9th European Conference on Software
Maintenance and Reengineering
March 21 - 23, 2005
The Manchester Conference Centre
Manchester, UK

CSMR 2005

Call for Papers - CSMR 2005 (PDF Version)

The European Conference on Software Maintenance is the premier European conference on the theory and practice of evolution, maintenance and reengineering of software systems. We invite you to contribute to the discussion on the issues of developing maintainable systems and evolving, migrating and reengineering existing ones, at the ninth anniversary of this important conference.

The theme of this year's conference will be "Maintaining for Integration".

The nature of the maintenance activity is extending from the modification of source code in existing systems, to the wrapping of such systems and their integration with others. There seems also be increasing business pressure to accomplish this with high quality in ever reducing timescales. The systems that result will come with new maintenance and re-engineering problems, for example in the need to integrate extremely rapidly with components and databases as yet unforeseen. Some radical solutions to such problems are already being formulated in academic laboratories. Of course, it will be essential to consolidate and extend existing research and development in topics such as re-engineering, program comprehension, testing etc.

Since flexible software systems and services will be constructed and composed from multiple sources across organisations, using dynamically acquired components, services, and sub-systems, there will be a far greater need for interdisciplinary skills and solutions deriving from understanding the wider business drivers and software marketplace. Examples include negotiation, security, and supply chain management.

We solicit contributions on the above themes, or general matters of interest to the community. The topics of interest include, but are not restricted to:

One of the basic intentions of this conference is to offer a European forum for discussion and exchange of experiences among researchers and practitioners. Therefore, besides academics, we kindly invite all those in companies developing maintenance tools, offering reengineering services or going through legacy systems migration experiences to contribute by submitting papers or presenting innovative tools, solutions or experience reports. This conference is not limited to European participants. Authors from outside Europe are also welcomed.


Two types of submissions will be accepted: full length papers (not exceeding 4000 words in length and including a 150-200 word abstract) and short papers (not exceeding 2000 words in length and including a 75-100 word abstract). The official language is English. Authors are requested to submit electronically a PostScript or PDF version of their papers.

IEEE Computer Society Press will publish the CSMR 2005 Proceedings. Full papers exceeding 10 pages (4 pages for short papers) will be charged for pages in excess. Authors of accepted papers must sign the IEEE copyright form.

At least one author of each accepted submission must register and present the paper at the conference.

The Programme Committee will select the best paper of the conference and a prize will be awarded for the winner during a formal presentation in Manchester at CSMR 2005.


Sessions of special interest, workshops, and tool demonstrations are welcomed. Please send suggestions to the programme chair before the submissions closing date, indicating the type of session, expected number of participants, organisersí contact details etc.

The conference will include a Doctoral Symposium for those who are currently working for or who have recently completed (i.e. since 1st October 2003) their doctorate. Submissions to this session will be reviewed separately from the main conference submissions and should not exceed four pages in proceedings format. Accepted submissions will be published in the proceedings.

The conference will also include a Tools Demonstration session. Submissions to this session will be reviewed separately from the main conference submissions and should not exceed one page in proceedings format. Accepted submission will be published in the proceedings.


Deadline for all submissions:October 8th, 2004, 11.59 PM, Apia Time.
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Author's notification:November 26th, 2004
Camera-ready papers due:January 7th, 2005


For submission details please visit the conference website: http://www.rcost.unisannio.it/csmr2005/


Accepted papers must be revised to conform with IEEE style guidelines at http://www.computer.org/cspress/instruct.htm.


For further information please visit the conference website: http://www.rcost.unisannio.it/csmr2005/, or contact the Programme Chair.

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