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Call for Tool Demonstrations

The ESEC/FSE 2011 Tool Demonstrations Track provides an opportunity for researchers and practitioners to present and discuss the most recent advances, experiences, and challenges in the field of software engineering with the goal of allowing live presentation of new research tools. We invite innovative research tool demonstrations, intended to show early implementations of novel software engineering concepts, as well as mature prototypes.

The research tool demonstrations are intended to highlight underlying scientific contributions. Whereas a regular research paper is intended to give the background information and point out the scientific contribution of a new software engineering approach, the tool demonstration paper provides a good opportunity to show how the scientific approach has been transferred into a working tool. Authors of regular research papers are thus encouraged to submit an accompanying tool demonstration paper.

How to submit

All submissions must be in English. Submissions must be in PDF format. Papers must be submitted electronically through the Tool Demo  track submission site.

Submitted tool demonstration paper:

  • must not exceed 4 pages in the ACM proceedings format, including all text, references and figures.
  • must have an appendix of no more than 2 pages (not included in the 4 page count) providing a brief description of how the presentation will be conducted (possibly illustrated with a number of snapshots or other multimedia content), information on tool availability and maturity in addition to a web-page for the tool (if one exists)
  • must not have been previously published, nor be under consideration for publication, elsewhere.

Review and evaluation criteria

Each submission will be reviewed by at least three members of the program committee.The main evalutation criteria include the relevance and quality of the proposed tool demonstration in terms of originality, relevance for the ESEC/FSE audience, technical soundness, presentation quality, and appropriate consideration of relevant literature.

Presentation and publication

At least on author of each accepted paper must register and attend ESEC/FSE 2011 in order for the paper to be published in the proceedings. Accepted tool demonstrations will be allocated 4 pages in the main conference proceedings.

Demonstrators will be invited to give a formal presentation that will be scheduled into the conference program. There will also be a demonstration area open to attendees at scheduled times during the conference, during which demonstrators are expected to be available.

Important Dates

  • Full paper submission date: June 12, 2011
  • Notification date: June 30, 2011 
  • Camera ready date: July 8, 2011 

Tool Demonstrations Track Chairs

Michele Lanza
University of Lugano, Switzerland

Anthony Cleve
University of Namur & Université Libre de Bruxelles, Belgium

Track Program Committee

  • Bram Adams, Queen’s University (Canada)
  • Goetz Botterweck, Lero research center (Ireland)
  • Marco D'Ambros, University of Lugano (Switzerland)
  • Serge Demeyer, University of Antwerp (Belgium)
  • Danny Dig, University of Illinois (USA)
  • Bernd Fischer, University of Southampton (UK)
  • Tudor Girba, (Switzerland)
  • Abram Hindle, University of Waterloo (Canada)
  • Holger Kienle, University of Victoria (Canada) & Mälardalen University (Sweden)
  • Mircea Lungu, University of Bern (Switzerland)
  • Rocco Oliveto, University of Molise (Italy)
  • Denys Poshyvanyk, College of William and Mary (USA)
  • Romain Robbes, University of Chile (Chile)
  • Jurgen Vinju, CWI (The Netherlands)
  • Thomas Zimmermann, Microsoft Research (USA)