Technical Research Papers

Goal and Scope

We invite high quality submissions of technical research papers describing original and unpublished results of empirical, conceptual, experimental, and theoretical software engineering research. Incremental improvements over previously published work should have been evaluated through systematic, comparative, empirical or experimental evaluation. Submissions of papers describing groundbreaking approaches to emerging problems will be considered based on timeliness and potential impact.

We welcome submissions addressing topics across the full spectrum of software engineering.

If you or your co-authors have not previously published a research paper at an ICSE conference, you may wish to consider the ICSE 2013 Mentoring program.
 If your submission describes industrial practice or experience, you may wish to consider the ICSE 2013 Software Engineering in Practice  track.


Each submission will be reviewed by the Program Co-Chairs to ensure compliance with the format criteria. The Program Co-Chairs will reject submissions that are not in compliance or that are out of scope of the conference.

All submissions that meet the criteria and fit the scope of the conference will be reviewed by at least two members of the Program Committee. Submissions will be evaluated on the basis of originality, evaluation, soundness, importance of contribution, quality of presentation, and appropriate comparison to related work.

The program committee as a whole will make the final decisions about which submissions are accepted for presentation at the conference. 

How to Submit

All submitted papers must conform to the ICSE 2013 formatting and submission instructions, and must not exceed 10 pages, inclusive of figures, appendices, references, and etc.  

Papers must be submitted electronically by the stated deadline. The deadline is firm and not negotiable.

Important Dates

Submission closed August 17, 2012
Notification November 27, 2012
Camera Ready March 1, 2013

Note: camera–ready copy will use the same format and length limits required of submissions, and thus your submission should reflect the form that you anticipate your camera–ready copy will take.

Program Co-Chairs

Betty HC Cheng, Michigan State University, USA

Klaus Pohl, University of Duisburg-Essen, Germany

Program Committee

Program Committee Members

Printable details can be found here: Call for Papers.