ICST 2023
Sun 16 - Thu 20 April 2023 Dublin, Ireland

The Journal-First Track will give authors of selected papers an opportunity to present and discuss their work with the ICST 2023 audience. The details are presented in the Call for Journal-First Presentations.

Call for Journal-First Presentations

ICST 2023 invites submissions for presentations of journal-first papers published recently in prestigious software engineering journals in all areas of software testing, verification, and validation. This will both enrich the ICST program as well as offer the authors an opportunity to present their work to the community.


Applications for journal papers published in:

  • Software Testing, Verification, and Reliability (STVR)
  • Journal of Systems and Software (JSS)
  • Information and Software Technology (IST)
  • Software Quality Journal (SQJ)

Other journals may be considered on a case-by-case basis.

A journal-first presentation submitted to ICST 2023 must adhere to the following criteria:

  • The paper was accepted for publication (i.e., the date of the acceptance notification) no earlier than 1 January 2021.
  • The paper is in the scope of the conference, as defined in the call for ICST 2023 research papers.
  • The paper reports completely new research results or presents novel contributions that were not previously reported in prior published work.
  • The paper has not been presented and is not under consideration for journal-first programs of other conferences.

Submission of Proposals

If you have a journal publication that meets the aforementioned criteria, you can submit the proposal via easychair.

Evaluation and Selection

Authors will be invited to present their paper at ICST 2023 after a check that the paper is in scope for the conference and it adheres to the criteria above. The papers will not be reviewed again for technical content.

In case an exceptionally high number of proposals is received, presentation proposals will be prioritized according to their fit to the conference theme and structure of sessions.


The JF manuscripts have already been, or will be, published through the journals and therefore will NOT be part of the ICST proceedings. The journal-first papers will be listed in the conference program and the proceeding will only contain the abstract and a pointer to the journal publication.


If a submission is accepted for the journal-first program, at least one author of the associated journal paper must register and (remotely) attend the conference to present the paper.