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Software clones are identical or similar pieces of code. They are often a result of copying and pasting as an act of ad-hoc reuse by programmers. Software clones research is of high relevance for industry. Many researchers have reported high rates of cloning in both industrial as well as open-source systems.Many techniques exist that try to detect clones. There are also lines of research in clone detection that evaluate these approaches, reason about ways to remove clones, assess the effect of clones on maintainability, track their evolution, and investigate root causes of clones. Today, research in software clones is an established field with more than 100 publications in various conferences and journals.The purpose of the workshop is, essentially, to solidify and give shape to this research area and community.
Date of Conference: 24-27 March 2009