Call for Research and Experience Papers

For decades the International Conference on Software Reuse (ICSR) has been the premier event in the field of software reuse research and technology. The main goal of ICSR is to present the most recent advances and breakthroughs in the area of software reuse and to promote an intensive and continuous exchange among researchers and practitioners. The 13th International Conference on Software Reuse (ICSR13) will be held on June 18-21 in Pisa, Italy. We invite submissions on new research results in the area of software reuse, as well as tutorial and workshop proposals.

The theme of ICSR13 is “Safe and Secure Reuse.” Although reuse has been routinely practiced in many domains for decades, its take-up has been slow in mission-critical domains due to real and perceived problems in guaranteeing safety and security. But that is changing as practitioners and researchers in these domains are seeking to reap the economic and quality benefits of systematic reuse. In the automotive domain, the AUTOSAR architecture promises to deliver wide-scale component reuse. In the aeronautics and space domains, standards efforts are seeking approaches for component level certification. Builders of mission-critical systems everywhere are looking to COTS to save on costs, but need to ensure the safety and security of those systems.

The development of mission-critical systems has led to many important issues in combination with software reuse. These include, but are not limited to:

  • Guaranteeing safety-related properties of reusable components
  • Reuse architectures in safety critical domains
  • Security hazards arising from use of COTS
  • Certification issues for mission-critical reusable components

Beyond those new challenges for software reuse, we solicit submissions dealing with all aspects of software reuse, including, but not limited to the following ones:

  • Domain analysis and modelling
  • Asset search and retrieval
  • Architecture-centric approaches to reuse
  • Component-based reuse
  • COTS-based development
  • Generator-based techniques
  • Domain-specific languages
  • Testing in the context of software reuse
  • Aspect-oriented techniques
  • Model-driven development
  • Reuse of non-code artifacts (process, experience, etc.)
  • Reengineering for reuse
  • Software product line techniques
  • Quality-aspects of reuse
  • Economic models of reuse
  • Benefit and risk analysis, scoping
  • Legal and managerial aspects of reuse
  • Transition to software reuse
  • Industrial experience with reuse
  • Light-weight approaches
  • Software evolution and reuse
  • Agile development
  • Large-scale systems
  • Model-driven development
  • Service-oriented architectures
  • Mobile and ubiquitous applications

Paper Submission

Novel and well-founded work in the wider area of software reuse is highly welcome. We look for strong research work which might have a strong theoretical or empirical foundation. Theoretical work should provide in particular innovative, leading edge work and should be based on a sound theoretical basis. Empirical work based on case studies, empirical research and experiments is highly welcome. Industrial submissions are strongly encouraged.

The proceedings of the conference will be published by Springer in its Lecture Notes in Computer Science series. Submissions should conform to Springer's Lecture Notes in Computer Science format, and are limited to 16 pages in length, in English. Short papers (up to 9 pages) are accepted as well and should be marked appropriately. The authors of accepted papers are required to follow the Springer guidelines in the preparation of the camera ready copy.

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For submission deadlines please refer to the master schedule .