SANER 2023 : The 30th IEEE International Conference on Software Analysis, Evolution and Reengineering
SANER 2023 : The 30th IEEE International Conference on Software Analysis, Evolution and Reengineering

SANER 2023 : The 30th IEEE International Conference on Software Analysis, Evolution and Reengineering

Macao SAR, China
Event Date: March 21, 2023 - March 24, 2023
Abstract Submission Deadline: October 14, 2022
Submission Deadline: October 21, 2022
Notification of Acceptance: December 16, 2022
Camera Ready Version Due: January 13, 2023

Call for Papers

The SANER 2023 (the 30th version) technical track invites high-quality submissions of papers describing original and unpublished research results. We encourage submissions describing various types of research, e.g., empirical, theoretical, and tool-oriented.
The topics of the submissions should be of direct interest to the software analysis, evolution, and reengineering community. Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:
●AI for Software Engineering
●Software Engineering for AI
●Software Tools for Software Evolution and Maintenance
●Software Analysis, Parsing, and Fact Extraction
●Software Reverse Engineering and Reengineering
●Program Comprehension
●Software Evolution Analysis
●Software Architecture Recovery and Reverse Architecting
●Program Transformation and Refactoring
●Mining Software Repositories and Software Analytics
●Software Visualization
●Software Reconstruction and Migration
●Software Maintenance and Evolution
●Program Repair
●Software Release Engineering, Continuous Integration, and Delivery
●Education related to all of the above topics
●Legal aspects

Special Issue
Authors of selected research papers accepted at SANER 2023 will be invited to submit revised, extended versions of their manuscripts for a special issue of the Empirical Software Engineering journal (EMSE), edited by Springer.

Evaluation Criteria
Submissions will be evaluated by at least three program committee members. The evaluation will focus on the novelty, originality, importance to the field, proper use of research methods, and presentation of the submissions. We strongly encourage authors to make available all data and software they use in their work, in order to allow for verification and replication of their results.

Submission Instructions
Submitted papers must have been neither previously accepted for publication nor concurrently submitted for review in another journal, book, conference, or workshop.
All submissions must come in PDF format and conform, at the time of submission, to the IEEE Conference Proceedings Formatting Guidelines (title in 24pt font and full text in 10pt font, LaTEX users must use \documentclass[10pt,conference]{IEEEtran} without including the compsoc or compsocconf option. Also, papers must comply with the IEEE Policy on Authorship.
All submissions must be in English. Submissions should not exceed 12 pages (the last 2 pages for references only) and should be uploaded electronically in PDF format via EasyChair. Submissions that do not adhere to these limits or that violate the formatting guidelines will be desk-rejected without review.

Important note: SANER 2023 follows a full double-blind review process. In order to be compliant with the double-blind policy, submitted papers must adhere to the following rules (largely reused from ASE 2017 double-blind instructions):

Author names and affiliations must be omitted.
References to authors' own related work must be in the third person. (For example, not "We build on our previous work..." but rather "We build on the work of...")
There may be cases in which the current submission is a clear follow-up of one of your previous works, and despite what was recommended in the previous point, reviewers will clearly associate authorship of such a previous work with the current submission. In this case, you may decide to anonymize the reference itself at submission time. For example: "based on previous results [10]" .. where the reference is reported as "[10] Anonymous Authors. Omitted per double-blind reviewing." In doing so, however, please make sure that the SANER 2023 submission is self-contained and its content can be reviewed and understood without accessing the previous paper.
Do not include acknowledgments of people, grants, organizations, etc. that would give away your identity. You may, of course, add these acknowledgments in the camera-ready version.
If you use an identifiable naming convention for your work, such as a project name, use a different name for your submission, which you may indicate has been changed for the purposes of double-blind reviewing. This includes names that may unblind individual authors and their institutions. For example, if your project is called GoogleDeveloperHelper, which makes it clear the work was done at Google, for the submission version, use the name DeveloperHelper or BigCompanyDeveloperHelper instead.
Avoid revealing the institutional affiliations of authors or at which the work was performed. For example, if the evaluation includes a user study conducted with undergraduates from the CS 101 class that you teach, you might say "The study participants consist of 200 students in an introductory CS course." You can of course add the institutional information to the camera-ready. Similar suggestions apply to work conducted in specific organizations (e.g., industrial studies). In such cases, avoid mentioning the organization's name. Instead, you may just refer to the organization as "Org" or "Company", etc. When appropriate and when this does not help too much in revealing the company's name, you might mention the context (e.g., financial organization, videogame development company, etc.).
Avoid linking directly to code repositories or tool deployments that can reveal your identity. Whenever possible, please use the EasyChair additional material field to submit a .zip or .tgz file including additional material. This is of course possible for small attachments. In other cases, you may post anonymized links (with a warning that following said link may reveal authors' identities), including links to anonymized code or deployments. When creating such repositories, a good practice can be asking somebody in your team to test the anonymization of the repository and of its content. In case anonymization is difficult to be achieved and you still want to provide availability of data/tools, you can simply state that you will link to the code or deployment in the camera-ready version. Program committee members are asked to keep into account the double-blind policy when reviewing papers, and therefore not require full availability of artifacts at submission time.
SANER 2023 believes in open science and that open science aids reproducibility and replicability. To improve these factors we encourage authors to consider disclosing the source code and datasets used within their paper, including extractors, survey data, etc. By sharing this information your contribution will be more impactful because others can follow up on your work and of course cite it. Please consider using Zenodo, Figshare, or other services that provide DOIs and allow anonymous and semi-anonymous methods of archiving software and datasets. is recommended for the dissemination of larger datasets. These datasets, anonymized through Zenodo and other services, should be linked within the paper itself. Instructions for double-blind friendly uploading of datasets are available here:

Important Dates
●Abstract submission deadline: October 14, 2022 AoE
●Paper submission deadline: October 21, 2022 AoE
●Notifications: December 16, 2022 AoE
●Camera Ready: January 13, 2023 AoE
●Submission Page:


SANER 2023 : The 30th IEEE International Conference on Software Analysis, Evolution and Reengineering will take place in Macao SAR, China. It’s a 4 days event starting on Mar 21, 2023 (Tuesday) and will be winded up on Mar 24, 2023 (Friday).

SANER 2023 falls under the following areas: SOFTWARE ENGINEERING, SOFTWARE EVOLUTION, SOFTWARE MAINTENANCE, MINING SOFTWARE REPOSITORIES, etc. Submissions for this Conference can be made by Oct 21, 2022. Authors can expect the result of submission by Dec 16, 2022. Upon acceptance, authors should submit the final version of the manuscript on or before Jan 13, 2023 to the official website of the Conference.

Please check the official event website for possible changes before you make any travelling arrangements. Generally, events are strict with their deadlines. It is advisable to check the official website for all the deadlines.

Other Details of the SANER 2023

  • Short Name: SANER 2023
  • Full Name: The 30th IEEE International Conference on Software Analysis, Evolution and Reengineering
  • Timing: 09:00 AM-06:00 PM (expected)
  • Fees: Check the official website of SANER 2023
  • Event Type: Conference
  • Website Link:
  • Location/Address: Macao SAR, China

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