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AISB event Bulletin Item

CFP: 24th IEEE ICSM - International Conference on Software Maintenance


24th IEEE International Conference on Software Maintenance

ICSM 2008
Beijing, China -- September 28 to October 4, 2008


Sponsored by IEEE Computer Society and
the Technical Council on Software Engineering

March 28, 2008  Research papers due
April 25, 2008  Workshop and panel proposals,
                 doctoral symposium papers,
                 industry track papers,
                 education track papers,
                 and tool demonstration proposals due
May   23, 2008  Notifications sent to authors
ICSM is the premier international event in the software
maintenance field for participants from academia,
government, and industry to share ideas and experiences for
solving critical software maintenance problems.

ICSM 2008 will be co-located with SCAM 2008 (8th IEEE
International Working Conference on Source Code Analysis
and Manipulation) and WSE 2008 (10th IEEE International
Symposium on Web Site Evolution).

We invite high-quality English-language submissions to all
conference tracks.  Submissions must be PDF files following
the two-column IEEE CS proceedings style.  Please check the
conference web sites for further information.

Please forward this call to anyone who may be interested.

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 ideas in maintenance.
Papers must not have been previously accepted for
publication nor concurrently submitted for review in
another journal, book, or conference.
Page limit: 10
Due: March 28, 2008

Topics of interest include, but are not limited to the
following aspects of software maintenance and evolution:
methods, theories, and frameworks; empirical studies; tools
and environments; processes and strategies; impact of new
practices; personnel issues; training and mentoring;
measurement and quality; error prediction; testing and
verification; design for maintenance; preventative
maintenance; third-party maintenance; software reuse;
program comprehension; reengineering and reverse
engineering; software analysis and transformation; software
visualization; user interface evolution; version control
and configuration management; change management; formal
methods; programming languages; internet and distributed
systems; ultra-large-scale systems; systems of systems;
service-oriented systems; commercial off-the-shelf
software; open source software; knowledge-based systems;
multimedia systems; standards; and legal issues.

We invite proposals for workshops and panels on any topic
related to software maintenance. Workshop and panel
sessions are to be designed around a specific theme and be
interactive and discussion oriented.
Page limit: 2.
Due: April 25, 2008

We welcome submissions from young researchers who are
currently working on or who have delivered their Ph.D.
dissertation in the software maintenance and evolution area
within the last two years.
Page limit: 4.
Due: April 25, 2008

This track invites proposals for presentations of
industrial applications and practices. These proposals can
include state-of-the-art descriptions,
state-of-the-practice reports, and survey papers from
real-world projects and industrial experiences.
Page limit: 4.
Due: April 25, 2008

This track welcomes proposals for presentations covering
all aspects of education and training within the software
maintenance field. These proposals can include reports on
recent educational trends and innovative teaching
Page limit: 4.
Due: April 25, 2008

We invite proposals for tool demonstrations on any topic
related to software maintenance and evolution.
Demonstrations will be in an open session to allow
individual interaction with the participants.
Page limit: 2.
Due: April 25, 2008

Fuqing Yang
Peking University, China

Scott Tilley
Florida Institute of Technology, USA


Hong Mei
Peking University, China

Kenny Wong
University of Alberta, Canada