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AISB event Bulletin Item

CFP: 23rd IEEE ICSM - International Conference on Software Maintenance

 Call for Papers
     International Conference on Software Maintenance - ICSM
                     October 2-5, 2007
                       Paris, France

The 23rd IEEE International Conference on Software Maintenance (ICSM
2007), with associated SCAM and WSE will be held October 2-5, 2007 in
Paris, France.  We invite Research Papers, Industrial Applications,
Tool Demonstrations, Dissertation Synopses, and Working Sessions.

There will be a special section of IEEE Transactions on Software
Engineering featuring selected papers of the conference.

The submission deadline for Research Papers is April 6, 2007 and for
all other presentations May 4, 2007.

ICSM is the major international conference in the field of software
and systems maintenance, evolution, and management. The main goal of
ICSM is to promote interaction between researchers and
practitioners. The theme of this year is Moving to Service Oriented
Architectures. ICSM 2007 in Paris will address these new scenarios and
their major challenges of maintenance and evolution.

Please forward this Call to anybody who you think may be interested.
Our apologies if you receive multiple copies of this.

The conference URL is:
The Call for Papers URL is:
The submission URL is:


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.

Submit by April 6, 2007.


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. Submissions should not exceed four pages in proceedings

Submit by May 4, 2007.


We invite proposals for tool demonstrations on any topics related to
software maintenance. Demonstrations will be in an open session to
allow individual interaction with the participants. Submissions should
not exceed two pages in proceedings format.

Submit by May 4, 2007.


The Doctoral Symposium track is for those who are currently working on
or who have recently completed (i.e., since 1st August 2006) their PhD
thesis. The track offers an opportunity to present research problems,
solution directions, results obtained thus far, and research plans
towards the completion of the PhD studies. The papers should be a 2page
summary of your PhD project. Accepted papers will appear in the ICSM

Submit by May 4, 2007.


We invite proposals for half-day or full-day working sessions on any
topics related to software maintenance. Working sessions are to be
designed around a specific theme and be interactive and discussion

Submit by May 28, 2007.


Submissions will be accepted only as Adobe Acrobat PDF or PostScript
electronic submission.  All submissions must be in English.


The general submission URL is:


Research Papers due: April 6, 2007
All other proposals due: May 4, 2007
Notification of authors: June 1, 2007
Camera-ready copy: July 6, 2007


For further information see

General Chair:
Francoise Balmas, Universite Paris 8, France

Program Co-Chairs:
Gerardo Canfora, University of Sannio, Italy
Ladan Tahvildari, University of Waterloo, Canada