ICPC 2024
Sun 14 - Sat 20 April 2024 Lisbon, Portugal
co-located with ICSE 2024

Call for Papers

We invite presentations of journal papers based on submissions from authors. We aim to accommodate as many journal-first presentations as will fit into the ICPC program. The J1C2 track is aimed at papers that (a) are theme-appropriate for ICPC, (b) have recently been accepted by one of the participating journals, and (c) concern work that has not previously been presented at a conference (i.e., the journal paper must not be an extension of a previous conference/workshop paper). Papers previously presented as J1C2 tracks are also ineligible.

The participating journals are:

  • ACM Transactions on Software Engineering and Methodology (TOSEM),
  • Journal of Systems and Software (JSS),
  • Science of Computer Programming (SCP),
  • Information & Software Technology (IST),
  • Empirical Software Engineering (EMSE).

Eligibility Criteria

The J1C2 track is aimed at recent journal papers describing original results that relate to program comprehension, and are not extensions of previous conference papers. A journal-first paper must adhere to all of the following criteria:

  • It must report completely new research results or present novel contributions that significantly extend and were not previously reported in prior work.
  • It may not extend any of the author’s prior work solely with additional proofs or algorithms (or other such details presented for completeness), additional empirical results, or minor enhancements or variants of the results presented in the prior work.
  • It may not repurpose materials previously published at a conference that targets software professionals.

We invite the authors of papers that satisfy the Journal-First criteria to submit a talk proposal. For a journal paper to be eligible to participate in the J1C2 program at ICPC 2024, the paper must:

  • Be within the scope of the conference, that is, the paper contains work related to program comprehension (see the ICPC Research Track Call for Papers for possible topics).
  • Have been accepted in one of the participating journals: the ACM Transactions on Software Engineering and Methodology (TOSEM), Journal of Systems and Software (JSS), Science of Computer Programming (SCP), Information & Software Technology (IST), Empirical Software Engineering (EMSE).
  • Have been accepted on or after Nov 1, 2022, and before the J1C2 submission deadline of January 16, 2024.
  • The submission deadline for our track is January 16, 2024.
  • Not have already been presented, or currently being considered for, J1C2 or similar initiatives of other conferences.

Format and Submission

Interested authors should submit a short talk proposal (as one PDF file, max. two pages) consisting of the (1) paper title, (2) abstract, (3) a short statement on how the work satisfies the journal first criteria, and (4) the PDF of the accepted paper. Please list all authors of the original journal paper as authors in EasyChair.

Submissions to the J1C2 Track can be made via the ICPC J1 track submission site by the submission deadline.

Review and Evaluation Criteria

The J1C2 committee will evaluate if the submission is within the scope of the ICPC conference and, in general, fulfills the eligibility criteria mentioned above. We plan to select as many papers as possible for inclusion in the J1C2 program. In case the interest in the J1C2 is higher than expected, the track chairs, together with the conference technical program co-chairs, will reserve the right to prioritize papers that better fit the conference technical program.

As the papers have been already reviewed and accepted by high-quality journals, they will not be reviewed again for technical correctness. They will be checked for the Journal-First criteria and prioritized according to the conference theme. Authors will not receive any reviews with the notification.

Publication and Presentation

At least one author of each accepted J1C2 contribution must register and attend the conference to present the paper. Failure to present the paper might result in exclusion from future J1C2 programs.

The J1C2 papers will not be part of the ICPC proceedings. However, the conference online program will contain a hyperlink to the journal paper (if already published) or, in case the paper hasn’t been published yet, to its preprint (we will encourage the authors of accepted J1C2 to make a preprint of the paper available to ICPC).