IEEE Int.Conf. Software Maintenance., Florence,Italy,ICSM2001

icsm2001 (NESI) <>
Wed Nov 29 11:25:43 CET 2000


Dear Colleague

I would like to invite you at the IEEE International Conference on Software 
Maintenance, 2001, and associated workshops: SCAM, WESS, WSE, etc. next November 2001
in Florence, Italy.
Outstanding Keynotes such as: Prof. David Lorge Parnas and Prof. Dieter Rombach.
Industrial papers and experiences, reseach papers and award, tutorials, tool expositions,
dissertation forum and award, workshops, panels, and other exciting activities have
been planned.

I hope that this CFPs could be useful for your work.
Please forward the following to anybody who you think may be interested.
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ICSM2001
Paolo Nesi
(General Chair)

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          IEEE International Conference on Software Maintenance 2001
                  FLORENCE, ITALY, 6-10 November 2001 
                   http://www.dsi.unifi.it/icsm2001
       Theme: Systems and Software Evolution in the era of the Internet
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Sponsored by IEEE
Supported bt the: EC-IST, University of Florence, O-Group

ICSM is the major international conference in the field of software and 
systems maintenance, evolution, and management.

In the era of the Internet, businesses and end-users have invested in new 
technologies and small and large software organizations around the world 
are looking for Internet related solutions to evolve and maintain their 
new Internet software products. 

Internet technologies are strongly impacting system architectures and 
business processes and rules. In some cases businesses and end-users 
have been overwhelmed trying to keep up with software development and 
evolution processes and practices. In addition to novel solutions to 
enable the life-cycle of new web-based software systems, huge investments 
are necessary to migrate aginglegacy applications to web-enabled 
contemporary systems.

ICSM 2001 will address these major changes in the software landscape and 
their impact on maintenance and evolution. The focus of the conference 
will be to explore the new challenges that the Internet, as a driver for 
business changes, poses for software maintenance, and the new opportunities
it opens as infrastructure and enabling technology.

The purpose of the conference is to promote discussion and interaction 
between researchers and practitioners. We are particularly interested in 
exchanging concepts, prototypes, research ideas, and other results which 
could contribute to the academic arena and also benefit business and the 
industrial community. ICSM 2001 will be participatory, with working 
collaborative sessions and presentations of industry projects. ICSM 2001 
will bring together researchers, practitioners, developers and users
of tools, technology transfer experts, and project managers.

The Conference will be held in conjunction with: 
    WESS -- the seventh Workshop on Empirical Studies of Software Maintenance.
    SCAM -- Source Code Analysis and Manipulation 
    WSE -- Workshop on WEBsite Evolution
Other workshops are welcome according to the limited available slots.

Topics of interest include but are not restricted to the following 
aspects of maintenance and evolution:
- Methods and theories			-Processes and strategies
- Organizational frameworks		-Life cycle and process control 
- Design for maintenance 		-Tools and environments 
- Internet and distributed systems 	-Multimedia systems 
- User interface evolution 		-Commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) 
- Third party maintenance 		-Freeware and open source applications
- Program comprehension 		-Software and system visualization 
- Knowledge based systems 		-Formal methods 
- Impact of new software practices	-Empirical studies 
- Software reusability 			-Programming languages 
- Source code analysis and manipulation 	-Testing and regression testing 
- Models and methods for error prediction 	-Measurement of software 
- Maintenance and/or productivity metrics 	-Preventive maintenance 
- Personnel aspects of maintenance 	-Reengineering and reverse engineering
- Version and configuration management 	-Legal aspects and standards 
- Management and organization 		-Remote, tele-work, and co-operative applications

RESEARCH PAPERS
Research papers should describe original and significant work in the 
research and practice of software maintenance. Research case studies, 
empirical research, and experiments are particularly welcome. 
We also welcome papers that present leading edge and novel ideas in maintenance.
Papers should be 2000 - 5000 words in length, in English. Submit them 
in PDF or PostScript via email to  by 15 January 2001.
A prize of the Journal of Software Maintenance will be assigned at the 
Best submitted Paper.

INDUSTRIAL APPLICATIONS
We welcome proposals for presentations of Industrial Applications. 
These can be experience reports from real projects, industrial practices 
and models, or tool demonstrations. Submit proposals for Industrial Application
presentations via email to  by 12 March 2001.
Industrial Applications proposals will be reviewed by a dedicated 
sub-committee of the program committee and a 1 page summary of accepted 
proposals will be included in the conference proceedings.

EXPOSITION AREA
An exposition are is present in which tools realted to industrial applications
can be shown. Please contact: 
1 page summary of accepted tools will be included in the conference proceedings.

DISSERTATION FORUM
We welcome submissions of young researchers that have delivered their dissertation 
(degree, master or Ph.D.) in the last three years. Please submit the PDF of the 
dissertation to  by 15 January 2001. An Award and a full
 support to attend the conference will be given to the prize winner. Two other
 free registrations will be assigned at the second and third. 4 pages summary of
 accepted dissertations will be included in the conference proceedings and a 
special forum section will be organised at the conference.

TUTORIALS
Tutorials should present software maintenance and evolution topics of 
interest to practitioners. Tutorials may be full-day or half-day in length. 
Submit tutorial proposals via email to
 by 12 February 2001.
1 page summary of accepted tutorial will be included in the conference proceedings.

IMPORTANT DATES, DEADLINES
  Research Paper submission 15 January 2001, notification of acceptance 1 June 2001
  Dissertation submission 15 January 2001
  Industrial Application submission 12 March 2001
  Tools request and submission 12 March 2001
  Tutorial submission 12 February 2001

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General chair:
	Paolo Nesi, University of Florence, Italy, 

Financial chair:
	Vaclav Rajlich, Wayne State University, USA, 

Program co-chairs:
	Gerardo Canfora, University of Sannio, Italy, 
	Anneliese von Mayrhauser, Colorado State University, USA, 

Tutorials co-chairs:
	Lionel C. Briand, Carleton University, 
	Alessandro Fantechi, University of Florence, Italy, 

Industrial Applications co-chairs:
	Panagiotis K. Linos, Butler University, Department of Computer Science and Software Engineering,
                                  Indianapolis USA, , www.butler.edu/~linos
	Harry Sneed, Independent Consultant, Germany, 
	Chris Verhoef, Free University Amsterdam, NL, 

Publicity co-chairs:
	Nicholas Zvegintzov (General Co-chair), Software Management Network, USA, 
	                    
	Malcolm Munro (Co-chair for Europe), University of Durham, UK, 
        	            
	William Cheng-Chung Chu (Co-chair for East), TungHai University, Taiwan, 
	                    

Local Arrangements co-chairs:
	Fabrizio Fioravanti, University of Florence, Italy, 
	Pierfrancesco Bellini (Industrial Applications, and Demos), 
                   University of Florence, Italy, 	
	Marius Bogdan Spinu, University of Florence, Italy, 

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