Call for Papers

6th Working Conference on Reverse Engineering

October 6th - October 8th, 1999
Atlanta, Georgia USA

The Working Conference on Reverse Engineering (WCRE) is the premier research-oriented conference dedicated to the theory and practice of recovering knowledge from existing source code and related documents. The purpose of WCRE is to explore innovative methods of extraction, representation, and use of this knowledge.


Topics of WCRE'99 include, but are not limited to, the following research directions in reverse engineering:


Papers should describe original and significant work in the research and practice of reverse engineering. Papers should be limited to 10 proceedings pages, at most 6000 words. Papers must not have been previously published nor have been submitted to, or be in consideration for, any journal, book, or other conference. All papers should explicitly state the goals of tools or approaches described and should use accepted, standard terminology (ref. IEEE Software, January 1990; see the on-line reverse engineering taxonomy for more detail). Authors are requested to explicitly present their validation for any ideas or tools they are presenting. At least one author of each accepted paper must attend the conference.

WCRE'99 strongly encourages electronic submissions. To submit a paper, please send an electronic mail message to Please, do not include the paper in the message. By return mail you will receive instructions on how to ftp your submission.

Papers should be in the IEEE proceedings format and sent as a single Postscript file that conforms to the IEEE Postscript submission guidelines (LaTeX users should use the standand IEEE proceedings format style file). Contact one of the Program Chairs before sending other file types.

All submissions must be viewable and printable with Ghostview, version 1.5.

WCRE is a discussion-oriented working conference. Paper presentations have a strict time limit (20 minutes each), followed by open joint discussion of the topic area and several papers presented.


Deadline for papers: May 28, 1999
Notification of acceptance: July 5, 1999
Camera ready copies due: July 30, 1999


WCRE 99 is sponsored by:


Proceedings of the Working Conference will be published by IEEE Computer Society Press. Earlier WCRE proceedings are available from IEEE (; phone +1-714-821-8380 or +1-800-CS-BOOKS). Orders can also be made on the World Wide Web at the IEEE Catalog site.

General Co-Chairs:

Melody Moore(
Computer Information Systems Department
College of Business Administration
Georgia State University
Atlanta, Georgia 30392
Phone : +1 404-651-0878

Linda Wills (
School of Electrical and Computer Engineering
Georgia Institute of Technology
Atlanta, Georgia 30332-0250
Phone: +1 404-894-4565

Program Chairs:

Françoise Balmas (fb@ai.univ-pari
Université Paris 8
Dépt. Informatique, Labo IA
2, rue de la Liberté
93526 Saint-Denis Cedex
Tél : (+33) 1 49 40 64 97

Michael Blaha (
OMT Associates Inc.
15348 Grantley Dr.
Chesterfield, MO 63017 USA
Phone: +1 314-536-3020

Spencer Rugaber (
College of Computing
Georgia Institute of Technology
Atlanta, Georgia 30332-0280
Phone: +1 404-894-8450


Elliot Chikofsky (
META Group
75 Lexington Street
Burlington, MA 01803 USA
Phone: +1 781-272-0049

Program Committee:

Peter Aiken, (, Virginia Commonwealth University, USA
Giuliano Antoniol, (, Instituto per la Ricerca Scientifica e Tecnologica, Italy
Paul A Bailes, (, University of Queensland, Australia
Ger Bakker (, TriLoc Software Engineering, The Netherlands
Tom Ball, (, Lucent Technologies, USA
Ira D. Baxter, (, Semantic Designs, USA
Hee Beng Kuan Tan, (, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
Liz Burd, (, University of Durham, UK
Gerardo Canfora, (, University of Salerno, Italy
S. Jerome Carriere, (, Software Engineering Institute, USA
Doris L. Carver, (, Lousiana State University, USA
Yih-Farn Chen, (, AT&T Labs - Research, USA
Cristina Cifuentes, (, University of Queensland, Australia
Aniello Cimitile, (, University of Salerno, Italy
James H. Cross II, (, Auburn University, USA
Kathi Hogshead Davis, (, Northern Illinois University, USA
Arie Van Deursen, (, CWI, The Netherlands
Premkumar Devanbu, (, University of California, Davis, USA
David Eichmann, (, University of Houston-Clear Lake, USA
Harald Gall, (, Vienna University of Technology, Austria
Gerald Gannod, (, Arizona State University, USA
Jean-Francois Girard, (, Fraunhofer IESE, Germany
Jean-Luc Hainaut, (, University of Namur, Belgium
John Hartman, (, Ohio State University, USA
Dean Hendrix, (, Auburn University, USA
Ric Holt, (, University of Waterloo, Canada
Stan Jarzabek, (, Fraunhofer Institute, Germany
W. Lewis Johnson, (, USC Information Sciences Institute, USA
Kostas Kontogiannis, (, University of Waterloo, Canada
Julio Cesar Leite, (, Pontificia Universidade Catolica do Rio de Janeiro, Brasil
Panagiotis Linos (, Tennessee Tech University, USA
Paulo Cesar Masiero, (, Instituto de Ciências Matemáticas e de Computação, Brasil
Anneliese von Mayrhauser, (, Colorado State University USA
Ettore M. Merlo, (, Ecole Polytechnique, Canada
Hausi A. Muller, (, University of Victoria, Canada
Liam O'Brien, (, International Management Resources, Inc., Australia
Jeff Offutt, (, George Mason University, USA
Mike Olsem, (, USA
Alex Quilici, (, University of Hawaii at Manoa, USA
Vaclav Rajlich, (, Wayne State University, USA
Harry Sneed, (, Software Engineering Service, Germany
Perdita Stevens, (, University of Edinborough, Scotland
Margaret-Anne Storey, (, University of Victoria, Canada
Kurt Stirewalt, (, Michigan State University, USA
Scott R. Tilley, (, University of California, Riverside, USA
Chris Verhoef, (, University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Giuseppe Visaggio, (, University of Bari, Italy
Harald Vogt, (, Software Engineering Research Center, The Netherlands
Mark L. Wilson, (, Naval Surface Warfare Center, USA
Steven Woods, (, Software Engineering Institute, USA
Hongji Yang, (, De Montfort University, UK

WCRE Steering Committee:

Elliot Chikofsky, META Group, USA
James Cross, Auburn University, USA
Melody Moore, Georgia State University, USA
Alex Quilici, University of Hawaii at Manoa, USA
Chris Verhoef, University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Linda Wills, Georgia Institute of Technology, USA