In addition to the research track (see separate CfP), the 22nd International Conference on Software Analysis, Evolution, and Reengineering (SANER 2015) will also feature a Tool Paper track. This track welcomes short papers that report on the design and implementation of tools for the maintenance, evolution, migration, and reengineering of software systems. Papers should be four-page long with an optional 5th page devoted to figures and screenshots.
A good tool paper should:
1) Fall under the topics mentioned for the SANER 2015 research track;
2) Discuss a tool that has NOT been published before as a tool paper;
3) Motivate the use cases (and hence the existence) of the tool;
4) Describe the tool’s novelty and how it relates to other industrial or research efforts;
5) Describe the tool’s architecture and explain its inner workings;
6) Describe the experiences gained in developing the tool;
7) NOT necessarily contain a large-scale empirical study of the tool;
8) BUT any empirical results or user feedback are welcome;
9) Mention the URL of a website where the tool (or a demo) can be downloaded, together with example data.
This track encourages the submissions to include a URL for a 5-minute video demonstrating the tool (Jing is a free capture tool for Windows and Mac that provides free hosting for 5-minute videos).
The key criteria for acceptance is that the paper should (a) follow the above mentioned guidelines and (b) make an original contribution that can benefit practitioners in the field now and-or others designing and building tools for maintenance, evolution, migration, and reengineering of software systems. The tool can be an early research prototype or a polished product ready for deployment. Papers about commercial tools are allowed, as long as the guidelines described above are followed.
Each submission will be reviewed by at least three members of the tool track program committee. Authors of accepted tool papers will be required to present their tool at the conference. All accepted tool papers will be published in the conference proceedings and will appear in the IEEE Digital Library.
Authors are encouraged to reference supporting resources, including video demos of their tool and reviewers may take this information into account as they review the paper. However, such material will not become part of the permanent record of the conference, so the paper should be self-contained. To ensure the reviewers’ anonymity, supporting resources should be hosted on an anonymous public Web site (e.g., youtube), or made available in such a way that the tools track co-chairs can download them once and redistribute them to reviewers.
Four-five pages in IEEE format (four pages text with an optional fifth page of screenshots and figures) can be submitted via EasyChair at: https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=saner2015satelliteev
Please follow the IEEE guidelines in preparing your manuscripts available at http://www.ieee.org/conferences_events/conferences/publishing/templates.html
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