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11th International Workshop on Software Clones

February 21, 2017, Klagenfurt, Austria

In conjunction with SANER 2017


Call for Papers


Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

  • Techniques and studies of code clone search, detection, analysis, and management
  • Industrial experience with clones and clone management
  • Use cases for clones and clone management in the software lifecycle
  • Similarity measures of source code and other development artifacts
  • Clone detection across multiple programming languages
  • Clone detection applied to non-source code artifacts
  • Source code clone detection supported by other development artifacts
  • Clone typologies: kinds, cause and effects, management strategies, etc.
  • Visualization of clones
  • Clone evolution and approaches to managing variation
  • Clone analysis in families of similar systems and software product lines
  • Economic and trade-off models for clone management
  • Effects of clones on system complexity and quality
  • Software licensing and plagiarism issues
  • Evaluation and benchmarking of clone detection methods
  • Clone refactoring techniques and studies
  • System architecture and clones
  • Higher-level clones in models and designs
  • Clone-aware software design and development
  • Security implications of software code cloning
  • Other applications of clone detection and analysis techniques


The following types of papers are sought:

Full papers (7 pages maximum)
Full papers are expected to present novel research ideas and open issues, significant empirical studies, or important viewpoints of the field.

Position papers (2 pages maximum)
Position papers should raise new ideas and issues or describe early research achievements, emphasizing originality and potential to stimulate active discussion at the workshop.

Tool demonstration papers (4 pages maximum)
Tool demonstration papers should describe clone-related tools and their applications.

All types of papers will be formally reviewed by at least three members of the program committee. Submissions should be relevant to the goals of the workshop and hold potential for lively discussion and debate.


Papers must conform to the IEEE proceedings paper format guidelines.

If the paper is accepted, at least one author must attend the workshop and present the paper. Accepted papers will be published in the IEEE Xplore Digital Library along with the SANER proceedings.

All submissions must be in PDF and must be submitted online by the deadline via the IWSC 2017 EasyChair conference management system.