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Date: 30 Nov 2000 12:08:09 -0500
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Dear Colleague

I would like to invite you at the IEEE International Conference on
Software Maintenance, 2001, and associated workshops: SCAM, WESS, WSE,
etc. next November 2001 in Florence, Italy. Outstanding Keynotes such
as: Prof. David Lorge Parnas and Prof. Dieter Rombach. Industrial
papers and experiences, reseach papers and award, tutorials, tool
expositions, dissertation forum and award, workshops, panels, and
other exciting activities have been planned.

I hope that this CFPs could be useful for your work. Please forward
the following to anybody who you think may be interested. Apologies
if you have already seen this.

If you would like to be removed from our list please send an email to with REMOVE in the subject.

Paolo Nesi
(General Chair)


                    IEEE International Conference on Software Maintenance 2001
                                    FLORENCE, ITALY, 6-10 November 2001
              Theme: Systems and Software Evolution in the era of the Internet
Sponsored by IEEE
Supported bt the: EC-IST, University of Florence, O-Group

ICSM is the major international conference in the field of software
and systems maintenance, evolution, and management.

In the era of the Internet, businesses and end-users have invested in
new technologies and small and large software organizations around the
world are looking for Internet related solutions to evolve and
maintain their new Internet software products.

Internet technologies are strongly impacting system architectures and
business processes and rules. In some cases businesses and end-users
have been overwhelmed trying to keep up with software development and
evolution processes and practices. In addition to novel solutions to
enable the life-cycle of new web-based software systems, huge
investments are necessary to migrate aginglegacy applications to
web-enabled contemporary systems.

ICSM 2001 will address these major changes in the software landscape
and their impact on maintenance and evolution. The focus of the
conference will be to explore the new challenges that the Internet, as
a driver for business changes, poses for software maintenance, and the
new opportunities it opens as infrastructure and enabling technology.

The purpose of the conference is to promote discussion and interaction
between researchers and practitioners. We are particularly interested
in exchanging concepts, prototypes, research ideas, and other results
which could contribute to the academic arena and also benefit business
and the industrial community. ICSM 2001 will be participatory, with
working collaborative sessions and presentations of industry
projects. ICSM 2001 will bring together researchers, practitioners,
developers and users of tools, technology transfer experts, and
project managers.

The Conference will be held in conjunction with:
        WESS -- the seventh Workshop on Empirical Studies of Software Maintenance.
        SCAM -- Source Code Analysis and Manipulation
        WSE -- Workshop on WEBsite Evolution
Other workshops are welcome according to the limited available slots.

Topics of interest include but are not restricted to the following
aspects of maintenance and evolution:
- Methods and theories -Processes and strategies
- Organizational frameworks -Life cycle and process control
- Design for maintenance -Tools and environments
- Internet and distributed systems -Multimedia systems
- User interface evolution -Commercial off-the-shelf (COTS)
- Third party maintenance -Freeware and open source applications
- Program comprehension -Software and system visualization
- Knowledge based systems -Formal methods
- Impact of new software practices -Empirical studies
- Software reusability -Programming languages
- Source code analysis and manipulation -Testing and regression testing
- Models and methods for error prediction -Measurement of software
- Maintenance and/or productivity metrics -Preventive maintenance
- Personnel aspects of maintenance -Reengineering and reverse engineering
- Version and configuration management -Legal aspects and standards
- Management and organization -Remote, tele-work, and co-operative applications

Research papers should describe original and significant work in the
research and practice of software maintenance. Research case studies,
empirical research, and experiments are particularly welcome. We also
welcome papers that present leading edge and novel ideas in
maintenance. Papers should be 2000 - 5000 words in length, in
English. Submit them in PDF or PostScript via email to by 15 January 2001. A prize of the Journal of
Software Maintenance will be assigned at the Best submitted Paper.

We welcome proposals for presentations of Industrial Applications.
These can be experience reports from real projects, industrial
practices and models, or tool demonstrations. Submit proposals for
Industrial Application presentations via email to by 12 March 2001. Industrial
Applications proposals will be reviewed by a dedicated sub-committee
of the program committee and a 1 page summary of accepted proposals
will be included in the conference proceedings.

An exposition are is present in which tools realted to industrial
applications can be shown. Please contact: 1 page
summary of accepted tools will be included in the conference

We welcome submissions of young researchers that have delivered their
dissertation (degree, master or Ph.D.) in the last three years. Please
submit the PDF of the dissertation to by 15
January 2001. An Award and a full support to attend the conference
will be given to the prize winner. Two other free registrations will
be assigned at the second and third. 4 pages summary of accepted
dissertations will be included in the conference proceedings and a
special forum section will be organised at the conference.

Tutorials should present software maintenance and evolution topics of
interest to practitioners. Tutorials may be full-day or half-day in
length. Submit tutorial proposals via email to by 12 February 2001. 1 page summary of
accepted tutorial will be included in the conference proceedings.

    Research Paper submission 15 January 2001, notification of acceptance 1 June 2001
    Dissertation submission 15 January 2001
    Industrial Application submission 12 March 2001
    Tools request and submission 12 March 2001
    Tutorial submission 12 February 2001


General chair:
Paolo Nesi, University of Florence, Italy,

Financial chair:
Vaclav Rajlich, Wayne State University, USA,

Program co-chairs:
Gerardo Canfora, University of Sannio, Italy,
Anneliese von Mayrhauser, Colorado State University, USA, avm@CS.ColoState.EDU

Tutorials co-chairs:
Lionel C. Briand, Carleton University,
Alessandro Fantechi, University of Florence, Italy,

Industrial Applications co-chairs:
Panagiotis K. Linos, Butler University, Department of Computer Science and Software Engineering,
                                                                    Indianapolis USA,,
Harry Sneed, Independent Consultant, Germany,
Chris Verhoef, Free University Amsterdam, NL,

Publicity co-chairs:
Nicholas Zvegintzov (General Co-chair), Software Management Network, USA,
Malcolm Munro (Co-chair for Europe), University of Durham, UK,
William Cheng-Chung Chu (Co-chair for East), TungHai University, Taiwan,

Local Arrangements co-chairs:
Fabrizio Fioravanti, University of Florence, Italy,
Pierfrancesco Bellini (Industrial Applications, and Demos),
                                      University of Florence, Italy,
Marius Bogdan Spinu, University of Florence, Italy,

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