SANER is the premier research conference on the theory and practice of recovering information from existing software and systems. It explores innovative methods of extracting the many kinds of information that can be recovered from software, software engineering documents, and systems artifacts, and examines innovative ways of using this information in system renovation and program understanding.

SANER promotes discussion and interaction among researchers and practitioners about the development of maintainable systems, and the improvement, evolution, migration, and reengineering of existing systems. It also explores innovative methods of extracting the many kinds of information of interest to software developers and examines innovative ways of using this information in system renovation and program understanding.

SANER will feature technical research paper sessions, workshops, an early research achievements track, an industry paper track, a tool demonstration track, a doctoral symposium, and also a number of co-located events.

SANER joins the Working Conference on Reverse Engineering (WCRE) series, the premier conference series on the theory and practice of recovering information from existing software and systems, and the European Conference on Software Maintenance and Reengineering (CSMR) series, the premier conference series on the theory and practice of maintenance, reengineering, and evolution of software systems. SANER follows the highly successful IEEE CSMR-WCRE Software Evolution Week, which was held in Antwerp, Belgium, 2014.

SANER 2017 best research papers will be invited for consideration in a special issue of the Springer Journal Empirical Software Engineering (EMSE) edited by Springer.

SANER 2017 will be held in Klagenfurt from February 21 – 24, at the Alpen-Adria University Klagenfurt, Austria.