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In conjunction with IEEE International Conference on Testing, Verification and Validation
Refactoring and its testing implications/crossover have emerged over recent years to become important inter-related research topics with high industrial resonance. Many issues and problems still remain unexplored in these two highly-related fields incorporating topics such as the theoretical underpinnings of refactoring, TDD, empirical studies, refactoring of test artefacts, code smell analysis and patterns (both design and micro) to name just a few. Refactoring also has a growing importance in the monitoring of system’s evolution and the propensity of systems to minimise maintenance effort and fault propensity; the over-riding question, still largely unanswered, is whether we can quantify the benefits of refactoring.
The purpose and goal of the REFTEST Workshop is to bring together industrial practitioners and academics in a setting where current issues in refactoring and test crossover can be presented, relationships with testing discussed, results from current research in refactoring/testing disseminated and future directions distilled.
Topics of interest for the RefTest Berlin workshop are as follows:
• Industrial System Experiences with Refactoring/TDD
• Refactoring Theory
• Empirical Studies of Refactoring (OSS)
• Refactoring Test artefacts
• Code Smell Evaluation and Eradication
• Design Patterns and Refactoring
• Micro-patterns and Refactoring
• Refactoring and System Evolution
• Software Metrics for evaluating the Refactoring process
Researchers and practitioners are invited to submit full papers (8 pages) or short papers (2 pages) in IEEE two-column format. All submissions will be peer-reviewed. At least one of the authors of accepted papers should attend the Workshop to present the paper.
Papers will be published in the IEEE digital library and we are in talks with a Journal to produce a special issue of the best papers.
All papers should conform to the IEEE formatting guidelines (details on the Workshop website); please submit all papers by email to firstname.lastname@example.org
• Submission Deadline: Tuesday, 4th January, 2011
• Notification of Acceptance: Monday, 31st January, 2011
• Camera Ready: Monday, 14th February, 2011
RefTest Berlin Workshop: http://people.brunel.ac.uk/~cssrjem/berlin/berlinhome.htm
Venue: Grand Hotel Esplanade, Berlin, Germany
ICST 2011: http://sites.google.com/site/icst2011/home
RefTest Network: http://www.reftest.org/