WCRE-95 Call for Papers

Papers due January 31, 1995.

Sponsorship pending from:

Interest in the reverse engineering of software has been growing rapidly, as the need for maintaining, upgrading, and migrating existing software systems is becoming more apparent and pressing. There is a widespread demand for tools and methodologies to support reverse engineering activities. In response to this need, more and more research attention in both academia and industry is being drawn toward fundamental reverse engineering problems.

The Working Conference on Reverse Engineering (WCRE) is a research-oriented conference addressed solely to the theory and technology of recovering information from existing software and systems. Our purpose is to explore innovative methods of extracting the many kinds of information that can be recovered from software and systems artifacts, and to examine innovative methods of using this information. WCRE is a "working" conference, emphasizing focused discussion interspersed with paper presentations. WCRE is held every two years, alternating with the Reengineering Forum conference (an industrial applications meeting) and complementing the International Conference on Software Maintenance.

The Working Conference will review the current state-of-the-art, discuss present research directions (including the role of formal semantics, object- oriented methods, incremental approaches, and domain modelling/knowledge), examine enabling technologies, and consider future requirements of methods and tools for supporting:

Reverse Engineering to recover:

Reverse Engineering to achieve:

Overarching issues in guiding and enabling reverse engineering research will also be explored. These include:

Papers reporting on systems that experiment with real data and address problems of real economic importance are strongly preferred. Preference will also be based on the extent to which an approach builds on previous results, existing tools and knowledge bases, as well whether the results can be built upon. All papers should explicitly state the goals of systems or approaches described and should use accepted, standard terminology (ref. IEEE Software, January 1990).

In addition to system-oriented papers, we welcome papers describing publicly available data sets that may form a basis for comparison across research efforts.

Papers should be original work, limited to 10 proceedings pages, approximately 6000 words. Papers must not have been previously published nor have been submitted to, or be in consideration for, any journal, book, or conference.

Please submit six (6) hardcopies by January 31, 1995 to:

Linda Wills
Georgia Institute of Technology
College of Computing
801 Atlantic Drive
Atlanta, Georgia 30332-0280 USA
Phone: (404) 853-0094
FAX: (404) 853-9959

Notification will be sent to authors by March 17, 1995.

Camera-ready copy is due on April 17, 1995.

The Working Conference will be limited to 75 to 100 active researchers in Reverse Engineering and related fields. Authors of appropriate research- quality submitted papers have first opportunity to attend; general registration will then be in order received after April 1.

Proceedings of the Working Conference will be published by IEEE Computer Society Press. Copies of the 1993 WCRE proceedings are available (cs.books@computer.org; phone +1-714-821-8380 or +1-800-CS-BOOKS).

General Chair:

Elliot Chikofsky

DMR Group Inc. & Northeastern University, USA

Program Chairs:

Linda Wills

Georgia Institute of Technology, USA

Philip Newcomb

Boeing Computer Services, USA

Program Committee

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