[ecoop-info] Reengineering and Refactoring track at QUATIC 2010

Mel Ó Cinnéide mel.ocinneide at ucd.ie
Thu Apr 1 00:52:10 CEST 2010

                 QUATIC’2010 Thematic Track

           Quality in ICT Reengineering and Refactoring

                 Porto, 29 Sept to 2 Oct 2010


Call for papers

Reengineering is the examination and alteration of a system in order to reconstitute it in a new 
form. It involves maintenance activities such as understanding, repairing, improving and evolving a 
system. ICT systems are often reengineered to cope with challenges such as the need to maintain 
legacy software, add new functionality, fix defects, improve quality attributes, or adopt new 
technology. Refactoring is currently regarded as one of the most important reengineering techniques, 
and is used to transform software in order to improve its quality, in particular, internal software 
design quality. The growing importance of new development approaches such as service-orientation, 
aspect-orientation and product-line engineering, to name a few, brings new challenges to the 
reengineering and refactoring community. We seek contributions on how to use reengineering and, in 
particular, refactoring, to improve the quality of ICT systems.

Suggested topics of interest include, but are not restricted to:

- Tools, methods and approaches to the analysis, comprehension and reconstitution of ICT systems
- Process support for Reengineering and Refactoring
- Reengineering and Refactoring in the context of Global Development, Agile Processes, Service- or 
Aspect-Oriented development or Software Product lines.
- Reengineering and Refactoring activities, techniques and formalisms
- Reengineering and Refactoring artifacts at different abstraction levels
- Empirical evaluation of Refactoring and Reengineering

Paper submission

Authors are requested to submit a PDF version of their papers in IEEE format. These papers should 
not exceed 6 pages, including figures, references, and appendices. Submissions must be made on the 
following URL:

Each submitted paper will be blind reviewed by at least 3 members of the Track Programme Committee. 
Accepted papers must be presented personally by one of the authors. The authors of the best three 
papers from this track will be invited to extend their work for inclusion in the main conference, 
the proceeding of which will be published by the IEEE. More information on the QUATIC’2010 
conference and its thematic tracks can be found at:

Important dates

Abstract submissions: 1 April 2010
Paper submissions: 11 April 2010
Authors’ notification: 5 May 2010

Track Committee

Chair: Mel Ó Cinnéide (University College Dublin, Ireland)

Local Co-Organizing Chair: Sérgio Bryton (FCT/UNL, Portugal)

Programme Committee:

Jim Buckley (University of Limerick, Ireland)
Alexander Chatzigeorgiou (University of Macedonia, Greece)	
Serge Demeyer (University of Antwerp, Belgium)
Massimiliano Di Penta (University of Sannio, Italy)
Ignacio García-Rodriguez (University of Castilla-La Mancha, Spain)
Orla Greevy (Sw-eng Ltd., Switzerland)
Miguel Monteiro (New University of Lisbon, Portugal)
Matthew Munro (University of Strathclyde, Scotland)
Simon Thompson (University of Kent, England)
Charles Tolman (Quantel Ltd., England)
Mikal Ziane (University of Paris 5, France)

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