[ecoop-info] ICSE 2015 - New Ideas and Emerging Results (NIER) track - call for contributions

Domenico BIANCULLI domenico.bianculli at uni.lu
Thu Oct 2 13:50:42 CEST 2014

ICSE 2015


The 37th International Conference on Software Engineering

May 16-24, 2015 - Firenze, Italy

Call for contributions to the
New Ideas and Emerging Results (NIER) track


* Goals *

The goal of NIER 2015 is to encourage radical new directions that
represent disruptive innovations in the making, which can challenge
the status quo of the software engineering discipline.

To support that goal, NIER 2015 will publish three kinds of papers:

1. Reflections (on the past) such as:

* Startling results that call into question current research directions;
* Bold arguments on current research directions that may be somehow misguided;
* Results that disregard established results or beliefs of evidence
  that call for fundamentally new directions.

2. Initiatives (recently funded new ideas):

* Summaries of newly awarded, highly innovative, large multi-year research grants.

3. Visions (of the future):

* Bold visions of new directions which may not yet be supported by
  solid results but rather by a strong and well motivated scientific
  intuition. An example of such a vision can be unusual synergies with
  other disciplines, or the importance of software engineering in
  problems whose software engineering aspects have not been studied

NIER submissions must clearly motivate and illustrate a rationale for
changing current practice and/or research in software engineering.

The writing style can even be narrative to the extent where this
supports the motivation for an emerging research direction.

Note that evaluation results are not required for NIER papers (but if
such results exist, then they may optionally be presented, if only to
give the reviewers a feel about the evaluation plan).

* Scope *

NIER provides a forum for innovative, thought-provoking research in
software engineering in order to accelerate the exposure of the
community to early yet promising and potentially inspiring research

NIER papers are not second-class ICSE research track papers. NIER is a
forum for first-class contributions that provide novel, soundly
motivated research directions and emerging results.

In principle, the track addresses the same topics of interest as those
of the technical research paper track. However, NIER authors are
encouraged to combine these topics in new ways, to establish
connections to other fields outside of classical software engineering,
as well as to argue for the importance of software engineering
research in areas not explicitly listed.

* Out of scope *

A NIER submission should not be a position statement, ICSE research
submissions lacking an evaluation, nor disguised advertisements for
previously published results. For such out-of-scope submissions,
authors should consider submitting to the main ICSE conference, one of
the many ICSE workshops, or one of the satellite ICSE conferences.

Also, an ICSE research track submission with slightly less evaluation
is not a good NIER paper. NIER papers are fundamentally different in

* Evaluation *

All papers will be evaluated in terms of the following criteria.

* Value: the problem is worth exploring;
* Impact: the potential for disruption of current practice;
* Originality: of the paper's insight;
* Synergy : the paper appropriately connects a set of things that were previously treated separately;
* Validity: soundness of the rationale;
* Scholarship: appropriate consideration of relevant literature;
* Quality : overall paper quality;
* Surprise: startling and unexpected findings.

* How to submit *

In the submission form, authors must clearly identify their paper as one of

* Reflections (on the past);
* Initiatives (recently funded research projects);
* Visions (of the future).

A NIER submission must conform at the time of submission to the ICSE
2015 submission and formatting instructions
<http://2015.icse-conferences.org/submission-guidelines>, and must not
exceed four pages, including all text, references, appendices, and
figures. NIER papers must be submitted electronically at the NIER
EasyChair submission site
(<https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=icse15nier>), by the
submission deadline.

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

Note that authors of accepted papers are also required to submit a
poster describing their work.

Authors will present their work via a talk and a poster sessions.

* Important dates *

Submission deadline: November 21st, 2014.

Notification to authors: January 21st, 2015.

Camera ready deadline: February 13th, 2015.

If you have any questions about the suitability of  a paper, please contact the co-chairs Tim Menzies or Abhik Roychoudhury

NIER Committee

Tim Menzies (Co-Chair)	 	North Carolina State University, United States
Abhik Roychoudhury (Co-Chair)	National University of Singapore
Mathieu Acher			University of Rennes I / INRIA
Nelly Bencomo	 		School of Engineering and Applied Science, Aston University, UK
Marcel Böhme			National University of Singapore
Margaret Burnett	 	Oregon State University
Vittorio Cortellessa	 	Universita' dell'Aquila
Bradley Cossette	 	University of Calgary
Eduardo Cunha De Almeida	Universidade Federal do Paraná (UFPR)
Serge Demeyer	 		Universiteit Antwerpen (ANSYMO)
Danny Dig	 		Oregon State University
Alexander Egyed	 		Johannes Kepler University
Franck Fleurey	 		SINTEF
Xavier Franch	 		Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya
Smita Ghaisas	 		Tata Research Design and Development Center
Sudipto Ghosh	 		Dept of Computer Science, Colorado State University
Mike Godfrey	 		University of Waterloo
Sol Greenspan	 		NSF
William G.J.Halfond	 	University of Southern California
Ross Jeffery	 		UNSW & NICTA
Xiaoping Jia	 		Depaul University
Aditya Kanade	 		Indian Institute of Science
Jacques Klein	 		University of Luxembourg
Philippe Kruchten	 	University of British Columbia
Shuvendu Lahiri	 		Microsoft Research
Claire Le Goues	 		Carnegie Mellon University
Seok-Won Lee	 		Ajou University
Patricia Machado	 	Federal University of Campina Grande
Hausi A.Muller	 		University of Victoria
Nan Niu	 			Mississippi State University
James Noble	 		Victoria University of Wellington
Srinivas Padmanabhuni	 	Infosys Technologies Ltd
Liliana Pasquale	 	Lero - The Irish Software Engineering Research Centre
Anna Perini	 		Fondazione Bruno Kessler - IRST- Italy
Martin Pinzger	 		University of Klagenfurt
Raghu Reddy	 		International Institute of Information Technology, Hyderabad
Roshanak Roshandel	 	Seattle University
Subhajit Roy	 		Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur
Houari Sahraoui	 		DIRO, Université De Montréal
Santonu Sarkar	 		Infosys Technologies Ltd
Forrest Shull	 		Software Engineering Institute, USA
Jun Sun	 			Singapore University of Technology and Design
Tetsuo Tamai	 		Hosei University
Sira Vegas	 		Universidad Politecnica de Madrid
Lu Zhang	 		Peking University
Jian Zhang	 		Institute of Software, Chinese Academy of Sciences

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