[ecoop-info] Final CfP: IWSC 2012 - 6th Int'l Workshop on Software Clones - Deadline Extended

Jan Harder harder at informatik.uni-bremen.de
Tue Feb 14 10:03:41 CET 2012

                        CALL FOR PAPERS
               --- PAPER DEADLINE EXTENDED TO FEB 24 ---

      Sixth International Workshop on Software Clones (IWSC 2012)
                 Applying Clone Technology to Industry

               Monday, June 4, 2012, Zurich, Switzerland
                      In Conjunction with ICSE'12

                     Papers due: February 24, 2012

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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

Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

  * Definition of software clones
  * Types, distribution, and nature of clones in software systems
  * Causes and effects of clones
  * Techniques and algorithms for clone detection, analysis,
    and management
  * Clones and clone patterns visualization
  * Tools and systems for detecting and analyzing software clones
  * Applications of clone analysis
  * Clone management
  * System architecture and clone
  * Effect of clones to system complexity and quality
  * Clone analysis in families of similar systems
  * Industrial experiences with clone analysis
  * 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

Industrial use of clone technology is emerging, so in this workshop,
we will particularly focus on applications of clone detection and

Both full research and experience papers limited to 7 pages and short
position papers limited to 2 pages are sought. Submissions must adhere
to the IEEE two-column proceedings format:

Full 7-page papers are expected to present novel research ideas and
open issues, significant experiences or empirical studies, or
important viewpoints on the field. Short 2-page position papers are
those designed to raise new ideas and issues for which the research is
not yet ready for a full paper, or to introduce a tool demonstration.
Position papers should emphasize originality and potential to
stimulate active discussion at the workshop, or alternatively
introduce a relevant practical tool to be demonstrated. A tool
demonstration session will be organized if there are enough tools

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

Accepted papers will be published in the workshop proceedings as part
of the ICSE Companion Volume. 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 should be uploaded online to the workshop's submission web


  Paper submissions: February 24, 2012
  Notification to authors: March 19, 2012
  Camera-ready copies: March 29, 2012
  Workshop: June 4, 2012


  Katsuro Inoue (Osaka University, Japan)
  James R. Cordy (Queen's University, Canada)
  Rainer Koschke (University of Bremen, Germany)


  Jens Krinke (University College London, UK)
  Chanchal K. Roy (University of Saskatchewan, Canada)


  James R. Cordy (Queen's University, Canada)
  Daniel M. German (University of Victoria, Canada)
  Nils Göde (University of Bremen, Germany)
  Michael W. Godfrey (University of Waterloo, Canada)
  Yoshiki Higo (Osaka University, Japan)
  Elmar Jürgens (Technical University of Munich, Germany)
  Toshihiro Kamiya (Future University of Hakodate, Japan)
  Nicolas Kraft (University of Alabama, USA)
  Angela Lozano (Université Catholique de Louvain, Belgium)
  Ettore Merlo (Ecole Polytechnique de Montreal)
  Tien Nguyen (Iowa State University, USA)
  Juergen Rilling (Concordia University, Canada)
  Robert Tairas (INRIA, France)
  Norihiro Yoshida (Nara Institute of Science and Technology, Japan)
  Xing Zhenchang (National University of Singapore, Singapore)


  Jan Harder (University of Bremen, Germany)


  Pei Xia (Osaka University, Japan)


  Website: http://iwsc2012.ist.osaka-u.ac.jp/
  Email:   iwsc2012 at ist.osaka-u.ac.jp
  Twitter: @iwsc2012

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