New Ideas and Emerging Results
The goal of the New Ideas and Emerging Results (NIER) track is to provide researchers with a forum for presenting and getting early feedback on novel research ideas and promising work that has not yet been fully evaluated.
Following the highly successful response to last year's call, NIER 2012 seeks papers challenging the status quo of the software engineering discipline, with either novel technical approaches and results, new research directions, unusual synergies with other disciplines, provocative ideas, or evidence that long-standing beliefs no longer hold true. The track addresses the same topics of interest as those of the technical research paper track.
The paper should clearly focus on the new proposed ideas or the emerging results, their impact on the field at large, and future research directions. A NIER paper is not expected to have a solid and complete evaluation as in the Technical/Research track. However, preliminary results providing initial support for the proposed ideas claimed are definitely welcome.
Each submission will be reviewed by at least two members of the NIER program committee. The committee will review submissions using the standard ICSE criteria: originality, importance of contribution, soundness of rationale, quality of presentation, and appropriate consideration of relevant literature. However, the main criterion for acceptance is the degree to which a paper matches the aforementioned track goals and scope for "new ideas and emerging results".
How to Submit
All papers must conform at time of submission to the ICSE 2012 formatting and submission instructions, and must not exceed 4 pages, including all text, references, appendices and figures.
Papers must be submitted electronically by the stated deadline.
Submission: December 1, 2011
Notification: February 6, 2012 (tentative)
Camera Ready: March 16, 2012
Publication and Presentation
Upon notification of acceptance, all authors of accepted papers will be asked to complete a copyright release form and will receive further instructions for preparing their camera-ready versions. All accepted contributions will be published in the conference proceedings. At least one author of each paper is required to register and attend the NIER track at the ICSE 2012 conference. This will be a a highly interactive track where a short talk by the authors is followed by a moderated discussion involving a panel of senior researchers and the audience.
New Ideas and Emerging Results Track Co-Chairs
Antonia Bertolino, ISTI-CNR, Italy
Alexander Wolf, Imperial College London, UK
New Ideas and Emerging Results Track Committee Members
Andrea Arcuri, Schlumberger and Simula Research Lab, Norway
Benoit Baudry, INRIA, France
Steffen Becker, University of Paderborn, Germany
Gordon Blair, Lancaster University, UK
Cristian Cadar, Imperial College London, UK
Marsha Chechik, University of Toronto, Canada
Charles Consel, INRIA / University of Bordeaux, France
Ivica Crnkovic, Malardalen University, Sweden
Rocco De Nicola, IMT - Institute for Advanced Studies Lucca and University of Firenze, Italy
Alan Dearle, University of St Andrews, UK
Premkumar Devanbu, UC Davis, USA
Sebastian Elbaum, University of Nebraska - Lincoln, USA
Anthony Finkelstein, University College London, UK
James Herbsleb, Carnegie Mellon University, USA
Valerie Issarny, INRIA, France
John Knight, University of Virginia, USA
Fabio Kon, University of Sao Paulo, Brazil
Patricia Lago, VU University Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Michele Lanza, University of Lugano, Switzerland
Yves Le Traon, University of Luxembourg, Luxembourg
Sam Malek, George Mason University, USA
Phil McMinn, University of Sheffield, UK
Manoel Mendonša, Federal University of Bahia, Brazil
Raffaela Mirandola , Politecnico di Milano, Italy
Sandro Morasca, UniversitÓ dell'Insubria, Italy
Bashar Nuseibeh, Lero (Ireland) & The Open University (UK), Ireland & UK
Lee Osterweil, University of Massachusetts, USA
Massimo Paolucci, DOCOMO, Germany
Gian Pietro Picco, University of Trento, Italy
Andrew Rice, University of Cambridge, UK
Matthew J. Rutherford, University of Denver, USA
Walter Scacchi, UCI, USA
William L. Scherlis, Carnegie Mellon University, USA
Jeremy Siek, University of Colorado at Boulder, USA
Mary Lou Soffa, University of Virginia, USA
Peri Tarr, IBM Thomas J. Watson Research Center, USA
Massimo Tivoli, University of L'Aquila, Italy
Apostolos Zarras, University of Ioannina, Greece
Benjamin Zorn, Microsoft Research, USA