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11th European Conference on
Software Maintenance and Reengineering
“Software Evolution in Complex Software Intensive Systems”
March 21-23, 2007
Amsterdam, the Netherlands

The European Conference on Software Maintenance and Reengineering (CSMR), the premier European conference on the theory and practice of maintenance, reengineering and evolution of software systems, promotes discussion and interaction among researchers and practitioners about the development of maintainable systems, and the evolution, migration and reengineering of existing ones.

The main theme of CSMR 2007 is "Software Evolution in Complex Software Intensive Systems": how can we control the growth of software systems? In the Tool Demonstration track, we wish to refine this theme by focusing on means for pro-active software evolution control. Which approaches can help us in preventing software evolution to get out of control?

The Tool Demonstration track provides an opportunity for presenting the current non-commercialized research tools (and their prototypes) that assist in controlling software evolution. While technical papers discuss algorithms and approaches mostly from a theoretic perspective, the Tool Demonstration track allows researchers to stress the technical and practical side, illustrating how one can apply the theoretic contributions in practice.

The goal of the tool demonstration is to highlight innovative approaches to issues highly relevant to controlling software evolution. The following list clarifies the kind of tool demonstration subjects of particular interest to the conference. However, this list is non-exhaustive. In fact, we stimulate researchers to propose different topics, as long as the relationship with software evolution is clear.
  • Software architecture recovery
  • Constraint checking
  • Impact analysis
  • Schema evolution
  • Static and dynamic analysis
  • Analysis of change history
  • Visualization
  • Quality measurement


Describe your research tool (prototype) in a two page paper adhering to the conference proceeding format. Briefly sketch the context of the toolīs application, describe the algorithm or approach demonstrated using the tool, and clarify how the tool contributes to controlling software evolution. We encourage you to highlight the innovation in your contribution by relating your tool to existing work.

On a separate page, briefly discuss the scenario that will structure your demonstration.

Send both the two page paper and separate demonstration scenario description by mail to the Tool Chair: Bart Du Bois (bart.dubois@ua.ac.be)


A committee of Tool Demonstration reviewers will assess the novelty and technical merit of your proposal, as well as the clarity in which it is described and illustrated.


Accepted two page papers will be published in the proceedings. Their abstracts, accompanied with a link to the authorīs webpage, will be published on the website.

Tools will be demonstrated in tool "fairs" during lunch time slots. These fairs will be announced to the CSMR attendees during the plenary sessions.

Important Dates

Submission deadline: Friday, November 3rd, 2006
Notification of Acceptance: Friday, December 1st, 2006
Camera-ready version: January 5, 2007