29th Int. Conference on Software Engineering® 20 - 26 May 2007

Submission and Evaluation

How to Submit

Please read all of these instructions prior to submitting your paper.

Papers must be submitted electronically through Cyberchair. The deadline for experience report submission is 8 September 2006 23:59 SST (Apia-Samoa). This deadline is hard and non-negotiable.

A well-structured experience report will not only describe in appropriate detail the experiences encountered on a software project, but will include rationales for any lessons learned put forward and describe clearly the circumstances under which those lessons held.

Reports submitted for consideration should not have been published elsewhere and should not be under review or submitted for review elsewhere during the duration of consideration. 

Experience reports must conform,  at time of submission, to the ICSE 2007 Format and Submission Guidelines, and must not exceed 10 pages, including all text, references, appendices, and figures. All submissions must be in English.  Submissions must be in PDF format

Submissions that do not comply with the foregoing instructions will be desk rejected without review.

Note: camera-ready copy will utilize the same format and length limits required of submissions, and thus, your submission should reflect the form that you anticipate your camera-ready copy will take.

Review and Evaluation Criteria

Each submission will be reviewed by at least three members of the Experience Track program committee. The program committee as a whole will make final decisions about which submissions to accept for presentation at the conference. Submissions will be evaluated based on the following criteria:

  • Clarity of the motivation for the report
  • Soundness of the report, which should include:
    1. A description of the context in which the experiences were observed (e.g. problem domain, size of system, size of project team, etc.).
    2. An explanation which experiences and lessons described are based on qualitative or quantitative data.
    3. A clear differentiation of the objective data from more subjective interpretation of the data. Making sense of the data by putting it into the project context can be as valuable to a reader as the objective observations themselves.
  • Significance and relevance of the lessons learned.
  • Quality and clarity of the written presentation.


Upon notification of acceptance, all authors of accepted papers will be asked to complete an IEEE Copyright form and will receive further instructions for preparing their camera ready versions. Each accepted paper will be allotted a maximum of ten pages in the ICSE 2007 conference proceedings. The final version of accepted papers must conform to the ICSE 2007 Format and Submission Guidelines. At least one author of the paper is expected to present the results at the ICSE 2007 conference.