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Tool Demo Track - Call for Papers


Important Dates

    **All submission dates are at 23:59 AoE (Anywhere on Earth, UTC-12)**

    Abstract Submission

    Monday, June 15, 2020

    Paper Submission

    Friday, June 19, 2020

    Author Notification

    Friday, July 10, 2020

    Camera Ready Submission

    Friday, August 7, 2020

Goal and Scope

    The ICSME 2020 Tool Demonstration Track is an opportunity for both researchers and practitioners to present and discuss software maintenance and evolution tools.

    We welcome submissions for tools ranging from research prototypes to industry tools. We specifically encourage submissions that accompany papers in the Research Paper Track. The tool demonstration paper should focus on the tool's architecture, implementation, and intended usage.

Review Criteria

    Each submission will be reviewed by at least three members of the tool demonstration program committee. The committee will review each submission on its merits and quality.

    A good tool paper should:

  1. Fall under the topics mentioned for the ICSME 2020 research track;
  2. Present and discuss a tool that has NOT been published before as a tool paper;
  3. Discuss the relevance of the proposed tool to ICSME;
  4. Report the motivation behind the tool including typical usage scenarios;
  5. Describe the tool’s novelty and how it relates to previous industrial or research efforts;
  6. Describe the tool’s goals, requirements, architecture and explain its inner workings;
  7. Consider the relevant literature;
  8. Exhibit presentation quality;
  9. Optionally, include in the abstract the URL of a 3-to-5 minute screencast, either with annotations or voice-over, that provides a concise version of the tool demo scenario. The video should be posted on YouTube (private, not shared) or hosted on the tool’s website.

Publication and Presentation

    Accepted papers will be published in the IEEE Xplore Digital Library. Please review the ICSME 2020 Publication Requirements for more details. Presentation details will follow notifications of acceptance. At least one author needs to be present at ICSME 2020 for the presentation. It should include either a live or a recorded tool demonstration.

    Authors of selected papers from the research track will be invited to submit extended versions of their work to a special issue of the Elsevier Journal of Science of Computer Programming (SCP). These selected papers will be expected to comply with the standard guidelines when publishing an extended version of a paper, including the addition of about 30% new material.

    Best tool demo. ICSME 2020 attendees will have the opportunity to rate/rank the best tools during a hands-on session. In addition to the tools’ quality perceived by the ICSME attendants, the best tools will be selected by the tool demonstration program committee based on the following criteria:

  1. Public source code availability
  2. Ease of installation and use
  3. Mature experimentation/testing
  4. Potential and/or current impact

How to submit

    Papers submitted to the tool demo track must not have been published elsewhere and must not be under review or submitted for review elsewhere while under consideration for ICSME 2020. Need not be blinded (i.e., authors will remain visible to the reviewers), to allow reporting the tool's history, ecosystem, community support, etc.

    Submissions must strictly adhere to the two-column IEEE conference proceedings format. You can find the templates here. LaTeX users should use the following configuration: \documentclass[conference]{IEEEtran}. Microsoft Word users should use the US Letter format template. Papers must not exceed 4 pages including all text, references, figures, and appendices. All submissions must be in PDF and must be submitted online by the deadline via the ICSME 2020 EasyChair conference management system; authors should choose "ICSME 2020 Tool Demonstrations Track Papers". All authors, reviewers, organizers are expected to uphold the IEEE Code of Conduct.

    Submissions that are not in compliance with the required submission format or that are out of the scope of the conference will be rejected without being reviewed. Submitted papers must comply with IEEE plagiarism policy and procedures. Papers submitted to the tool demonstrations track must not have been published elsewhere and must not be under review or submitted for review elsewhere while under consideration for ICSME 2020.

Track Chairs

  • Mario Linares-Vásquez (m.linaresv@uniandes.edu.co), Universidad de los Andes, Colombia
  • Hailong Sun (sunhl@buaa.edu.cn), Beihang University, China