SATToSE 2013

SATToSE is the Seminar Series on Advanced Techniques & Tools for Software Evolution. Its 6th edition takes place in Bern (Switzerland) on 8-10 July 2013. Past editions of SATToSE saw presentations on software visualization techniques, tools for co-evolving various software artifacts, their consistency management, run-time adaptability and context-awareness, as well as empirical results about software evolution.

The goal of SATToSE is to gather both undergraduate and graduate students to showcase their research, exchange ideas, improve their communication skills, attend and contribute technology showdown, and hackathons.

SATToSE will host invited talks, and will foster the interactions between the participants, stimulating lively debates and discussions around the topics of interest of the event.




Contributions are solicited on all aspects of software and model evolution, practices and technologies. In particular, we encourage submissions about the following (non-exhaustive) list of topics:

  • Software analysis and visualization techniques to support software evolution
  • Object and Aspect Identification
  • Program Transformation and Refactoring
  • Data Reverse Engineering
  • Data-intensive systems evolution
  • Process-intensive systems evolution
  • Empirical studies in maintenance
  • Software evolution for emerging paradigms
  • Managerial aspects and process models for software evolution
  • Formalisms, theories, formal approaches, methods and languages for expressing and understanding model-driven software evolution
  • Coupled evolution of meta-models, models, and transformations
  • Classification of (co-)evolution scenarios
  • Supporting processes and tools for managing model-driven evolution
  • Conformance checking, inconsistency management, synchronization, differencing, comparison, versioning, impact analysis of evolving models
  • Empirical studies
  • Industrial needs, case-studies and experiences

Invited Talks

  • Juan de Lara Universidad Autónoma de Madrid, Spain
    • Flexible reuse in Model-Driven Engineering
  • Gregor Engels University of Paderborn, Germany
    • On-the-Fly Computing - a new paradigm for software development and operation
  • Paul Klint Centrum Wiskunde & Informatica, The Netherlands
    • Understanding the Quality of Open Source Projects
  • Marc Pantel FéRIA-IRIT-ENSEEIHT, France
    • Managing language evolution as a special case of language cooperation
  • Bernhard Shaetz Fortiss, Germany
    • Model-Based Development of Embedded Systems - Challenges in System Evolution


During the hackathon, the participants exercise methods and tools of interest in software and model evolution. The expectation is that the hackathon produces a corpus of samples in such fields, which may be useful, for example, as a benchmark or a point of reference in these areas of research.

Submission Guidelines

If you would like to contribute a presentation to the seminar, please submit a proposal through Easychair. To submit your contribution you have to specify:

  • title of the presentation (3-10 words)
  • authors
  • extended abstract (1-2 pages in LNCS style)
  • status of the work (under development / under submission / published)

All the presented slides and pointers to related resources will be collected and will be made available.

While you are submitting your proposal, you might also want to consider contributing to the interesting technology showdown, and hackathons that are organized at SATToSE.


Abstract submission: April 19, 2013
Notification of acceptance: April 26, 2013
Registration deadline: June 15, 2013
SATToSE dates: July 8-10, 2013


Registration is now closed.

The fee is 240 Swiss Francs (200 Euros), and must be paid by bank transfer.
The registration fee covers the event itself, lunches, coffee breaks and dinners. Accommodation is not included.


We have prepared a list with recommended accommodation options. If you need even more information, please contact us for more details.


A draft of the program is available in PDF and here


A google map is available indicating the venue, hotels etc.


Davide Di Ruscio (Program chair)
University of L’Aquila, Italy

Vadim Zaytsev (Hackathon chair)
Centrum Wiskunde & Informatica, The Netherlands

Ralf Lämmel (General chair)
Universität Koblenz-Landau, Germany

Mircea Lungu, Oscar Nierstrasz (Local chairs)
University of Bern, Switzerland

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