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ICSE 2015 call for contributions to


The objective of the ICSE 2015 Demonstrations Track is to excite the software engineering community about new advances in our field through compelling demonstrations that help advance research and practice. The track is a highly interactive venue where researchers and practitioners can demonstrate their tools and data sets and discuss them with attendees.

Tool-based demonstrations describe novel aspects of early prototypes or mature tools. The tool demonstrations must communicate clearly the following information to the audience:

  • the envisioned users;
  • the software engineering challenge it proposes to address;
  • the methodology it implies for its users; and
  • the results of validation studies already conducted for mature tools, or the design of planned studies for early prototypes.

Data set-based demonstrations, which must be based on publicly available data sets, must communicate:

  • the rationale behind the collection of the data;
  • the process through which the data set was obtained and curated;
  • the high-level model conceptualizing the data set; and
  • how the data set has been used and what other potential uses can be envisioned for it.

Highlighting scientific contributions through concrete artifacts is a critical supplement to the traditional ICSE research papers. A demonstration provides the opportunity to communicate how the scientific approach has been implemented or how a specific hypothesis has been assessed, including details such as implementation and usage issues, data models and representations, APIs for tool and data access. Authors of regular research papers are thus also encouraged to submit an accompanying demonstration paper.

Best Demonstration Awards and Best Demonstration Video Awards

This year, we will present best demonstration awards and best demonstration video awards based on comments from Demonstrations Committee members and ICSE 2015 participants. In addition, we will consider the number of views and likes for the best demonstration video awards.
Winners will be recognized with award certificates and prizes.


Each submission will be reviewed by at least three members of the demonstrations selection committee.

The evaluation criteria include:

  • the relevance of the proposed demonstration for the ICSE audience;
  • the technical soundness of the demonstrated tool (for a tool demo);
  • the usefulness of the demonstrated data analysis (for a data-set demo);
  • the originality of its underlying ideas;
  • the quality of its presentation in the associated video; and
  • the degree to which it considers the relevant literature.

How to Submit

Submissions must conform to the ICSE 2015 formatting and submission instructions. In particular, submissions of demonstrations papers must meet the following criteria.

  • A demonstration submission may not exceed four pages (including all text, references and figures).
  • Each submission MUST be accompanied by a short video (between three and five minutes long) illustrating the demonstration. The video should be made available online at the time of submission. Videos should (i) provide an overview of the tool’s capabilities and/or dataset characteristics; (ii) walk through (some of) the tool capabilities and/or data analysis process; (iii) where appropriate, provide clarifying voice-over and/or annotation highlights; and (iv) be engaging and exciting for the watcher!
  • A submission may not have been previously published in a demonstration form.
  • The paper submission must be in PDF.

Papers must be submitted electronically through CyberChair by November 21, 2014. (The submission webpage will be opened 3 months before the submission deadline).

At the end of the abstract, please append the URL at which your demo video can be found. Please note that for consistency, we require that ALL videos be uploaded to YouTube and made accessible during the time of reviewing. Authors of successful submissions will have the opportunity to revise both the paper and the video (and its hosting location) by the camera-ready deadline.

For examples of previously successful short videos, please see the following:

For further information, please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Important Dates

  • Submission deadline: November 21, 2014
  • Notification deadline: January 21st, 2015
  • Camera ready copy deadline: February 13, 2015

Demonstrations Co-Chairs

Emerson Murphy-Hill, North Carolina State University, United States
Sung Kim, The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, Hong Kong

Demonstrations Committee

Rachel Bellamy IBM USA
Ivan Beschastnikh University of British Columbia Canada
Christian Bird Microsoft Research USA
Ray Buse Google USA
Satish Chandra Samsung USA
Brian Doll Github USA
Thomas Fritz University of Zurich Switzerland
Mangala Gowri IBM India
Munawar Hafiz Auburn University USA
Christine Julien University of Texas at Austin USA
Christian Kastner Carnegie Mellon University USA
Dongsun Kim University of Luxembourg Luxembourg
Thomas LaToza University of California, Urvine USA
Claire Le Goues Carnegie Mellon University USA
Wei Le Iowa State University USA
Ali Mesbah University of British Columbia Canada
Mei Naggapan Rochester Institute of Technology USA
Sukyoung Ryu KAIST South Korea
Anita Sarma University of Nebraska-Lincoln USA
Koushik Sen UC Berkeley USA
David Shepherd ABB Research USA
Mike Smit Dalhousie University Canada
Xusheng Xiao NEC USA
Zhenchang Xing Nanyang Technological University Singapore 

Formatting and submission instructions

Submissions must conform to the ICSE 2015 formatting guidelines, and must not exceed 4 pages including all text, references and figures. Submissions that do not comply with the instructions and size limits will be rejected without review.

