Date Mon, 2017-12-04 10:30
Location Hof Van Liere - Prinsstraat 13 - BE 2000 Antwerp (Belgium)



(BElgian-NEtherlands software eVOLution symposium)


The 16th edition of the BElgian-NEtherlands software eVOLution symposium (BENEVOL 2017) will take place at the University of Antwerp, Belgium on Monday, December 4th and Tuesday, December 5th.



  • Monday, December 4th and Tuesday, December 5th 2017
  • Timing: start late monday morning and finish early tuesday evening
    • Monday: 10:30 to 17:50
    • Tuesday: 9:00 to 16:35
  • The detailed agenda can be consulted at


  • University of Antwerp, Belgium.
  • The venue for the symposium will be the Hof Van Liere, a magnificent historic (16th century) building which illustrates the splendor of this famous harbour city.
  • The workshop will be held on the 2nd floor.
    • Rooms: Albrecht Dürezaal & Frederik de Tassiszaal


All papers can collectively be downloaded from a single ZIP archive


The goal of BENEVOL is to bring together researchers from Belgium, The Netherlands and neighboring countries that are working in the field of software evolution. BENEVOL offers an informal forum to meet and to discuss new ideas, important problems and obtained research results.


BENEVOL accepts papers in two categories: position papers (about early research and work in progress where you want some feedback from the community) and publication summaries (overview of research results already published or ready to be submitted to a conference or a journal). Prospective speakers are invited to submit their paper (max 4 pages main text + 2 pages of references), marking explicitly which category it belongs to. Based on these submissions, the organization will invite the selected papers and devise a program with plenty of discussions.

  • Position papers. These papers will undergo a mild yet constructive review. We explicitly sollicit papers in the early stages of research, which are still rather rough at the edge and would benefit from feedback of the community. Position papers will be reviewed by at least three members of the program committee, assessing whether the paper is within the scope of BENEVOL (i.e. software evolution). After reviewing, authors will be asked to improve their papers and submit a camera ready version of. The camera ready version of the position papers will be collected on the BENEVOL web-site.
  • Publication Summaries. These papers will not receive reviews. The organisation committee will assess whether the paper is within the scope of BENEVOL (i.e. software evolution). Particular interest will be for publication summaries who try to provoke discussion, try challenging new avenues, ….

Submission Guidelines

Formatting Guidelines. All papers must conform, at time of submission, to the IEEE Formatting Guidelines For Conference Proceedings. All submissions must be in PDF format; must use the A4 page size and must add page-numbers at the bottom.

Page limit. Papers, when properly formatted, must not exceed four (4) pages for the main text, including figures, tables, appendices; references only may be included on up to 2 additional pages.

Submission. Submit your paper via EasyChair -  Mark the category it belongs to i.e. a position paper or a publication summary. You can upload incremental versions of your paper so don't wait untill the last minute to submit.

Important Dates

(These dates have been changed compared to the announcements circulating in July 2017.)

  • Submission of extended abstracts: 23 October 2017 - 22:00 Antwerp Local Time
  • Notification of Acceptance: 13 November 2017
  • Registration deadline: 20 November 2017
  • Submission of camera ready versions: 27 November 2017
  • BENEVOL Symposium: 04 and 05 December 2017


In case of questions contact Prof. Serge Demeyer

  • Program committee
    • …To be completed
    • Alexander Serebrenik
    • Alexandre Decan
    • Andy Zaidman
    • Anne Etien
    • Bram Adams
    • Coen Deroover
    • Csaba Nagy
    • Eleni Constantinou
    • Fabio Palomba
    • Gregorio Robles
    • Harald Gall
    • Laurence Duchien
    • Maelick Claes
    • Nicolas Anquetil
    • Oscar Nierstrasz
    • Tim Molderez
    • Tom Mens



Registration is free of charge, but participants must register beforehand to ensure a smooth running event. Dinner on the first evening depends on the availabaility of sponsoring.

Registration page



Below a list of nearby hotels, all within walking distance of the conference. We did not negotiate any price reductions.