MOBILESoft 2023
Dates to be announced Melbourne, Australia
co-located with ICSE 2023

Call for Papers

MOBILESoft 2023 invites submissions for a NIER (Novel Ideas and Emerging Results) track. This track addresses the same topics of interest as those of the MOBILESoft 2023 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; 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.

Submission Instructions

Submissions must conform to the IEEE conference proceedings template specified in the IEEE Conference Proceedings Formatting Guidelines available at for both LaTeX and Word users (title in 24pt font and full text in 10pt type, LaTeX users must use \documentclass[10pt,conference]{IEEEtran} without including the compsoc or compsocconf options).

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 can be made through HotCrp at:

The MOBILESoft 2023 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:

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. The official publication date is the date the proceedings are made available in the ACM or IEEE Digital Libraries. This date may be up to two weeks prior to the first day of ICSE 2023. The official publication date affects the deadline for any patent filings related to published work. Purchases of additional pages in the proceedings is not allowed.