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IWSC 2015

9th International Workshop on Software Clones (IWSC 2015)

Software clones are often a result of copying and pasting as an act of ad-hoc reuse by programmers, and can occur at many levels, from simple statement sequences to blocks, methods, classes, source files, subsystems, models, architectures and entire designs, and in all software artifacts (code, models, requirements or architecture documentation, etc.). Software clone research is of high relevance for software engineering research and practice today.

Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

  • Use cases of clone management in the software lifecycle
  • Experiences with clone management in practice
  • Types, distribution, and nature of clones in software systems
  • Causes and effects of clones
  • Techniques and algorithms for clone detection, analysis, and management
  • Clone and clone patterns visualization
  • Tools and systems for detecting software clones
  • Applications of clone detection and analysis
  • System architecture and clones
  • Effect of clones to system complexity and quality
  • Clone analysis in families of similar systems
  • Measures of code similarity
  • Economic and trade-off models for clone removal
  • Evaluation and benchmarking of clone detection methods
  • Licensing and plagiarism issues
  • Clone-aware software design and development
  • Refactoring through clone analysis
  • Higher-level clones in models and designs
  • Clone evolution and variation
  • Role of clones in software system evolution
Paper submissions 19 December, 2014
Notification to authors 16 January, 2015
Camera Ready Submissions 24 January, 2015
Workshop 2 March, 2015 (fixed date TBA)

General Chair:

  • Chanchal K. Roy, University of Saskatchewan, Canada

Pc Co-Chair:

  • Iman Keivanloo, Queen’s University, Canada
  • Angela Lozano, Vrize Universiteir Brussel, Belgium

Steering Committee:

  • James R. Cordy, Queen’s University, Canada
  • Katsuro Inoue, Osaka University, Japan
  • Rainer Koschke, University of Bremen, German

PPAP 2015

Second Workshop on Patterns Promotion and Anti-patterns Prevention

Patterns are good solutions to problems reoccurring in certain contexts while anti-patterns are the contrary, i.e., common poor practices. Now, it has been almost two decades since design patterns [Gamma et al., 1994] and anti-patterns [Koenig, 1995] were introduced in the domain of software engineering. Since then, there has been a tremendous number of works mainly on the definition, detection, application, and impact of design patterns and anti-patterns. These works built a well-established topic of research and a foundation for new families of patterns and anti-patterns. In the past few years, we have seen emerging patterns (e.g., testing [Soundarajan et al., 2008], API evolution [Kim et al., 2007], anti-patterns (e.g. linguistic [Abebe et al., 2009; Arnaoudova, 2010], and requirement [Shoemaker, 2007]).

The goal of the the second edition of PPAP is to understand to what extent practitioners benefit from the concepts of patterns and anti-patterns and the existing catalogs. In fact, patterns are widely studied in the research community to asses their benefit for program comprehension, maintenance, and more generally the quality of the software. In addition, many researchers studied to what extent anti-patterns can negatively impact the different software activities and software quality. However, limited feedback exist on how practitioners benefit from the existing body of research on patterns and anti-patterns. Thus, the second edition of PPAP aims at providing a platform for practitioners and researchers to exchange experiences and needs.

Abstract submission November 21st, 2014
Paper submission November 28th, 2014
Notification date December 23rd, 2014
Camera ready January 14th, 2015
Workshop date TBA (March 2nd or March 5th) 2015

Steering Committee:

  • Giuliano Antoniol, Polytechnique Montréal, Canada
  • Yann-Gaël Guéhéneuc, Polytechnique Montréal, Canada
  • Leon Moonen, Simula Research Laboratory, Norway

Organizing committee:

  • Surafel Lemma Abebe, Addis Ababa University, Ethiopia
  • Venera Arnaoudova, Polytechnique Montréal, Canada
  • Laleh Eshkevari, Polytechnique Montréal, Canada
  • Aminata Sabané, Polytechnique Montréal, Canada
  • Wei Wu, Polytechnique Montréal, Canada


6th International Workshop on Program Comprehension through Dynamic Analysis (PCODA 2015)

The International Workshop on Program Comprehension through Dynamic Analysis (PCODA) is devoted to the theory and practice of dynamic analysis techniques for program comprehension. Unlike static analysis that focuses on examining the source code, dynamic analysis methods operate on the system execution, providing valuable insight into what a system does and why it does it in a certain way.

The main goal of the workshop is to bring together both academics and industry professionals to discuss recent advances in the field, share results, uncover research issues, and plan future directions.

