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AISB event Bulletin Item

ICSM 2007 International Conference on Software Maintenance: Call for Participation

Attend ICSM 2007, the International Conference on Software
Maintenance, October 2-5, 2007, in Paris, France.

Held continuously since 1983, ICSM, the International Conference
on Software Maintenance, is the major international conference in
the field of software and systems maintenance, evolution, and
management.  ICSM is the 23rd in this series of international

See for registration and details.
Or email Publicity Co-Chair Jens Krinke at with a
request for all details.

Register on-line at

ICSM 2007 will take place at La Maison Internationale, which is
host of the Cit Internationale Universitaire de Paris headquarters.

The ICSM 2007 program includes:

- 3 days (October 2-4) of 16 Technical Sessions featuring
   46 research and empirical papers

- An Industrial Track featuring
   state-of-the-art descriptions, experience reports, and survey
   reports from real projects and industrial practices

- Two Tool Demo Sessions

- 5 Working Sessions

- The Doctoral Symposium presenting doctoral research in software
   maintenance and evolution

- Keynotes by Gail Murphy and Paolo Traverso

ICSM 2007 is co-located with:
SCAM 2007, The 7th IEEE International Working Conference
   on Source Code Analysis and Manipulation
WSE 2007, The 9th IEEE International Symposium on Web Site Evolution
The Third International IEEE Workshop on Software Evolvability
The Third International ERCIM Symposium on Software Evolution

Early registration with reduced rates ends September, 7th.

General Chair is Francoise Balmas, Universit Paris 8, France, with
Program Co-Chairs Ladan Tahvildari, University of Waterloo, Canada,
and Gerardo Canfora, University of Sannio, Italy.