CSMR98 Logo Euromicro LOGO

2nd EUROMICRO CONFERENCE on 
SOFTWARE MAINTENANCE AND REENGINEERING

 and

6th REENGINEERING FORUM REF Logo

March 8-11, 1998, Florence, Italy
Conference Location

sponsored by:
 Euromicro LOGOEuromicro             Reengineering Forum 1998 REF Logo

 IEEE LOGO IEEE Computer Society , Task Force on Information Technology, Technical Council on Software Engineering Computer Society LOGO


in cooperation with:

CESVIT LOGO  CESVIT  Rete Regionale Alta Tecnologia

CNR (pending),   University of Florence (pending)  SESA 

patroned by:
   Dept. of Systems and Informatics (DSI),   Faculty of  Engineering, TABOOAIIA,
AICA, DeQualitate, UNINFO, Jackson

About the Conference 
Secretary of the conference
Topics of interest 
Important dates 
WAYNE P. STEVENS AWARD
Special Session 
General Information 
Registration Form 
North America Registration Form 
Accommodation Form
Conference Committee
CSMR98 Program Chairpersons 
REF98 Program Chairpersons
Organizing Chairpersons
Exhibition Chairpersons
Local Chairpersons 

CSMR98 Program Committee 
REF98 Program Committee
Program 
Preliminary Program 
A Nice Prelim. Prog in Word
A Nice Prelim. Prog in Postscript
Pre-Definitive Program (24/2/98)
Call for papers
Submission of papers 
Camera Ready Style (Short Paper - OpenForum)
Camera Ready Style (Full Paper)
Call for Exhibition 
Exhibition Area 
Sponsors 
How to reach Florence 
Tourist Information 
Take a map 

ABOUT THE CONFERENCE

The purpose of the working conference is to promote discussion and interaction about a series of topics which are yet underrepresented. 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 industrial community. Researcher, practitioners, technology transition experts, project managers, developers and users of tools, are all welcome.
 
CSMR conference was started with the basic idea of promoting discussion and interaction about a series of topics that are yet under-represented; but with a special attention to the community of software engineering and at the maintenance and reengineering. These aspects have in the academic community a large audience.
This year the CSMR is very glad to host the Reengineering Forum. REF since long time tries to combine industry/research review of the state of the art and the state of the practice in reengineering software, systems, and business process.

We trust that most of the results produced by the research community have to be shared with those obtained by in the industry. While the concrete experience of the industrial partners is strongly relevant for better understanding the real problems that still exist. In this, a synergic mechanism for making more constructive and well-focused researches can be established for discussing about the most innovative solutions regarding: reverse engineering, system assessment, year 2000, data reengineering, software architecture, tool architecture, program understanding, etc.

The joint conference is pleased to host some selected keynote speakers whose on the basis of  their experience will provide a clear overview and hits about the general problems of software engineering, reengineering and year 2000. The conference will also include the 1998 presentation of the Wayne Stevens Award and the Stevens Lecture on Software Development Methods.  This annual award recognizes outstanding contributions to the literature or practice of methods for software development, and the lecture focuses on advances in the use of methods.  Past recipients include Tony Wasserman, David Harel, and Michael Jackson. Presented by the IWCASE industry association.

The conference is based on more than 40 full paper presentations, two open forum sections and some industrial sections. One mainly focussed  on ESSI Projects of European Commission, the other on the so called Reverse Engineering Demonstration Project. It consists in the comparison of several reverse engineering tools and techniques on the basis of a unique problem.

For these reasons the combined conference is the perfect occasion for key people in the reengineering and reverse engineering fields. It provides the a wonderful  opportunity for interaction among industrial, academic, practitioners, system professionals, technology transition experts, project managers, developers and users of tools; who are looking for, or developing, solutions to cope with existing and future problems.


TOPIC OF INTEREST

Topics of interest include but are not restricted to:

IMPORTANT DATES

Please see the registration and the accommodation forms.
The conference 8-11 March, 1998.

