[ecoop-info] ICSE 2015 - Demonstrations track - call for contributions

Domenico BIANCULLI domenico.bianculli at uni.lu
Thu Oct 16 00:29:59 CEST 2014

ICSE 2015


The 37th International Conference on Software Engineering

May 16-24, 2015 - Firenze, Italy

Call for contributions to the
Demonstrations track

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

* Evaluation *

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
<http://2015.icse-conferences.org/submission-guidelines>. 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
<http://cyberchairpro.borbala.net/icsedemos/submit/> by November 21, 2014.

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 icse15demo at googlegroups.com

* 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, Irvine, 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
<http://2015.icse-conferences.org/submission-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.

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