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  1. Nicolas Anquetil, Káthia Marçal Oliveira, Márcio Greyck Batista Dias, Marcelo Ramal, and Ricardo Moura Meneses. Knowledge for Software Maintenance. In Proceedings of the Fifteenth International Conference on Software Engineering & Knowledge Engineering (SEKE'2003), p. 61—68, 2003. Acceptance rate: 71/159 = 45%. 

    Knowledge management is emerging as a promising area to support software engineering activities. The general idea is to use knowledge gained in previous projects to help future ones. We believe this approach is even more relevant when considering software maintenance where maintainers often have to modify a system that they did not develop, that has no documentation, and that nobody knows intimately. Contrasting with this lack of information on the system, maintainers need a lot of knowledge: about the application domain, the organization software maintenance procedures, the system itself, the language used, past development methods, etc. Although one can readily agree with the information needs listed above, there is no clear, exhaustive definition of which knowledge would be useful to perform software maintenance. In this paper we describe our research to identify these needs. This research is part of a long term project that aims at building a knowledge management system for software maintenance.