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Present CFP : 2013
In 2013, the 20th edition of the Working Conference on Reverse Engineering (WCRE) will be held in Koblenz, Germany. WCRE is the premier research conference on the theory and practice of recovering information from existing software and systems.
We invite original papers in all areas of software maintenance, evolution, reengineering, and migration. Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:
Reengineering to distributed systems
Mining software repositories
Software architecture recovery
Empirical studies in reverse engineering
Visualization techniques and tools
Concept and feature location
Object and aspect identification
Binary reverse engineering
Program analysis and slicing
Re-documenting legacy systems
Program transformation and refactoring
User interface reengineering
Data reverse engineering
Preprocessing, parsing and fact extraction
Reverse engineering for security assessment
Reverse engineering tool support
Education in reverse engineering
Reverse engineering of service-oriented systems
Submitted papers should describe original, unpublished, and significant work in the research and practice of reverse engineering. This year, we accept three different types of contributions to the main track:
Research papers describe significant advances to the State of the Art in reverse engineering, and support their claims with strong empirical evaluations. Research papers are limited to 10 pages.
Practice papers present the State of the Practice in the field of reverse engineering. We also encourage submission of survey reports from real projects, industrial experiences, approaches, practices, or models. Practice papers are limited to 8 pages.
Early Research Achievement (ERA) papers describe great ideas in early stages of research. The proposed ideas and promising work are not required to be fully empirically evaluated. ERA papers are limited to 5 pages.
Each paper will be evaluated by members of the program committee based on their originality, technical soundness, and quality of presentation. Papers must conform to the IEEE proceedings paper format guidelines. If the paper is accepted, at least one author is expected to attend the conference and present the paper. WCRE accepted papers will appear in the IEEE Digital Library.
A special issue of the Empirical Software Engineering Journal (edited by Springer) will feature extended, revised versions of the best papers accepted at WCRE 2013.