Workshop Proposals

The workshops provide a forum for researchers to exchange and discuss their early innovative scientific ideas in software maintenance and reverse-engineering. Young students can get initial feedback on their first research endeavours, while more seasoned researchers get the opportunity to brainstorm with their peers about emerging topics in their field. 

We currently solicit proposals for workshops to be held in conjunction with the main conference. Workshops can be full or half day, and devoted to a specific topic of interest in the software maintenance or reverse-engineering domain, ranging from theoretical underpinnings to practical applications or case studies. We particularly encourage workshops that bring together complimentary disciplines outside of traditional software engineering.

Workshops are characterized by a focused topic, lively discussion, and enthusiastic participants (typical group size is between 10 and 20 participants). Workshop proposals should include the following information (with a maximum of at most 2 pages in IEEE proceedings format):

  • workshop title;
  • workshop organizers and contact information, along with the main contact for the workshop;
  • brief description of workshop topic and goals;
  • realistic estimate of the number of participants (with justification)
  • draft workshop schedule including duration (full day or half day), format of sessions and discussions;
  • plans for generating and stimulating discussion at the workshop;
  • expected outcomes and follow ups of the workshop;
  • whether there will be proceedings, and if so:
    • how will they be published
    • paper selection criteria and mechanism
    • will there be a special journal issue or other incentive to attract submissions;
  • brief description of each organizer's background, including relevant past experience in organizing conferences and workshops;
  • other issues relevant to the workshop.

Workshop proposals will be judged on their originality, relevance to the field of software maintenance and reverse engineering, the expected level of interest in the topic, and the organizers’ ability to lead a successful workshop.


The best papers of the workshops (including editorials) will be selected for a Special issue of a journal (pending agreement with the publisher).

How to submit

Submission of a 1-2 page proposal in IEEE proceedings format is via EasyChair

Important dates

Submission proposal: September 20, 2013
Author notification: October 14, 2013

Track Chairs

Alexander Serebrenik, Eindhoven University of Technology, The Netherlands

Emily Hill, Montclair State University, USA