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ASE 2022
Mon 26 September - Sat 1 October 2022 Ann Arbor, Michigan, United States

Call for Papers

The New Ideas and Emerging Results (NIER) track at ASE provides a vibrant forum for forward looking, innovative research in software engineering. The main goal of the NIER track is to accelerate the exposure of the software engineering community to early yet potentially ground-breaking research results, techniques and perspectives that challenge the status quo in the discipline. The potential types of papers could be:

  • Visionary forward looking research: exciting new directions or techniques that may have yet to be supported by solid experimental results, but nonetheless supported by strong and well argued scientific intuitions.
  • Thought provoking reflections: bold and unexpected results and reflections that can help us look at current research directions under a new light, calling for fundamentally new directions of future research.

Evaluation Criteria

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

  • Value: whether the problem is worth exploring;
  • Impact: the potential for disruption of current practice;
  • Soundness: the validity of the rationale;
  • Quality: the overall quality of the paper’s writing


Each submission must not exceed 4 pages, including all text, appendices, figures, and can have up to 2 additional pages containing references only.

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).

How to Submit

If you missed the abstract submission deadline for the NIER track, you can still submit your papers by the submission deadline - TBA.

Papers must be submitted electronically through the ASE NIER 2022 TBA.

By submitting to the ASE NIER 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 NIER 2022 must not have been published elsewhere and must not be under review or submitted for review elsewhere whilst under consideration for ASE NIER 2022.

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 NIER 2022 adopts a double-blind review process. No submitted paper may reveal its authors’ identities. The authors must make every effort to honor 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 e-mail. 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.

Conference Attendance Expectation

If a submission is accepted, at least one author of the paper is required to register for and attend the full 3-day technical conference and present the paper in person.

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.