[ecoop-info] [CFP]: 4th Workshop on Software Visualization, Evolution and Maintenance (VEM 2016)

Alexandre Bergel alexandre.bergel at me.com
Sat May 28 17:27:17 CEST 2016

4th Workshop on Software Visualization, Evolution and Maintenance (VEM 2016)
21 September 2016, Maringá, PR - Brazil
Co-located with the 7th Brazilian Conference on Software: Theory and Practice (CBSoft 2016)
Important Dates
Submission deadline:             26 June 2016 (Anywhere on Earth)
Notification of acceptance:     27 July 2016
Camera-ready copy due:       03 August 2016
Workshop:                              21 September 2015
VEM is a forum dedicated to discuss and reflect on alternatives to perform visualization, evolution and maintenance of systems. The growing need to maintain and evolve software systems is a major challenge in modern software engineering. Several studies show that software evolution or maintenance tasks have been responsible for a considerable cost on the development process, reaching in some cases, 90% of the total cost. Evolving complex software systems, however, requires advanced means for understanding the software artifacts to be modified. Software comprehension is a non-trivial task. Software visualization relies on the use of visual resources to facilitate software comprehension, either through the analysis of a single system version or the system entire version history. Due to this clear intersection of the research challenges involving the areas of Software Visualization, Software Evolution, and Software Maintenance, there is a need for a joint forum to discuss these challenges together. The third Workshop on Software Visualization, Maintenance, and Evolution (VEM 2015) aims at bringing together the research communities interested in topics related to Software Visualization, Software Evolution, and Software Maintenance to share and discuss ideas, strengthen research group collaborations and identify new research opportunities.
Topics of interest
Topics of interest are related to several research challenges in Software Visualization, Software Evolution, and Software Maintenance. They include, but are not limited to:
– Mining software repositories and software analytics
– Processes of software maintenance and evolution
– Metrics and assessment of evolving software
– Empirical studies about software visualization, evolution, and maintenance
– Maintenance and evolution of applications in the cloud
– Software architecture, product lines, components and frameworks
– Aspect orientation, feature orientation, and generative programming
– Tools and environments for software maintenance and evolution
– Reverse engineering, reengineering, and refactoring
– Static and dynamic analyses
– Software visualization and comprehension techniques
– Migration and test of legacy software systems
– Static and dynamic software source code visualization
– Computational Reflection and Metaprogramming
– Software management (risks, economic aspects, configuration management, planning, and estimation)
– Visualization of software engineering activities, such as requirements engineering, tests, and maintenance
– Visualization of workflows, business processes, and network flows
– Views in integrated development environments
– Education of software visualization, evolution, and maintenance
Submission Guidelines
The workshop will accept technical papers with up to 8 pages written in English or in Portuguese. All submissions must be in PDF format and formatted according to the SBC template
(available at http://vem2016.ufba.br/paper_template/template_sbc.rar ). Submitted papers must be unpublished and should not be under review elsewhere. Experimental evaluation of the results is desirable, but it is not a precondition for paper submitted to the workshop. Papers with innovative and promising proposals are welcome. The acceptance of a paper implies that at least one of its authors will register for the workshop and present the paper. The workshop proceedings will be published in the CBSoft 2016 proceedings. 
Please find more details on submissions at: http://vem2016.ufba.br/submissions.html .
Best Paper Award
As in the previous editions, we will award the best workshop paper. 
Springer will sponsor the best paper.
For any inquiries, please contact: vemworkshop at gmail.com
VEM and CBSoft will take place in Maringá. Maringá is located in the south of Brazil. It is relatively small (~300K inhabitant), designed as one of the safest Brazilian city. It has one airport and it is 540 Km away from São Paulo.

Workshop Co-Chairs
Alexandre Bergel (University of Chile, Chile)
Claudio Sant’Anna (Federal University of Bahia, Brazil)
Program Committee
Alexandre Bergel, Universidad de Chile
Aline Vasconcelos, IFF
Andrei Chis, University of Bern
Auri Marcelo Rizzo Vincenzi, UFG
Bruno Silva, UNIFACS
Christina Chavez, UFBA
Cláudio Sant’Anna, UFBA
Dalton Serey, UFCG
Eduardo Figueiredo, UFMG
Eduardo Guerra, INPE
Elder José Cirilo, UFSJ
Elisa Huzita, UEM
Fabian Beck, University of Stuttgart
Fernando Castor, UFPE
Gustavo Rossi, Universidad Nacional de La Plata
Heitor Costa, UFLA
Igor Steinmacher, UTFPR
Juan Pablo Sandoval, Universidad de Chile
Leonardo Murta, UFF
Lincoln Rocha, UFC
Marcelo Maia, UFU
Marcelo Pimenta, UFRGS
Marcelo Schots (UERJ)
Marco Tulio Valente, UFMG
Maria Istela Cagnin, UFMS
Nabor Mendonca, UNIFOR
Patrick Brito, UFAL
Renato Novais, IFBA
Ricardo Terra, UFLA
Rodrigo Rocha, UFBA
Rodrigo Spínola, UNIFACS
Rosana Braga, ICMC-USP
Santiago Vidal, Universidad Nacional del Centro de la Pcia. de Buenos Aires
Tudor Gîrba, feenk gmhb
Uirá Kulesza, UFRN
Valter Camargo, UFSCar

Alexandre Bergel  http://www.bergel.eu

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