Welcome to the web site of the 24th International Conference on Program Comprehension.


The International Conference on Program Comprehension (ICPC) is the principal venue for works in the area of program comprehension, and it promises to provide a quality forum for researchers and practitioners from academia, industry, and government to present and to discuss state-of-the-art results and best practices in the field of program comprehension. ICPC'16 is sponsored by the IEEE Computer Society and ACM.

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Topics of submission

Topics of interest for all tracks include but are not limited to:

  • Tool support for program comprehension;
  • Novel visualization techniques and interfaces to support program comprehension, including searching, browsing and analyzing;
  • Cognitive theories for program comprehension, including experiments, empirical studies, and case studies;
  • Individual, collaborative, distributed, and global program comprehension;
  • Comprehension of specific types of software systems, such as open/closed source, mobile applications, web-based systems, legacy systems, product lines, libraries, multi-threaded applications, and systems of systems;
  • Comprehension in the context of diverse software process models and specific lifecycle activities, such as: maintenance, evolution, reengineering, migration, security, auditing, and testing;
  • Comprehension of software artifacts;
  • Empirical evaluations of program comprehension tools, techniques, and approaches;
  • Human aspects in program comprehension;
  • Comprehension and legal issues, such as due diligence, intellectual property, reverse engineering, and litigation;
  • Issues and case studies in the transfer of program comprehension technology to industry.


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Important dates

  • Conference Dates

    16 May.



    17 May.


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