Formatting and Submission Guidelines 

All papers must conform, at time of submission, to the IEEE Formatting Guidelines. Please use either this Word Template or this LaTeX package (please notice these have been updated on date Jul 29 2014). Make sure that you use US letter page format.

Submissions must be in PDF format. Make sure that you are using the correct IEEE style file: the title should be typeset in 24pt font and the body of the paper should be typeset in 10pt font.

Latex users: please use \documentclass[conference]{IEEEtran} (without option 'compsoc' or 'compsocconf').

Papers, when properly formatted, must not exceed the size limits stated for the paper categories as follows:

Submission category Size Limit 

Technical Research

10 pages for the main text, inclusive of figures, tables, appendices; references only may be included on up to 2 additional pages.
Please check more detailed guidelines here.

Workshop Proposal 4 pages, including all text, references, appendices, and figures, plus 1 additional page for your workshop's call for papers.
Technical Briefings 2 pages, including all text, references, appendices, and figures; and at least 3 typical sample slides of presentation.

Software Engineering in Pratice

Experience reports and case studies: 10 pages, including all text, references, appendices, and figures.
Panel proposals: 2 pages, including all text, references, appendices, and figures.
Talk proposals: 150 words for abstract, 500 words for talk description.

Software Engineering in Society

Short papers: 4 pages, including all text, references, appendices, and figures.
Long papers: 10 pages, including all text, references, appendices, and figures.

Joint ICSE&CSEET Software Engineering in Education and Training

Full papers and case studies: 10 pages, including all text, references, appendices, and figures.
Short papers: 4 pages, including all text, references, appendices, and figures.
Panel proposals: 4 pages, including all text, references, appendices, and figures.

Demonstrations 4 pages, including all text, references, appendices, and figures.
New Ideas and Emerging Results 4 pages, including all text, references, appendices, and figures.
Doctoral Symposium 4 pages, including all text, references, appendices, and figures.
ACM Student Research Competition 2 pages, including all text, appendices, and figures; references only may be included on up to 1 additional page.
Posters 2 pages, including all text, references, appendices, and figures, and the poster in A0 portrait format.

Submissions that do not comply with the foregoing instructions and size limits will be desk rejected without review.

Accepted Contributions

All authors of accepted papers will be asked to complete an electronic IEEE Copyright form and will receive further instructions for preparing their camera ready versions.
All accepted contributions will be published in the conference electronic proceedings and in both ACM Digital Library and IEEE Digital Library.

For all tracks and workshops:

The names and ordering of authors in the camera ready version cannot be modified from the ones in the submitted version – no exceptions! The title can be changed only if required by the reviewers and the new title must be accepted by the track chairs. 

ICSE 2015 call for contributions to

Software Engineering In Practice

Software Engineering In Practice (SEIP) Track

The Software Engineering in Practice (SEIP) track is the privileged ICSE track for researchers and practitioners to discuss innovations and solutions to concrete software engineering problems. SEIP provides a unique forum for networking, exchanging new ideas, fostering innovations, and forging long-term collaborations for addressing the most interesting software engineering research directions. Following its tradition, SEIP will gather highly-qualified industrial and research participants that are eager to communicate and share common interests in software engineering. The technical program of the track will be composed of invited speeches, paper presentations, and panel discussions with a strong focus on software engineering practitioners.


Submissions that adhere to the ICSE 2015 submission and formatting instructions can be made using the EasyChair link provided here:


We are seeking the following types of submissions. All submissions have to be written exclusively in English.

  • Experience report and case studies papers (10 pages): Each paper should provide clear take-away value by describing the context of a problem of practical importance; discussing why the solution of the problem is innovative, effective, or efficient; providing a concise explanation of the approach, techniques, and methodologies employed; and explaining the best practices that emerged, tools developed, and/or software processes involved. Furthermore, papers should describe broader applicability, an overall assessment of benefits, risks and mitigations, and other lessons learned. Experience reports and case studies may be up to ten pages in length (including figures, tables, appendices, and references) and will appear in the ICSE Companion proceedings.

