Technical Papers

Technical papers should describe innovative and significant work in the research or practice of software engineering. Papers are collected in an archival, refereed conference proceedings, published by IEEE/ACM, whose literature is cited and read by researchers and practitioners worldwide.

Technical papers report on a full range of topics relevant to software research and practice worldwide, including software engineering principles, theories, techniques, tools, and empirical evaluations.

Papers will be evaluated by the Program Committee on the basis of originality, importance of contribution, soundness, evaluation, quality of presentation, and appropriate comparison to related work. Because there is no revision cycle, the content and presentation of submitted papers must be essentially acceptable as received.

Papers submitted for consideration should not have been published elsewhere and should not be under review or submitted for review during the duration of consideration. Papers violating this restriction will be rejected.

Authors of particularly meritorious papers will be invited to submit an extended paper to IEEE Transactions on Software Engineering. Also, the top technical papers at the conference will be recognized with a Best Paper Award.

Topics of Interest

Topics of interest span the full range of software engineering issues, including those listed below:

How to Submit

Submission is closed as of September 9, 2002.

If you are having problems submitting a paper electronically over the Internet, please see the If You Have Submission Problems page.

We are not be requiring separate submission of abstracts ahead-of-time, but when you submit your paper, the submission software will ask you to also supply your abstract in text form in a special field.

Submitted and accepted papers must conform to the ICSE 2003 paper format .

Note that the page limit for camera-ready technical papers is 11 pages. (We had originally limited your submitted papers to 10 pages, but we've increased this limit by 1 for your camera-ready copy.)