News: ARCS 2013 will be held on August 18, 2013 and will be co-located with the 9th joint meeting of the European Software Engineering Conference and the ACM SIGSOFT Symposium on the Foundations of Software Engineering (ESEC/FSE 2013) in St. Petersburg, Russia.
[part of sketchnote by Doug Neill]
Code smells are a metaphor for issues with source code that negatively affect software comprehensibility and maintainability. As such, code smells can help to monitor the health of a system throughout its evolution, and to guide efforts to sustain comprehensibility and maintainability. Much effort by researchers and tool vendors has focused on the detection of code smells. Recently, studies have started to investigate the impact of smells on software maintenance and evolution. However, there is a long road to go before code smell analysis can drive exactly those changes that improve comprehensibility and maintainability of a given system. We have identified four challenges that need to be addressed:
The ARCS workshop aims at establishing a shared roadmap to address these challenges and better align ongoing efforts in code smell research.