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Since its inception in 1999, the Web Site Evolution (WSE) series of events have provided a forum for researchers and practitioners to present original work on subjects related to the disciplined evolution of large-scale Web sites.

We cordially invite you to participate in the 7th IEEE International Symposium on Web Site Evolution (WSE 2005), to be held September 26, 2005, in Budapest, Hungary.

Web site evolution is a rich research area. There are enough similarities between large-scale Web sites and traditional legacy systems that many of the proven tools and techniques can be redeployed in this new application area. However, there are also enough differences that the problem requires innovative solutions to the many new problems unique to the discipline.

As a one-day symposium WSE 2005 aims to bring together members of both the Software Maintenance & Evolution and Web Engineering communities. The goal is to provide researchers and practitioners working in the areas of Web application design, development, maintenance and evolution with an environment to discuss results and exchange experiences about models, methods, techniques and technologies related to the above-mentioned areas.


Topics of interest of WSE 2005 include, but are not restricted to, the following:

  • Web design models and methodologies, at various levels of abstraction.
  • Tools and techniques for the analysis, reverse engineering and reengineering of legacy Web applications.
  • Environments, tools and technologies for the development and prototyping of Web applications.
  • Empirical studies on Web applications.
  • Web applications documentation.
  • Quality evaluation of Web applications
  • Costs/benefits estimation and evaluation.

WSE 2005 is co-located with the 21st IEEE International Conference on Software Maintenance (ICSM 2005). ICSM is the community's flagship event focused on the modernization of existing systems. The technical program of WSE 2005 will include invited talks, paper presentations, and discussion sessions.

Submission Process

Participants are invited to submit original research papers or experience reports, not exceeding 4000 words (8 pages using 10-point type) including figure and references, using the WSE 2005 Cyberchair submission system at the following url:

Submissions may be in Adobe Acrobat PDF, Microsoft Word, or Postscript formats and are due by Friday, June 27, 2005 (extended deadline).
Authors of accepted papers will be notified by July 15, 2005. Final versions of accepted papers are due on August 5, 2005.

Important Dates

Deadline for Paper Submission:

June 17, 2005 June 27, 2005 (extended)

Notification of Paper Acceptance:

July 15, 2005

Camera-Ready Due:

August 5, 2005