Icsm 2002 Call for Papers

Fri Dec 7 16:26:39 CET 2001

Dear Colleague

I would like to invite you at the IEEE International Conference on Software
Maintenance,  2002, and  associated  workshops: SCAM,  WSE,  and WESS  next
October 2002 in Montreal, Canada.  Outstanding Keynotes such as Jon Pincus,
Microsoft,  Industrial and  experience papers,  reseach  papers, tutorials,
tool expositions, dissertation forum, workshops, panels, and other exciting
activities have been planned.

We hope  that this CFP  will be useful  for your work.  Please  forward the
following to anybody who you think may be interested.  Our apologies if you
received multiple copy of this.

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Giuliano Antoniol, Program CoChair
Ira D. Baxter, Program CoChair


IEEE International Conference on Software Maintenance 2002
		   Sponsored by IEEE
    ICSM-2002, Montreal, Canada, 3-6 October 2002

	            Call for Papers

    Theme:  Maintaining distributed heterogeneous systems

ICSM is  the major  international conference in  the field of  software and
systems  maintenance,   evolution,  and  management.    This  year's  theme
elaborates on last  year's theme of "systems and  software evolution in the
era  of the  internet".  Standalone  legacy applications  of  yesterday and
novel  applications   using  today's  technologies   are  rapidly  becoming
integrated as part of  enterprise-wide and industry-wide systems.  The need
for  rapid integration has  led to  many distributed  heterogeneous systems
that are very challenging to maintain and evolve.

ICSM  2002 will address  these new  scenarios and  the major  challenges on
maintenance and evolution.  The focus of  the conference will be on the new
challenges that  heterogeneous systems  pose for software  maintenance, and
the new  opportunities for researchers  and practitioners.  A main  goal of
ICSM is to promote interaction between researchers and practitioners.  ICSM
2002 will  bring together researchers, practitioners,  developers and users
of tools, technology transfer experts, and project managers.

Jon  Pincus  (Microsoft)  will  describe  how  Microsoft  handles  software
enhancements. Other outstanding Keynote  speakers are being arranged.  Past
conferences have had Parnas, Rombach, McCabe, and Jacobson.

ICSM-2002  will  offer  technical  presentations  and  demonstrations  from
academia  and  industry.   We  are particularly  interested  in  exchanging
concepts,  prototypes,  research  ideas,   and  other  results  that  could
contribute  to  the  academic  arena  and also  benefit  business  and  the
industrial  community.  ICSM  2002  will  be  participatory,  with  working
collaborative sessions  and presentations of industry  projects.  

The Conference will be held in conjunction with: 

    WESS -- Workshop on Empirical Studies of Software Maintenance.
    SCAM -- Source Code Analysis and Manipulation 
    WSE  -- Workshop on WEBsite Evolution

Topics of interest include but  are not restricted to the following aspects
of maintenance and evolution:

- Methods and theories	          - Maintenance and/or productivity metrics
- Organizational frameworks	  - Preventive maintenance
- Design for maintenance	  - Tools and environments
- Life cycle and process control  - Models/methods for error prediction
- User interface evolution	  - Commercial off-the-shelf (COTS)
- Third party maintenance	  - Freeware and open source applications
- Program comprehension	          - Software and system visualisation
- Knowledge based systems         - Measurement of software
- Formal methods                  - Legal aspects and standards
- Software reusability            - Internet and distributed systems
- Empirical studies               - Testing and regression testing
- Remote, tele-work               - Version and configuration management
- Processes and strategies        - Management and organisation
- Co-operative applications       - Source code analysis and manipulation
- Processes and strategies        - Impact of new software practices
- Programming languages           - Reengineering and reverse engineering
- Multimedia systems

RESEARCH PAPERS:  Research papers should describe  original and significant
work in  the research and  practice of software maintenance  and evolution.
Case studies, empirical research, and experiments are particularly welcome.
We  also  welcome papers  that  present leading  edge  and  novel ideas  in
maintenance.  Papers  must not exceed 5000  words (10 pages  IEEE style) in
length,  in English.   To  encourage  strong submissions  a  prize will  be
awarded for  the "Best Paper as  Submitted". This Prize is  offered by John
Wiley &  Sons, the  publishers of the  Journal of Software  Maintenance and
Evolution.   The Program  Committee will  select  the winner  and a  formal
presentation of the Prize will be made in Montreal at ICSM 2002.

FAST  TRACK PAPERS:  Fast Track  papers should  describe  on-going research
activities,  or  summarize  the  experience  in  software  maintenance  and
evolution.   Papers must  not exceed  4 pages,  IEEE style,  in  length, in
English.   Accepted  fast-track papers  will  be  included  in a  dedicated
section of the conference proceedings.

DISSERTATION FORUM:  We welcome submissions of young  researchers that have
delivered their  dissertation (Masters or  Ph.D.) in the last  three years.
An award  will be issued for  the best submission.  Four  page summaries of
accepted dissertations will be included in the conference proceedings and a
special forum section will be organised at the conference.

INDUSTRIAL   APPLICATIONS:  Proposals   for  presentations   of  Industrial
Applications  are  welcome.  These  can  be state-of-the-art  descriptions,
experience  reports  and  survey  reports from  real  projects,  industrial
practices and models, or tool demonstrations.  A dedicated sub-committee of
the program  committee will review  Industrial Application proposals  and a
1-page summary  of accepted  proposals will be  included in  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.

SUBMISSION STYLE: PDF and/or Postscript electronic submission only.  Papers
longer  than 15  pages  or 6000  words  will be  returned  to the  authors.
Acceptance notification will occur June 1, 2002.


Research Papers	
 deadline: 15 Feb. 2002  mailto:icsm2002.full@REDACTED

Fast Track Papers	
 deadline: 1 May 2002	 mailto:icsm2002.short@REDACTED

Dissertation Forum	
 deadline: 15 Febr. 2002 mailto:icsm2002.thesis@REDACTED  

Industrial Applications	
 deadline: 15 March 2002 mailto:icsm2002.industry@REDACTED

 deadline: 15 Feb. 2002  mailto:icsm2002.tutorial@REDACTED 

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