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Call for Research papers

Research papers and artifact evaluation

Goal and Scope

We invite high quality submissions of technical / research papers describing original and unpublished results of theoretical, empirical, conceptual, and experimental software engineering research. Research papers should describe innovative and significant original research relevant to ESEC/FSE. Submissions of papers describing groundbreaking approaches to emerging problems will be considered based on timeliness and potential impact.

Submissions that facilitate reproducibility by using available data sets or making the described tools publicly available are especially encouraged.

Papers submitted for consideration should not have been published elsewhere and should not be under review or submitted for review elsewhere during the duration of consideration.  ACM plagiarism policies and procedures shall be followed for cases of double submission.

How to submit

All papers must conform, at time of submission to the ESEC/FSE 2011 Format and Submission Guidelines, and must not exceed 11 pages, with up to 10 pages for all text, appendices and figures; and up to one additional page for the list of references only.  All submissions must be in English. Submissions must be in PDF format.

Submissions that do not comply with the foregoing instructions will be desk rejected without review.

Note that camera-ready copy will utilize the same format and length limits required of submissions, and thus, your submission should reflect the form that you anticipate your camera-ready copy will take. Papers must be submitted electronically through the ESEC/FSE submission site.

Each submission will be reviewed by at least two members of the Program Committee. Submissions will be evaluated on the basis of originality, importance of contribution, soundness, evaluation, quality of presentation and appropriate comparison to related work. The program committee as a whole will make final decisions about which submissions to accept for presentation at the conference.

Special issue

Distinguished papers from ESEC/FSE 2011 will be invited to submit a revised and extended version of their paper to ACM Transactions on Software Engineering and Methodology (TOSEM).

Important Dates

  • Full paper submission date: March 11, 2011 (23:59:59 Apia time)
  • Notification date: June 03, 2011 
  • Camera ready date: July 5, 2011 


Artifact Evaluation

To reward creation of artifacts and replication of experiments, authors of accepted research papers can have their artifacts (tools, data, models, videos...) evaluated by an Artifact Evaluation Committee. Artifacts that pass muster will be recognized formally, and be fast-tracked for additional presentation. Artifacts that are deemed especially meritorious will be singled out for special recognition in the proceedings and at the conference.