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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.

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