The ICSME 2016 tool demonstrations track is the ideal venue for practitioners and researchers to discuss cutting edge tools for software maintenance and evolution. Such tools often accompany or precede new techniques, or use existing techniques in new ways to solve unique problems. We invite submissions describing novel tools (or novel aspects of tools) at different levels of maturity, spanning early prototypes to mature tools ready to be (but not yet) commercialized.
All submissions to the tool demonstrations track should describe the problem that the tool is designed to solve, a depiction of the tool's design/architecture, key related work, and any caveats and major known limitations. To grant additional freedom to authors, the ICSME 2016 tool demonstrations track will allow for two types of submissions:
All submissions that meet the submission criteria (see below) and fit the scope of the conference will be reviewed by three members of the tool demonstrations track program committee. Key reviewing criteria are:
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 tool demonstrations track must not have been published elsewhere and must not be under review or submitted for review elsewhere while under consideration for ICSME 2016.
Accepted papers will be published in the IEEE Xplore Digital Library. Please review the ICSME 2016 Publication Requirements for more details. Demonstrators are expected to provide their own equipment. We will make every effort to ensure special accommodations are met. However, technology may be unavailable or unreliable. We expect Internet access to be available but recommend that demonstrators install all required services on their own laptops prior to the conference. Live tool demo authors will have additional time to present, demonstrate, and discuss their tools at the conference. More presentation details will follow notifications of acceptance.
Submissions must be formatted according to the ICSME 2016 Formatting Instructions. Preview tool demo papers must not exceed 2 pages (including figures and appendices) plus up to 1 page that contains ONLY references, and live tool demo papers must not exceed 4 pages (including figures and appendices) plus up to 2 pages that contain ONLY references. All submissions must be in PDF and must be submitted online by the deadline via the ICSME 2016 Tool Demos Track EasyChair conference management system.
After submission, authors of live tool demo papers will receive e-mail instructions to upload a runnable version of their tool to a private FTP server. The runnable version should be submitted as an exported VirtualBox VM image containing the tool already setup in the intended run-time environment. A VM image (as an *.ova or *.ovf file) provides the best guarantees for reproducibility by the program committee. A README file should be provided with directions on how to use the tool presented in the paper. If for some reason a live demo tool cannot be submitted as a VM image, please email the chairs (firstname.lastname@example.org and email@example.com) as soon as possible. Situations where VM images may not be possible include when the tool requires:
Submissions close at 23:59 AoE (Anywhere on Earth, UTC-12)