Call for Research Papers

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We invite original research 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
- Redocumenting 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


Research papers should describe original, unpublished and significant work in the research and practice of reverse engineering. Papers can be either full papers limited to 10 proceeding pages or short papers limited to 5 pages. Full papers should describe significant reasearch that advances the state-of-the art in reverse engineering. Short papers should describe research and cutting-edge ideas in early stages of development. 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 IEEE proceedings paper format guidelines. If the paper is accepted, at least one author is expected to attend the conference and to present the paper. WCRE accepted papers will appear in the IEEE Digital Library.

A special issue of the Wiley Journal of Software Maintenance and Evolution: Research and Practice will feature extended, revised versions of the best papers accepted at WCRE 2011.

How to submit
Submission of full and short papers is via EasyChair here.

Important dates:
Submission abstract: June 20, 2011 June 24, 2011 (Apia time)
Submission paper: June 27, 2011 June 30, 2011 (Apia time)
Author notification: August 1, 2011 August 6, 2011
Camera ready: August 15, 2011 August 20, 2011

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