In 1991, the conference was named the Knowledge-Based Software Engineering Conference, KBSE-6, and was held in Syracuse with cooperation from ACM and AAAI. Additionally, the proceedings of KBSE-6 will be available in early 1992 from IEEE press. The expanded program and improved review process made KBSE-6 a resounding success, and KBSE-7, held in Tysons Corner, Virginia, followed suit with support from AAAI, ACM SIGART and SIGSOFT, and the IEEE Computer Society. The proceedings of KBSE-7 were published by IEEE CS Press. KBSE-8, held in 1993 in Chicago, Illinois, was a similar success hosted by Andersen Consulting.
After KBSE-11 in 1996, the decision was made to change the name of the conference the Automated Software Engineering Conference. It was felt that this name better captured how the focus of the conference had expanded with growth and was consistent with the affiliated Journal of Automated Software Engineering.