[ecoop-info] ICSME 2019: Call for Papers

Eleni CONSTANTINOU Eleni.CONSTANTINOU at umons.ac.be
Thu Feb 28 23:04:26 CET 2019

35th IEEE International Conference on Software Maintenance and
Evolution (ICSME'19)


September 30 - October 4, 2019, Cleveland, Ohio, USA



IEEE International Conference on Software Maintenance and Evolution
(ICSME) is the premier forum for researchers and practitioners to
present and discuss the most recent innovations, trends, experiences,
and challenges in software maintenance and evolution. We invite high
quality submissions describing significant, original, and unpublished
results related to but not limited to any of the following software
maintenance and evolution topics:

- Change and defect management
- Code cloning and provenance
- Concept and feature location
- Continuous integration/deployment
- Empirical studies of software maintenance and evolution
- Evolution of non-code artifacts
- Human aspects of software maintenance and evolution
- Maintenance and evolution of model-based methods
- Maintenance and evolution processes
- Maintenance and evolution of mobile apps
- Mining software repositories
- Productivity of software engineers
- Release engineering
- Reverse engineering and re-engineering
- Run-time evolution and dynamic configuration
- Service oriented and cloud computing
- Software and system comprehension
- Software migration and renovation
- Software quality assurance
- Software refactoring and restructuring
- Software testing theory and practice
- Source code analysis and manipulation

ICSME welcomes innovative ideas that are timely, well presented, and
evaluated. All submissions must position themselves within the
existing literature, describe the relevance of the results to
specific software engineering goals, and include a clear motivation
and presentation of the work. Selected papers will be invited to a
special issue of the International Journal of Empirical Software
Engineering (EMSE).

Submissions must not exceed 10 pages (including figures and
appendices) plus up to 2 pages that contain ONLY references.

*Important Dates*
- Abstract Submission: Friday, March 29, 2019
- Paper Submission: Friday, April 5, 2019
- Author Notification: Monday, June 10, 2019


The Short Papers Track provides an opportunity for sharing valuable
early-stage work with the ICMSE community, eliciting feedback, and
fostering discussions and collaborations among researchers interested
in the broad area of Software Maintenance and Evolution.

The scope of research topics of this track is the same as for the
main conference. We encourage researchers and practitioners to submit
work-in-progress to discuss ongoing research, negative results,
practical experience, challenges or issues related to software
maintenance and evolution. The papers in this track do not require a
strong empirical evaluation.

Submissions must not exceed 5 pages including all text, appendices,
figures, tables, and references.

*Important Dates*
- Paper Submission: Tuesday, June 11, 2019
- Author Notification: Friday, July 12, 2019


The Late-Breaking Ideas Track is a new addition to the ICSME program
for 2019. The overarching goal of this track is to provide a highly
interactive and collaborative venue for ICSME researchers of all
backgrounds to conduct impactful, meaningful discussions about
cutting edge or emerging work conducted related to software
engineering, maintenance, and evolution. As such, this track accepts
2-page extended abstracts. Accepted abstracts will be briefly
presented and thoroughly discussed in a highly interactive conference
format. Thus, we anticipate this track facilitating discussion on
novel, high impact ideas relevant to the ICSME community and directly
fostering collaborations to advance fledgling research ideas.

Submissions must not exceed 2 pages for all text, appendices, figures, and
tables. One additional page for references ONLY is allowed.

*Important Dates*
- Paper Submission: Friday, June 14, 2019
- Author Notification: Friday, July 12, 2019


The ICSME 2019 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.

Submissions must not exceed 4 pages (including content and

*Important Dates*
- Paper Submission: Monday, June 17, 2019
- Author Notification: Friday, July 12, 2019


The industry track brings together participants from academia and
industry in a venue that highlights practical and real-world studies
of software maintenance and evolution. This track aims to foster
mutually-beneficial links between those engaged in scientific
research and practitioners working to improve software maintenance
and evolution practices. Experiences from practitioners provide
crucial input into future research directions and allow others to
learn from successes and failures.

Submissions may be extended abstracts (1 page), short papers (4
pages), or long papers (10 pages).

*Full/Short Papers*
- Abstract Submission: Friday, April 12, 2019
- Paper Submission: Friday, April 19, 2019
- Author Notification: Monday, June 10, 2019

*Extended Abstracts*
- Paper Submission: Friday, June 14, 2019
- Author Notification: Friday, July 12, 2019


The goal of the Artifact Track of ICSME 2019 is to promote,
celebrate, and catalog excellent examples of research artifacts in
software engineering. These artifacts are reusable units of research
that can be used to support other research endeavors.

Submissions are limited to a single page.

*Important Dates*
- Paper Submission: Monday, June 24, 2019
- Author Notification: Monday, July 8, 2019


This track is aimed at recent journal papers describing original and
unpublished results that relate to software maintenance and
evolution, and are not extensions of previous conference papers.

Submissions consist of a short talk proposal consisting of the paper
title, abstract, a short statement on how the work satisfies the
journal first criteria, and the PDF of the accepted paper.

*Important Dates*
- Paper Submission: Friday, June 14, 2019
- Author Notification: Wednesday, July 10, 2019


The overall goal of the ICSME 2019 doctoral symposium is to help the
next generation of ICSME researchers form connections and gain advice
on their proposed areas of research. To support this goal the
doctoral symposium will have three tracks: early predoctoral
(pre-proposal), late predoctoral (post-proposal), and post-doctoral.
Each track will work towards the goal as appropriate for its career
preparation stage. The three tracks will meet together for the day to
enable multi-level peer mentoring as more senior students and junior
researchers reflect on their experiences during their PhD studies.

*Important Dates*
- Paper Submission: Monday, June 24, 2019
- Author Notification: Saturday, July 6, 2019


All papers must be in PDF, conform to the ICSME'19 formatting
guidelines, and submitted online via ICSME 2019 EasyChair. See the
website (https://icsme2019.github.io) for more information.

*General Chairs*
Jonathan I. Maletic, Kent State University
Brian Robinson, ABB Corporate Research

*Program Chairs*
Arpad Beszedes, University of Szeged
Miryung Kim, University of California, Los Angeles

*Short Paper Track Chairs*
Sonia Haiduc, Florida State University
Federica Sarro, University College London

*Late Breaking Ideas Track Chairs* 
Kevin Moran, College of William & Mary
Bonita Sharif, University of Nebraska - Lincoln

*Tool Demos Track Chairs*
Michael Collard, The University of Akron
Shinpei Hayashi, Tokyo Institute of Technology

*Industry Track Chairs*
Katja Kevic, Microsoft
Nicholas Kraft, ABB Corporate Research

*Artifacts Chairs*
Roberto Minelli, Software Institute at Universita della Svizzera italiana
Paige Rodeghero, Clemson University

*Journal First Chairs*
Michael W. Godfrey, University of Waterloo
Massimiliano Di Penta, University of Sannio

*Doctoral Symposium Chairs*
James Clause, University of Delaware
Alexander Serebrenik, Eindhoven University of Technology

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