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From: Arie.van.Deursen@cwi.nl
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Date: 31 Mar 2002 23:27:07 -0500
Organization: Carnegie Mellon, Pittsburgh, PA
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Posted-Date: 31 Mar 2002 23:27:07 EST

9th IEEE Working Conference on Reverse Engineering

WCRE 2002

Richmond, Virginia, USA

28 October - 1 November


Call for Papers



If you are involved in extracting information, artifacts,
architectural components (or anything else of value) from existing
systems - then you should be participating in this conference!

The Working Conference on Reverse Engineering (WCRE) is the premier
research conference on the theory and practice of recovering
information from existing systems. Now approaching its ninth
incarnation, we explore innovative methods of extracting the many
kinds of information that can be recovered from the data, software,
and other components that comprise systems, and to examine innovative
ways of using this information in system understanding, renovation,
and system reengineering.

In the last 10 years, there has been considerable progress in this
field, centered around WCRE. Reverse engineering has matured and
become a part of every practitioner's vocabulary, and student
textbook. It now represents a considerable body of knowledge.
Increasingly, the industry is formally incorporating reverse
engineering tools and techniques into our systems development
activities. WCRE plays the leading role in moving this research agenda

WCRE is truly a working conference, where discussion is emphasized. By
tradition, each paper presentation has a strict 20-minute limit.
Following each group of papers on a given topic, there is serious and
in-depth discussion of the topic area, the work described in the
presentations, and the implications for future research. WCRE
attendees are not passive observers; we are active participants in
discussing and shaping future directions of the Reverse Engineering
and Reengineering fields.



Topics discussed at WCRE include but are not limited to:

  * Software maintenance and evolution * Program analysis and slicing
  * Decompilation & binary translation * Refactoring
  * Program comprehension * Program transformations
  * Software architecture extraction * Cluster and concept analysis
  * Requirements reengineering * Object identification
  * Software migrations * Browsing & searching legacy sys.
  * User interface reengineering * Software visualization
  * Web-enabling legacy systems * XML, meta-data, and data-exchange
  * Web-site reverse engineering * Reverse engineering tool support
  * Transitioning to product lines * Documentation generation
  * Data reverse engineering * Formal methods for rev. eng.
  * Experience reports * Programming knowledge
  * Reengineering patterns representations
  * Collaborative reengineering efforts * Requirements traceability
  * Software process implications * Dynamic analysis
  * Reverse engineering economics * UML and round trip engineering
  * Preprocessing and parsing * Software metrics
  * Software components

Authors with questions as to potential topics are encouraged to
contact the program committee for clarification.


Submission of Papers

1. Step 1: Authors are requested to notify the program committee of
      intent to submit a paper by May 1, 2002. This is optional but
      allows the committee to plan for best use of reviewers and time.
      Please send an email message with the expected title of the paper,
      list of authors, list of keywords, and a contact phone number and
      email to wcre.2002@durham.ac.uk. Please, do not include the paper
      in this message.
2. Step 2: Submit your paper to wcre.2002@durham.ac.uk.

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. Authors are requested to
include their validation for any ideas or tools they are presenting.

WCRE strongly encourages electronic submissions. Papers should be in
the IEEE proceedings format and sent as a single portable document
format (.pdf) or Postscript file conforming to the IEEE Postscript
submission guidelines. (LaTeX users should use the standard 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.

At least one author of each accepted paper must register and attend
the conference. That registration is due with the camera-ready final
copy before the paper is printed in the proceedings. By submitting a
paper for consideration, you acknowledge and accept these

Proceedings of the Working Conference will be published by IEEE
Computer Society Press. Earlier WCRE proceedings are available from
IEEE digital library.


Workshop Proposals

Continuing last years successful extension of WCRE with a number of
different workshops, WCRE 2002 offers you the opportunity to organize
a workshop devoted to reverse engineering topics on Friday November
1st, immediately after the WCRE main conference.

If you are interested in organizing a workshop, please write a
workshop description of at most two pages. This description should
include the workshop name, organizers, goals, topics addressed, paper
selection criteria and mechanism discussion format, length of the
workshop (full day or half day) expected outcomes, expected follow
ups, and other issues that could be relevant to the workshop.

