New Ideas and Emerging Results (NIER)
The goals of the ICSE 2013 New Ideas and Emerging Results (NIER) Track are
- to provide researchers with a forum for presenting and getting early feedback on novel research ideas and promising work that has not yet been fully evaluated; and
- to accelerate the exposure of the community to early yet promising and potentially inspiring research efforts.
NIER 2013 seeks papers challenging the status quo of the software engineering discipline with:
- new research directions
- unusual synergies with other disciplines
- provocative ideas
NIER is the perfect place for a paper that (1) does not fit in existing specialized workshop or conference series, or (2) aims at setting the agenda for a new line of research and a series of future papers. Far less ideal types of submissions include position statements, ICSE research submissions lacking an evaluation, and disguised advertisements for previously published results.
In principle, the track addresses the same topics of interest as those of the technical research paper track. However, NIER authors are encouraged to combine these topics in new ways, to establish connections to other fields outside of classical software engineering, as well as to argue for the importance of software engineering research in areas not explicitly listed.
The submissions should clearly focus on the new proposed ideas or the emerging results, their impact on the field at large, and future research directions. A NIER paper is not expected to have a solid and complete evaluation as in the main research track. Naturally, preliminary results providing initial support for the proposed ideas claimed are welcome.
The NIER program committee will perform the assessment using the standard ICSE criteria: originality, importance of contribution, soundness of rationale, quality of presentation, and appropriate consideration of revelant literature. However, the main criterion for acceptance is the degree to which a paper matches the aforementioned track goals and scope for "new ideas and emerging results".
To assess this, each submission will be reviewed by at least two members of the program committee.
All accepted papers will present their work at a poster session. In addition, a subset of accepted papers deemed more engaging and inspiring for the community, as per the program committee's assessment, will be identified to be presented in a regular session.
How to Submit
All papers must conform at the time of submission to the ICSE 2013 formatting and submission instructions, and must not exceed four pages, including all text, references, appendices, and figures. Papers must be submitted electronically at the NIER EasyChair submission site, which is available through EasyChair by the submission deadline (November 2, 2012).
|Submission Deadline||November 2, 2012|
|Acceptance Notification||January 31, 2013|
|Camera-ready Copy Deadline||March 1, 2013|
Publication and Presentation
Upon notification of acceptance, all authors of accepted papers will be asked to complete a copyright release form and will received further instruction for preparing their camera-ready versions. All accepted contributions will be published in the conference proceedings.
At least one author of each paper is required to register for the ICSE 2013 conference and present a poster for their paper. Posters will allow authors and interested participants to connect to each other and to engage in discussions about the work presented.
In addition, the authors of papers identified for presentation as described above will be part of a highly interactive track where a short talk by the authors is followed by a moderated discussion involved a panel of senior researchers and the audience.
NIER Program Committee Members