Call for Papers - Research track

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:

  • Program Comprehension
  • 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
  • Reengineering patterns
  • Model-driven reengineering
  • Program transformation and refactoring
  • User interface reengineering
  • Dynamic analysis
  • Wrapping techniques
  • 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
  • Performance re-engineering

Submitted papers should describe original, unpublished, and significant work in the research and practice of reverse engineering.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 IEEEtran proceedings paper format guidelines (.cls, .doc). 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.

How to submit

Submission of contributions is via EasyChair here.

Important dates

Abstracts due (extended): June 21, 2013, 23:59 American Samoa Time
Papers due (extended): June 28, 2013, 23:59 American Samoa Time
Author notification: July 29, 2013 August 5, 2013
Camera ready: August 26, 2013 September 5, 2013

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