[ecoop-info] 8th International Workshop on Software Clones - Call for Papers

Saman Bazrafshan saman.bazrafshan at informatik.uni-bremen.de
Fri Oct 25 10:34:30 CEST 2013

**-- Eighth International Workshop on Software Clones (IWSC 2014) --**
**Monday, February 3, 2014, Antwerp, Belgium**
**in Conjunction with the CSMR-WCRE 2014 Software Evolution Week**

_Workshop Objectives_

Software clones are identical or similar pieces of code, design or
other artifacts. Clones are known to be closely related to various
issues in software engineering, such as software quality, complexity,
architecture, refactoring, evolution, licensing, plagiarism, and so
on. Various characteristics of software systems can be uncovered
through clone analysis, and system restructuring can be performed by
merging clones. The purpose of this workshop is to continue to
solidify and give shape to this research area and community. More
specifically, the goals are to bring together researchers and
practitioners from around the world to evaluate the current state of
research and applications, discuss common problems, discover new
opportunities for collaboration, exchange ideas, envision new areas of
research and applications, and explore synergies with similarity
analysis in other areas and disciplines.

Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

- Use cases for clones and clone management in the software lifecycle
- Experiences with clones and clone management in practice
- Types and nature of clones in software systems
- Causes and effects of clones
- Techniques and algorithms for clone detection, search, analysis, and 
- Clone and clone pattern 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 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
The following types of papers are sought:

Full papers (7 pages) are expected to present novel
   research ideas and open issues, significant empirical studies, or
   important viewpoints on the field.

Position papers (2 pages) raise new ideas and issues or describe
   early research achievements, emphasizing originality and potential
   to stimulate active discussion at the workshop.

Tool demonstration papers (2 pages) describe clone management
   tools and their applications.

All types of papers will be formally reviewed by at least three
members of the program committee. They must be relevant to the goals
of the workshop and hold the potential for lively discussion and

Accepted papers will be published in the workshop proceedings (likely
in the Electronic Communications of the EASST -- a peer-reviewed,
scientific open-access journal, free for authors and readers).
Their authors will be invited to present their work during the
workshop as a formal presentation and take part in an open panel
discussion of the topics and issues raised.

Submissions must be uploaded online in PDF format to the workshop's
submission web site (http://www.easychair.org/conferences/?conf=iwsc2014)
and adhere to the workshop formatting guidelines. Details can be found
on the workshop web site (http://www.softwareclones.org/iwsc2014).

_Important Dates:_

Abstract deadline:    November  8th, 2013
Paper deadline:        November 15th, 2013
Notification:              December 15th, 2013
Workshop:                February  3rd, 2014

PC Co-Chairs
   Nils Göde, CQSE GmbH, Munich, Germany
   Yoshiki Higo, Osaka University, Japan

General Chair
  Rainer Koschke, University of Bremen, Germany

Steering Committee
  James R. Cordy, Queen's University, Kingston, Canada
  Katsuro Inoue, Osaka University, Japan
  Rainer Koschke, University of Bremen, Germany

Web and Publicity Chair
  Saman Bazrafshan, University of Bremen, Germany

_For more Information_

  Website: http://softwareclones.org/iwsc2014
  Email: iwsc at softwareclones.org
  Twitter: @iwsc2014

Saman Bazrafshan

Wissenschaftlicher Mitarbeiter

Technologie-Zentrum Informatik und Informationstechnik (TZI)
Postfach 33 04 40
28334 Bremen

Tel.: 0421 / 218 64477
Mail: saman.bazrafshan at tzi.de 
<mailto:%20saman.bazrafshan at informatik.uni-bremen.de>
Web: www.tzi.de/st/mitarbeiter 
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