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22nd IEEE International Conference on Software Maintenance  

Where
Philadelpia, PA

When
Starts on September 24, 2006
   09/24, 09/25, 09/26, 09/27

September 24 - 27, 2006

Held continuously since 1983, International Conference on Software Maintenance (ICSM), is the major international conference in the field of software and systems maintenance, evolution, and management.  ICSM is the 22nd in this series of international conferences.

The 2006 ICSM will be held in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and will be hosted by Drexel University.  Software system maintenance extends from correction of code to adaptation and enhancement of systems, design and architectures.  ICSM provides a forum for discussing the latest techniques, tools, and methodologies that support software maintenance and its ramifications.

ICSM provides an international forum for researchers, developers, and users interested in software maintenance issues.  Participants will include practitioners and researchers from industry, academia, and government.

See http://icsm2006.cs.drexel.edu/ for registration and details.
Or email Publicity Co-Chair Jens Krinke at krinke@ieee.org with a request for all details.

Accommodation and the conference itself will be at the Sheraton Society Hill Hotel, just four blocks from Independence Hall (see http://icsm2006.cs.drexel.edu/venue.html).

The ICSM 2006 program (http://icsm2006.cs.drexel.edu/, tab "Program") includes:

  • 3 days (September 25-27) of 14 Technical Sessions featuring 45 research and empirical papers
  • 2 Industrial Sessions featuring state-of-the-art descriptions, experience reports, and survey reports from real projects and industrial practices
  • A working lunch Tool Demo Session
  • 2 Panel Sessions:
      "Sustain, Enhance, or Replace: Making Decisions on Systems"
      "Long-term life cycle impact of agile methodologies"
  • 2 Working Sessions:
      "Information Retrieval Based Approaches in Software Evolution"
      "Comprehension and Maintenance of Large Scale Multi-Language Software Applications"
  • The Dissertation Forum presenting doctoral research in software maintenance and evolution
  • Keynotes by Lawrence Alexander, David Notkin, and Richard
      Stallman
  • A Tutorial on Developing Realistic Approaches for Migration of
      Legacy Components to an SOA (September 24)

ICSM 2006 is co-located with:
WSE 2006, The 8th IEEE International Symposium on Web Site Evolution SCAM 2006, The 6th IEEE International Workshop on Source Code Analysis and Manipulation

The  Second International IEEE Workshop on Software Evolvability PROMISE 2006, The Second International Workshop on Predictive Models of Modern Industrial Software Engineering

Early registration with reduced rates ends August, 24th.

General Chair is Spiros Mancoridis, Drexel University, USA, with Program Co-Chairs Rainer Koschke, University of Bremen, Germany, and David Binkley Loyola College in Maryland, USA.

ICSM 2006
The International Conference on Software Maintenance
24-27 September 2006
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

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