BENEVOL 2008 : The 7th BElgian-NEtherlands software eVOLution workshop

The 7th edition of the BElgian-NEtherlands software eVOLution workshop (BENEVOL 2008) took place at Eindhoven, The Netherlands. The two-day workshop hold on Thursday 11 and Friday 12 December 2008.

The aim of the workshop is to bring researchers to identify and discuss important principles, problems, techniques and results related to software evolution research and practice. Special theme of BENEVOL 2008 is Ensuring software quality in evolution.

We are very grateful to all participants, speakers and chairs for contributing to the success of BENEVOL 2008.

See you next year in Belgium!

Important dates


We solicit contributions describing recent results or novel ideas. Suggested topics include, but are not limited to:

Contributions solicited may either be

The conference language is English. PDF files of the submissions should be send to . In case of acceptance the authors should submit LaTeX source file(s) for inclusion in the informal proceedings to be distributed during the workshop. Proceedings of BENEVOL 2008 will published as a technical report of Eindhoven University of Technology.


Prof. Ralf Lämmel (University of Koblenz) has cordially accepted our invitation and will give an invited talk entitled Tracking the evolution of grammar-like knowledge in software. The preliminary program can be found in the following document: Program Benevol 2008.pdf.


The workshop will take place in Academisch Genootschap, Eindhoven. Academisch Genootschap is located in a beautiful neighborhood in the center of Eindhoven, not far from the railway station.

Getting to the Academisch Genootschap


Workshop participation is free. Register here. After your registration you will receive a confirmation by e-mail.

Registration via the Benevol website is possible until the 7th of December 2008. For registrations after this date, please send an e-mail to .


The following link to the Tourist Information website provides a list of hotels in the city center of Eindhoven: hotels

It is possible to check availability and rates of hotels on this website. However, we recommend to contact the hotels directly.


Previous events

2007, 2006, 2005, 2005, 2004, 2003.


BENEVOL 2008 has been made possible with the generous help of the following institutions:



Software Improvement Group




Institute for Programming research and Algorithmics

Faculty of Mathematics and Computer Science, Eindhoven University of Technology



FNRS FRFC research center on structural software improvement



Programming Technology Laboratory

The workshop is supported by the ERCIM Working Group on Software Evolution.

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