Conferences, Workshops and Call for Papers

VLFM'04: Visual Languages and Formal Methods

September 30, 2004
Rome, Italy

VLFM'04 is a workshop at the IEEE Symposium on Visual Languages and Human-Centric Computing (VL/HCC'04).

More details regarding the workshop can be found at the workshop website.

Details about the VL/HCC'04 conference can be found on the conference website.

Information about the Graduate Student event that is being organised by John Pane can be found at an associated website

4th Annual Finnish / Baltic Sea Conference on Computer Science Education

October 1-3, 2004
Koli, Finland

4th Kolin Kolistelut - Koli Calling conference will be held in Koli, North Karelia and hosted by the University of Joensuu.

Kolin Kolistelut - Koli Calling is primarly aimed for people working in the field of Computer Science Education and related research issues. The goal of the conference is to develop the exchange of relevant and scientific information between colleagues working on the same discipline.

Furthermore, Kolin Kolistelut aims to join together the practical teaching experiences and solid research orientation.

Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

  • CS Education Research
  • Research Methodology in CS Education
  • Educational Software
  • Use of Technology to support CS Education
  • Tools for Visualization or Concretization
  • Teaching Innovations
  • Teaching Practices
  • Evaluation of Teaching Innovations and Educational Technology
  • Distance Education
  • Virtual Universities

More information can be found on the HCI 2004 conference website.

WCRE 2004 : 11th Working Conference on Reverse Engineering

November 9-12, 2004
Delft University of Technology, the Netherlands

The Working Conference on Reverse Engineering (WCRE) is the premier research conference on the theory and practice of recovering information from existing 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 to aid in reengineering, program understanding, system renovation, and related activities.

Since it was first held in 1993, the Working Conference on Reverse Engineering (WCRE) has truly become the center of the reverse engineering community.

Reverse engineering has matured and become a part of every practitioner's vocabulary, and student textbook. It now represents a considerable body of knowledge. Increasingly, the industry is formally incorporating reverse engineering tools and techniques into our systems development activities. WCRE plays the leading role in moving this research agenda forward.

Topics of interest include but are not limited to:

  • Software architecture recovery
  • Program analysis and slicing
  • Decompilation and binary translation
  • Program transformation and refactoring
  • Requirements Reengineering
  • Cluster and concept analysis
  • Legacy systems
  • User interface reengineering
  • Migration to the web
  • Web-site reverse engineering
  • Transitioning to software product lines
  • Documentation generation
  • Data reverse engineering
  • Formal methods for reverse engineering
  • Preprocessing, parsing and fact extraction
  • Programming knowledge representations
  • Reengineering patterns
  • Traceability recovery
  • Reengineering to web services
  • Dynamic analysis
  • Reverse engineering economics
  • UML and roundtrip engineering
  • Migration to model-driven architectures
  • Browsing and querying software systems
  • Object and aspect identification
  • Software visualization
  • Program comprehension
  • Reverse engineering tool support

More information regarding the conference can be found at the WCRE 2004 conference website.

SERA 2004

November 25-27, 2004
Perth, Scotland

This year's Scottish Education Research Association's conference will be held at the Royal George Hotel in Perth (Scotland!) on the 25th - 27th November.

The Association exists to provides a forum for the educational research community in Scotland and welcomes delegates from the rest of the UK and abroad. The overall theme for the conference is "Professionalism: Development and Practice" and papers are presented within a number of strands concerned with the curriculum, teacher education and policy.

The opening address will be given by Professor Pamela Munn (Dean of the School of Education, Edinburgh University). Dr Jennifer Moon (University of Exeter) will deliver the Saturday morning keynote on "Reflective Practice" and Professor Stephen Ball (Karl Mannheim Professor of Sociology of Education at the Institute of Education London University) will be giving the SERA lecture "Education Reform as Social Barbarism: Economism and the Death of Authenticity".

On a lighter note, the entertainment after dinner on Friday will involve salsa dancing (a little-known Scottish artform), in which all delegates are encouraged to participate!

Registration details can be found at the SERA website