Call for Papers

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Since its inception in 1999, the Web Systems Evolution (WSE) series of events has provided a forum to present original work and to promote discussion and interaction among researchers and practitioners on subjects related to the disciplined evolution of large-scale Web-based systems, attracting participants from different research communities, ranging from software maintenance & evolution to Web engineering and service-oriented computing.

The technical program of WSE 2012 will include invited talks, paper presentations, panels, and working sessions.

WSE 2012 is co-located with the 28th IEEE International Conference on Software Maintenance (ICSM 2012). ICSM is the community's flagship event focused on the modernization of existing systems.

We cordially invite you to participate in the14th IEEE International Symposium on Web Systems Evolution (WSE 2012), to be held September 27-28, 2012, in Riva del Garda (Trento), Italy.


WSE 2012 Special Theme is Testing. Since WSE 2004 in Chicago, over the last decade there have been numerous advances related to the testing of Web systems, which now involves not only testing server and client-side code, but also components and services often acquired from third parties. The evolving nature of state of the art of Web systems makes testing a challenge. We aim to receive new and original views on this aspect of Web Systems Evolution.

Starting from the special theme (Testing), WSE 2012 topics of interest include, but are not restricted to, the following aspects of Web systems design, development, maintenance and evolution:

  • Analysis, reverse engineering, and reengineering of Web systems
  • Testing of Web systems
  • Migration towards Web 2.0, SOA, and the Cloud
  • Evaluation, quality assessment and empirical studies of Web systems
  • Model-driven development and reengineering of Web systems 
  • Requirements evolution for Web systems
  • Web systems architectures and frameworks
  • Web systems with self-adaptive and autonomic features
  • Security and privacy in Web systems
  • Multilingual Web systems
  • Mobile and cross-platform Web systems
  • Adaptive and context-aware Web systems
  • Semantic Web

Submission Process

The WSE 2012 Symposium solicits the submission of full research papers or experience reports, not exceeding 10 pages (IEEE CS Proceedins style), including figures and references. It also invites short papers (max. 4 pages IEEE format), which can present novel ideas and preliminary research results.

Abstracts (max. 200 words) and papers (PDF format), must be submittet online through the EasyChair conference management system.

Proposals for tutorials special sessions can be sent as an email inquiry to the Program Chairs ()

Important Dates

Abstract Submissions:

May 11, 2012 May 18, 2012

Deadline for Paper Submissions:

May 18, 2012 May 25, 2012 (submissions closed)

Authors Notification:

June 29, 2012

Camera Ready Due:

July 27, 2012

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