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ICSE 2019
Sat 25 - Fri 31 May 2019 Montreal, QC, Canada

ICSE workshops provide forums for small-group discussions on topics in software engineering research and practice. Workshops also provide opportunities for researchers to exchange and discuss scientific and engineering ideas at an early stage, before they have matured to warrant conference or journal publication. In this manner, an ICSE workshop serves as an incubator for a scientific community that forms and shares a particular research agenda.

Each workshop at ICSE 2019 is one or two days long (no half-day workshops) and may be held before or after the main conference. Participation in an ICSE workshop is preferably open. ICSE 2019 encourages the workshops to publish the accepted papers in a separate volume of the ICSE proceedings, which will be prepared by IEEE.

Call for Workshop Proposals

Scope and Goal

Each workshop at the International Conference on Software Engineering 2019 (ICSE) provides a forum for a group of 20–50 participants to discuss a topic in software engineering research and practice. An ICSE workshop serves as an incubator for a scientific community that forms and shares a particular research agenda. An ICSE workshop also provides opportunities for researchers to exchange and discuss scientific and engineering ideas at an early stage, before they have matured to warrant conference or journal publication.

Each workshop at ICSE 2019 is one or two days long (no half-day workshops) and may be held before or after the main conference. Participation in an ICSE workshop is preferably open. ICSE 2019 encourages the workshops to publish the accepted papers in a separate volume of the ICSE proceedings, which will be prepared by IEEE.

Evaluation Criteria

In evaluating a workshop proposal, special attention will be given to the following criteria:

  • the potential of the workshop to advance the state of software engineering research and practice;
  • the expected interest in and novelty of the workshop’s topic among people in the Software Engineering community, as well as in other communities of related disciplines;
  • the impact of the workshop in forging a new research community and in creating new collaborations;
  • the interactive nature of the workshop’s format; for example, a workshop stimulating discussions will be preferred to one based solely on paper presentations;
  • the experience and ability of the workshop’s proposers to organize a successful workshop; and
  • the balance and synergy of the workshop with respect to other co-located ICSE 2019 events.

Proposal Submissions

Each workshop proposal must conform at the time of submission to the IEEE formatting instructions and must not exceed 5 pages, including a maximum of 4 pages for the proposal text, references, appendices, and figures, plus 1 page for a draft of the workshop’s Call for Submissions. Each proposal must be submitted electronically by October 10, 2018 (cf. Important Dates) through EasyChair at https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=icse2019

The main body of each proposal must include the following information, in the order specified:

  1. Proposal (4 pages)
    • Workshop title
    • Abstract (less than 200 words), suited for the ICSE 2019 Web site
    • Contact information for all workshop organizers, including the main contact person
    • Motivation and objectives
      • Relevance of the workshop to the field of Software Engineering.
      • Anticipated goals and outcomes (e.g., open research problems to pursue, validation objectives, empirical studies).
    • Format and required services
      • Workshop format (e.g., paper presentations, keynotes, breakout sessions, panel-like discussions) and plans for generating discussions.
      • Intended length (1 or 2 days).
      • Special services, logistic, and equipment constraints.
    • Target Audience
      • Expected background of the workshop attendees.
      • Plans regarding the mix of industry and research participation.
      • Expected minimum and maximum number of workshop participants.
      • Plans for soliciting and selecting workshop participants, including whether the workshop will be open or closed (preferably open).
    • Proceedings
      • Types of contributions, i.e., extended abstracts, position papers, research papers, etc., and their estimated quantity and page limits
      • Review and evaluation process to decide about the acceptance of submissions.
      • Program committee, including tentative and already committed members.
      • Links to the preliminary Web sites of the workshop.
    • Workshop History
      • Numbers of registered attendees and Web sites of previous editions of the workshop, if any.
    • Proposers' bios
      • A brief description of each proposer's background, including relevant past experience in organizing conferences and workshops.
  2. Draft Call for Submissions (1 page)

For Accepted Workshops

ICSE 2019 strongly recommends that all accepted workshops adhere to ICSE’s uniform deadlines for workshop papers submission, notification of authors, and camera-ready copies, as described in the Important Dates section below. In particular, the camera-ready deadline is mandatory for those workshops that will opt for publication via IEEE. Note that the workshop paper submission due date is designed to allow the authors of any paper rejected from the main ICSE conference to prepare a shorter version of the paper for submission to the relevant workshop.

ICSE 2019 workshop proceedings will be prepared by IEEE. Workshop papers must follow the ICSE 2019 formatting and submission instructions. Workshop papers must have a maximum length of 8 pages. It is not possible to pay for extra pages.

For workshops that will opt for publication via IEEE prior to the event, the call for submissions must include the following statement: “The official publication date of the workshop proceedings is the date the proceedings are made available by IEEE. This date may be up to two weeks prior to the first day of ICSE 2019. The official publication date affects the deadline for any patent filings related to published work.”

Conditions

Please note, ICSE 2019 cannot guarantee to honor specific requests for holding the workshop on specific dates. All participants, including workshop organizers, keynote speakers, and invited guests, must register for the workshop. A workshop organizer cannot submit any paper to be refereed in his or her own workshop.

Important Dates

Workshop proposals:
Workshop proposals due: October 10, 2018
Notification to proposers: November 16, 2018

Accepted workshops:
Preliminary workshop Web site is up: November 30, 2018
Workshop call for papers is out: November 30, 2018

Recommended deadlines for workshop papers:
Workshop paper submissions due: February 1, 2019
Notification to authors: March 1, 2019
List of accepted papers sent to workshop co-chairs: March 5, 2019
Camera-ready copies due: March 15, 2019

Organization

Workshop Co-Chairs
Sven Apel, University of Passau, Germany
David Lo, Singapore Management University, Singapore