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ASE 2021
Mon 15 - Fri 19 November 2021 Australia

Call for Papers

Goal and Scopes

The overarching goal of the ASE Late Breaking Ideas track is to provide a highly interactive and collaborative venue for ASE researchers of all backgrounds to conduct impactful, meaningful discussions about cutting edge or emerging work conducted related to automated software engineering.

The scopes and the topics of the LBR track are the same as the topics of the ASE 2021 research track (https://conf.researchr.org/track/ase-2021/ase-2021-papers).

A submission is expected to address a non-trivial problem by presenting a novel and sound method. To attract recent work that is still in progress, the submission does not require preliminary results or a detailed evaluation. Submissions which challenge the status-quo, have controversial ideas, or have late-breaking advances are encouraged. In addition, the LBR track provides a platform to seek comments and suggestions on ongoing work. We hope that the feedback from the LBR track will help the research to mature to submissions at top software engineering conferences in the future. Please note that merely summarizing an existing paper does not qualify for this track.

Accepted LBR papers will be presented as a part of an interactive poster session, where presenters and participants are encouraged to have a lively discussion about the work.

Evaluation Criteria

Each submission will be reviewed and evaluated in terms of the following quality criteria:

  • The importance and significance of the work and the problem.
  • The novelty and soundness of method but not require preliminary results or a detailed evaluation
  • How will this work be extended?
  • What is the Impact to the broader ASE community?


Papers must be submitted electronically through the ASE 2021 (LBR) HotCRP submission site.

Format: All submissions must be in PDF format and conform, at time of submission, to the IEEE Conference Proceedings Formatting Guidelines (title in 24pt font and full text in 10pt type, LaTeX users must use \documentclass[10pt,conference]{IEEEtran} without including the compsoc or compsocconf option). A submission must not exceed 2 pages, including all text, appendices, figures, and must have at most 1 page of references. The review option adds line numbers, thereby allowing referees to refer to specific lines in their comments.

Originality: By submitting to the ASE LBR Track, authors acknowledge that they are aware of and agree to be bound by the ACM Policy and Procedures on Plagiarism (https://www.acm.org/publications/policies/plagiarism) and the IEEE Plagiarism FAQ (https://www.ieee.org/publications/rights/plagiarism/plagiarism-faq.html). In particular, papers submitted to ASE LBR 2021 must not have been published elsewhere and must not be under review or submitted for review elsewhere whilst under consideration for ASE LBR 2021.

Contravention of this concurrent submission policy will be deemed a serious breach of scientific ethics, and appropriate action will be taken in all such cases. To check for double submission and plagiarism issues, the chairs reserve the right to (1) share the list of submissions with the PC Chairs of other conferences with overlapping review periods and (2) use external plagiarism detection software, under contract to the ACM or IEEE, to detect violations of these policies.

Double-Blind Submission Guidelines

The ASE LBR 2021 adopts a double-blind review process. No submitted paper may reveal its authors’ identities. The authors must make every effort to honour the double-blind review process; reviewers will be asked to honour the double-blind review process as much as possible. Any author having further questions on double-blind reviewing is encouraged to contact the track’s program co-chairs by email. Any submission that does not comply with the double-blind review process will be desk-rejected. Further advice, guidance and explanation about the double-blind review process can be found in the Q&A page (https://conf.researchr.org/track/ase-2021/ase-2021-papers#FAQs-on-Double-Blind).


Accepted LBR paper authors have the option to include their paper in the official ASE 2021 proceedings. All authors of accepted LBR papers are encouraged to upload their papers on ArXiv.org. The ASE 2021 website will link to these papers and/or posters. For those not included in the official ASE proceedings, the copyright is retained by the authors.

Accepted Papers

After acceptance, the list of paper authors can not be changed under any circumstances and the list of authors on camera-ready papers must be identical to those on submitted papers. After acceptance paper titles can not be changed except by permission of the Track Chairs, and only then when referees recommended a change for clarity or accuracy with paper content.