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ICPC 2021
Sat 22 - Sun 30 May 2021 Madrid, Spain
co-located with ICSE 2021

The 29th IEEE/ACM International Conference on Program Comprehension (ICPC) is the premier venue for work in the area of program comprehension. It encompasses both human activities for comprehending the software and technologies for supporting such comprehension. ICPC 2021 promises to provide a quality forum for researchers and practitioners from academia, industry, and government to present and to discuss state-of-the-art results and best practices in the field of program comprehension.

ICPC 2021 solicits five main categories of research contributions: research papers, early research achievement (ERA) papers, replications and negative results papers, tool demos, and educational papers. Research papers describe original work in the area of program comprehension; short papers reporting ealy results are included in the ERA track. Replications and negative results papers concern with the re-execution of existing research aimed at strengthening previous findings as well as the presentation of sound empirical methods leading to negative results. Tool demonstrations report about new instruments making available and usable to practitioners program comprehension methods. Finally, educational papers propose advances in the way program comprehension is taught at any level, from children to university students.

ICPC 2021 Preparedness plans for COVID-19 scenarios

ICPC 2021 is scheduled to take place in Madrid in May 2021. Together with ICSE 2021 we are considering multiple scenarios:

  • If travel is not possible for some regions, we will be flexible and allow virtual presentations for affected speakers;
  • If travel is possible but some of you prefer not to make the journey, we will be flexible and allow virtual presentations for speakers preferring to stay at home;
  • If the situation is very much as it is today, we will go virtual.