WOOR 2007

Welcome to the Wiki of the international workshop on Object-Oriented Reengineering.

As with WOOR2006, this 10th anniversary edition will be hosted at the 21st European Conference on Object-Oriented Programming (ECOOP2007). It will take place on July 30, 2007 in Berlin, Germany.

Accepted Papers

All position papers are also available from http://www.lore.ua.ac.be/Events/WOOR07/


The idea is to spend the morning getting to know each other and one another's work and the afternoon to work on specific research questions, possibly connected to the ones raised in the position papers, possibly about an overview of what we learned over the past 10 years, and possibly about issues raised in the morning discussions.

As some of you probably know, it is a tradition at WOOR that authors present someone elses position paper. From experience we know that this leads to a good workshop because (a) it is a good way to get acquainted with someone else's work and, (b) it helps provoking constructive discussions. This year will be no different and, below find the assignments (nothing personal in the attribution, we did try to group papers by similar topic though).

Some instructions regarding the presentations:

Luca Cristina presents

  1. Discussion on the Results of the Detection of Design Defects by Naouel Moha, Yann-Gael Gueheneuc, Laurence Duchien, and Anne-Francoise Le Meur Yann-Gael Gueheneuc presents
  2. nMARPLE: .NET Reverse Engineering with MARPLE by Francesca Arcelli, Luca Cristina, and Daniele Franzosi Tom Mens presents
  3. Analytical and Synthetical Structures in Code by Daniel Speicher and Holger Mügge Daniel Speicher (back-up Serge Demeyer) presents
  4. Challenges in Model Refactoring by Tom Mens, Gabriele Taentzer and Dirk Müller Anne Keller presents
  5. Must Tool Building Remain a Craft? by Holger M. Kienle Holger M. Kienle presents
  6. A Meta-model Approach to Inconsistency Management by and Serge Demeyer

Tentative Schedule

(Updated on july 9th to reflect the conference schedule)

09:00 - 09:15 Opening 09:15 - 10:30 Presentations of 3 papers 10:30 - 11:00 Coffee break 11:30 - 12:30 Presentations of the remaining papers 12:30 - 13:30 Lunch 14:00 - 17:30 Discussions and/or Work (based on issues raised in the position papers, an overview of what we learned over the past 10 years, and issues raised in the morning discussions) 19:00 - ?? Workshop dinner

Important Dates

Workshop contribution submission: May 13, 2007. Notification of acceptance: May 31, 2007. Publication of the program: June 15, 2007. Workshop date: July 30, 2007.

Objectives of the workshop: Building on Previous Years

The very first WOOR workshop was organized in 1997 in conjunction with the ESEC/FSE'97 Conference in Zurich, Switzerland. During these 10 years, participants to the workshop have been actively contributing to the state-of-the-art on reengineering of object-oriented systems. During this special anniversary edition, we want to continue in that tradition. Therefore, we explicitly sollicit position papers that reflect on the past 10 years and/or build a vision of what the future 10 years might bring. Therefore, we welcome contributions from researchers, tool producers, and methodology providers in addition to position papers on the past and next 10 years of OO reengineering:

Areas of interests include, but are not limited to:

Schedule of the Workshop

As is tradition in WOOR, we actively seek a format which emphasizes fruitful interactions and discussions. This typically involves brief (5 minute) presentations of position papers; break-up sessions in discussion groups, and plenary meetings to discuss results. Sometimes we ask that participants present and summarize someone else's position paper, which has proven to be a very pleasant way to stimulate discussion.

Intended Audience

The workshop is intended to software engineering professionals with experience in object-oriented reengineering; either people who are actively engaged in reengineering projects, or people who develop or research methodologies and tools. Each participant is requested to submit a position paper in advance and each participant is supposed to read all the submitted material, so that the workshop itself can be devoted to discussion instead of presentations. Submissions will be made electronically to facilitate the rapid exchange of information.

The upper limit for the number of participants is 25 and the participants will be selected on the basis of the submitted contribution.

Submission Guidelines


This event is partly sponsored by the Interuniversity Attraction Poles Programme - Belgian State — Belgian Science Policy, via the MoVES research project Modelling, Verification and Evolution of Software with grant number P6/39.

Another sponsor is the Fonds de la Recherche Fondamentale Collective via the "Research Center on Structural Software Improvement", a research project between four Belgian universities, with grant number 2.4.519.05.

About the Organisers

Serge Demeyer University of Antwerp (Belgium) Department of Mathematics and Computer Science http://www.win.ua.ac.be/~sdemey Prof. Serge Demeyer is leading a research group investigating "Software Reengineering" (LORE - Lab On REengineering).

Stéphane Ducasse University of Savoie (France) LISTIC http://www.listic.univ-savoie.fr/~ducasse Prof. Stéphane Ducasse, from the University of Savoie, is a former member of the Software Composition Group led by Prof. Oscar Nierstrasz at University of Bern (Switzerland).

Yann-Gaël Guéhéneuc University of Montreal (Quebec, Canada) Department of Informatics and Operations Research http://www.iro.umontreal.ca/~guehene Prof. Yann-Gaël Guéhéneuc leads the Ptidej project (in research Group on Open, Distributed Systems, Experimental Software Engineering) developing theories, methods, and tools, to evaluate and to improve the quality of object-oriented programs by promoting the use of idioms, design patterns, and architectural patterns.

Kim Mens Université catholique de Louvain (Belgium) Department of Computing Science and Engineering http://www.info.ucl.ac.be/~km Prof. Kim Mens is one of the originators of the 'reuse contract' technique and of the work on 'intensional views'. He is the spokesperson of the Research Center on Structural Software Improvement and currently conducts research on 'co-evolution' between source code and earlier life-cycle software artifacts, as well as on aspect identification and program transformation.

Roel Wuyts IMEC, Belgium (Belgium) Université Libre de Bruxelles (Belgium) http://decomp.ulb.ac.be/roelwuyts/ Prof. Roel Wuyts is Senior Software Engineer at the IMEC Research Centre and former professor of the Université Libre de Bruxelles. His research interests include software evolution and code restructuring, for which he (co-)developed various tools and techniques such as the SOUL language.

Harald Gall University of Zurich (Switzerland)
Department of Informatics http://seal.ifi.unizh.ch/gall/ Prof. Harald Gall's interests are in software engineering with focus on software evolution, software architectures, reengineering, program families, and distributed and mobile software engineering processes.