Software maintenance and evolution is often considered to be the most costly phase in the life of a software system. The research track focuses primarily on fundamental techniques, methodologies and studies to improve the software maintenance and evolution state-of-the-art in the near future. The ICSME tool demonstrations track provides an opportunity for researchers and practitioners to present and discuss the most recent advances, experiences, and challenges in the field of software maintenance and evolution with the goal of allowing live presentation of new research tools. Whether the tools are early research prototypes or polished tools prepared for commercialization (but not yet commercialized), the ICSME demo track provides the perfect opportunity to reach an international audience of researchers and practitioners, and solicit critical feedback.
This year's demo track consists of demonstrators who get about 15 minutes in the conference program for presenting their tool. The presentation should focus on the main use cases of and essential concepts behind the tool, and should include an actual tool demo of at least 10 minutes. Accepted demos will be included in the ICSME proceedings. Demos also require a website and a 4-page proposal.
Demonstrators are expected to provide their own equipment. Please mention supplemental wishes (e.g., Internet access) in a separate appendix in proposal, this appendix will NOT be included in proceedings.
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