Research Demonstrations

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

> Important Dates

Submission 6 December 2004
Notification of Acceptance 10 January 2005
Camera-ready Copy Due 28 January 2005

> Goal

Research demonstrations enable conference participants to view research systems in action, and to discuss the systems with the people who created them. These demonstrations are intended to show early implementations of novel software engineering concepts and are suitable for mature presentations that can be communicated effectively to a large audience using projection technology. In addition, formal demonstrators are expected to be available for additional informal demonstrations to participants.

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> Scope

Research demonstrations are suitable for mature presentations. Each formal demonstrator will be presented during a formal presentation session. Additionally, informal demonstration to participants must be provided in further assigned sessions.

Commercial products will also be considered as formal research demonstrations. The criteria used for evaluation of commercial products however will be different from the academic research demonstrations criteria (see Evaluation).

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> Evaluation

Each submission will be reviewed by at least two members of the research demonstrations committee.

The research demonstrations 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. 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).

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> Submission

The format of formal research demonstration proposals may be Adobe Portable Document Format or Postscript and should respect the ICSE two column format. Formal Demonstration submissions should consist of a single document with the following three parts. The first part, at most four pages, should describe the tool presented. An additional two page APPENDIX should explain how the demonstration will be carried out and what it will show. Up to four pages of screen dumps, well-captioned, may also be attached, as needed, to illustrate the demo narrative.

Submissions for this category are closed.

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> Publication / Presentation

Research Demonstrations final camera ready papers will be two pages long (in the ICSE format).

The author of the accepted demonstrations will be expected to:

> deliver a formal presentation of the technical characteristics of the tool during a session of the conference. Two data projectors will be available, so that a live demonstration and the slides can be projected at the same time.
> be available for informal demonstrations during a separate time slot, for a period of 3 hours in a venue equipped for small-group informal demonstrations. This will provide ICSE attendees and demonstrators with more opportunities for stimulating one-on-one interactions.

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.

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> Committee Members

Prem Devanbu (chair) UC Davis, USA
Cecilia Mascolo (chair) University College London, UK
Jonathan Aldrich Carnegie Mellon University, USA
Licia Capra University College London, UK
Giovanni Denaro Universita' di Milano-Bicocca, Italy
Sebastian Elbaum U. of Nebraska at Lincoln, USA
Thomas Gschwind IBM Zurich, Switzerland
Safras Khurshid UT Austin, USA
Karen Lawson Kodak Ltd., UK
Susan Sim UC Irvine, USA
Stefan Tai IBM, USA
Eric Wohlstadter U. of British Columbia, Canada

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> Contact Information

Prof. Prem Devanbu

Dr. Cecilia Mascolo
c.mascolo at

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