    Paper submissions must be original (not published or under review elsewhere), include the title of the submission, the name and affiliation of each author, an up to 150-words abstract, and up to 8 keywords.

    Accepted papers will be included in the ICSE Companion proceedings. IEEE Software will recognize the best paper of the SEIP track with an award at the conference.


  • Panel proposals (2 pages): We solicit panel proposals on topics that are likely to be relevant and of interest to industrial attendees. Each proposal should describe the topic to be discussed, argue why the topic is timely and of interest, and identify an initial panel membership with associated bios of identified panelists.

    Each accepted panel will be allowed two pages in the ICSE Companion proceedings.


  • Talk proposals (*NEW*): This type of submission is only open to practitioners. We solicit talks on topics that are likely to be relevant and interesting to both industrial and academic attendees. Examples of talks include, but are not limited to: post mortem of software projects, forgotten research topics that are still highly relevant to industry, new challenges in software engineering that need help from research.

    Talk proposals should include the title, the name and affiliation of each presenter, a short abstract for the conference program (150 words), and up to 8 keywords. In addition the proposal should include a "talk description", which describes what the talk will be about, highlighting its key points and the reason why it is interesting to ICSE attendees (500 words). Submissions should include a speaker biography and history, and can include supporting materials such as white papers or videos. Submissions must also indicate a desired length of either 15 min or 30 min. Please note that the target audience of the talk proposal are the members of the program committee.

    Talk proposals will be reviewed in two phases. The outcome of the first phase is either rejected or conditionally accepted for the next phase. In the second phase, submitters will be required to prepare the complete presentation. The committee will then review the presentations and make the final accept/reject decisions.

    Each accepted talk will be allowed two pages for an "extended abstract" in the ICSE Companion proceedings. The target audience of this document are the attendees of the conference and the readers of the proceedings.


All submissions will be reviewed by at least two members of the Software Engineering in Practice Program Committee. Submissions must not have been previously published or concurrently submitted elsewhere. Submissions will be evaluated on the basis of practicality to industry, originality, significance of contribution, applicability, quality of presentation, and discussion to related work.

Important Dates

For papers and panel proposals

Submissions Due: October 24, 2014

Notification of Acceptance: January 12, 2015

Camera Ready Copy: February 13, 2015

For talk proposals

Phase 1 Submissions Due (proposal, speaker biography): October 24, 2014

Phase 1 Notifications: November 24, 2014

Phase 2 Submissions Due (complete presentation): December 10, 2014

Notification of Acceptance: January 12, 2015

Camera Ready Copy: February 13, 2015


Antonino Sabetta, SAP Labs, France

Thomas Zimmermann, Microsoft Research, United States

SEIP Committee

Ayse Bener Ryerson University Canada
Jan Bosch Chalmers University of Technology Sweden
Eric Bouwers Software Improvement Group Netherlands
Luigi Buglione ENG Italy
Raymond Buse Google USA
Satish Chandra Samsung Electronics India
Christof Ebert Vector Consulting Services Germany
Hakan Erdogmus Carnegie Mellon University Silicon Valley, USA
Davide Falessi Cal Poly USA
John Favaro Intecs Italy
Thomas Fritz University of Zurich Switzerland
Alessandra Gorla Saarland University Germany
Michaela Greiler Microsoft Corporation USA
Ahmed E. Hassan Queen's University Canada
Kim Herzig Microsoft Research UK
Pieter Hooimeijer Facebook USA
Valerie Issarny INRIA France
Yasutaka Kamei Kyushu University Japan
Roger Kilian-Kehr SAP Germany
Heiko Koziolek ABB Corporate Research Germany
Philippe Kruchten University of British Columbia Canada
Georg Leyh Siemens AG Germany
Walid Maalej University of Hamburg Germany
Eda Marchetti ISTI-CNR Italy
Kim Moir Mozilla USA
Ipek Ozkaya Software Engineering Institute USA
Sachar Paulus FH Brandenburg Germany
John Penix Google USA
Brian Robinson ABB Corporate Research USA
Guenther Ruhe University of Calgary Canada
Diptikalyan Saha IBM India
Bran Selic Malina Software Corporation Canada
Vibhu Saujanya Sharma Accenture Technology Labs India
Forrest Shull Software Engineering Institute USA
Alberto Sillitti Free University of Bolzano Italy
Erik Simmons Intel Corporation USA
Vibha Sinha IBM India
Diomidis Spinellis Athens University of Economics and Business Greece
Stefan Wagner University of Stuttgart Germany

Formatting and submission instructions

Please review the submission and formatting instructions carefully. Submissions that do not comply with the instructions and size limits will be rejected without review.

