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 proposal.

Proposals must be submitted electronically via Cyberchair. The deadline for poster and research demo proposal submission is 29 October 2006 23:59 SST (Apia-Samoa). 

Research demonstration proposals must conform, at time of submission, to the ICSE 2007 Format and Submission Guidelines.

Submissions should consist of a single document with two parts. The first part, at most four pages, should describe the tool presented. The second part, as an appendix of at most two pages, should explain how the demonstration will be carried out and what it will show. Optionally, authors may attach up to four pages of screen dumps, well-captioned, to illustrate the demo narrative. 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.

Evaluation Criteria

Each submission will be reviewed by at least two members of the research demonstrations committee. The committee will review each submission to assess the relevance and quality of the proposed demonstration in terms of originality, soundness, and presentation quality.  Submissions should describe their relevance to software engineering, discuss the level of maturity of the tool, and reference the technical foundations on which they are based (typically, through appropriate references to previously-published work). In addition, for commercial proposals, we will consider issues such as likelihood of being world-changing and likelihood of being of interest to researchers (e.g., open source, well documented, extensible, free for academic use). Based on reviewers' comments and recommendations, the committee will classify accepted demonstrations as either formal or informal research demonstrations. Papers describing both categories will be published in the conference proceedings (see Publication/Presentation section).


Final camera ready papers will follow the ICSE 2007 Format and Submission Guidelines. The camera ready for formal demonstrations will be limited to four pages and will include the entire first part originally submitted by the authors, possibly modified to take into account the reviewers' comments. The camera ready for informal demonstrations will be limited to two pages that will summarize the content of the original submission.

Besides the camera ready, the authors of accepted formal demonstrations will be expected to deliver both presentations and demonstrations:

  • Presentations: presentations of the technical characteristics of the systems will be demonstrated during a session of the conference. Two data projectors will be available, so that both a live demonstration and the slides can be projected at the same time.
  • Demonstrations: There will be a separate time slot for demonstration of about 3 hours in a venue equipped for small-group informal demonstrations. In this way, ICSE attendees and demonstrators will have more opportunities for stimulating one-on-one interactions. Only desks will be provided during this time period.

The authors of the accepted informal demonstrations will be expected to deliver demonstrations only.


We will not provide any computing equipment such as computers, disk drives, or monitors. We will, however, provide basic electronic projection capabilities during the formal demonstration and desks for the informal demonstrations.


Upon notification of acceptance, all authors of accepted research demos will be asked to complete an IEEE Copyright form and will receive further instructions for preparing their camera ready versions. At least one author of the paper is expected to present the results at the ICSE 2007 conference.