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

Call for Contributions

Vote Items present a single idea, often a conjecture, for focused feedback from the community. They must have a short abstract and exactly three sections in the body: “Background”, “Information, Idea, Arguments”, and “Vote”. Subsections are allowed. “Information, Idea, Arguments” presents the idea, “Vote” presents one (and only one) single-choice or multiple-choice question with at most 7 choices for voting. See this example of Vote Item paper for reference.

Conference participants will be asked to vote, either in a vote item short-presentation session or outside. CHASE organizers will coordinate the use of a common voting system.


CHASE is a high-quality outlet. Full papers must present mature, human-oriented research. They must clearly state a contribution and provide strong argumentation why that contribution is relevant and valid. Also, CHASE expects and values relevance. Clearly argue what is novel about your contribution and how it can advance the knowledge on cooperation and human aspects in software engineering.

Evaluation criteria

  • CHASE relevance: Clearly argue what is novel about your contribution and how it can help software engineering.
  • CHASE is human-oriented, so we expect an easy-to-digest write-up: We recommend to: use a structured abstract (Background, Objective, Method, Results, Conclusion); define key terms; write concisely; provide tables and figures to reduce prose; provide cross-references; do not repeat sentences between abstract, introduction, and conclusion. Strong research with a weak presentation may well be rejected.


Vote Items papers are up to 2 pages long including references (keep as few as possible).

Formatting & Submission

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

Submissions must conform to the IEEE conference proceedings template, specified in 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 options).

  • Submissions must strictly conform to the IEEE conference proceedings formatting instructions specified above. Alterations of spacing, font size, and other changes that deviate from the instructions may result in desk rejection without further review.
  • By submitting to CHASE 2023, 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. In particular, papers submitted to CHASE 2023 must not have been published elsewhere and must not be under review or submitted for review elsewhere whilst under consideration for CHASE 2023. 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.
  • Upon notification of acceptance, all authors of accepted papers will be asked to fill a copyright form and will receive further instructions for preparing the camera-ready version of their papers. All accepted contributions will be published in the electronic proceedings of the conference.

Accepted Papers and Attendance Expectation

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 Program Co-Chairs, and only then when referees recommend a change for clarity or accuracy with paper content.

If a submission is accepted, at least one author of the paper is required to register for CHASE 2023 and present the paper. We will add more info on this as soon as the CHASE 2023 program and format are finalized.

Important Dates

  • Abstract submission: 4 January 2023, AoE (not mandatory)
  • Paper submission: 9 January 2023, AoE
  • Notification: 21 February 2023, AoE
  • Camera-ready submission: 13 March 2023, AoE

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