The aim of this working conference is to bring together researchers and practitioners working on theory, techniques and applications which concern analysis and/or manipulation of the source code of computer systems. While much attention in the wider software engineering community is properly 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 the system. The analysis and manipulation of source code thus remains a pressing concern.
We welcome submission of 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
- abstract interpretation
- program slicing
- source level software metrics
- source level testing and verification
- source level optimization
- program comprehension
SCAM explicitly solicits results from any theoretical or technological domain that can be applied to these and similar topics.
SCAM also welcomes papers that report on the design, implementation, and experience using tools for source code analysis and manipulation. These ”tool papers” should aptly and accurately describe the tool, motivate its existence, and describe its architecture and inner workings. Papers should demonstrate convincing scenarios of use; ideally, the scenarios should be reproducible. SCAM tools papers should make a contribution that can benefit other persons engaged in design and implementation of tools for source code analysis and manipulation. A webpage about the tool with download instructions, documentation, and/or video demonstrations (created using screen capture techniques) is encouraged and should be referenced in the paper. More information about the tools paper is available at Call For Tool Papers.
Submitted papers should not be longer than 10 pages. All papers submitted should follow IEEE Computer Society Press Proceedings Author Guidelines. The papers should be submitted electronically via the conference web site. Submitted papers should not have been previously published, and should not have been concurrently submitted elsewhere. Papers must be clearly marked as theoretical or tool paper.
All accepted papers will appear in the proceedings which will be published by the IEEE Computer Society Press. Best papers from SCAM 2011 will be considered for revision, extension, and publication in a special issue of IET Software.
The electronic portal for web submission is at: