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ERA-ICSME 2015 : ERA Track @ 31st International Conference on Software Maintenance and Evolution


When Sep 29, 2015 - Oct 1, 2015
Where Bremen, Germany
Abstract Registration Due Jun 12, 2015
Submission Deadline Jun 19, 2015
Notification Due Jul 24, 2015

Call For Papers

31st International Conference on Software Maintenance and Evolution
Early Research Achievements (ERA) Track – Call for Papers

Goal and Scope

The goal of the Early Research Achievements (ERA) track is to provide researchers and practitioners with a forum for presenting great, promising ideas in early stages of research. These ideas do not require a strong empirical evaluation! The 2015 ERA track aims to provide constructive feedback to guide you from your initial idea and limited evaluation towards a solid ICSME 2016 paper with strong empirical underpinnings. The topics of interest for this track are the same as for the main research track, i.e., all the topics in the research and practice of software maintenance and evolution. Papers submitted to ICSM ERA 2015 must not have been published elsewhere and must not be under review or submitted for review elsewhere while under consideration for ICSME ERA 2015.


Submissions will be evaluated on the basis of their originality, importance of contribution, soundness, evaluation (if available), quality and consistency of presentation, and appropriate comparison to related work. Special emphasis will be put on the originality and timeliness of the proposed contribution, i.e., a full evaluation of the proposed ideas is not required. Submissions will be reviewed by members of the ICSME-ERA 2015 Program Committee.

Publication and Presentation

Upon notification of acceptance, all authors of accepted papers will be asked to complete an IEEE Copyright form and will receive further instructions for preparing their camera ready versions. Accepted papers will be published in the conference electronic proceedings, which will also be available in the IEEE Digital Library. Accepted papers will be presented in a formal setting and as a poster. At least one author of the paper must register and present the paper at the conference, for the paper to be published in the proceedings. More details on the presentations will follow the notifications.

How to Submit

Submissions must be in English and conform to the IEEE proceedings style. Please check the formatting Instructions ( They must not exceed five pages for all text inclusive of references, appendices, figures and tables. All submissions must be in PDF. Submissions must be submitted online via the ICSME-ERA 2015 EasyChair conference management system at 

Papers must be submitted electronically by the stated deadline. All submission times are AoE (Anywhere on Earth).

Important Dates

Abstract submissions June 12th, 2015
Paper submissions June 19th, 2015
Notification to authors July 24th, 2015
Submissions close at 23:59 AoE (Anywhere on Earth, UTC-12)

Program Chairs

Serge Demeyer, University of Antwerp, Belgium
Lin Tan, University of Waterloo, Canada

Program Committee

Bram Adams - École Polytechnique de Montréal
Nasir Ali - University of Waterloo
Giuliano Antoniol - École Polytechnique de Montréal
Alberto Bacchelli - Delft University of Technology
Gabriele Bavota - Free University of Bozen-Bolzano
Olga Baysal - Université de Montréal
Fabian Beck - VISUS, University of Stuttgart
Alexandre Bergel - University of Chile
Árpád Beszédes - University of Szeged
Dave Binkley - Loyola University Maryland
Jeremy Bradbury - University of Ontario Institute of Technology
Christoph Csallner - University of Texas at Arlington
Yingnong Dang - Microsoft Research Asia
Andrea De Lucia - University of Salerno
Coen De Roover - Osaka University
Massimiliano Di Penta - University of Sannio
Rudolf Ferenc - University of Szeged
Fernando Figueira Filho - Federal University of Rio Grande do Norte
Thomas Fritz - University of Zurich
Nils Göde - CQSE GmbH
Georgios Gousios - Radboud University Nijmegen
Yann-Gaël Guéhéneuc - École Polytechnique de Montréal
Latifa Guerrouj - École Polytechnique de Montréal
Sonia Haiduc - Florida State University
Yoshiki Higo - Osaka University
Emily Hill - Drew University
Huzefa Kagdi - Wichita State University
Yasutaka Kamei - Kyushu University
Sungwon Kang - KAIST
Siim Karus - University of Tartu
Foutse Khomh - École Polytechnique de Montréal
Sègla Kpodjedo - École Polytechnique de Montréal
Nicholas A. Kraft - ABB Corporate Research
Jens Krinke - University College London
Julia Lawall - INRIA-Regal
David Lo - Singapore Management University
Angela Lozano - Vrije Universiteit Brussel
Jonathan Maletic - Kent State University
Alessandro Marchetto - Independent Researcher
Collin McMillan - University of Notre Dame
Mehdi Mirakhorli - Rochester Institute of Technology
Naouel Moha - University of Québec
Adrian Nistor - Chapman University
Nan Niu - University of Cincinnati
Rocco Oliveto - University of Molise
Takayuki Omori - Ritsumeikan University
Denys Poshyvanyk - College of William and Mary
Fabio Q. B. Da Silva - Federal University of Pernambuco
Filippo Ricca - DIBRIS, Università di Genova
Romain Robbes - University of Chile
Giuseppe Scanniello - University of Basilicata
Bonita Sharif - Youngstown State University
Emad Shihab - Concordia University
Ladan Tahvildari - University of Waterloo
Porfirio Tramontana - Università degli Studi di Napoli Federico II
Christoph Treude - Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Norte
László Vidács - University of Szeged
Neil Walkinshaw - The University of Leicester
Andy Zaidman - TU Delft
Vadim Zaytsev - Universiteit van Amsterdam

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