Call for Tool Demonstrations
Software Engineering is concerned with the analysis, design,
implementation, testing and maintenance of large software
systems. WCRE 2006 (The 13th Working Conference on Reverse
Engineering) is an internationally renowned forum for researchers,
practitioners, and educators to present and discuss the
most recent innovations, trends, experiences, and challenges
in the field of reverse engineering. WCRE brings together
experts from academia and industry to exchange the latest
research results, state of the art, and state of the practice.
The Research Tool Demonstrations track is an important part
of the conference with the goal to allow live presentation
of new research tool prototypes.
Tools are central to research in reverse engineering. Hence,
tool demonstrations will have a prominent role within the
conference. We solicit proposals for research tool demonstrations
related to software engineering. Tools can range from mature
prototypes to fully developed products that are being prepared
for commercialisation. Commercial products and products
that are currently being commercialised cannot be accepted.
The demonstrations are intended to highlight scientific
contributions, and consequently should not be sales pitches.
For further clarification, please contact the Tool Demonstrations
We want to specially encourage submitting tool demonstration
proposals in addition to full scientific papers. Whereas
a scientific paper is intended to give the background information
and point out the scientific contribution of a new software
engineering approach, the tool demonstration provides a
good opportunity to show how the scientific approach has
been transferred into a running tool prototype.
How to submit
Submissions of proposals for formal tool demonstrations
- adhere to the conference proceedings format (for guidelines
- have a maximum of 2 pages that describe the technology
or approach, how it relates to other industrial or research
efforts, including references, and what the expected benefits
- have an appendix (not included in the 2 page count) that
provides a detailed description of how the presentation
will be conducted (possibly illustrated with a number of
snapshots), information on tool availability and maturity
in addition to a web-page for the tool (if one exists)
- be submitted before the Tool Demonstrations submission
- sent by email to the rResearch Tool Demonstration Chair:
Michele Lanza (firstname.lastname@example.org).
The Research Tool Demonstrations Committee will review
each submission using the standard WCRE criteria, which
are originality and importance of contribution, soundness
of rationale, quality of written and graphic presentation,
and appropriate consideration of relevant literature.
Accepted demonstrations will be allocated 2 pages in the
conference proceedings (the proposal appendix will not be
included in the proceedings). In addition, demonstrators
will be expected to give a presentation that will be scheduled
into the conference program. There will also be a demonstration
area open to attendees at scheduled times during the conference.
Demonstrators are expected to be available to give their
demonstrations during those times.
Demonstrators are expected to provide their own equipment.
The conference organisation will provide an Internet connection
and a beamer. For supplemental wishes please contact the
Organization (please direct all questions to the
Michele Lanza (Demo Chair)
Faculty of Informatics
University of Lugano - Switzerland
Tudor Girba (Demo Co-Chair)
Software Composition Group
University of Bern - Switzerland
Submission of Tool Demonstration proposals is due on 20 June 2006 11.59
pm (Apia time) (Firm deadline).