ICSME 2023
Sun 1 - Fri 6 October 2023 Bogotá, Colombia

Call for Papers

Goal and Scope

The ICSME 2023 Tool Demonstration Track allows both researchers and practitioners to present and discuss software maintenance and evolution tools. We welcome submissions for tools ranging from research prototypes to industry tools. We specifically encourage submissions that accompany papers in the Research Paper Track, as well as tools whose code base and/or development process is open-source. The tool demonstration paper should focus on the tool’s architecture, implementation, and intended usage.

Review Criteria

Each submission will be reviewed by at least three members of the tool demonstration program committee. The committee will review each submission on its merits and quality.

A good tool paper should:
- fall under the topics mentioned for the ICSME 2023 research track;
- present and discuss a tool that has NOT been published before as a tool paper;
- discuss the relevance of the proposed tool to the ICSME community;
- report the motivation behind the tool, including typical usage scenarios;
- describe the tool’s novelty and how it relates to previous industrial or research efforts;
- describe the tool’s goals, requirements, architecture and explain its inner workings;
- NOT necessarily contain a (large-scale) empirical study of the tool, BUT any empirical results or user feedback are highly encouraged;
- consider the relevant literature;
- exhibit presentation quality.

Optionally, include in the abstract the URL of a 3-to-5 minute screencast, either with annotations or voice-over, that provides a concise version of the tool demo scenario. The video should be posted online (unlisted YouTube, hosted on the tool’s website, etc.).

All authors, reviewers, and organizers are expected to uphold the IEEE Code of Conduct.

Publication and Presentation

Accepted papers will be published as part of the conference proceedings. Camera-ready and presentation details will follow after notification of acceptance. At least one author of each accepted paper must register for the conference and present the paper at the conference.

How to Submit

Papers submitted to the tool demo track must not have been published elsewhere and must not be under review or submitted for review elsewhere while under consideration for ICSME 2023. The tool demo track is single-anonymous (i.e., authors will remain visible to the reviewers) to allow reporting on the tool’s history, ecosystem, community support, etc., as well as to avoid the overhead of having to manage anonymized repositories or source code.

Submissions must strictly adhere to the two-column IEEE conference proceedings format. You can find the templates here. LaTeX users should use the following configuration: \documentclass[conference]{IEEEtran}. Microsoft Word users should use the US Letter format template. Papers must not exceed 5 pages, including all text, figures, appendices and references. All submissions must be in PDF and submitted online by the deadline via the ICSME 2023 conference management system; authors should choose “ICSME 2023 Tool Demonstrations Track Papers”.

Submissions that are not in compliance with the required submission format or that are out of the scope of the conference will be rejected without being reviewed. Submitted papers must comply with IEEE plagiarism policy and procedures.