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The workshops at the International Conference on Software Engineering 2020 (ICSE) provide a forum for groups of 20-50 participants to discuss topics in software engineering research and practice. ICSE Workshops can be quite diverse. They serve as incubators for scientific communities that form and share a particular research agenda. They also provide opportunities for researchers to exchange and discuss scientific and engineering ideas at an early stage, before they have matured to warrant conference or journal publication.

Workshops at ICSE 2020 are one or two days long and may be held May 24, 25, or 26, 2020. Participation in ICSE workshops is open. The workshop papers will be published in ACM Digital Library and IEEE eXplore Digital Library.

Proposal Submissions

All proposals must not exceed 5 pages, including a maximum of 4 pages for the proposal text, references, appendices and figures, plus 1 page for the draft Call for Submissions. All proposals must be submitted electronically by October 5, 2019 (cf. Important Dates).

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.

The main body of each proposal must include the following information, in the order specified:

A. Proposal (max 4 pages)

  • Workshop Title
  • Abstract (less than 200 words), suited for the ICSE 2020 website
  • Contact Information for all workshop organizers, including the main contact person
  • Motivation and Objectives
    • Relevance of the workshop to the field of software engineering.
    • Anticipated goals and outcomes (e.g., open research problems to pursue, validation objectives, empirical studies).
  • Format and Required Services
    • Workshop format (e.g., paper presentations, keynotes, breakout sessions, panel-like discussions) and plans for generating discussions.
    • Intended length (1 or 2 days).
    • Special services, logistic and/or equipment constraints.
  • Target Audience
    • Expected background of the workshop attendees.
    • Plans regarding the mix of industry and research participation.
    • Expected minimum and maximum number of workshop participants.
    • Plans for soliciting and selecting workshop participants, including whether the workshop will be open or closed (preferably open).
  • Proceedings
    • Types of contributions (e.g., extended abstracts, position papers, research papers, etc.) and their estimated number and page limits
    • Review and evaluation process deciding about the acceptance of submissions.
    • Program committee, including tentative and already committed members.
    • Links to preliminary web sites of the workshop.
  • Workshop History
    • Number of registered attendees and websites of previous editions of the workshop (if any)
  • Organizers’ bios
    • A brief description of each organizer’s background, including relevant past experience in organizing conferences and workshops.

For Accepted Workshops

For all accepted workshops, ICSE 2020 strongly recommends uniform deadlines for workshop papers submission, notification of authors, and camera-ready copies, as described in the Important Dates below. In particular, the camera-ready deadline is mandatory for those workshops that will opt for publication in the ACM.

ICSE 2020 workshop proceedings will be prepared by IEEE CPS and published by ACM. Workshop papers must follow the ACM formatting instructions. Papers must have a maximum length of 8 pages. It is not possible to pay for extra pages.

For workshops that will opt for publication in the ACM Digital Library prior to the event, the call for submissions must include the following statement: “The official publication date of the workshop proceedings is the date the proceedings are made available in the ACM Library. This date may be up to two weeks prior to the first day of ICSE 2020. The official publication date affects the deadline for any patent filings related to published work.”

Conditions

ICSE 2020 will not pay for registration, travel, or other arrangements for workshop organizers or any of their invited speakers or guests. ICSE 2020 will also not pay for workshop dinners. Additionally, ICSE 2020 cannot guarantee to honor specific requests for holding the workshop on specific dates. All participants, including workshop organizers, keynote speakers, and invited guests, must register for the workshop. Workshop organizers cannot submit (refereed) papers to their own workshop.

Important Dates

  • October 5, 2019 Workshop proposals due
  • November 19, 2019 Workshop proposal notification
  • November 25, 2019 Accepted workshop web pages and cfp’s due to web chair
  • January 22, 2020 All workshop paper submission deadlines
  • February 25, 2020 All workshop paper notifications
  • February 28, 2020 Info on workshop papers to workshop chairs and web chairs
  • March 5, 2020 Front Matter/Cover Logos and Images Due
  • March 16, 2020 Camera-ready workshop papers due
  • April 6, 2020 Organizer Review of Publication
  • April 13, 2020 Publication press date
  • May 24, 25, 26, 2020 Workshop sessions at ICSE

Submission System

Submissions that meet the above requirements can be made via the Workshop Proposal submission site (https://icse2020-workshops.hotcrp.com) by the submission deadline.