Call for Papers

MOBILESoft 2022 invites submissions for a NIER (Novel Ideas and Emerging Results) track. This track addresses the same topics of interest as those of the MOBILESoft 2022 technical research paper track. However, authors of NIER papers are encouraged to focus more on fledgling or unconventional perspectives. These may include: novel tools/studies reporting preliminary insights; new perspectives that call into question long held beliefs or conventions; bold visions of new directions in mobile software engineering and systems; novel (and potentially groundbreaking) interdisciplinary synergies; reproduction studies that call for new research focus, and, more in general, “bold visions” for our emerging community of software engineering for mobile systems. Note that thorough evaluation results are not required for NIER papers, but preliminary results providing initial support for the proposed visions, as well as negative preliminary results that seem to contradict those visions, are welcome.

Out of Scope

This track is not considered a “second tier” of MOBILESoft 2022 but rather an alternative track for fledgling or unconventional visions. Papers must not have been previously published or be under consideration elsewhere for publication. We solicit contributions from both academia and industry.

Submission Instructions

All submissions must conform to the MOBILESoft 2022 formatting and submission instructions 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,anonymous]{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 conference information can be set using the following command: \acmConference[MobileSoft’22]{The 9th International Conference on Mobile Software Engineering and Systems}{May 22–23, 2022}{Pittsburgh, PA, USA}.

All NIER submissions must not exceed 4 pages for the main text, inclusive of all figures, tables, appendices, etc. An extra page is allowed for references. All submissions must be in PDF. The page limit is strict, and it will not be possible to purchase additional pages at any point in the process (including after the paper is accepted).

Papers that do not conform to these guidelines will be desk rejected before the review process.

Submissions may be made through HotCrp at: https://mobilesoft22nier.hotcrp.com/

The MOBILESoft 2022 NIER track will adopt a double-anonymous review process. No submitted paper may reveal its authors’ identities. The authors must make every effort to honor the double-anonymous review process; reviewers will be asked to honor the double-anonymous 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 email. 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 of ICSE: https://conf.researchr.org/track/icse-2022/icse-2022-submitting-to-icse2022–q-a.

Evaluation Criteria

Each submission will be reviewed and evaluated by at least three program committee members 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.

Questions? Use the MOBILESoft NIER (Novel Ideas and Emerging Results) contact form.