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Reverse engineering aims at turning implicit or lost knowledge of software systems into explicit knowledge. Reverse engineering methods and techniques are essential to keep systems flexible, to support software maintenance, and to prolong a system's lifetime. The Working Conference on Reverse Engineering (WCRE) is the premier research conference on the theory and practice of recovering information from existing software and systems. WCRE explores innovative methods of extracting the many kinds of information that can be recovered from software, software engineering documents, and systems artifacts, and examines innovative ways of using this information in system renovation and program understanding.

WCRE Topics

We invite original research papers and experience reports in all areas of software maintenance, evolution, reengineering and migration. Topics of interest include but are not limited to:

Submission of Papers

Papers should describe original and significant work in the research and practice of reverse engineering. Papers should be limited to 10 proceedings pages. Papers must not have been previously published nor have been submitted to, or be in consideration for, any journal, book, or other conference. Papers must conform to the IEEE paper guidelines. WCRE 2004 will use an electronic submission process. For more details, please visit the submissions section of this web site or email the Program Chairs.

The best papers of WCRE 2004 will be invited to submit a revised version of their paper for ACM Journal publication.