Technical Research Papers

We invite original papers that describe significant advances to the State of the Art in all areas of software maintenance, evolution, reengineering, reverse engineering, renovation, migration, and software and system comprehension.  Theoretical results, case studies, empirical research and experiments are particularly encouraged.

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 present the paper. Accepted papers will appear in the IEEE Digital Library.

Submitted papers should describe original, unpublished, and significant work and must not have been previously accepted for publication nor concurrently submitted for review in another journal, book or conference/workshop.

Full paper submissions, not exceeding 10 pages, should be uploaded electronically in PDF format via the IEEE CSMR-WCRE submission site.

All papers will be reviewed by at least three members of the program committee.  All papers and reviews are accessible to all PC members (exempt those reporting a conflict of interest) to facilitate a comprehensive and open minded online decision on paper acceptance.

Authors of selected papers from the research track will be invited to submit extended versions of their work to a special issue of an international journal.

For further details place contact the program chairs Filippo Ricca and Dave Binkley at