IEEE International Conference on Software Analysis, Evolution and Reengineering

The SANER 2018 technical track invites high quality submissions of papers describing original and unpublished research results. We encourage submissions describing various types of research, such as, empirical, theoretical, tool-oriented, etc.

The topics of the submissions should be of direct interest to the software analysis, evolution, and reengineering community. Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

  • Software Analysis, Parsing, and Fact Extraction
  • Software Reverse Engineering and Reengineering
  • Program Comprehension
  • Software Evolution Analysis
  • Software Architecture Recovery and Reverse Architecting
  • Program Transformation and Refactoring
  • Mining Software Repositories and Software Analytics
  • Software Visualization
  • Software Reconstruction and Migration
  • Software Maintenance and Evolution
  • Program Repair
  • Software Release Engineering, Continuous Integration and Delivery
  • Education related to all of the above topics
  • Legal aspects

Evaluation Criteria

Submissions will be evaluated by at least three program committee members. The evaluation will focus on the novelty, originality, importance to the field, proper use of research methods, and presentation of the submissions. We strongly encourage authors to make available all data and software they use in their work, in order to allow for verification and replication of their results.


Submission Instructions

Submitted papers must have been neither previously accepted for publication nor concurrently submitted for review in another journal, book, conference, or workshop.

All submissions must come in PDF format and conform, at time of submission, to the IEEE Conference Proceedings Formatting Guidelines (title in 24pt font and full text in 10pt font, LaTEX users must use \documentclass[10pt,conference]{IEEEtran} without including the compsoc or compsocconf option. Also, papers must comply with the IEEE Policy on Authorship.

All submissions must be in English. Submissions should not exceed 12 pages (the last 2 pages for references only), and should be uploaded electronically in PDF format via EasyChair. Submissions that do not adhere to these limits or that violate the formatting guidelines will be desk-rejected without review.

Important note: SANER 2018 follows a full double-blind review process. In order to be compliant with the double-blind policy, submitted papers must adhere to the following rules (largely reused from ASE 2017 double-blind instructions):

  • Author names and affiliations must be omitted.
  • References to authors' own related work must be in the third person. (For example, not "We build on our previous work..." but rather "We build on the work of...")
  • There may be cases in which the current submission is clear follow up of one of your previous work, and despite what recommended in the previous point, reviewers will clearly associate authorship of such a previous work to the current submission. In this case, you may decide to anonymize the reference itself at submission time. For example: "based on previous results [10]" .. where the reference is reported as "[10] Anonymous Authors. Omitted per double blind reviewing." In doing so, however, please make sure that the Saner 2018 submission is self-contained and its content can be reviewed and understood without accessing the previous paper.
  • Do not include acknowledgements of people, grants, organizations, etc. that would give away your identity. You may, of course, add these acknowledgements in the camera-ready version.
  • If you use an identifiable naming convention for your work, such as a project name, use a different name for your submission, which you may indicate has been changed for the purposes of double-blind reviewing. This includes names that may unblind individual authors and their institutions. For example, if your project is called GoogleDeveloperHelper, which makes it clear the work was done at Google, for the submission version, use the name DeveloperHelper or BigCompanyDeveloperHelper instead.
  • Avoid revealing the institution affiliations of authors or at which the work was performed. For example, if the evaluation includes a user study conducted with undergraduates from the CS 101 class that you teach, you might say "The study participants consist of 200 students in an introductory CS course." You can of course add the institutional information in the camera-ready. Similar suggestions apply for work conducted in specific organizations (e.g., industrial studies). In such cases, avoid to mention the organization's name. Instead, you may just refer the organization as "Org" or "Company", etc. When appropriate and when this does not help too much in revealing the company's name, you might mention the context (e.g., financial organization, videogame development company, etc.).
  • Avoid linking directly to code repositories or tool deployments which can reveal your identity. Whenever possible, please use the EasyChair additional material field to submit a .zip or .tgz file including additional material. This is of course possible for small attachments. In other cases, you may post anonymized links (with a warning that following said link may reveal authors' identities), include links to anonymized code or deployments. When creating such repositories, a good practice can be asking somebody in your team to test the anonymization of the repository and of its content. In case anonymization is difficult to be achieved and you still want to provide availability of data/tools, you can simply state that you will link to the code or deployment in the camera-ready version. Program committee members are asked to keep into account the double-blind policy when reviewing papers, and therefore not requiring full availability of artifacts at submission time.


