Research Demonstration and Posters Proposals


January 10, 2003 due date for Research Demonstration or Poster proposals.
January 16, 2003 notification date.
February 10, 2003 due date for final copy of two-page Research Demonstration description.


Research demonstrations enable conference participants to view research systems in action and to discuss these systems with their creators. These demonstrations are intended to show early, non-commercial implementations of novel software engineering concepts.

A demonstration area will be open to attendees at scheduled times during the conference. Demonstrators are expected to be available to give their demonstrations during these times. In addition, demonstrators can request to give a more formal, twenty minute presentation, that will be scheduled into the conference program. These Formal Research Demonstration Presentations are suitable for more mature demonstrations that can be communicated effectively to a large audience using projection technology.

Posters provide an opportunity to exhibit late-breaking results and to discuss these results with conference participants. Posters are also suitable for preliminary presentations that communicate new ideas or technology that cannot yet be effectively demonstrated. Poster presenters are expected to be available to discuss their posters at scheduled times during the conference.

Review Process

The Research Demonstrations and Posters Committee will review each submission using the standard ICSE criteria: originality, importance and generality of contribution, soundness of rationale or demonstration, quality of written and graphic presentation, and appropriate consideration of relevant literature.

Commercial products will not be accepted as subjects of Research Demonstrations or Posters. A system that is destined to be a commercial product, but will not be available for sale for at least six months, may qualify as a Research Demonstration or as a Poster. Research Demonstrations and Posters are not intended to be sales pitches, however, and thus should highlight the technical contributions. For further clarification, please contact the Research Demonstrations and Posters co-chairs.


Demonstrators need to provide their own equipment. Electronic projection capabilities will be provided for the Formal Research Demonstration Presentations.

How to Submit

Proposals should briefly describe the technology or approach, how it relates to other industrial or research efforts, including references, and what are the expected benefits.
The format for proposals for Research Demonstrations and Posters are:

* Four pages or fewer in length; and

* ASCII text (plain or HTML) or Adobe Portable Document Format (PDF).

Send To

Proposals for Research Demonstrations and Posters shall be sent to both committee chairs:

Mauro Pezzè
Università degli Studi di Milano Bicocca
Dipartimento di Informatica, Sistemistica e Comunicazione
Voice: +39-02-6448-7882
Fax: +39-02-6448-7805


Bruce Shafer

Business Development Engineering & Computer Science,
Oregon University System
Voice: +1-503-725-2915;
Fax: +1-503-725-2921