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CSMR 2009 : 13th European Conference on Software Maintenance and Reengineering


Conference Series : Conference on Software Maintenance and Reengineering
When Mar 24, 2009 - Mar 27, 2009
Where Kaiserslautern, Germany
Abstract Registration Due Oct 17, 2008
Submission Deadline Oct 24, 2008
Notification Due Dec 5, 2008
Final Version Due Jan 9, 2009
Categories    software

Call For Papers

13th European Conference on
Software Maintenance and Reengineering (CSMR)

"Architecture-Centric Maintenance of
Large-Scale Software Systems"

March 24-27, 2009
Fraunhofer IESE, Kaiserslautern, Germany

Maintaining large-scale software systems consumes a significant amount
of resources. However, introducing new functionality or simply fixing a
bug in software will inadvertently introduce new faults. Unfortunately,
experience shows that these errors - mostly because of the tight
deadlines - cumulate with time. How can we tackle this phenomenon
- called software erosion - with appropriate maintenance and
reengineering techniques? How can a proper architecture ensure
efficient and effective maintenance? How can we reduce the effort for
maintaining large-scale software systems?

CSMR is the premier European conference on the theory and practice
of maintenance, reengineering and evolution of software systems. It
promotes discussion and interaction among researchers and practitioners
about the development of maintainable systems, and the evolution,
migration and reengineering of the existing ones. CSMR 2009 will
feature up to 10 technical research paper sessions, full-day and
half-day workshops, an industry paper track, a tool demonstration
track, a doctoral symposium and a special track on European research
projects within the field of software maintenance and reengineering.
The conference will be held in Kaiserslautern, Germany. CSMR is
supported by the Reengineering Forum.

The proceedings of the papers will be published by the IEEE Computer
Society Press. Details on the submission process can be found on
the conference web site (
It is intended to invite extended versions of the best papers accepted
for CSMR 2009 to be published in a special issue of a renowned journal.

* Technical Research Papers:
Research papers should describe original and significant work
in the research and practice of software maintenance and
reengineering. Theoretical results, Case studies,
empirical research and experiments are particularly
welcome (10 proceeding pages).

* Workshop Proposals:
Workshop proposals should include the names and affiliations
of the organizers, a description of the topic, the intended
audience, and the proposed format of the session. Once the
proposal is accepted the organizers should submit a paper
describing the nature of the workshop area, related work, and
its anticipated impact (2 proceeding pages).

* Industry Track Papers:
The industry track papers should discuss industrial practice
and experience reports describing problems (and their solutions)
encountered in real applications. (2 proceedings pages).

* Tool Demonstration Track Papers:
Tool demonstration track papers should include information
on the theory, models, and infrastructure of the demonstrated
tool. Challenges related to the use and adoption of the demonstrated
tool should also be included (2 proceeding pages).

* Doctoral Symposium Papers:
The doctoral symposium track is for those who are currently working
on or who have recently completed their PhD thesis. The papers should
describe a summary of their research (4 proceeding pages).

* European Project Track Papers:
The European track will give an overview on ongoing or recently
completed projects (both national and international) in Europe
related to maintenance and/or reengineering (4 proceeding pages).

All papers should adhere to the IEEE 8.5" x 11" two-column format and be
submitted electronically in PDF format at the submission sites:

* Technical papers:
* All other track papers:

We solicit submissions (technical papers, workshop proposals,
special track papers, and tool demonstrations) on the following topics
or general matters of interest to the maintenance and reengineering

* Tools and methods to support software architecture evolution
* Techniques and approaches for software analysis,
comprehension, and reconstruction
* Process models for software maintenance, reengineering, and evolution
* Experience reports on maintenance and reengineering of
large-scale software systems
* Empirical studies in software reengineering, maintenance,
and evolution
* Evaluation and assessment of reverse engineering and
reengineering tools
* Analysis and reengineering of multi-language, multi-platform systems
* Education-related issues to evolution, maintenance and reengineering

* Technical Papers - October 17, 2008 (Abstract);
October 24, 2008 (Full Paper)
* Satellite events - November 14, 2008
* Notification of Acceptance - December 5, 2008


* General Chair - Jens Knodel (Fraunhofer IESE, Kaiserslautern, Germany)
* Program Chairs - Rudolf Ferenc (University of Szeged, Hungary)
Andreas Winter (University of Koblenz, Germany)
* Workshop Chair - Massimiliano Di Penta
(University of Sannio, RCOST, Benevento, Italy)
* Industry Chair - Werner Teppe (Amadeus Germany GmbH, Germany)
* Tool Demonstrations Chair - Marco D'Ambros
(University of Lugano, Switzerland)
* Doctoral Symposium Chairs - Gerardo Canfora
(University of Sannio, RCOST, Benevento, Italy)
Martin Pinzger (University of Zurich, Switzerland)
* European Track Chair - Tom Mens (University of Mons-Hainaut, Belgium)
* Finance Chair - Elliot Chikofsky (Reengineering Forum, USA)

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