ICSE 2015 call for contributions to



The ICSE 2015 Poster Track provides an opportunity for researchers and practitioners to present, show-case, and discuss their most recent advances, experiences, and challenges in the field of software engineering in an informal setting. As the top software engineering venue, ICSE is known to provide an excellent environment for discussions from which new ideas and solutions can emerge.


Poster submissions are intended to stimulate discussions of recent advances, experiences, and challenges as well as cutting-edge ideas, in the field of software engineering.


Each submission will be reviewed by at least two members of the program committee. The main evaluation criteria include the relevance and quality of the proposed posters in terms of originality, relevance for the ICSE audience, technical soundness, and presentation quality.

How to Submit

Submissions comprise an extended abstract of two pages (in ICSE 2015 proceedings format) and the poster in A0 portrait format (841mm x 1189mm). The extended abstract describes recent advances, experiences, challenges or cutting-edge ideas in the field of software engineering. Submissions must be clearly indicated as posters by preceding the title of the extended abstract with "Poster", for example "Poster: New Advances in Software Engineering".

Proposals must be submitted electronically through EasyChair .

Important Dates

  • Submission Deadline: January 13, 2015
  • Acceptance Notification: February 5, 2015
  • Camera-ready Copy Deadline: February 13, 2015

Accepted extended abstracts of the posters will be published in ICSE 2015 proceedings.

Posters Co-Chairs

Hong Zhu, Oxford Brookes University, UK
Marija Mikic-Rakic, Google Los Angeles, USA

Posters Committee

Daniel Popescu   Google Los Angeles, USA
Roshanak Roshandel   Seattle University, USA
Ivo Krka   Google Zurich
Nicolás R. D'Ippolito   Universidad de Buenos Aires, AR
Gordon Fraser   University of Sheffield, UK
John Hughes   Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden
Shaoying Liu   Hosei University, Japan
Lu Zhang   Peking University, China
Alexander Pretschner   Technische Universität München, Germany
Henry Muccini   University of L'Aquila, Italy
Paul Strooper   University of Queensland, Australia
T.Y. Chen   Swinburne University of Technology, Australia
Raul Santelices   University of Notre Dame, USA
W.K. Chan   City University Hong Kong
ICSE 2015 call for contributions to

JSEET - Joint Software Engineering Education and Training

ICSE 2015 will host a new Joint Program of the ICSE Software Engineering Education and Training Track (SEET) and the Conference on Software Engineering Education and Training (CSEE&T), merging into a powerful synergy contributions and participations from both ICSE and CSEE&T communities.

Theme: "Software Engineering Education and Training: System Thinking and System Scale"

Aims and Scope

The emergence of software engineering as a new term in the discipline of Computer Science / Computing / Informatics has created significant challenges for educators. Embracing this new concept requires a transition from a discipline of lone wolves and artistic heroes to a discipline of engineers focusing on product development in a planned process under constrained time, budget, and other resources but leading to a predictable quality. Some of the issues involved could be taught well in classrooms. For others, even project-based instruction provides only a weak proxy for training and learning while on the job. Team issues notably show a very different face in educational settings than in the field.

The area of software has been continuously expanding, and today, the software development concerns are not only related to pure software matters, such as software architecture, design, implementation and testing, but also to other systems and the environment in which the software is performing. Questions of safety, security, sustainability, usability and particularly scalability are now just as important as questions relating to the functional requirements. Also, as systems increase in scale, software development requires more and more system-related reasoning, which makes software engineering education and training even more challenging. How can we teach software engineers (students or other trainees) to cope with problems of scale? To what extent should system thinking be a part of software engineering education? As well as being experts in designing software, how far should software developers also be experts in system engineering or other application domains?

