CHASE 2023
Sun 14 - Mon 15 May 2023 Melbourne, Australia
co-located with ICSE 2023

Call for Contributions

CHASE 2023 incorporates into its program journal-first (J1C2) papers accepted at prestigious software engineering venues. Through this initiative, authors of journal-first papers accepted in select journals will be invited to present their work at CHASE, thus providing an opportunity for the authors to engage directly with the community and offering the CHASE attendees an additional dimension to the research track program.

The select venues that are accepted for the CHASE journal-first program are:

  • IEEE Transaction on Software Engineering (TSE)
  • ACM Transactions on Software Engineering and Methodology (TOSEM)
  • Springer Empirical Software Engineering (EMSE)
  • Elsevier Journal of Systems and Software (JSS)
  • Elsevier Information and Software Technology (IST)
  • Wiley Journal of Software: Evolution and Process (JSME)
  • ACM Transactions on Social Computing (TSC)
  • Springer Computer Supported Cooperative Work (CSCWJ)


A submission to the CHASE 2023 call for journal-first paper presentations must adhere to the following criteria:

  • The candidate journal paper must be within the scope of the conference.
  • The candidate journal paper needs to have been accepted to any of the select journals listed above no earlier than December 1st, 2021.
  • The candidate journal paper does not exclusively report a secondary study (e.g., systematic reviews, mapping studies, surveys)
  • The candidate journal paper reports on completely new research results and/or presents novel contributions that significantly extend and were not previously reported in prior work.
  • As a rough guide, a journal-first paper should have at least 70% new content over and above the content of previous publications. As such, the expectation is that an extension of a full 8-10 pages conference or workshop paper would not be deemed a journal-first paper.
  • The paper has not been presented at and is not under consideration for journal-first programs of other conferences.

How to Submit

When submitting via HotCRP, make sure to select the appropriate track. Follow the submission link below and in the sidebar.

The authors of any paper that meets the above criteria are invited to submit a written (maximum) one-page document structured as follows:

  • The original paper’s title,
  • The list of authors
  • The original paper’s abstract
  • A pointer to the original journal paper at the journal’s website.

If the journal paper is related to or builds on a previously published work (such as a tool demo or a poster), then the document must clearly and explicitly justify why the paper should be considered a journal first paper.

Submission site: link. Make sure to select the correct track.

Evaluation and Selection

For each J1C2 abstract submission, we will perform a check that the paper satisfies the above-listed criteria. As the papers have already been reviewed and accepted by the journals, they will not be reviewed again for technical content. In the case that an exceptionally high number of submissions is received, not all papers will be selected. Priority will be given to the papers that:

  • Best fit the technical program, offering a balance across the conference topics.
  • Demonstrate engaging presentation skills and interesting topics.
  • Increase opportunities for authors to attend CHASE who might not otherwise attend. As such, priority will be given to papers whose presenter is not presenting any other contribution to CHASE 2023.
  • Would be ineligible as a journal-first presentation at the other major SE conferences (e.g., ICSE/FSE/ASE) – because its acceptance date precedes the next conference’s window of journal acceptance dates for JF presentations.

Manuscript access and publishing

The journal-first manuscripts are published through the journals and will not be part of the CHASE proceedings. The journal-first papers will be listed in the conference program. If a journal-first manuscript is not open access, the authors must commit to making at least a pre-print version available.

Conference Attendance Expectation

Authors of submissions accepted for the journal-first program will be invited to present their J1C2 papers at CHASE 2023. The chosen presenter must register for, attend the conference, and present the paper. The presentation is expected to be delivered in person unless this is impossible due to travel limitations (related to, e.g., health, visa, or COVID-19 prevention).

Important Dates

  • Journal First Abstract Submissions Deadline: 20 March 2023, AoE
  • Journal First Acceptance Notification: 4 April 2023, AoE

All submission dates are at 23:59 AoE (Anywhere on Earth, UTC-12).