Call for Papers

The full version of the Call for Papers is available at this link.

Important Dates

All dates refer to midnight 23:59:59 AoE.

Submission Deadline: July 11, 2017 July 18, 2017
Author Notification: August 04, 2017 August 11, 2017`
Camera-Ready Copies: August 14, 2017 August 21, 2017
Workshop Date: September 20, 2017

Topics of Interest

Topics of interest are related to several research challenges in Software Visualization, Software Evolution, and Software Maintenance. They include, but are not limited to:

  • Mining software repositories and software analytics
  • Processes of software visualization, maintenance, and evolution
  • Metrics and assessment of evolving software
  • Empirical studies on software visualization, maintenance, and evolution
  • Software management (risks, economic aspects, configuration management, planning, and estimation)
  • Visualization, maintenance, and evolution of applications in specific execution environments (e.g., web, cloud, mobile)
  • Visualization, maintenance, and evolution targeting development paradigms (e.g., feature-oriented, model-driven, test-driven, service-oriented)
  • Tools and environments for software visualization, maintenance, and evolution
  • Reverse engineering, reengineering, refactoring, and migration
  • Computational reflection and metaprogramming applied to maintenance and evolution
  • Static and dynamic analyses of software
  • Program comprehension
  • Visualization, maintenance, and evolution of legacy software systems
  • Static and dynamic software source code visualization
  • Visualization of software engineering activities, e.g., requirements engineering, tests, and maintenance
  • Visualization of workflows, business processes, databases and network flows
  • 3D software visualization
  • Multidimensional software visualization
  • Visual analytics applied to software engineering
  • Plug-ins related to visualization, maintenance, and evolution for integrated development environments
  • New technologies applied to software visualization
  • Education on software visualization, maintenance, and evolution

Submission Guidelines

The VEM workshop accepts technical papers (up to 8 pages) written in English or in Portuguese. All papers must be submitted in PDF format and formatted according to the SBC template (available at

Submitted papers must be unpublished and should not be under review elsewhere. Experimental evaluation of the results is desirable, but it is not a precondition to submit a paper to the workshop. Papers with innovative and promising proposals are welcome. The acceptance of a paper implies that at least one of its authors will register for the workshop and present the paper. The workshop proceedings will be published online available from CBSoft 2017 page and will be made available at BDBComp (

Papers should be submitted electronically through EasyChair at

Best Paper Award

The best workshop paper will be awarded and invited to submit an extended version to the Journal of the Brazilian Computer Society - JBCS.