12th Seminar on Advanced Techniques & Tools for Software Evolution - SATToSE 2019

SATToSE is the Seminar Series on Advanced Techniques & Tools for Software Evolution. Its 12th edition will take place in Bolzano (Italy) on July 8-10, 2019. 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. SATToSE will host invited talks, paper presentations, tutorials, and a hackathon, fostering interactions among participants and 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.

Find us on the web: [http://sattose.org/2019]
Follow us on twitter: [https://twitter.com/sattose]

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.

This year's SATToSE is co-located with the International Summer School on Software Engineering that is organised yearly by the Free University of Bozen-Bolzano. The summer school features international speakers, and will be help from July 10th to July 12th. Find more information at: [http://seschool2019.inf.unibz.it]

Important Dates

Abstract submission April 30, 2019 AoE
Paper submission May 6, 2019 AoE
Notification of acceptance May 27, 2019
Registration deadline June 5, 2019
SATToSE Seminar July 8-10, 2019
SESchool 2019 (colocated) July 10-12, 2019


  • General Chair
  • Program Chair
  • Hackathon Chair
    • Andrea Janes, Free University of Bozen-Bolzano, Italy.
  • Steering Committee

Call for Papers

Topics of Interest

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:

  • 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
  • Software evolution for emerging paradigms
  • Coupled evolution of meta-models, models, and transformations
  • Classification of evolution scenarios
  • Reliability and security aspects of software evolution
  • Negative research results in software evolution
  • Software ecosystem evolution
  • Formalisms, notations, theories, methods, and languages for expressing software evolution
  • Conformance checking, inconsistency management, synchronisation, differencing, comparison, versioning, impact analysis of evolving models

Types of Submission

We solicit extended abstracts of 2–10 pages, in one of the following forms:

  • Work in Progress: 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.

Contributions are managed through EasyChair. Please submit your paper using the following link:


Please adhere to this latex style, two column style (paper2p.tex and twocolpceurws.sty). This format is compatible with the the CEUR Workshop Proceedings.

Presentation and Publication

All submissions will be reviewed and 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.

Program Committee

  • Alexandre Bergel
  • Kim Mens
  • Coen De Roover
  • Davide Di Ruscio
  • Marianne Huchard
  • Gregorio Robles
  • Ralf Lämmel
  • Eleni Constantinou
  • André Hora
  • Andrea Janes
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