ICSME Tools 2018 : 34th IEEE International Conference on Software Maintenance and Evolution - Tool Demo Track
Call For Papers
Tool Demo Track - Call for Papers
# Goal and Scope
The ICSME 2018 Tool Demonstration track represents a unique opportunity for
practitioners and researchers alike to present and discuss novel software
maintenance and evolution tools.
We welcome submissions for tools ranging from research prototypes to
industry-strength mature tools. We also encourage submissions that accompany
papers from the Research Paper track. While research papers describe the
foundation for a proposed approach, a tool demo paper describes the incarnation
of the approach in a tool with a focus on the tool's architecture and
implementation, the intended usage scenarios, and its evaluation with respect
to these scenarios
Accepted papers will be published as part of the conference proceedings.
# Review Criteria
Each Tool Demo submission will be evaluated by at least three members of the
program committee. The evaluation criteria include:
1. Relevance of the proposed tool to the ICSME community
2. Clear motivation behind the tool including typical usage scenarios
3. The novelty of the proposed tool and/or its architecture
4. Technical soundness of the tool
5. Intrinsic/extrinsic evaluation of the tool
6. Consideration of the relevant literature
7. Presentation quality and originality of the paper and its accompanying video
Submissions for the Tool Demo track must satisfy the following criteria:
1. Describe a tool, according to the above guidelines, that is within scope of
the conference's software maintenance and evolution topics. Please refer to
the CFP of the conference's Research Track for examples.
2. Adhere to the ICSME 2018 formatting instructions.
3. Be submitted as PDF to the Tool Demo track via Easy Chair.
4. Not exceed 5 pages: 4 pages for the content + 1 page for references only.
5. Be accompanied by a link to a 3-to-5 minutes video that shows a typical
usage scenario of the tool. The video can be made available via YouTube or
on the tool's website.
6. Need not be blinded (i.e., authors will remain visible to the reviewers).
This to facilitate reporting on characteristics such as the tool's
ecosystem, community support, etc.
Authors of accepted papers will be invited to give a presentation at the
conference. At least one author should be present. The presentation should
include either a live or a recorded tool demonstration.
# Important Dates
(Submissions close at 23:59 AoE)
Abstract submission: May 20th, 2018
Paper submission: May 27th, 2018
Author notification: June 24th, 2018
Camera ready submission: July 15th, 2018
Early Bird Registration: July 15th, 2018