The deadline for CSMR98 submissions is Sept. 15, 1997.
Authors of CSMR98 will be notified of acceptance by Nov.25, 1997.
The camera ready versions of CSMR98 papers have to be send within Jan. 5, 1998.


1998 STEVENS LECTURE ON SOFTWARE DEVELOPMENT METHODS

The joint conference is pleased to host the 1998 presentation of the Wayne Stevens Award and the Stevens Lecture on Software Development Methods.  This annual award recognizes outstanding contributions to the literature or practice of methods for software development, and the lecture focuses on advances in the use of methods.  Past recipients include Tony Wasserman, David Harel, and Michael Jackson. Presented by the IWCASE industry association.

This award lecture is named in memory of Wayne Stevens (1944-1993), a highly-respected consultant, author, pioneer, and advocate of the practical application of software methods and tools.  His 1974 article "Structured Design" was the first published on the topic and has been widely reprinted from the IBM Systems Journal.  He was the author of the books Software Design: Concepts and Methods (Prentice-Hall Intl, 1991) and Using Structured Design (Wiley, 1981). His last article "Data Flow Analysis and Design" appears in the Encyclopedia of Software Engineering (Wiley, 1994).  Stevens was the chief architect of IBM's application
development methodology.
 
The Stevens Lecture is presented by IWCASE, the international association which sponsors the Software Technology and Engineering Practice (STEP) conference.

For information please contact http://www.reengineer.org/ref98/.


CSMR98, SPECIAL INDUSTRIAL SESSION

Industrial sessions of special interest proposed by delegates will be welcome.
Please send suggestions to the program chair before the end of December, 1998.


General Time Frame
The conference will run from Sunday 8th to Wednesday 11th.
Registration will start on Sunday 8th at the 16:00 and continues till 18:00.
Conference will start at the 18:00 of Sunday 8th with the official opening.
The registration desk will be also open in the morning from 8:00 to 9:00 of Monday and Tuesday.
The conference will close its activities Wednesday 11th at the 18:00.

Services Provided
Information boards will be placed at the registration area for current news and interparticipant communications.
Lunches and coffee breaks are included in the registration feee and will be served at the conference location.
The conference Dinner is also covered by the registration fee. Partners can buy additional tickets for the dinner and for lunch at the registration desk.
A list of suggested Restaurants with their respective menus will be  available at the registration desk for helping you in selecting place to have your dinner. A direct link with a Travel Agency will be available.

Climate
The weather in Florence in March is very nice, in Marh we are at the beginning of the spring.

Social Program
During the conference the following events are scheduled.
On Tuesday 10th the conference dinner will be organized.
Walking in Florence is an exciting experience. Please Visit WWW pages related to conference location on the conference WWW page.
Travel Agency NewTours will be happy to help you in selecting one of the several opportunities offered by the wonderful Florence (Phone +39-55-33611, Fax: +39-55-3361250, +39-55-3361350).



For any issue please contact:
Secretary:  csmr98@aguirre.ing.unifi.it

Local Organization
Paolo Nesi      nesi@ingfi1.ing.unifi.it
Dip. Sistemi e Informatica, Università degli Studi di Firenze
Via S. Marta, 3, 50139 Firenze, Italy
Tel: +39-55-4796523, Fax: +39-55-4796363
Alessandro Fantechi      fantechi@dsi.unifi.it
Dip. di Sistemi e Informatica, Università degli Studi di Firenze
Via S. Marta, 3, 50139 Firenze, Italy
Tel: +39-55-4796265, Fax: +39-55-4796363
Fabrizio Fioravanti  fioravan@aguirre.dsi.unifi.it
Dip. di Sistemi e Informatica, Università degli Studi di Firenze
Via S. Marta, 3, 50139 Firenze, Italy
Tel: +39-55-4796425, Fax: +39-55-4796363
 
This page: http://www.dsi.unifi.it/~nesi/csmr98.html


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