Call for Contributions
We would like to invite you to submit a tool demonstration paper to the 2018 ICPC Tool Demo Track. This track provides a valuable opportunity for live presentations of prototypes and industry-strength tools.
Tool demonstration papers are expected to describe tools that implement a research approach, either if they are mature prototypes or fully developed products ready for commercialization. We also encourage tool demonstration proposals complementing full technical papers. Whereas a technical paper is intended to give the background information and point out the scientific contribution of a new program comprehension approach, the tool demonstration submission provides a unique opportunity to show how the scientific approach has been transferred into a working prototype. Potential authors of the research papers are highly encouraged to submit the corresponding tools in this track. Any of the conference topics of interest are appropriate areas for tool demonstrations.
Each submission will be reviewed by three members of the Tool demonstration program committee. The committee will review each submission to assess the relevance and quality of the proposed tool demonstration. Submissions should describe the tool (including snapshot and technical details), explain its relevance to program comprehension and the foundations upon which it is based, discuss its level of maturity and the (expected) adoption and impact.
The Tool Demo Track will provide a Best Tool Award to the accepted submission that presents the most impressive and promising tool.
Submissions of proposals for tool demonstration must:
- adhere to the conference proceedings format (proceedings style);
- have a maximum of 4 pages that describe the tool; You are also welcome to add a 1-page appendix (not included in the 4 pages count) to describe how the demonstrations will be conducted and additional snapshots of the tools. The appendix is, however, optional.
Accepted tool demonstrations will be allocated 5 pages (including appendix) in the conference proceedings. Authors of accepted tool demonstration papers will be required to present their tool at the conference and meet the conference registration criteria.
Important note: the tool track of ICPC 2018 DOES NOT FOLLOW a full double-blind review process.
We understand that it is much effort required for authors to anonymize their tools. Furthermore, authors require references to the existing research paper that motivates and describes the idea behind the tool.