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NIER (New Ideas and Emerging Results) Track - Call for Papers

Goal and Scope

    The goal of the New Ideas and Emerging Results (NIER) track is to provide researchers and practitioners with a forum for presenting great, promising ideas in early stages of research. These ideas do not require a strong empirical evaluation! The topics of interest for this track are the same as for the main research track, that is, all the topics in the research and practice of software maintenance and evolution. Papers submitted to ICSME NIER 2018 must not have been published elsewhere and must not be under review or submitted for review elsewhere while under consideration for ICSME NIER 2018.


    Submissions will be evaluated on the basis of their originality, importance of contribution, soundness, quality and consistency of presentation, and appropriate comparison to related work. Special emphasis will be put on the originality and timeliness of the proposed contribution, that is, a full evaluation of the proposed ideas is not required. Submissions will be reviewed by members of the ICSME NIER 2018 Program Committee.

Publication and Presentation

    Accepted papers will be published in the IEEE Xplore Digital Library. Please review the ICSME 2018 Publication Requirements for more details. Presentation details will follow notifications of acceptance.

How to Submit

    For 2018 we will continue the lightweight double-blind reviewing process that was embraced in ICSME 2017 based on the success of double-blind reviewing in last year's ICSME. Submitted papers must adhere to the following rules:

  • Author names and affiliations must be omitted. (The track co-chairs will check compliance before reviewing begins.)
  • References to authors' own related work must be in the third person. (For example, not "We build on our previous work..."; but rather "We build on the work of...")

    Please see the Double-Blind Reviewing FAQ for more information and guidance.

    Submissions must be in English and conform to the ICSME 2018 Formatting Instructions. Papers must not exceed five pages for all text, including references, appendices, figures, and tables. All submissions must be in PDF and must be submitted online via the ICSME 2018 EasyChair conference management system. All authors, reviewers, organizers are expected to uphold the IEEE Code of Conduct

Important Dates

    Abstract submission: June 9th, 2018 (Saturday)

    Paper submission: June 16th, 2018 (Saturday)

    Submission system closes at 23:59 AoE (Anywhere on Earth, UTC-12)

    Author notification: July 6th, 2018

    Camera ready submission: July 15th, 2018

    Early Bird Registration: July 15th, 2018