Special Issue

Authors of selected research papers accepted at SANER 2018 will be invited to submit revised, extended versions of their manuscripts for a special issue of the Empirical Software Engineering journal (EMSE), edited by Springer.


Important Dates

Committee Members


Massimiliano Di Penta (co-Chair)

University of Sannio

Italy

David C. Shepherd (co-Chair)

ABB Corporate Research

USA

Bram Adams

Ecole Polytechnique De Montreal

Canada

Giuliano Antoniol

Ecole Polytechnique De Montreal

Canada

Venera Arnaoudova

Washington State University

USA

Gabriele Bavota

Software Institute, Università della Svizzera italiana

Switzerland

Dave Binkley

Loyola University Maryland

USA

Christian Bird

Microsoft Research

USA

Magiel Bruntink

Software Improvement Group

The Netherlands

Mariano Ceccato

Fondazione Bruno Kessler

Italy

Anthony Cleve

University of Namur

Belgium

Michael Collard

The University of Akron

USA

Kostadin Damevski

Virginia Commonwealth University

USA

Andrea De Lucia

University of Salerno

Italy

Serge Demeyer

Universiteit Antwerpen

Belgium

Rudolf Ferenc

University of Szeged

Hungary

Mike Godfrey

University of Waterloo

Canada

Georgios Gousios

Delft University of Technology

The Netherlands

Carmine Gravino

University of Salerno

Italy

Tibor Gyimothy

University of Szeged

Hungary

Sonia Haiduc

Florida State University

USA

Shinpei Hayashi

Tokyo Institute of Technology

Japan

Akinori Ihara

Nara Institute of Science and Technology

Japan

Katsuro Inoue

Osaka University

Japan

Yasutaka Kamei

Kyushu University

Japan

Foutse Khomh

École Polytechnique de Montréal

Canada

Dongsun Kim

University of Luxemburg

Luxemburg

Jens Knodel

Caruso Dataplace

Germany

Takashi Kobayashi

Tokyo Institute of Technology

Japan

Rainer Koschke

University of Bremen

Germany

Nicholas A. Kraft

ABB Corporate Research

USA

Lucas Layman

University of North Carolina Wilmington

USA

Mircea Lungu

University of Bern

Switzerland

Cristina Marinescu

Politehnica University Timisoara

Romania

Shane Mcintosh

McGill University

Canada

Collin McMillan

University of Notre Dame

USA

Andrea Mocci

Software Institute, Università della Svizzera italiana

Switzerland

Laura Moreno

Colorado State University

USA

Meiyappan Nagappan

University of Waterloo

Canada

Oscar Nierstrasz

University of Bern

Switzerland

Sebastiano Panichella

University of Zurich

Switzerland

Xin Peng

Fudan University

China

Martin Pinzger

University of Klagenfurt

Austria

Denys Poshyvanyk

College of William and Mary

USA

Romain Robbes

Free University of Bozen/Bolzano

Italy

Tobias Roehm

CQSE GmbH

Germany

Chanchal K. Roy

University of Saskatchewan

Canada

Barbara Russo

Free University of Bozen/Bolzano

Italy

Giuseppe Scanniello

University of Basilicata

Italy

Alexander Serebrenik

Eindhoven University of Technology

The Netherlands

Emad Shihab

Concordia University

Canada

Christoph Treude

University of Adelaide

Australia

Marco Tulio Valente

Federal University of Minas Gerais

Brazil

Jeroen van den Bos

Netherlands Forensic Institute

The Netherlands

Ying Zou

Queen's University

Canada