IWOR 2019
IWoR'19 (co-located with ICSE'19) . Tuesday, 28 May 2019 . Montréal, QC, Canada
(You can download a PDF version of the CfP here.)

Workshop overview

Successful software products evolve through a process of continuous change as bugs are fixed, new features added, and quality issues addressed. Refactoring supports the volatile software lifecycle by providing better ways to reduce and manage the growing complexity of software systems while improving developer productivity. Refactoring can be performed at all levels from requirement specification down to source code level, and, in essence, involves improving the internal structure of a software artifact without altering its functionality. In spite of the popularity of refactoring both in practice and as a research topic, many open questions remain, particularly in terms of understanding how refactoring is performed, measuring the impact of refactoring, and improving tool support in all areas of refactoring.

Workshop themes

We invite submissions from both academia and industry on any topic that is refactoring related, including:

  • Source code refactoring
  • Requirement, design and architectural refactoring
  • Refactoring opportunities detection and recommendation
  • Tool support for refactoring
  • Mining refactoring changes from software repositories
  • Evaluation and benchmarking of refactoring methods
  • Code smell detection and correction
  • Effect of refactoring on system complexity and quality
  • Empirical studies and experience reports
  • Software remodularization
  • Model transformation
  • Introduction of design patterns through refactoring
  • Machine learning applied to software refactoring
  • Role of refactoring in evolution and migration
  • Refactoring of mobile, web and cloud applications

Workshop format

We solicit four types of submissions:

  • Full research papers (max 8 pages)
  • Position papers (max 4 pages),
  • Tool demo papers (max 4 pages),
  • Industrial presentation (max 2 pages).

These different categories offer researchers who are at different stages in their research maturity the opportunity to benefit from workshop participation. Page limits include references, figures and appendices.

Please refer to the submissions page to get more information about the submission process.