Technical Research Papers

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Goal and Scope

We invite high quality submissions of technical research papers describing original and unpublished results of theoretical, empirical, conceptual, and experimental software engineering research. Incremental improvements over previously published work should have been evaluated through systematic, comparative, empirical or experimental evaluation. Submissions of papers describing groundbreaking approaches to emerging problems will be considered based on timeliness and potential impact.

We welcome submissions addressing topics across the full spectrum of software engineering research.

If you or your co-authors have not previously published a research paper at an ICSE conference, you may want to consider the ICSE 2012 Mentoring program.

If your submission describes industrial practice or experience, you may want to consider the ICSE 2012 Software Engineering in Practice  track.


Each submission will be reviewed by the Program Co-Chairs to ensure compliance with the format criteria. The Program Co-Chairs will reject submissions that are not in compliance or that are out of scope of the conference.

All submissions which meet the criteria and fit the scope of the conference 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.

Some paper authors, as determined by the PC chairs, may be given the opportunity to submit between January 6 and January 10, 2012, a short text with clarifications for reviewers based on their comments and questions posed by the reviewers. These clarifications will be considered when the program committee as a whole makes a final decisions on papers.


How to Submit

All papers must conform at time of submission to the ICSE 2012 formatting and submission instructions, 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.  

Papers must be submitted electronically by the stated deadline.


Important Dates

Submission: September 29, 2011

Notification: January 27, 2012

Camera Ready: March 16, 2012


Program Co-Chairs

Gail Murphy, University of British Columbia, Canada

Mauro Pezz, University of Lugano, Switzerland and University of Milano Bicocca, Italy


Program Committee

Program Committee Members