Call for contributions
The objective of the ICSE 2018 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 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.
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.
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 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 ACM formatting 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 EasyChair submission page by November 20, 2017. (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 examples from ICSE 2016 demo
- Submission deadline: November 20 18, 2018
- Notification deadline: January 22, 2018
- Camera ready copy: February 12, 2018
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Anne KoziolekProgram Chair
Karlsruhe Institute of Technology
Tien NguyenProgram Chair
The University of Texas - Dallas
Walid AbdelmoezCommittee Member
Arab Academy for Science, Technology & Maritime Transport, Egypt
Aldeida AletiCommittee Member
Steffen BeckerCommittee Member
University of Stuttgart
Massimiliano Di PentaCommittee Member
University of Sannio
Matthias GalsterCommittee Member
University of Canterbury
Emitzá Guzmán OrtegaCommittee Member
University of Zurich
Lingxiao JiangCommittee Member
Singapore Management University
Aditya KanadeCommittee Member
Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore
Eric KnaussCommittee Member
Chalmers University of Technology
Josiane KrollCommittee Member
David LoCommittee Member
Singapore Management University
Sam MalekCommittee Member
University of California, Irvine
Mehdi MirakhorliCommittee Member
Rochester Institute of Technology
Hoan NguyenCommittee Member
Iowa State University
Marie Christin PlateniusCommittee Member
Denys PoshyvanykCommittee Member
William and Mary
Lutz PrecheltCommittee Member
Freie Universität Berlin
Peter RigbyCommittee Member
Martin RobillardCommittee Member
Norbert SeyffCommittee Member
IFI, University of Zurich
Romina SpalazzeseCommittee Member
Catia TrubianiCommittee Member
Gran Sasso Science Institute
Rachel Tzoref-BrillCommittee Member
IBM Haifa Research Lab
Ying ZouCommittee Member
Queen's University, Kingston, Ontario