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ICSE 2009 : 31st International Conference on Software Engineering


Conference Series : International Conference on Software Engineering
When May 16, 2009 - May 24, 2009
Where Vancouver, Canada
Abstract Registration Due Aug 29, 2008
Submission Deadline Sep 5, 2008
Categories    software engineering

Call For Papers

Call for Research Papers

ICSE is the leading international forum for researchers and practitioners to present and discuss the most recent innovations, trends, results, experiences and concerns in the field of software engineering.

We invite high quality submissions describing original unpublished research results, case studies, and empirical studies. We encourage submissions relating to all aspects of software engineering, especially on topics of emerging interest. Topics of interest include but are not limited to the following:
* Requirements Engineering
* Specification and Verification
* Software Architecture and Design
* Patterns and Frameworks
* Analysis and Testing
* Reverse Engineering, Refactoring, and Evolution
* Program Comprehension and Visualization
* Tools and Environments
* Empirical Software Engineering
* Development Paradigms and Software Processes
* Software Metrics
* Computer-supported Cooperative Work
* Component-based, Aspect-oriented, Service-oriented Software Engineering
* Model Driven Engineering
* Distributed Systems and Middleware
* Mobile and Embedded Systems
* Open Standards and Certification
* Software Economics
* Software Configuration and Deployment
* Dependability (safety, security, reliability)
* Case Studies and Experience Reports

ICSE is a very selective conference, but it is still a conference. This means that we are interested in innovative ideas that are well presented, timely, have strong potential, but are not necessarily perfect or complete. Improvements over previously published work are expected to be evaluated through rigorous analyses, empirical studies, or experiments.

In contrast, variants on existing work must show a demonstrably significant improvement in quality, productivity, or other metric. Submissions must clearly and comprehensively report on relevant related work and on how a paper's contributions advance the state of the art. Lastly, even the best ideas can be misunderstood if the writing is poor, so we strongly encourage all authors to ensure that their submissions are written in clear and grammatically correct English.

This year, we introduce a mentoring program aimed at new prospective submitters to the research track, in which past ICSE authors offer advice on the structure and content of a prospective submission. See the Mentoring Program website for details (

[How to submit]

Please read all of these instructions prior to submitting your paper.

Research papers should describe innovative and significant original research relevant to ICSE as described above. 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.

Technical papers must conform, at time of submission, to the ICSE 2009 Format and Submission Guidelines, and must not exceed 10 pages, including all text, references, appendices, and figures. All submissions must be in English. Submissions must be in PDF format. Submissions that do not comply with the foregoing instructions will be administratively rejected without review.

Note: camera-ready copy will utilize the same format and length limits required of submissions, and thus, your submission should reflect the form that you anticipate your camera-ready copy will take.

Papers must be submitted electronically through CyberChairPRO. The deadline for submitting abstracts is August 29, 2008. The deadline for submitting research papers is September 5, 2008. Both deadlines are hard and non-negotiable, and an abstract must be submitted for each paper submission.

[Review and Evaluation Criteria]

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.


Upon notification of acceptance, all authors of accepted papers will be asked to complete an IEEE Copyright form and will receive further instructions for preparing their camera ready versions. At least one author of the paper is expected to present the results at the ICSE 2009 conference. All accepted contributions will be published in the conference proceedings which will also be available electronically.

[Program Committee Co-Chairs]

Joanne M Atlee, University of Waterloo, Canada
Paola Inverardi, University of Aquila, Italy

[Program Committee Members]

Antonia Bertolino, ISTI-CNR, Italy
Lionel Briand, Simula Research Laboratory & University of Oslo, Norway
Betty H.C. Cheng, Michigan State University, USA
S.C. Cheung, The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology
Vittorio Cortellessa, Universita' dell'Aquila, Italy
Krzysztof Czarnecki, University of Waterloo, Canada
Robert DeLine, Microsoft Research, USA
Prem Devanbu, University of Californi - Davis, USA
Laura K. Dillon, Michigan State University, USA
Matthew B. Dwyer, University of Nebraska - Lincoln, USA
Steve Easterbrook, University of Toronto, Canada
Sebastian Elbaum, University of Nebraska - Lincoln, USA
Wolfgang Emmerich, University City London, UK
Kokichi Futatsugi, Japan Advanced Institute of Sci.&Tech., Japan
Holger Giese, Hasso Plattner Institute, Germany
Volker Gruhn, University of Leipzig, Germany
John Grundy, University of Auckland, New Zealand
Tibor Gyimothy, University of Szeged, Hungary
Andre van der Hoek, University of California - Irvine, USA
Valerie Issarny, INRIA, France
Pankaj Jalote, IIT Delhi, India
Jean-Marc Jezequel, INRIA & Univ. Rennes 1, France
Jeffrey Kramer, Imperial College London, UK
Axel van Lamsveerde, Université catholique de Louvain, Belgium
Nenad Medvidovic, University of Southern California, USA
Elisabetta Di Nitto, Politecnico di Milano, Italy
Harrold Ossher, IBM T. J. Watson Research Center, USA
Corina Pasareanu, NASA Ames, USA
Massimiliano Di Penta, University of Sannio, Italy
Mauro Pezze, University of Lugano, Switzerland and University of Milano Bicocca, Italy
Gian Pietro Picco, University of Trento, Italy
Klaus Pohl, University Duisburg-Essen, Germany
Martin Robillard, McGill University, Canada
William Robinson, Georgia State University, USA
Barbara G. Ryder, Rutgers University, USA
Margaret-Anne Storey, University of Victoria, Canada
Zhendong Su, University of Californi - Davis, USA
Frank Tip, IBM T.J. Watson Research Center, USA
Sebastian Uchitel, University of Buenos Aires, Argentina and Imperial College London, UK
Claes Wohlin, Blekinge Institute of Technology, Sweden
Alexander L. Wolf, Imperial College London, UK
Jian Zhang, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China

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