SATToSE 2016 - Call For Papers

Call for Papers

Ninth Seminar on Advanced Techniques & Tools for Software Evolution
SATToSE 2016

11–13 July 2016 – Bergen (Norway)


SATToSE is the Seminar Series on Advanced Techniques & Tools for Software Evolution. Its 9th edition takes place in Bergen, Norway, from Monday 11 till Wednesday 13 July 2016.

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 – and to interact with senior members of the research community.

SATToSE will host invited talks, submitted talks, tutorials and a hackathon, and will foster interactions among the participants, stimulating lively debates and discussions around the topics of interest of the event. We expect attendees to be active participants and not just passive listeners – presenters should be open to and encourage questions and discussions during their talks.


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:

  • Formalisms, notations, theories, methods, and languages for expressing

software evolution

  • Supporting tools, processes, and models for managing software evolution
  • Industrial needs, case studies and experiences
  • Software analytics and visualisation techniques to support software evolution
  • Empirical studies in evolution and maintenance
  • Program transformation, refactoring, renovation and migration
  • Program and/or data reverse engineering
  • Evolution of data-intensive or process-intensive systems
  • Approaches of model-driven software evolution
  • Conformance checking, inconsistency management, synchronisation, differencing, comparison, versioning, impact analysis of evolving models
  • Software evolution for emerging paradigms
  • Coupled evolution of meta-models, models and transformations
  • Mega-modelling evolution, and evolution of mega-models
  • Classification of (co-)evolution scenarios
  • Reliability and security aspects of software (co-)evolution
  • Negative research results in software evolution
  • Software ecosystem evolution


  • Venera Ardounova, Washington State University — The Use of Text Retrieval and Natural Language Processing in Software Engineering
  • Oscar Nierstrasz, University of Bern — Taming your PhD
  • Romain Robbes, University of Chile — In Defense of Basic Tools For Software Evolution
  • Aiko Yamashita, Oslo and Akershus University College of Applied Sciences — Future challenges in software evolution analysis from ind+academic perspective


This year's hackaton will expose participants to tools, methods and data obtained with the MetricsGrimoire toolset, a mature, industrial-strength toolset to obtain data from software repositories, that is available as free software/open source and developed together with a lively community. The Metrics-Grimoire toolset is the results of over a decade of development, and since 2013, after the creation of Bitergia, the technological basis of a start-up that offers and sells results and analysis to free/open source software companies and communities.


Contributions are managed through EasyChair

We solicit extended abstracts of 2–5 pages, in one of the following forms:

  • work in progress presentations – early ideas and achievements that you want to share with the community and get feedback on
  • publication summaries – overview of research results already published or ready to be submitted to a conference or a journal
  • technology showdown demonstrations – 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 of your presentation
  • desired category of your work

Contributions should be formatted in the CEUR WS one column style with page
numbers. See

All submissions will be screened for scope and compatibility by the program
committee, which will provide feedback for improving the abstract and
preparing the talk. All contributions accepted for presentation will
receive 10–30 minutes during the event for presentation and
discussion. Submitters will also be offered the opportunity to receive
feedback and guidance to improve their submission towards a formally
published paper, in a SATToSE post-proceedings issue of an open access journal.

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


  • Submission deadline: June 1st
  • Notification of acceptance: June 15
  • Registration deadline: June 22
  • Symposium: July 11 - 13


  • General Chair: Anya Helene Bagge (University of Bergen)
  • Program Chair: Mircea Lungu (University of Groningen)
  • Hackathon Chair: Gregorio Robles (Universidad Rey Juan Carlos)
  • Local Organisation: Anna Maria Eilertsen (University of Bergen)


  • Bram Adams, Polytechnique Montréal
  • Alexander Bergel, University of Chile
  • Serge Demeyer, University of Antwerpen
  • Michael W. Godfrey, University of Waterloo
  • Georgios Gousios, University of Nijmegen
  • Kim Mens, Université catholique de Louvain
  • Haidar Osman, University of Bern
  • Romain Robbes, University of Chile
  • Coen De Roover, Vrije Universiteit Brussel
  • Michael W. Godfrey, University of Waterloo
  • Vadim Zaytsev, Raincode


Registration is now *open*. Please register as early as convenient, and no later than June 22nd.


We will offer a limited scholarships for visiting students who lack funding. These should be large enough to cover the registration and part of the travel expenses. More information will follow.


Please see the web page for travel information. We recommend booking hotels as soon as possible, as Bergen is a busy tourist destination during summer

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