April 17, 2020. Message of ICSR2020 chairs

Dear software and system reuse researchers, and prospective ICSR authors and attendees,
Like all conferences happening later this year, we are following the COVID-19 situation closely. While the conference is still 7 months away, and the first deadline (abstracts) is two months away (June 19th), we are actively working on contingency plans to make sure that: 1) all your submissions will be thoroughly evaluated, and accepted papers published with Springer, as initially planned, and 2) that you will be able to present your work in a live format, whether in person in the beautiful “Tunisian Riviera” (hopefully), or video-conference.
We will firm up the “delivery format” as we get closer, based on the evolution of the COVID-19 pandemic, and perhaps tweak the deadlines a bit to align with related conferences. But for the time being, stay the course: 1) keep up the great work, 2) plan to share it with the great ICSR community, 3) follow the guidelines of your local health authorities, and 4) stay healthy and happy.

Hafedh Mili, General Chair
Stephane Ducasse, PC co-chair
Sihem Bensassi, PC co-chair
Lamia Labed, workshops and tutorials chair
Imed Hammouda, Industrial Track Chair
Chouki Tibermacine, publicity & doctoral symposium chair

The International Conference on Software and Systems Reuse (ICSR) is the premier event in the field of software reuse research and technology. The main goal of ICSR is to present the most recent advances and breakthroughs in the area of software and system reuse and to promote an intensive and continuous exchange among researchers and practitioners. The 19th International Conference on Software and Systems Reuse (ICSR-2020) will be held on November 9-11 2020, in Hammamet, Tunisia.

The guiding theme of this edition is:

Reuse in emerging software engineering practices

Recent advances in software engineering have significantly transformed all aspects of software development–for better or for worse. First, while agile development pleads against development for reuse, agile teams increasingly rely on ecosystems of (re)usable open source software developed by quintessential reuse organizations—open source developer communities. Second, context-aware (IoT) applications, which combine a complex and heterogeneous mix of ever more powerful hardware and evolving software frameworks and containers, make reuse a constantly moving target. Third, cloud computing and container technologies have revolutionized software architectures reuse at the architectural level—now embodied as commoditized reusable services on cloud platforms. Finally, the past few years have seen the resurgence of AI as both, (i) an enabling technology for reuse for domain engineering (e.g. domain ontologies, identification of reusable assets) and application engineering (e.g. component retrieval), and (ii) an object of reuse that addresses the full lifecycle and scope of “intelligent” software components, i.e. well beyond the simple (re)use of machine learning libraries.

These are but a few examples about how recent advances in software engineering have had important—and sometimes contradictory—effects on reuse. We invite submissions on new and innovative research results and industrial experience reports dealing with all aspects of software reuse within the context of the modern software development landscape.

The full Call For Papers is available here.


ICSR’2020 will include:

  1. Research paper sessions; 
  2. Workshops;
  3. Tutorials;
  4. An industrial track, aimed at presenting experience reports and lessons learned; and
  5. Panels, including researchers and practitioners about the challenges and opportunities facing reuse practice, and the best way to address them

Important Dates

Research and industrial papers
Abstracts dueJune 19th, 2020, 23:59:59, AOE
Full papers due:July 3rd, 2020, 23:59:59, AOE
Notifications to authors:August 17th, 202
Camera-ready copies due:September 4th, 2020
Workshops and tutorials
Workshop and tutorial proposals due: August 31st, 2020
Doctoral Symposium due:August 31st, 2020
Notifications to proposers: September 9th, 2020
Tutorial notes due:  November 2nd, 2020

Conference:                                                     November 9-11, 2020

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