Topics of Interest

JSEET 2015 is looking for contributions that address new challenges and best practices in software engineering and training. While we welcome submissions on all topics related to software engineering education and training, we are particularly interested in submissions exploring recent developments in aspects of incorporating software engineering with system engineering, or emphasizing system concerns such as sustainability, dependability, usability, scalability, different types of systems, and similar.

The track is intended to cover a wide range of topics, including (but not limited to):

  • software and system development;
  • new best practices for SEET;
  • innovative curriculum or course formats;
  • blending software engineering and other disciplines, such as music, art and psychology;
  • blending software engineering and other engineering disciplines, such as electrical engineering and bioengineering;
  • exploring the widespread adoption of mobile devices for SEET;
  • multidisciplinary team development and project management;
  • domain engineering; social and cultural issues;
  • global and distributed software engineering;
  • cooperation in education between industry and academia;
  • methodological aspects of software engineering education;
  • continuous education to cope with technological change

Format and Submissions for the JSEET

  • Full papers, up to 10 pages, documenting results and findings, where the research presented has followed established research methods;
  • Short papers, up to 4 pages, reporting novel results that have not been fully evaluated, which will be presented as posters;
  • Case study papers, up to 10 pages, reporting on novel courses, tools, or delivery formats;
  • Panel session proposals, up to 4 pages, which describe the topic to be discussed, explain why this topic will be of interest and give details of the proposed panel membership. Note that proposals for panel sessions will be considered for inclusion in either ICSE or CSEE&T, as determined by the JSEET committee.

Sumbissions that adhere to the ICSE 2015 formatting and submission Instructions can be made using the EasyChair link provided here: https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=jseet2015

Important Dates

  • Submission deadline: October 24, 2014
  • Notification of reviewing decisions: January 21, 2015
  • Camera ready due: February 13, 2015


JSEET Co-Chairs

JSEET Committee

Eduardo Almeida Federal University of Bahia and RiSE
Shashikant Albal Carnegie Mellon, Software Engineering Masters Program, USA
Mikio Aoyama Nanzan University
Mark Ardis Stevens Institute of Technology
Jocelyn Armarego Murdoch University
Ellen Barbosa ICMC/USP
Leonor Barroca The Open University
Andreas Bollin University of Klagenfurt
Ivana Bosnic University of Zagreb, Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Computing
David Budgen Durham University
Yuanfang Cai Drexel University
Jeffrey Carver University of Alabama
Igor Čavrak FER
Wajee Chookittikul Phetchaburi Rajabhat Institute
Paolo Ciancarini Univ. of Bologna
Tayana Conte UFAM
Arievan Deursen Delft University of Technology
Laurence Duchien University of Lille
Robert Feldt Blekinge Institute of Technology
Vahid Garousi Atilim University
Olly Gotel Independent Researcher
Georg Hagel Hochschule Kempten, University of Applied Sciences, Germany
Regina Hebig Hasso Plattner Institute for Software Systems Engineering
Elke Hochmüller Carinthia University of Applied Sciences
John Hunt Covenant College
Sylvia Ilieva Sofia University
Timothy Lethbridge University of Ottawa
Shaun Longstreet Marquette University
Tiziana Margaria-Steffen Univ. Potsdam
Nancy Mead Carnegie Mellon University
Juergen Mottok LaS³, OTH Regensburg
Hausi A. Muller University of Victoria
Shin Nakajima National Institute of Informatics
Rory Oconnor Dublin City University & Lero Irish Software Engineering Research Centre
Daniel Port University of Hawaii
Damith Rajapakse National University of Singapore
Roshanak Roshandel Seattle University
Chandan Rupakheti Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology
Todd Sedano Carnegie Mellon University
Bonita Sharif Youngstown State University
Mark Sherriff University of Virginia
David Sinclair Dublin City University
Murali Sitaraman Clemson University
Judith Stafford University of Colorado
Eleni Stroulia University of Alberta
Anya Tafliovich University of Toronto Scarborough
Barrie Thompson Independent Researcher
Steve Tockey Construx Software
Arievan Deursen Delft University of Technology
Alf Inge Wang Norwegian University of Science and Technology
Vera Werneck Universidade do Estado do Rio de Janeiro – UERJ-IME
Jon Whittle Lancaster University
Michal Young University of Oregon


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