The ICSME 2016 artifacts track exists to promote, celebrate, and catalog excellent examples of research artifacts in software engineering. These artifacts are reusable units of research that can be used to support other research endeavors.
This track asks researchers to "take some scissors" to their work, dividing it into separate "chunks." These chunks, which we will call "artifacts," are the support materials that enabled the creation of the results published in a paper.
For examples of research artifacts, please review the ICSME 2016 Artifacts Tutorial. Please also review the (non-exhaustive) list of known research artifact types. If your proposed artifact is not on that list, please email the chairs (firstname.lastname@example.org and email@example.com) before submitting. Note: We are open to extending the list of acceptable research artifacts!
Submissions must contain:
For artifacts that are executable tools, please submit to the ICSME 2016 tool demonstrations track. For all other types of artifacts, please submit to this track.
All submissions that meet the submission criteria (see below) and fit the scope of the conference will be reviewed by three members of the artifacts track program committee. Submissions will be evaluated as accepted or rejected.
Artifacts will be scored using the following scorecard:
Note that the shorter the artifact:
Submissions that are not in compliance with the required submission format or that are out of the scope of the conference will be rejected without being reviewed. Submitted papers must comply with IEEE plagiarism policy and procedures. Papers submitted to the artifacts track must not have been published elsewhere and must not be under review or submitted for review elsewhere while under consideration for ICSME 2016.
For longer artifacts which the authors provide via a URL, the chairs will download the material within one week of the submission date. Materials that are not online during that period will not be reviewed.
Accepted papers will be published in the IEEE Xplore Digital Library. Please review the ICSME 2016 Publication Requirements for more details. Each paper will be presented as a poster. Presentation details will follow notifications of acceptance.
Submissions must be formatted according to the ICSME 2016 Formatting Instructions. This submission would include two (1+1) pages:
Get a GitHub account and email that name to firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject line: "ICSME16 artifacts track, add my account to the repository."
Our reply to you will point to a GitHub repository and a directory for submissions. Drag and drop your PDF onto that directory.
Create an issue in that repository whose title is the
XXX_YYY. Do not add any text to the comment.
Review of the artifacts will be conducted in GitHub where reviewers’ feedback will be public.
Submissions close at 23:59 AoE (Anywhere on Earth, UTC-12)