ESEM 2015


Call for papers

The ACM / IEEE International Symposium on Empirical Software Engineering and Measurement (ESEM) is the premier conference for research results related to empirical software engineering. These include discussions of: i) strengths and weaknesses of software engineering technologies and methods from an empirical viewpoint; ii) the design and analysis of empirical studies, ranging from controlled experiments to case studies and from quantitative to qualitative studies; and iii) the use of data and measurement to understand, evaluate, and model software engineering phenomena. The symposium encourages the presentation of both novel work and replication studies.

Papers are rigorously reviewed by leading international experts and the full paper acceptance rate is competitive.

ESEM provides a stimulating forum where researchers and practitioners can present and discuss recent research results on a wide range of topics, in addition to also exchanging ideas, experiences and challenging problems.

The relevant topics include, but are not restricted to, the following:

● Experiments and quasi-experiments
● Industrial experience, case studies and action-research
● Qualitative methods
● Cross- and multi-disciplinary methods and studies
● Replication of empirical studies
● Families of experiments
● Systematic literature reviews and mapping studies
● Meta-analysis, qualitative and quantitative synthesis of studies
● Empirically-based decision making
● New ideas pertaining to measurement, evaluation, comparison and development of empirical software methods
● Evaluation and comparison of techniques and models
● Development and evaluation of empirical prediction systems or software estimation models
● Data mining and empirical methods
● Quality measurement and assurance
● Measurement and process improvement programs
● Simulation-based studies in software engineering
● Reports on the benefits / costs associated with using certain technologies
● Infrastructures and novel techniques for conducting empirical studies
● Software project experience and knowledge management
● Software technology transfer to the industry

Papers should contain an explicit description of the empirical strategy applied. Although not strictly required, the use of structured abstracts for full papers is suggested. All submissions will be peer reviewed. Please note that every accepted contribution must have a minimum of one author registration by the time of the relative camera ready submission deadline.

Full paper submission

Papers should describe original, unpublished work, which is not under parallel submission elsewhere. Papers are limited to 10 pages, must be written in English, and must be formatted in PDF format according to the IEEE manuscript template for conference proceedings. Any papers that exceed 10 pages, or are outside the scope of the symposium, or do not follow the formatting guidelines will be rejected without review. Full papers must be written in English and submitted through the Web-based submission system (please select track "Full Papers"), and using PDF format only.

Short paper submissions

The goal of short papers is to promote current work on research and practice. Short papers represent an early communication of research and do not always require complete results as in the case of a full paper. In this way authors can introduce new ideas to the community, discuss ideas and get early feedback. Please note that short papers are NOT intended to be position statements.Short papers must be written in English and submitted through the Web-based submission system (please select track "Short Papers"), and using PDF format only. Short papers must not exceed 4 pages and must be formatted according to the IEEE manuscript template for conference proceedings.

Poster Sessions

The ESEM Poster Sessions provide an excellent forum for authors to present their work in an informal and interactive setting. Posters are ideal for presenting speculative, late-breaking results or for presenting new and innovative work. Poster Sessions separate themselves from the Short Paper Sessions by allowing authors the ability to get immediate, personal feedback from conference attendees during the break sessions as they present their work. Posters also provide conference attendees an opportunity to see emerging work in the field in a more relaxed setting. Successful posters are carefully designed to convey technical details. They should also attract the attention of attendees as they stroll past the displays. The goal is to develop a poster that encourages and facilitates small groups of individuals interested in a technical area to gather and interact. Posters that present work in progress and draw important conclusions from practical experience are especially welcome. Posters must be submitted through the Web-based submission system (please select track "Posters"), and using PDF format only. Poster proposals must not exceed 1 page but need not be formatted according to the IEEE manuscript template for conference proceedings.

Industry track

ESEM 2015 will also feature an industry track. Details will be announced in the respective call for contributions.

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