Experience Reports

Important Dates | Goal | Scope| Evaluation | Submission
Publication / Presentation | Committee Members | Contact Information

> Important Dates

Submission 1 September 2004
Notification of Acceptance 15 November 2004
Camera-ready Copy Due 28 January 2005

> Goal

The technical program of ICSE 2005 will include an Experience Reports Track. The objective of the track is to establish a dialogue between software practitioners and software engineering researchers on the benefits, obstacles, and weaknesses of applying software engineering principles, techniques, methods, processes, and tools in an industrial or organizational setting for embedded software systems, high assurance software systems, and information systems.

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> Scope

Submissions are solicited which precisely identify and discuss lessons learned and experiences of benefit to other researchers and practitioners. We invite four classes of original unpublished submissions:

> Case Studies describe the application of a software engineering technique, tool, or process in an industrial or organizational setting. A case study provides the rationale for the key decisions made during the development of a software or software-intensive product along with the accomplished qualitative results.

> Experience Reports describe the history of a software project accompanied by a critical review of experience with the software during more or one development phases. An experience report describes lessons learned from the experience.

> Experimental Reports In contrast to an experience report and a case study, an experiment systematically controls the influencing factors and results in quantitative data about some aspect of software development.

> Problem Statements describe problems encountered during the development or use of software or a software-intensive system. A good problem statement clearly describes the problem and includes a discussion of why state-of-the-art principles, techniques, methods, processes or tools are not able to solve the problem.

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> Evaluation

At least three members of the Experience Track Program Committee will review each submission. The program committee as a whole will meet to review and discuss the submissions and make final acceptance decisions.

Submissions will be evaluated based on the following criteria:

> Clarity of the motivation for the work,
> Relevance of the object of the study,
> Validity of the study procedure,
> Significance of the lessons learned,
> The significance of the contribution, the soundness of the rationale or demonstration, the quality of the written presentation, and a comparison with relevant research and other literature.

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> Submission

Papers should be submitted in PDF format. The results described must be unpublished and should not be under review elsewhere. Submitted papers must conform to the ICSE 2005 proceedings publication format and should not exceed ten pages (including all text, figures, references and appendices). The submission deadline is firm! If you are unable to submit a paper electronically over the network, please contact one of the two chairs at least two weeks prior to the submission deadline.

Submissions for this category are closed.

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> Publication / Presentation

All accepted papers will be allotted a maximum of ten pages in the conference proceedings and will be given a slot for formal oral presentation.

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> Committee Members

For the full list of program committee members, click here.

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> Contact Information

Constance Heitmeyer and Klaus Pohl at e-mail address: ert-icse05@sse.uni-essen.de

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