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ICPC 2020
Sat 23 - Sun 24 May 2020 Yongsan-gu, Seoul, South Korea
co-located with ICSE 2020

Call for Papers

The ICPC Industry Track is the premier venue for researchers and practitioners to discuss innovations and solutions to concrete software engineering problems. The objective of the Industry Track is to provide a unique forum for a meaningful dialogue among software practitioners and software engineering researchers on the results, obstacles, and lessons learnt while applying program comprehension practices and tools in various environments.

We seek submissions on industrially relevant topics in technology, tools and practices related to program comprehension, including both the human activity of comprehending software, as well as the processes, techniques and tools for supporting it. We hope that the discussion-based format of the industry track will contribute to stimulate synergies between industry and academia for addressing the most interesting and realistic program comprehension research directions.

Format and Submission

Submissions can be in one of three forms:

  • Industrial full paper: 8 pages for the main text, inclusive of figures, tables and appendices plus 2 additional pages for references (for a total of maximum 10 pages).
  • Industrial short paper: 4 pages for the main text, inclusive of figures, tables and appendices plus 1 additional page for references (for a total of maximum 5 pages).
  • Industrial talk: 2 pages abstract describing the problem definition, importance, solutions, and results / lessons learnt.

The submissions must conform to the ACM Master Article Template, indifferent of the type-setting system (LaTeX, Word…). LaTeX users must use the provided class and bibliography style without modification:


The submissions must comply with the ACM Policy on Plagiarism, Misrepresentation, and Falsification. In particular, they must not have been published elsewhere and must not be under review elsewhere while under review for ICPC. The submission must also comply with the IEEE Policy on Authorship, part of the IEEE Plagiarism FAQ.

ICPC 2020 follows the ACM SIGSOFT rules on Conflicts of Interest and Confidentiality of Submissions and all authors, reviewers, and organizers will uphold the ACM Code of Ethics and Professional Conduct.

Publication and Presentation

Upon notification of acceptance, all authors of accepted papers will receive further instructions for preparing the camera-ready versions of their submissions. At least one author of each submission must register and present the work at the conference; otherwise, the paper will be excluded from both the program and the proceedings. All accepted papers will be published in the conference electronic proceedings, which will also be available in the ACM Digital Library. The papers will be presented in a formal setting. Details about the presentations will follow the notifications.