Call for Papers

Seventh Seminar on Advanced Techniques & Tools for Software Evolution
SATToSE 2014

July 2014 – L’Aquila (Italy)


SATToSE is the Seminar Series on Advanced Techniques & Tools for Software Evolution. Its 7th edition takes place in L’Aquila on 9–11 July 2014. Past editions of SATToSE saw presentations on software visualisation techniques, tools for co-evolving various software artefacts, their consistency management, runtime 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 to the technology showdown and hackathons.

SATToSE will host invited talks and will foster interactions among 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 visualisation techniques to support software evolution
  • Object and aspect identification
  • Program transformation, refactoring and migration
  • Data reverse engineering
  • Evolution of data-intensive systems
  • Evolution of process-intensive systems
  • Empirical studies in evolution and maintenance
  • Software evolution for emerging paradigms
  • Formalisms, notations and theories of model-driven software evolution
  • Approaches, methods and languages for expressing model-driven software evolution
  • Supporting processes and tools for managing model-driven evolution
  • Coupled evolution of meta-models, models and transformations
  • Classification of (co-)evolution scenarios
  • Conformance checking, inconsistency management, synchronisation, differencing, comparison, versioning, impact analysis of evolving models
  • Industrial needs, case studies and experiences
  • Managerial aspects and process models for software evolution
  • Negative research results in software evolution


  • Marianne Huchard (LIRMM, Université Montpellier, France)
    • Relational Concept Analysis: Mining multi-relational datasets for assisted class model evolution
  • Leon Moonen (Simula Research Laboratory, Norway)
    • Assessment and Evolution of Safety-Critical Cyber-Physical Product Families
  • Alfonso Pierantonio (Università degli Studi dell'Aquila, Italy)
    • Non-determinism and bidirectional model transformations
  • Alexander Serebrenik (Eindhoven University of Technology, The Netherlands)
    • Human Aspects of Software Engineering
  • Tanja Vos (Universidad Politécnica de Valencia, Spain)
    • Test automation at the user interface level


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.


Contributions are managed through EasyChair:
There are three kinds of contributions:

  • work in progress presentations (2–4 pages)
    • early ideas and achievements that you want to share with the community and get feedback on
  • publication summaries (2–4 pages)
    • overview of research results already published or ready to be submitted to a conference or a journal
  • technology showdown demonstrations (1 page)
    • technical explanation of important features of your framework, library or tool

To submit your contribution, you need to specify:

  • title of the presentation
  • list of author(s)
  • extended abstract (LNCS style, 2–4 pages)
  • desired category of your work

All submissions will be screened for scope and compatibility, with authors notified within a week after submission. All contributions accepted for presentation will receive 10–30 minutes during the event for presentation and discussion, as well as a chance to be updated after the event, to be subsequently reviewed and published in a CEUR volume.

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


Abstract submission: 8 June 2014
Notification of acceptance: 13 June 2014
Registration: 28 June 2014
SATToSE dates: 9–11 July 2014
Post-proceedings submission: 20 October 2014


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