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Call for Tool Demonstrations

WCRE 2012 (the 19th Working Conference on Reverse Engineering) is an internationally renowned forum for researchers, practitioners, and educators to present and discuss the most recent innovations, trends, experiences, and challenges in the field of reverse engineering. WCRE brings together experts from academia and industry to exchange the latest research results, state of the art, and state of the practice.

The Research Tool Demonstrations track is an important part of the conference with the goal to allow live presentation of new research tool prototypes. Since tools are central to research in reverse engineering, tool demonstrations will have a prominent role within the conference and will add to the visibility of the associated research.

We solicit proposals for research tool demonstrations related to software engineering. Tools can range from mature prototypes to fully developed products that are being prepared for commercialization.

We want to specially encourage submitting tool demonstration proposals in addition to full scientific papers. Whereas a scientific paper is intended to give the background information and point out the scientific contribution of a new software engineering approach, the tool demonstration provides a good opportunity to show how the scientific approach has been transferred into a running tool prototype. Potential authors of the research papers are thus also encouraged to submit the corresponding tools in this track.

Submission Guidelines
Submissions of proposals for formal tool demonstrations must:

1. describe the technology or approach in maximum 2 pages. Talk about how the tool relates to other industrial or research efforts, including references, and what the expected benefits are;

2. be accompanied by a description of how the tool demonstration is going to be carried out. The description can either be (a) a screencast of 5 to 10 minutes illustrating the use of the tool or (b) an appendix (not included in the 2 page count) that provides a detailed description of how the presentation will be conducted (illustrated with a number of snapshots), information on tool availability and maturity in addition to a web-page for the tool (if one exists);

3. adhere to the conference proceedings format (You can find details about the IEEE style, as well as Latex Macros and MSWord format, in the IEEE CS Press ftp site);

Review process
The Research Tool Demonstrations Committee will review each submission mainly on the importance of tool contribution, technical soundness, quality of written and visual presentation, and appropriate consideration of relevant literature.

Accepted demonstrations will be allocated 2 pages in the conference proceedings (the proposal appendix will not be included in the proceedings). In addition, demonstrators will be expected to give a presentation that will be scheduled into the conference program. There will also be a demonstration area open to attendees at scheduled times during the conference. Demonstrators are expected to be available to give their demonstrations during those times.

The Screencast
To further increase the visibility of the presented tools, the organizers will curate and publish a collection of screencasts that present the tools that will be accepted for presentation. The authors can submit the screencast together with their papers as an alternative to the appendix that describes the way the tool demonstration will be carried out. In the eventuality of their demonstration being accepted for presentation, the authors that have initially only submitted a textual description will also have to submit a screencast.

Demonstrators are expected to provide their own equipments. The conference organizer will provide an internet connection. For supplemental wishes please contact the demo chairs.

Commercial products
Commercial products and products that are currently being commercialized cannot be accepted. The demonstrations are intended to highlight scientific contributions, and consequently should not be sales pitches. For further clarification, please contact the demo chairs.

How to submit
Demonstrations should be sent via EasyChair here.

Important dates
Submission deadline: July 15, 2012 July 25, 2012
Author notification: August 10, 2012
Camera ready: August 20, 2012

Track Chairs
Chanchal Roy, University of Saskatchewan, Canada
David Lo, Singapore Management University, Singapore

PC members
Andrew Begel, Microsoft Research, USA
Slawomir Duszynski, Fraunhofer Institute for Experimental Software Engineering (IESE), Germany
Yoshiki Higo, Osaka University, Japan
Yasutaka Kamei, Kyushu University, Japan
Iman Keivenloo, Concordia University, Canada
David Morgenthaler, Google Inc., USA
Meiyappan Nagappan, Queen's University, Canada
Neil Walkinshaw, University of Leicester, United Kingdom
Minhaz Zibran, University of Saskatchewan, Canada

WCRE 2012 – 19th Working Conference on Reverse Engineering