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IWPSE-EVOL 2009 : Joint ERCIM Workshop on Software Evolution and International Workshop on Principles of Software Evolution


When Aug 24, 2009 - Aug 25, 2009
Where Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Submission Deadline May 28, 2009
Notification Due Jun 19, 2009
Final Version Due Jun 26, 2009

Call For Papers

This workshop is a merger of the annual ERCIM Workshop on Software Evolution and the International Workshop on Principles of Software Evolution. The rationale for a common event is to capitalize on the synergies to be found when theorists and practitioners meet.
Theme and Topics

For this year's anniversary edition, the special theme of the workshop is “The Future of Software Evolution”.

We particularly welcome submissions that take a historical perspective on a particular facet of software evolution research, practice or education, argue for the current challenges, and speculate on what the future might bring.

Other topics sought include, but are not limited to:

* Application areas: distributed, embedded, real-time, ultra large scale, and self-adaptive systems, web services, mobile computing, information systems, etc.
* Paradigms: support and barriers to evolution in aspect-oriented, agile, component-based, model-driven and open source software, service-oriented architectures, etc.
* Technical aspects: co-evolution and inconsistency management of various software artefacts, impact analysis and change propagation, dynamic reconfiguration and updating, architectures and notations for evolvability, etc.
* Formal aspects: Theories, principles, and models of software evolution, adaptation of evolutionary concepts and measures from other disciplines, etc.
* Managerial aspects: effort estimation and risk analysis for software evolution, processes explicitly supporting evolvability, etc.
* Empirical studies: quantitative or qualitative studies of the evolution context (organisations), of how developer teams, code and other artefacts evolve, etc.
* Practical aspects and industrial applicability of any of the above


Four types of submissions are possible: short position and tool papers (up to 5 pages) and long research and industrial papers (up to 10 pages).

Position papers may present wild and speculative ideas, and will be judged on the potential to generate interesting discussions at the workshop. Position papers addressing the workshop’s theme are especially welcome.

Tool papers may describe tools developed in academia or industry. The workshop will include one or more sessions for tool demos.

Research papers should describe innovative research, while industrial papers may describe the application or adaptation of known solutions to industrial case studies, and reflect on lessons learnt.
Submission Guidelines

All submissions must be in English and must be submitted electronically via the CyberChair system (submission is CLOSED). All submissions must be original work, and must not have been previously published, nor be under consideration for publication, elsewhere (see also ACM policy and procedures with respect to plagiarism). At least one author of each accepted paper is expected to register for the ESEC/FSE conference and to participate in the workshop.

Papers must be submitted as PDF and strictly adhere to the ACM proceedings format. Papers must not exceed the indicated number of pages in this format, including all text, references, appendices, and figures (submissions exceeding the page limits will be rejected by the PC Chairs without review). Accepted papers must be accompanied by a signed ACM copyright release form.

The papers and proceedings of the workshops themselves will be published through the ACM digital library. At the conference, all workshop papers will be included in the electronic ESEC/FSE proceedings distributed via memory stick to all participants.

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