9th Joint Meeting of
the European Software Engineering Conference and
the ACM SIGSOFT Symposium
on the Foundations of Software Engineering

Call for Research Papers

We invite high quality submissions describing original and unpublished results of theoretical, empirical, conceptual, and experimental software engineering research. Contributions should describe innovative and significant original research relevant to ESEC/FSE. Submissions of papers describing groundbreaking approaches to emerging problems will also be considered. Submissions that facilitate reproducibility by using available data sets or making the described tools publicly available are especially encouraged. Papers submitted for consideration should not have been published elsewhere and should not be under review or submitted for review elsewhere during the duration of consideration. ACM plagiarism policies and procedures shall be followed for cases of double submission.

Topics of Interest

We are interested in submissions from both industry and academia on all topics related to software engineering. These include, but are not limited to:

How to submit

All papers must conform at time of submission to the ESEC/FSE 2013 Format and Submission Guidelines, and must not exceed 11 pages, with up to 10 pages for all text, appendices and figures; and up to one additional page for the list of references only. All submissions must be in English. Submissions must be in PDF format. Submissions that do not comply with the foregoing instructions will be desk rejected without being reviewed.

Papers must be submitted electronically through the ESEC/FSE submission site.

Each submission will be reviewed by at least two members of the Program Committee. Submissions will be evaluated on the basis of originality, importance of contribution, soundness, evaluation, quality of presentation and appropriate comparison to related work. The program committee as a whole will make final decisions about which submissions to accept for presentation at the conference.

Special issue

Distinguished papers from ESEC/FSE 2013 will be invited to submit a revised and extended version of their paper to ACM Transactions on Software Engineering and Methodology (TOSEM).

Important Dates

Program Chairs

Luciano Baresi
Politecnico di Milano, Italy

Mira Mezini
Technische Universitat Darmstadt, Germany

Artifact Evaluation

Results presented in technical papers are often validated or supported by software artifacts. To reward the effort of creating artifacts, authors of accepted research paper may, if they wish, have their tools, data or model evaluated by the Artifact Evaluation Committee.

After the research paper notification, authors of accepted papers will be contacted to submit their artifact for evaluation. Evaluation of the artifact will be sent to the authors before the camera ready deadline.

Artifacts that are positively evaluated, will be formally recognized in the proceedings and at the conference.

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