Call for Papers


Call for Papers
17th European Conference on Software Maintenance and Reengineering (CSMR)
March 5-8, 2013
University of Genova, Italy
Organizing Committee
Call for Submissions
General Chair
Maura Cerioli
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 2013 will feature technical research paper sessions, workshops, tutorials, an early research achievements
track, 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 Genova (Italy), the city of lighthouse. CSMR is supported by the Reengineering
Forum (REF). All accepted contributions will be published by the IEEE Computer Society Press. Details on the
submission process are available on the conference website. Authors of the most mature and promising papers
will be invited to submit an extended version of their manuscript to a special issue of an international journal
(under negotiation).
University of Genova, Italy
Program Chairs
Anthony Cleve
University of Namur, Belgium
Filippo Ricca
University of Genova, Italy
ERA Chairs
Andy Zaidman
Delft University of Technology,
The Netherlands
Ali Mesbah
University of British Columbia,
Tool Demonstrations Chairs
Xavier Blanc
University Bordeaux 1, France
Jacques Klein
University of Luxembourg
Doctoral Symposium Chairs
Massimiliano Di Penta
University of Sannio, Italy
Radu Marinescu
University of Timisoara, Romania
European Track Chair
Alessandro Marchetto
FBK-Irst, Trento, Italy
Tanja E.J. Vos
Universidad Politecnica de
Valencia, Spain
Industrial Chair
Joost Visser
Software Improvement Group
(SIG), The Netherlands
Workshop Chair
Walter Cazzola
University of Milano (DICO), Italy
Michel Wermelinger
The Open University, UK
Tutorial Chair
Jens Knodel
Fraunhofer IESE, Germany
Publicity Chair
Alberto Bacchelli
University of Lugano, Switzerland
Web Chair
Maurizio Leotta
University of Genova, Italy
Local Chair
Gianna Reggio
University of Genova, Italy
Elliot Chikofsky
Reengineering Forum, USA
Important Dates
Technical Papers
October 7, 2012 (Abstract)
October 12, 2012 (Full Paper)
November 21, 2012 (Notification)
Satellite Events
(Early Research Achievements, Industrial Track,
Tool Demonstrations, Doctoral Symposium,
European Projects Track)
Workshops Proposal
October 21, 2012 (Proposal Submission)
October 28, 2012 (Notification Proposal)
November 28, 2012 (Abstract)
December 5, 2012 (Full Paper)
January 5, 2013 (Notification)
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.
Early Research Achievements Track Papers: The ERA track papers should present great ideas and promising
work in early stages of research. The submissions do not require full evaluation. The topics of interest are the
same as the main research track. Participants will have the opportunity to present a summary of their work in
form of a short paper and of a poster.
Industrial Track Papers: The industry track papers should discuss industrial practice and experience reports
describing problems (and their solutions) encountered in real applications.
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.
Doctoral Symposium Papers: The doctoral symposium track is for those who are currently working on or have
recently completed their PhD thesis. The papers should describe a summary of their research.
European Projects Track Papers: The European track papers should give an overview on ongoing or recently
completed projects (both national and international) in Europe related to maintenance and/or reengineering.
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.
More details are available at the conference website: