SATToSE is the Seminar Series on Advanced Techniques & Tools for Software Evolution. Its 13th edition will take place in Amsterdam (the Netherlands) on July 1-2, 2020. 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/2020]
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.

Given the current situation with COVID-19, the organizing and steering committee of SATToSE have decided to hold SATToSE 2020 virtually.

Important Dates

Submission deadline 29 April 2020 13 May 2020 15 May 2020
Notification 21 May 2020 4 June 2020
Registration deadline 25 June 2020
Camera-ready deadline 15 June 2020
Seminar 1-2 July 2020


Registration for SATToSE 2020 is now open. To register, please fill in the form found at https://forms.gle/wwGdwDNkZnrUokXw8

SATToSE 2020 will be a virtual event, meaning that there is no registration cost. However, registration is necessary to participate to SATToSE 2020.

Keynote Speakers





  • General Chair
    • Ana Oprescu, University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands
  • Program Chair
    • Eleni Constantinou, Eindhoven University of Technology, The Netherlands
  • Hackathon Chair
    • TBA
  • 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

SaTToSE 2020 aims to increase the interaction between PhD students and more experienced researchers. For this reason, SATToSE will introduce for the first time the “mentor” concept. Each PhD student submitting a Work-in-Progress paper will have a senior member as a mentor during the seminar (different than their PhD supervisor). The goal is to stimulate discussion between PhD students and senior researchers to provide feedback on their research and promote discussions and collaborations.

Submission Guidelines

Contributions are managed through EasyChair. Please submit your paper using the following link:
We solicit papers/abstracts of up to 5 pages, in one of the following forms:

  • Work in Progress (5-page limit + up to 2 pages of references): Early ideas and achievements that you want to share with the community and get feedback on.
  • Publication Summary (3-page limit+ up to 2 pages of references): Overview of research results already published or ready to be submitted to a conference or a journal.
  • Artifact Presentation (5-page limit + up to 2 pages of references): Technical explanation of important features of an artifact (e.g., tool, library, data set, test suite, methodology)

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 as a subtitle and as a topic on easychair (Work in Progress, Publication Summary, or Artifact Presentation)

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

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. Please note that authors of publication summaries cannot publish their SATToSE summary as their work is already published.

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

Programme Committee

  • Maurício Aniche, Delft University of Technology
  • Gemma Catolino, Delft University of Technology
  • Alexandre Decan, University of Mons
  • Felipe Ebert, Eindhoven University of Technology
  • Vasiliki Efstathiou, Athens University of Economics and Business
  • Anne Etien, CRIStAL - University of Lille
  • Clemens Grelck, University of Amsterdam
  • Verena Herbold, Georg-August-Universität Göttingen
  • Maria Kechagia, University College London
  • Cristina Marinescu, Politehnica University Timisoara
  • Lina María Ochoa Venegas, Centrum Winskunde & Informatica
  • Gregorio Robles, Universidad Rey Juan Carlos
  • Tushar Sharma, Siemens Corporate Technology
  • Ioana Sora, Politehnica University of Timisoara
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