ECSA 2023
Mon 18 - Fri 22 September 2023 Istanbul, Turkey

Call for Papers

ECSA 2023 opened up a partnership with Journal of Systems and Software (JSS) and IEEE Software to incorporate journal-first papers into its program. Authors of journal-first papers accepted by JSS or IEEE Software since January 2022 are invited to submit their work to be presented at ECSA 2023. This will allow authors of journal-first papers to present their work to the community.


A journal-first paper submitted to ECSA 2023 must adhere to the following criteria:

  • The paper must have been already accepted after peer review by JSS or IEEE Software.
  • The paper is in the scope of the conference.
  • The paper has not been presented at, and is not under consideration for, journal-first programs of other conferences.


Authors of manuscripts that respect the above criteria are invited to submit a summary of the original paper that highlights the contributions for the community together with a pointer to the original journal paper.

The submission must conform to LNCS style. Note that if you want the summary to be included in the ECSA 2023 proceedings companion volume, it must be 6-8 pages long. For the companion proceedings, ECSA 2023 will use a two-step process. Online proceedings (available before the start of the conference) will include all the accepted contributions (including Journal First summaries) to the companion proceedings and will be published online on the ECSA 2023 web page (i.e. no formal proceedings). The accepted contributions will be accessible only by the ECSA 2023 workshop participants. After the conference, we will organize LNCS post-proceedings, in which the contributions will be published.

Proposals must be submitted must be made electronically via the online EasyChair submission site for the ECSA 2023 conference, selecting the “JournalFirst” Track:


Authors will be invited to present their paper at ECSA 2023 after a check that the paper is in scope of the conference. As the papers have been already reviewed and accepted by the journal, they will not be reviewed again for technical content. Our plan is to include in the journal first program as many papers as possible; only in case an exceptionally high number of proposals is received, not all submissions might be selected. If needed, presentation proposals will be prioritized according to fit to the conference theme and structure of sessions.

Important Dates

  • Abstract Submission: May 5, 2023
  • Submission deadline: May 12, 2023
  • Notification: June 16, 2023
  • Camera ready of summary: June 30, 2023

Note: All deadlines are 23:59h AoE (anywhere on Earth)


ECSA 2023 is planned as an in-person/physical conference, with the events taking place in the beautiful and historic city of Istanbul in Turkiye. The presentation of the journal paper will happen as part of ECSA’s main program.

As journal first presenter, you will have all the benefits of the conference presentation, such as outreach to wider audience, interactions and discussion with peers, and feedback by peers on your work.

At least one author of each presentation accepted for the journal-first program must register and attend the conference to present the paper. The summary of the journal-first manuscript will optionally be published in the proceedings as part of the ECSA 2023 companion volume.

Track Organizer

  • Uwe Zdun, University of Vienna, Austria
  • Henry Muccini, University of L'Aquila, Italy