Remember that research papers should describe original and significant work in the research and practice of software maintenance and evolution. Case studies, empirical research, and experiments are particularly welcome. Papers that present leading edge and novel ideas in maintenance are also welcome. Papers must be written in english and must adhere to the IEEE style: maximum 5000 words / 10 pages in length. You can find details about the IEEE style, as well as Latex Macros and MSWord format, in the IEEE CS Press ftp site.
If you have questions regarding paper submission or preparation, please contact the ICSM program co-chairs.