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ICGSE 2020
Sat 23 - Sun 24 May 2020 Location to be announced
co-located with ICSE 2020

ICGSE 2020 has formed partnerships with IEEE Software and Journal of Systems and Software to incorporate journal-first paper presentations into the conference program.

Through this initiative, we are providing the opportunity to the authors of journal-first papers accepted in the partnering journals to submit their papers for presentation at ICGSE, thus providing an opportunity for the authors to engage directly with the community and offering the ICGSE attendees an additional dimension to the research track program.


Call for Contributions


A submission to the ICGSE 2020 call for Journal-First paper presentations must adhere to the following criteria:

  • The associated accepted journal paper was accepted to IEEE Software or Journal of Systems and Software no earlier than June 1, 2018.
  • The paper is in the scope of the conference. Double-check the list of topic of interest, if in doubt.
  • The paper has not been presented at, and is not under consideration for, journal-first programs of other conferences, including ICSE 2020.

How to Submit

Papers must be submitted electronically through EasyChair in the appropriate track (Journal First). The authors of a paper that respects the above criteria are invited to submit a one-page presentation proposal, consisting of the paper’s title, the paper’s authors, an extended abstract, and a pointer to the original journal paper at the journal’s Website.

Submissions must follow the format available at https://www.acm.org/publications/proceedings-template for both LaTeX and Word users. LaTeX users must use the conference format in the preamble of the document (i.e., \documentclass[sigconf,review]{acmart}).


Authors will be invited to present their paper at ICGSE 2020 after a check that the paper is in scope with respect to the conference. As the papers have been already reviewed and accepted by the journals, they will not be reviewed again for technical content or scientific quality. The Journal First committee may exclude eligible papers only due to program constraints (e.g. overloaded scientific program, too many papers on a topic, …). Priority will be given to the papers that best fit the technical program and offer a balance across the topics.”


If a submission is accepted for the journal-first program, at least one author of the associated journal paper must register and attend the conference to present the paper. A journal-first presentation will be scheduled in a session with topically-related papers.

The journal-first manuscripts are published through the journals and will not be part of the ICGSE proceedings. The journal-first papers will be listed in the conference program.

Feel free to contact the ICGSE 2020 PCs for more details.