ICSME has a long tradition of partnering with influential software engineering journals. Following the success of previous editions of the Journal First / Conference Second (J1C2) track, this year's ICSME will also select presentations of journal papers based on submissions from authors. The goal is to accommodate as many journal first presentations as possible.
The participating journals and magazines are the Journal of Software: Evolution and Process (JSEP), Empirical Software Engineering (EMSE), Journal of Systems and Software (JSS), and IEEE Software.
Journal first papers are journal papers that describe original and unpublished results related to software maintenance and evolution and are not extensions of previous conference papers. A journal first paper must adhere to the following criteria:
We invite the authors of journal first papers to submit a talk proposal. For a journal paper to be eligible to participate in the J1C2 program at ICSME 2018, the paper must be
Interested authors should submit a short talk proposal consisting of the paper title, abstract, a short statement on how the work satisfies the journal first criteria, and the PDF of the accepted paper. Please list all authors of the original journal paper as authors in EasyChair.
Submission Site (EasyChair)
The J1C2 committee will check that the submission is within the scope of the conference. We plan to select as many papers as possible for inclusion in the J1C2 program. In case that the interest in the J1C2 is higher than expected, not all submissions might be selected and higher priority will be given to original presentations (article that have not been presented or scheduled to be presented in other international venues).
As the articles have been already reviewed and accepted by the journals, they will not be reviewed again for technical correctness. They will be checked for the journal first criteria and prioritized according to fit to the conference theme. Authors will not receive any reviews with the notification.
At least one author of each accepted J1C2 contribution must register and attend the conference to present the paper. Failure to present the paper might result in exclusion from future J1C2 programs.
The J1C2 papers will not be part of the ICSME proceedings. Instead they will be published through the journals. However, we expect that authors of accepted J1C2 make a preprint of the paper available to ICSME.
Submission: June 8, 2018
Notification: June 26, 2018
Submissions close at 23:59 AoE (Anywhere on Earth, UTC-12)
For this round of J1C2 presentations, the journals were selected based on previous partnerships with ICSME. If your journal would like to participate in J1C2 at future ICSMEs, please reach out to Alexander Serebrenik (a.serebrenik AT tue.nl), the chair of the ICSME Steering Committee.
Gerardo Canfora, University of Sannio, Italy
Darren Dalcher, University of Hertfordshire, UK
Robert Feldt, Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden
Nicholas Kraft, ABB Corporate Research, USA
Foutse Khomh, Ecole Polytechnique de Montréal, Canada (PC co-chair)
Gregorio Robles, Universidad Rey Juan Carlos, Spain (General chair)
David C. Shepherd, ABB, United States
Alexander Serebrenik, Eindhoven University of Technology, Netherlands
Diomidis Spinellis, Athens University of Economics and Business, Greece
David Lo, Singapore Management University, Singapore (PC co-chair)
Thomas Zimmermann, Microsoft Research, USA