PCODA 2015 builds on the success of five previous editions, held in conjunction with the Working Conference on Reverse Engineering (WCRE) in respectively Pittsburgh (2005), Benevento (2006), Vancouver (2007), Antwerp (2008), and Boston (2010). These editions of PCODA have showed an active interest in the field as evidenced by both the high number of submissions and participants.

We invite researchers and practitioners to submit research papers, position papers, experience reports, and discussion papers. Topics include but are not limited to:

Tracing and monitoring techniques

  • Mining execution traces and logs
  • Industrial applications
  • Program comprehension strategies driven by dynamic analysis techniques
  • Big data problem of execution traces
  • Recovery of behavioural models
  • Trace analysis and exploration techniques
  • Combining static and dynamic analysis techniques
  • Dynamic analysis tools and framework
  • Comparisons among existing tools and approaches
  • Dynamic analysis in the context of distributed systems, cloud computing, mobile devices, and web services
  • Research evaluation techniques and protocols
  • Experiments and case studies
  • Empirical studies in dynamic analysis
Abstract submission December 8, 2014
Paper submissions December 12, 2014
Acceptance notification January 5, 2015
Camera ready January 12, 2015
Workshop TBD (March 2 - March 6, 2015)

Organizing Committee:

  • Wahab Hamou-Lhadj, Concordia University, Montreal, Canada
  • Alf Larsson, Ericsson, Stockholm, Sweden

SWAN 2015

1st International Workshop on Software Analytics http://www.softwareanalytics.ca at swan@softwareanalytics.ca


Many prominent tech companies have embraced an analytics-driven culture to help improve their decision making. Analytics include methods of gathering, preprocessing, transforming and modelling raw data with the purpose of highlighting useful information and drawing conclusions from it. Software analytics are used to leverage large volumes of data from multiple sources to help practitioners make informed decisions about their projects. While analytics solutions demonstrated promising results, there are many challenges left concerned with developing, integrating, adopting analytics into software development processes. The first International Workshop on Software Analytics (SWAN 2015) aims at providing a common venue for researchers and practitioners across software engineering, data mining and mining software repositories research domains to share new approaches and emerging results in developing and validating analytics rich solutions, as well as adopting analytics to software development and maintenance processes to better inform their everyday decisions. It will be co-located with SANER 2015, Montréal, Canada. The goals of the workshop are to discuss progress on software analytics, data mining and analysis; to gather empirical evidence on the use and effectiveness of analytics; and to identify priorities for a research agenda. The workshop invites both academic researchers and industrial practitioners for an exchange of ideas and collaboration.


Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

  • Applications of software and data analytics to support decision making;
  • Data-driven approaches for data exploration and analysis;
  • Predictive analytics;
  • Web analytics, development analytics, business intelligence tools, Hadoop tools;
  • Quantitative vs. qualitative analytics;
  • Large-scale data mining, analysis and analytics;
  • Software analytics for various stakeholders (e.g., managers vs. developers);
  • Methods of integrating data from multiple sources (applications, interfaces, mobile apps);
  • Empirical studies on how software analytics are used in practice and their effectiveness;
  • Negative results (what did not work) when adopting software analytics, and experience reports;
  • Identification of open research challenges and proposed solutions.


SWAN 2015 invites contributions in the form of position (2-page) or short (4-page) papers from both academia and industry. All submissions should describe unpublished work and must have been neither previously accepted for publication nor concurrently submitted for review in another journal, book, conference, or workshop. Submissions can be position papers, research papers, studies, experience or practice reports.

All submissions must conform to the IEEE proceedings paper format guidelines, see and must not exceed 4 pages (including all text, figures). If the submission is accepted, at least one author must attend the workshop and present the paper. Paper submissions should be uploaded electronically in PDF format to SWAN 2015 EasyChair submission site at https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=swan2015 by December 29, 2014 (AoE Time).

Paper submission December 29, 2014 (AoE Time)
Author notification January 15, 2015
Camera-ready January 24, 2015 (AoE Time)
Workshop day March 2, 2015

General Co-Chairs:

  • Olga Baysal, Université de Montréal, Canada
  • Latifa Guerrouj, Concordia University, Canada


  • Ayse Bener Ryerson University, Canada *Michael W. Godfrey Waterloo University, Canada
  • Tim Menzies North Carolina State University, USA *Tom Zimmermann Microsoft Research, USA


  • Bram Adams École Polytechnique de Montréal, Canada
  • Ghizlane El Boussaidi École de Technologie Supérieure, Canada
  • Reid Holmes Waterloo University, Canada
  • Collin McMillan University of Notre Dame, USA
  • Rocco Oliveto University of Molise, Italy
  • Romain Robbes University of Chile, Chile
  • Leif Singer University of Victoria, Canada
  • Ashish Sureka IIIT-Delhi, India

SQM 2015

The 9th International Workshop on Software Quality and Maintainability will be co-located with SANER 2015 (merger of the CSMR and WCRE conferences) in Montreal, Canada in March 2015. The key concept and aim is to give the opportunity to researchers to present their original work and to practitioners to relate their experiences on issues pertaining to quality and maintainability of software systems and how to bridge the gap between end user expectations, business requirements, vendor performance, and engineering constraints. There are no restrictions regarding the background of the participants. Both researchers and practitioners are welcomed.

