Call for Papers

The proceedings will be published on Springer LNBIP
(Lecture Notes in Business Information Processing)

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, Test Driven Development, 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 Wien workshop are as follows:

  • Industrial System Experiences with Refactoring/TDD
  • Pair Programming for Refactoring and Writing Tests
  • Refactoring Theory and Models
  • 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 papers (approximately 7-10 pages) in Springer format, guidelines: format. All submissions will be peer-reviewed. At least one of the authors of accepted papers should attend the Workshop to present the paper.

Accepted paper will be published on line on the workshop website.

After a second round review, extended papers (with 30% additional material) will be published on the Springer LNBIP.

We welcome academic and industrial contributions.