Call for papers
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 behavior of a system. Hence, the analysis and manipulation of source code remains a pressing concern for which SCAM 2014 solicits high quality paper submissions.
Covered Topics and Paper Formats
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 and refactoring
- static and dynamic analysis
- source level source metrics
- bug location and prediction
- security 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
SCAM 2014 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 program committee.
All accepted papers will appear in the proceedings which will be published by the IEEE Computer Society Press.
Best papers from SCAM 2014 will be considered for revision, extension, and publication in a special issue of the Journal of Systems and Software
Abstract Deadline: 25 June 2014
Paper Deadline: 2 July 2014
Notification: 4 August 2014
Camera Ready Version: 15 August 2014