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SW-AVR 2014 : International workshop on Software Analysis, Visualization and Refactoring


When Nov 16, 2014 - Nov 16, 2014
Where Hong Kong
Submission Deadline Jun 27, 2014
Notification Due Jul 28, 2014
Final Version Due Aug 11, 2014
Categories    software refactoring   software architecture   software evolution   software metrics

Call For Papers

Call for Papers
The continuous maintenance of software is very important to improve quality or to meet changing requirements. The continuous maintenance of software often starts with analysis then followed by refactoring. Nowadays many models, metrics, tools have emerged that can support designer to assess, analyze software and plan the refactoring. Especially methods that use a visual representation of the software generated directly from code base are of growing interest. Despite the growth of such approaches and tools an integrated view is still missing of how those methods and tools can be leveraged in different scenarios for improving quality attributes or coping with changes. The proposed workshop solicits research and industry practice regarding the pros and cons of those methods and tools and further to form a baseline perspective of how they can work together to contribute to more effective software maintenance.
The goal of this workshop is to discuss progress on architecture metrics, measurement, and analysis and refactoring simulation; to gather empirical evidence on the use and effectiveness of metrics; and to identify priorities for a research agenda. The workshop addresses both academic researchers and industrial practitioners for an exchange of ideas and collaboration.
We are soliciting two tracks of papers: research, practice.
Research papers can be short papers (4 pages) and full papers (10 pages). Short research papers should discuss controversial issues in the field, or describe interesting or thought provoking ideas that are not yet fully developed. Accepted short papers will present their ideas in a short lightning talk. Full research papers are expected to describe new research results, and have a higher degree of technical rigor than short papers.
Practice papers should report experiences of applying metrics, quality models, and methods in an industry/open source organization context. Practice papers aim at reporting positive or negative experiences of applying known methods, proposing new methods or enhanced existing methods for practical use would be plus. Practice papers also can be short papers (4 pages) and full papers (10 pages).
Accepted papers will present their work at the workshop. A selection of the best papers will be invited for considering publish in ACM digital library.
Papers may address issues along the general themes, including but not limited to the following:
• Risk-driven refactoring guidelines
• tool-based refactoring indications
• eliciting and visualizing architecture metrics
• composing architecture metrics by aggregating or combining code-level metrics
• knowledge-based software metrics
• architecture quality, value, cost, and uncertainty
• architecture properties: understandability, maintainability, evolution, concern dispersion, and modularization
• architecture knowledge and decision models: confidence, completeness, relevance, and coverage
• associating multiple views and quality concerns with metrics
• application to software evolution, maintenance, refactoring, or software aging
• analytics on software architecture data for managers and software engineers to make better decisions
• principles for industrial software architecture metrics
• empirical studies on how architecture metrics are used in practice and their effectiveness
All papers must conform at time of submission to the FSE Formatting Instructions and must not exceed the page limits (research/practice papers: 10 pages; short papers: 4 pages), including all text, references, appendices and figures. All submissions must be in English and in PDF format.
Papers submitted for consideration should not have been published elsewhere and should not be under review or submitted for review elsewhere for the duration of consideration. ACM plagiarism policies and procedures shall be followed for cases of double submission.
Papers must be submitted electronically through EasyChair (
Upon notification of acceptance, all authors of accepted papers will be asked to complete an ACM Copyright form and will receive further instructions for preparing their camera ready versions. At least one author of each paper is expected to present the results at the SWAVR 2014 workshop. All accepted contributions will be published in the conference electronic proceedings.

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