Call for Papers
The ACM SIGSOFT International Symposium on Software Testing and Analysis (ISSTA) 2018 Demonstrations Track serves as a venue for publishing and presenting advances in software testing and analysis tools that aid either practice, research, or both. Submissions may describe early prototypes of tools, mature tools, and everything in between. To help disseminate tools to the community, we encourage submissions describing previously unpublished tools whose underlying techniques may have already been published.
Highlighting scientific contributions through concrete artifacts is a critical supplement to the traditional research papers published at software engineering venues, including ISSTA. A demonstration provides the opportunity to communicate how the scientific approach has been implemented or how a specific hypothesis has been assessed, including implementation and usage details, data models and representations, and APIs for tool and data access. Authors of regular research papers at ISSTA or other conferences are thus also encouraged to submit an accompanying demonstration paper. The demonstration papers should be original, however, substantial improvements or extensions to existing tools are also encouraged. Tool papers must not be concurrently under review at ISSTA or at another venue.
The tool demonstrations must communicate clearly the following information:
the tool’s envisioned users,
the software testing and analysis challenge(s) the tool addresses,
how the tool is used,
either results of conducted validation studies or the design of planned studies.
Each submission will be reviewed by at least three members of the demonstrations program committee. The evaluation criteria include:
the relevance of the proposed demonstration to the ISSTA audience,
the technical soundness of the demonstrated tool,
the originality of the underlying ideas,
the quality of its presentation, and
the comparison to related work.
Submissions must conform to the ACM Conference Format. A demonstration submission may not exceed four pages, including all text, figures, and references. A submission may not have been previously published in a demonstration form. The paper submission must be in PDF. The Demonstrations track will be using the single-blind reviewing model, so the submitted PDFs should identify the authors.
Submit your papers via the hotcrp ISSTA Demonstrations 2018 submission website by May 4, 2017, 23:59:59 AoE.
(there will be no extensions)
Submission deadline: May 4, 2018
Notification date: May 25, 2018
Camera-ready version deadline: June 8, 2018
For further information, please email the chairs at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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