Workshop proposals will be judged by the WCRE chairs on originality,
relevance to the field of reverse engineering, expected level of
interest in the topic, and the organizers' ability to lead a
successful workshop.

The pre-workshop description will be published in the WCRE Conference
proceedings, and should be formatted according to the IEEE Conference
Proceedings standard. Please submit your proposal to one of the
program co-chairs.

See the WCRE Call For Workshops on the WCRE web site for more details.


Tool Demonstrations

WCRE 2002 offers you the opportunity to demonstrate your
reverse engineering tools to potential users and collegue
tool developers. To use that opportunity, write a two page
tool description and send it to wcre2002@durham.ac.uk.

Tool descriptions will be reviewed by the program committee
based on relevance, originality and tool availability.
Accepted tool descriptions will be published in the WCRE
conference proceedings. They should be formatted according to the
IEEE conference proceedings standard.

Tool demonstrations will be scheduled during the WCRE
main conference. You are requisted to bring your own
equipment (e.g., laptop) to be used for the demonstration.
We are investigating the possibility of providing
Internet connections.


Important Dates

May 1, 2002 Submit title + abstract
May 15, 2002 Papers due (firm deadline)
May 31, 2002 Workshop proposals due
May 31, 2002 Tool demonstration proposals due
July 5, 2002 Notification of acceptance
Aug. 9, 2002 Camera-ready papers due (firm!)
Oct 28 - Nov 1 WCRE 2002, Richmond, Virginia


WCRE 2002 Committees

Program Committee (tentative)

  * Nicolas Anquetil (Brazil) * Francoise Balmas (France)
  * Ira Baxter (USA) * Michael Blaha (USA)
  * Darius Blasband (Belgium) * Cornelia Boldyreff (United Kingdom)
  * Liam O'Brien (USA) * Liz Burd (United Kingdom)
  * Gerardo Canfora (Italy) * Cristina Cifuentes (USA)
  * Andrea De Lucia (Italy) * Arie Van Deursen (The Netherlands)
  * Gerald Gannod (USA) * Jean-Francois Girard (Germany)
  * Mike Godfrey (Canada) * Mark Harman (United Kingdom)
  * Kathi Hogshead Davis (USA) * Jens Jahnke (Canada)
  * Kostas Kontogiannis (Canada) * Rainer Koschke (Germany)
  * Claire Knight (United Kingdom) * Panos Linos (USA)
  * Spiros Mancoridis (USA) * Leon Moonen (The Netherlands)
  * Melody Moore (USA) * Hausi Mueller (Canada)
  * Sundeep Oberoi (India) * Alex Quilici (USA)
  * Vaclav Rajlich (USA) * Claudio Riva (Finland)
  * Dennis Smith (USA) * Harry Sneed (Germany)
  * Peggy Storey (Canada) * Eleni Stroulia (Canada)
  * Tarja Systa (Finland) * Scott R. Tilley (USA)
  * Chris Verhoef (The Netherlands) * Linda Wills (USA)
  * Andreas Winter (Germany) * Kenny Wong (Canada)

Program Co-Chairs

Liz Burd Arie Van Deursen
University of Durham CWI
Durham Amsterdam
United Kingdom The Netherlands
http://www.dur.ac.uk/liz.burd http://www.cwi.nl/~arie/
Liz.Burd@durham.ac.uk Arie.van.Deursen@cwi.nl

General Chair Steering Group Chair

Peter Aiken Elliot Chikofsky
Institute for Data Research Engineering Management & Integration
Virginia Commonwealth University 75 Lexington Street
1504 Sunset Lane ` Burlington MA 01803
Richmond, VA 23221-3931 USA
USA phone +1 781-272-0049
phone +1 804-828-0174 fax +1 781-272-8464
paiken@computer.org e.chikofsky@computer.org


WCRE Sponsors and Hosts

  * IEEE Computer Society's TCSE Committee On Reverse And Reengineering
  * The Reengineering Forum
  * Virginia Commonwealth University/School of Business
  * Institute for Data Research

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