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Editor’s Note: Special Issue on Software Maintenance and Evolution

Empirical Software Engineering is pleased to present this special issue on Software Maintenance and Evolution, containing the following six papers:

  • “Code smells for Model-View-Controller architectures” by Maurício Aniche, Gabriele Bavota, Christoph Treude, Marco Aurélio Gerosa, and Arie van Deursen

  • “On the reaction to deprecation of clients of 4+1 popular Java APIs and the JDK” by Anand Ashok Sawant, Romain Robbes, and Alberto Bacchelli

  • “Evolving software trace links between requirements and source code” by Mona Rahimi and Jane Cleland-Huang

  • “Cloned and non-cloned Java methods: a comparative study” by Vaibhav Saini, Hitesh Sajnani, and Cristina Lopes

  • “Fusing Multi-Abstraction Vector Space Models for Concern Localization” by Yun Zhang, David Lo, Xin Xia, Giuseppe Scanniello, Tien-Duy B. Le, and Jianling Sun

  • “ProMeTA: a taxonomy for program metamodels in program reverse engineering” by Hironori Washizaki, Yann-Gaël Guéhéneuc, and Foutse Khomh

The journal gratefully acknowledges the editorial work of the scholars listed below.

Bram Adams

Polytechnique Montréal, Canada

Denys Poshyvanyk

The College of William and Mary, USA

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Editor’s Note: Special Issue on Software Maintenance and Evolution. Empir Software Eng 23, 2120 (2018).

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