Call for Tools

WCRE 2013 (the 20th Working Conference on Reverse Engineering) is an internationally renowned forum for researchers, practitioners and educators to present and discuss the most recent innovations, trends, experiences and challenges in the field of reverse engineering. WCRE brings together experts from academia and industry to exchange the latest research results, state of the art and state of the practice. The Research Tool Demonstrations track is an important part of the conference with the goal to allow live presentation of new research tool prototypes. Since tools are central to research in reverse engineering, tool demonstrations will have a prominent role within the conference and will add to the visibility of the associated research. We solicit proposals for research tool demonstrations related to software engineering. Tools can range from mature prototypes to fully developed products that are being prepared for commercialisation. We want to especially encourage submitting tool demonstration proposals in addition to full scientific papers. Whereas a scientific paper is intended to give the background information and point out the scientific contribution of a new software engineering approach, the tool demonstration provides a good opportunity to show how the scientific approach has been transferred into a running tool prototype. Potential authors of the research papers are thus also encouraged to submit the corresponding tools in this track.

Submission Guidelines

Submissions of proposals for formal tool demonstrations should:

  1. describe the technology or approach in maximum 2 pages. Talk about how the tool relates to other industrial or research efforts, including references, and what the expected benefits are;
  2. be accompanied by a description of how the tool demonstration is going to be carried out. The description can either be
    1. a screencast of 5 to 10 minutes illustrating the use of the tool (preferred option) or
    2. an appendix (not included in the 2 page count) that provides a detailed description of how the presentation will be conducted (illustrated with a number of snapshots), information on tool availability and maturity in addition to a web-page for the tool (if one exists);
  3. adhere to the IEEEtran proceedings paper format (.cls, .doc);

Review process

The Research Tool Demonstrations Committee will review each submission mainly on the importance of tool contribution, technical soundness, quality of written and visual presentation, and appropriate consideration of relevant literature.


Accepted demonstrations will be allocated 2 pages in the conference proceedings (the proposal appendix will not be included in the proceedings). In addition, demonstrators will be expected to give a presentation that will be scheduled into the conference program. There will also be a demonstration area open to attendees at scheduled times during the conference. Demonstrators are expected to be available to give their demonstrations during those times.


Demonstrators are expected to provide their own hardware. The conference organisers will provide an internet connection and European AC outlets, for other wishes please contact the demo chairs.

Commercial products

Commercial products and products that are currently being commercialised, cannot be accepted. The demonstrations are intended to highlight scientific contributions and consequently should not be sales pitches. For further clarification, please contact the demo chairs.

How to submit

Demonstration papers should be sent via EasyChair here.

Important dates

  • Submission deadline: 12 July 2013, 23:59 (Anywhere on Earth)
Author notification: 9 August 2013
Camera ready: 20 August 2013

Track Chairs

Track Program Commitee

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