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ICSE 2020
Sat 23 - Sat 30 May 2020 Seoul, South Korea

The New Ideas and Emerging Results (NIER) track at ICSE provides a vibrant forum for forward looking, innovative research in software engineering. Our aim is to accelerate the exposure of the software engineering community to early yet potentially ground-breaking research results, or to techniques and perspectives that challenge the status quo in the discipline.

Call for Papers

The New Ideas and Emerging Results (NIER) track at ICSE provides a vibrant forum for forward looking, innovative research in software engineering. Our aim is to accelerate the exposure of the software engineering community to early yet potentially ground-breaking research results, or to techniques and perspectives that challenge the status quo in the discipline. To broadly capture this goal, NIER 2020 will publish the following types of papers.

  • Visionary forward looking research: exciting new directions or techniques that may have yet to be supported by solid experimental results, but nonetheless supported by strong and well argued scientific intuitions.
  • Thought provoking reflections: bold and unexpected results and reflections that can help us look at current research directions under a new light, calling for fundamentally new directions of future research.

In the spirit of emerging ideas we also intend to run a research match-making process, where interested researchers submit topics and then get assigned with others to jointly create a “new idea” that they will then present at the conference. Details will be announced shortly.

Scope of NIER Track

A NIER track paper is not just a scaled down version of a ICSE full research track paper. NIER track is reserved for first class, top quality technical contributions. Therefore, a NIER submission is neither a ICSE full research track submission with weaker or no evaluation, nor an op-ed piece advertising for existing and already published results. Authors of such submissions should instead consider submitting to either the main track, or one of the many satellite events of ICSE.

Evaluation Criteria

Each submission will be reviewed and evaluated in terms of the following quality criteria: * Value: whether the problem is worth exploring; * Impact: the potential for disruption of current practice; * Soundness: the validity of the rationale; * Quality: the overall quality of the paper’s writing

Formatting

Each submission must not exceed 4 pages, including all text, appendices, figures, and references. Formatting instructions are available at https://www.acm.org/publications/proceedings-template for both LaTeX and Word users. LaTeX users must use the provided acmart.cls and ACM-Reference-Format.bst without modification, enable the conference format in the preamble of the document (i.e., \documentclass[sigconf,review]{acmart}), and use the ACM reference format for the bibliography (i.e., \bibliographystyle{ACM-Reference-Format}). The review option adds line numbers, thereby allowing referees to refer to specific lines in their comments.

How to Submit

To be announced.

Double Blind Submission Guidelines

The ICSE 2020 NIER track will adopt a double-blind review process. No submitted paper may reveal its authors’ identities. The authors must make every effort to honor the double-blind review process; reviewers will be asked to honour the double-blind review process as much as possible Any author having further questions on double blind reviewing is encouraged to contact the track’s program co-chairs by e-mail. Any submission that does not comply with the double blind review process will be desk-rejected. Further advice, guidance and explanation about the double-blind review process can be found in the Q&A page.