CAIN 2023
Sat 20 May 2023 Melbourne, Australia
co-located with ICSE 2023

Call for Papers

We invite submissions of research and experience papers under two categories:

Long paper: Long papers are research or experience papers describing research results, case studies, and insights from industry experience. A research or experience full paper is up to 10 pages plus a maximum of 2 pages for references.

Short paper: Papers describing the challenges, new research results, visionary ideas, or experience papers from, or in cooperation with, practitioners are welcome as short papers. In progress research with interim results can also be appropriate as short papers. A short paper is up to 5 pages plus a maximum of 1 page for references.

The paper submissions will undergo a review process with three independent reviews and a virtual PC decision discussions. The acceptance criteria include novelty, research and industrial relevance, soundness, experiences, and preliminary results. The accepted full and short papers will be published in ACM Proceedings.

Topics of Interest

The overall area is Software Engineering for AI, i.e. means to improve development of software AI-based systems and software-intensive systems, including topics relevant for the entire lifecycle. The suggested topics include but are not limited to:

  • System and software requirements and their relations AI/ML modeling;
  • Data management ensuring relevance and efficiency related to business goals;
  • System and software architecture of AI-based systems;
  • Integration of AI-development process and software development processes, including continuous and federated ML, continuous deployment, system, and software evolution;
  • Ensuring and managing system and software nonfunctional properties and their relation to AI/ML properties, including run-time properties such as performance, safety, security, reliability, and life-cycle properties including reusability, maintainability, and evolution;
  • Development teams, organizational and management issues for a successful development of AI-systems.
  • Building effective infrastructures to support development of AI/ML components

Submission Form

The papers should be submitted to HotCrp web page. The submission deadline is firm.

All submissions must adhere to the following requirements:

  • The page limit is 10 pages plus 2 additional pages of references for long papers and 5 pages plus 1 additional page for references for short papers.
  • Submissions must strictly conform to the ACM formatting instructions. All submissions must be in PDF.
  • Submissions must be unpublished original work and should not be under review or submitted elsewhere while being under consideration.
  • By submitting to CAIN, authors acknowledge that they are aware of and agree to be bound by the ACM Policy and Procedures on Plagiarism and the IEEE Plagiarism FAQ. The authors also acknowledge that they conform to the authorship policy of the ACM and the authorship policy of the IEEE.
  • The submissions will be reviewed in a form of Double Blind Review process, i.e. the authors’ names must be omitted from the submission. For formatting and additional instructions see Submission format

The accepted papers will be published in the ICSE 2023 Co-located Event Proceedings and included in the IEEE and ACM Digital Libraries. Authors of accepted papers are required to register and present their accepted paper at the conference in order for the paper to be included in the proceedings and the Digital Libraries.

The official publication date is the date the proceedings are made available in the ACM or IEEE Digital Libraries. This date may be up to two weeks prior to the first day ofICSE 2023. The official publication date affects the deadline for any patent filings related to published work.