We solicit submissions on research articles, empirical studies, industry practices and experiences (success or failure) with: Software quality attributes and quality requirements; Software economics and technical debt; Software measurement and metrics; Software maintainability and traceability; Software quality assessment; Software quality standards and compliance; Software quality certification; Estimation, prediction, evolution and trends for all of the above.

Both short position papers (max. 5 pages) or long papers (max. 10 pages) are solicited. Submissions must use the template available at http://journal.ub.tu-berlin.de/template/ and must be submitted through EasyChair https://www.easychair.org/conferences/?conf=sqm2015. Acceptance will be on the basis of peer review by an international programme committee. Papers will be reviewed and judged for short or long presentations during the workshop, and a selection of long papers of sufficient quality will be published in a Volume of the peer-reviewed scientific open access journal ECEASST.

IMPORTANT DATES (may still be subject to changes)
Abstract submission December 16, 2014
Paper submissions December 21, 2014
Acceptance notification January 19, 2015
Early registration deadline (for SANER and associated events) January 30, 2015
Workshop Friday March 6, 2015


  • Lodewijk Bergmans, Software Improvement Group, The Netherlands, l.bergmans@sig.eu
  • Tom Mens, University of Mons, Belgium, tom.mens@umons.ac.be
  • Mathieu Goeminne, University of Mons, Belgium, mathieu.goeminne@umons.ac.be


Open and Original Problems in Software Language Engineering

The OOPSLE workshop is a discussion-oriented and collaborative forum for formulating and addressing with open, unsolved and unsolvable problems in software language engineering.

“Software languages” comprise all kinds of artificial languages used in software development: for programming, markup, pretty-printing, modelling, data description, formal specification, evolution, etc. Software language engineering is a relatively new research domain of systematic, disciplined and measurable approaches of development, evolution and maintenance of such languages.


  • Anya Helene Bagge, University of Bergen, Norway
  • Vadim Zaytsev, CWI, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Call for Workshops

Workshops track co-chairs: Foutse Khomh and Francesca Arcelli Fontana

CLOSED: Workshops Proposals
Proposals submissions September 30th, 2014 23:59 AoE
Proposals notifications October 15th, 2014

Workshops at the 22nd edition of the the International Conference on Software Analysis, Evolution, and Reengineering (SANER’15) provide a forum for researchers to exchange and discuss their early innovative scientific ideas on the theory and practice of recovering information from existing software and systems. Young students can get early feedback on their first research endeavors, while seasoned researchers get the opportunity to brainstorm with their peers about emerging topics. SANER’15 workshops are characterised by a focused topic, lively discussion, and enthusiastic participants (the typical group size is between 10 and 20 participants).

We solicit proposals for workshops to be held in conjunction with the main conference. Workshops can be full or half day and must be devoted to a specific topic of interest related to software analysis, evolution, and reengineering, ranging from theoretical underpinnings to practical applications or case studies. Workshop proposals should include the following information (with a maximum of two pages in IEEE proceedings format):

- Workshop title;

- Workshop organizers and contact information;

- Identity of a main contact for the workshop;

- Brief description of workshop topic and goals;

- Draft workshop schedule including duration (full day or half day), format of sessions and discussions;

- Plans for generating and stimulating discussion at the workshop;

- Expected outcomes and follow-ups of the workshop;

- Paper selection criteria and mechanism;

- Brief description of each organizer's background, including relevant past experience in organising conferences and workshops;

- Other issues that could be relevant to the workshop.

Workshop proposals will be judged on their originality, relevance to the topics of SANER’15, the expected level of interest in the topic, and the organisers’ ability to lead a successful workshop. The accepted workshops will run one day before or after the main track. Keynote speakers invited to speak at these workshops may have two nights of hotel refund for by the conference upon receiving their receipts and balancing the budget. The logistics of the workshops will be handled by the organizing committee of SANER.


The final workshop proposals will be published in the conference proceedings and will appear in the IEEE Digital Library.

How to submit:

Submission of a 1-2 pages proposal in IEEE proceedings format is via EasyChair at: https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=saner2015satelliteev

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