SATToSE 2020


13th Seminar Series on Advanced Techniques & Tools for Software Evolution


July 1 - 3, 2020

Virtual event



The 13th edition of SATToSE will be held virtually (originally planned to take place in Amsterdam) on July 1-3, 2020. Past editions of SATToSE saw presentations on software visualisation techniques, tools for co-evolving various software artefacts, their consistency management, runtime adaptability and context-awareness, as well as empirical results about software evolution.


The goal of SATToSE is to gather both undergraduate and graduate students to showcase their research, attend and contribute technology showdown and hackathons, exchange ideas and learn from senior/established researchers, as well help them improve their communication skills.


Call for Papers:

Contributions are solicited on all aspects of software and model evolution, practices, and technologies. In particular, we encourage submissions about the following (non-exhaustive) list of topics:

- Supporting tools, processes, and models for managing software evolution

- Industrial needs, case studies and experiences

- Software analytics and visualisation techniques to support software evolution

- Empirical studies in evolution and maintenance

- Program transformation, refactoring, renovation, and migration

- Program and/or data reverse engineering

- Evolution of data-intensive or process-intensive systems

- Approaches of model-driven software evolution

- Software evolution for emerging paradigms

- Coupled evolution of meta-models, models, and transformations

- Classification of evolution scenarios

- Reliability and security aspects of software evolution

- Negative research results in software evolution

- Software ecosystem evolution

- Formalisms, notations, theories, methods, and languages for expressing software evolution

- Conformance checking, inconsistency management, synchronisation, differencing, comparison, versioning, impact analysis of evolving models


SaTToSE 2020 aims to increase the interaction between PhD students and more experienced researchers. For this reason, SATToSE will introduce for the first time the “mentor” concept. Each PhD student submitting a Work-in-Progress paper will have a senior member as a mentor during the seminar (different than their PhD supervisor). The goal is to stimulate discussion between PhD students and senior researchers to provide feedback on their research and promote discussions and collaborations.


Important Dates:

Submission deadline: May 13, 2020

Notification of acceptance: June 4, 2020

Registration deadline (no registration fees, but registration is required): June 12, 2020

Camera-ready deadline: June 12, 2020

Seminar: July 1 - 3, 2020


Organisation Committee:

- General Chair: Ana Oprescu, University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands

- Program Chair: Eleni Constantinou, Eindhoven University of Technology, The Netherlands


Program Committee:

Maurício Aniche, Delft University of Technology

Gemma Catolino, Delft University of Technology

Alexandre Decan, University of Mons

Felipe Ebert, Eindhoven University of Technology

Vasiliki Efstathiou, Athens University of Economics and Business

Anne Etien, CRIStAL - University of Lille

Clemens Grelck, University of Amsterdam

Verena Herbold, Georg-August-Universität Göttingen

Maria Kechagia, University College London

Cristina Marinescu, Politehnica University Timisoara

Lina María Ochoa Venegas, Centrum Winskunde & Informatica

Gregorio Robles, Universidad Rey Juan Carlos

Tushar Sharma, Athens University of Economics and Business

Ioana Sora, Politehnica University of Timisoara