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[protege-discussion] CFP - 13th IEEE International Working Conference on Source Code Analysis and Manipulation

Veronika Bauer bauerv at
Wed Jan 23 08:34:58 PST 2013

Call for papers - IEEE SCAM'13

13th IEEE International Working Conference on Source Code Analysis and Manipulation (SCAM)

September 22-23, 2013 
Eindhoven, The Netherlands 

Co-located with ICSM 2013
Twitter: @ieeescam 

Conference aims

The aim of this working conference is to bring together researchers and practitioners working on theory, techniques and applications that concern analysis and/or manipulation of the source code of software systems. The term “source code” refers to any fully executable description of a software system, such as machine code, (very) high level languages and executable graphical representations of systems. The term “analysis” refers to any (semi-)automated procedure that yields insight into source code, while “manipulation” refers to any automated or semi-automated procedure that takes and returns source code.

While much attention in the wider software engineering community is (rightfully!) directed towards other aspects of systems development and evolution, such as specification, design and requirements engineering, it is the source code that contains the only precise description of the behaviour of a system. Hence, the analysis and manipulation of source code remains a pressing concern for which SCAM 2013 solicits high quality paper submissions.

Covered topics and paper formats:

We welcome the submission of high quality papers that describe original and significant work in the field of source code analysis and manipulation. Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

program transformation and refactoring
static and dynamic analysis
source level software metrics
bug location and prediction
security and vulnerability analysis
source level testing and verification
concern, concept and feature mining
program comprehension
bad smell detection
abstract interpretation
program slicing
source level optimization
green source code
and much more!

Research Track

SCAM explicitly solicits results from any theoretical or technological domain that can be applied to these and similar topics. Submitted research papers are limited to 10 pages. Papers must be clearly marked as a research paper. All papers submitted should follow the IEEE Computer Society Press Proceedings Author Guidelines. The papers should be submitted electronically via the conference web site: (select the ”SCAM 2013 Research Track”). Each submission will be reviewed by at least three members of the programme committee, judging the paper on its novelty, quality, evaluation and scientific rigour. Note that submitted papers should not have been published before, and should not have been submitted elsewhere in parallel to SCAM 2013.

Important Dates - Research Track

Abstracts	April 28, 2013
Deadline for submission	May 5, 2013
Notification	June 17, 2013
Camera ready version	July 1, 2013
Conference	September 22-23, 2013

Tool Paper Track

SCAM 2013 will also feature a tool paper track for papers that report on the design and implementation of tools for source code analysis and manipulation. Tool papers are limited to 6 pages and are reviewed by a different programme committee. More details can be found in the tool track CFP on

Six pages IEEE format and can be submitted via EasyChair at: Please follow the IEEE guidelines in preparing your manuscripts available at

Important Dates - Tool Track

Abstract submission	June 21, 2013
Full tool paper submission	June 25, 2013
Notification	July 16, 2013
Camera Ready	July 26, 2013
Conference	September 22 - 23, 2013


All accepted papers will appear in the proceedings, which will be published by the IEEE Computer Society Press.

Special Issue

The best research and tool papers will receive an award at SCAM 2013. Furthermore, the top papers from SCAM 2013 will be considered for revision, extension, and publication in a special issue. More details will follow.

Program Committee Research Track

   Dave Binkley, Loyola University Maryland
   Mark Harman, University college london
   Marius Minea, Politehnica University of Timisoara
   Chanchal K. Roy, University of Saskatchewan
   Jeremy Singer, University of Glasgow
   David Shepherd, ABB, Inc
   Massimiliano Di Penta, RCOST - University of Sannio, Italy
   Paul Anderson, GrammaTech, Inc.
   Rainer Koschke, University of Bremen
   Filippo Ricca, DISI, Università di Genova - Italy
   Emily Hill, University of Delaware
   Ralf Laemmel, Universität Koblenz-Landau
   Luigi Cerulo, University of Sannio, Italy
   Rob Johnson, Stony Brook University
   Mariano Ceccato, Fondazione Bruno Kessler
   Akos Kiss, Department of Software Engineering, University of Szeged
   Jens Krinke, University College London
   Philip Mayer, Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München
   Árpád Beszédes, Department of Software Engineering, University of Szeged
   Ju Qian, Nanjing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics
   Alexandru Telea, University of Groningen
   Giuliano Antoniol, Ecole Polytechnique de Montréal
   Nicolas Gold, University College London
   Denys Poshyvanyk, College of William and Mary
   Cristina Marinescu, Politehnica University of Timisoara
   Rocco Oliveto, STAT Department - University of Molise
   Vadim Zaytsev, Centrum Wiskunde & Informatica
   Pascal Cuoq, CEA LIST
   Thomas Dean, Queens University
   Ettore Merlo, Ecole Polytechnique de Montreal
   Abram Hindle, University of Alberta

Program Committee Tool Paper Track

   Foutse Khomh, Ecole Polytechnique de Montreal, Canada.
   Andy Zaidman, TU Delft, The Netherlands.
   Emad Shihab, Rochester Institute of Technology, USA.
   David Lo, Singapore Management University, Singapore
   Marcus Denker, INRIA Lille, France.
   Gabriele Bavota, Department of Mathematics and Informatics, University of Salerno, Fisciano (SA), Italy
   Jan Harder, University of Bremen, Germany.
   Suresh Thummalapenta, Department of Computer Science, North Carolina State University, USA.
   Malcom Gethers, University of Maryland, Baltimore County, USA.
   Nasir Ali, Ecole Polytechnique de Montreal, Canada.

Conference Officers

General Chair

   Jurgen Vinju, Centrum Wiskunde & Informatica and Universiteit van Amsterdam, The Netherlands, and INRIA Lille, France.

Main track PC co-chairs

   Juergen Rilling, École Polytechnique de Montréal, Canada.
   Bram Adams, Concordia University, Canada.

Tool track PC chair

   Foutse Khomh, Queen’s University, Canada.

Publication chair

   Marcin Zalewski, Indiana University, USA.

Local organization chairs

   Sacha Claessens, Eindhoven University of Technology, The Netherlands.
   Martijn Klabbers, Eindhoven University of Technology, The Netherlands.


   Veronika Bauer (chair), TU München, Germany.
   Felienne Hermans (social), TU Delft, The Netherlands.
   Davy Landman (web), Centrum Wiskunde & Informatica, The Netherlands

Steering Committee

   Jurgen Vinju
   Leon Moonen
   Andrew Walenstein
   Thomas Dean
   Pascale Cuoq
   Sibylle Schupp
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