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Software Engineering is concerned with the analysis, design, implementation, testing and maintenance of large software systems. WCRE 2009 (the 16th 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.

Tools are central to research in reverse engineering. Hence, tool demonstrations will have a prominent role within the conference. 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 commercialisation. Commercial products and products that are currently being commercialised cannot be accepted. The demonstrations are intended to highlight scientific contributions, and consequently should not be sales pitches. For further clarification, please contact the Tool Demonstrations Organizers.

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.

How to submit

Submissions of proposals for formal tool demonstrations must:

  1. 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);
  2. have a maximum of 2 pages that describe the technology or approach, how it relates to other industrial or research efforts, including references, and what the expected benefits are;
  3. have an appendix (not included in the 2 page count) that provides a detailed description of how the presentation will be conducted (possibly illustrated with a number of snapshots), information on tool availability and maturity in addition to a web-page for the tool (if one exists);
  4. be submitted before the Tool Demonstrations submission deadline;
    sent via EasyChair here

Review process

The Research Tool Demonstrations Committee will review each submission using the standard WCRE criteria, which are originality and importance of contribution, soundness of rationale, quality of written and graphic 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.



Demonstrators are expected to provide their own equipment. The conference organisation will provide an Internet connection. For supplemental wishes please contact the demo chair.


Organization and submission deadline

Demonstrations should be sent via EasyChair here


Submission of Tool Demonstration proposals is due on 30 June 2009

Notification date: July 21st, 2009

Camera ready: August 7th, 2009