ICSE Tutorials present the state of the art or the state of the practice in a topic related to software engineering. A tutorial can be aimed at researchers, practitioners, managers, teachers, or students; different styles and topics would be appropriate in the different cases. For example, a tutorial might provide an overview to a new research area for researchers who wish to enter it or understand it; skills to use state-of-the art development techniques; an explanation of a development or research methodology. Tutorials on both mature and emerging topics are welcomed. The length can be 90 minutes, 3.5 hours, or 7 hours. Examples of past tutorials include the following:

You may or propose to run a tutorial, in which case please provide the below information. Alternately, you may request a topic (and optionally suggest possible presenters) by email to the ICSE 2013 tutorials chairs, who will endeavor to include a tutorial on the topic.

To submit a tutorial proposal, provide the following information:


Title of tutorial, proposed length


Abstract of the proposal (not exceeding 250 words), as it should appear in the program if accepted. It should be clear to potential attendees why they would want to attend, what they will get out of it, and any prerequisites.


For every presenter, the following information must be provided: Name, e-mail-address, URL of personal homepage, short bio (less than 250 words) with an emphasis on appropriateness to present the tutorial. In addition (not covered by the 250-word limit), if the presenters have given previous tutorials, list the following information for each:

  • Title
  • co-presenters (if any)
  • duration
  • when and where taught


The body of the proposal must not be longer than 3 pages. Less than a page can be enough to convey the necessary information. Clearly describe the tutorial topic, and why the topic would be of interest to a broad section of the software engineering community. State the overall goal of the tutorial and some concrete objectives to be achieved. Give an overview of the structure of the tutorial and, optionally, give links to materials -- either preliminary tutorial materials, or papers, books, etc. that your tutorial builds on.

Important Dates

Submissions November 2, 2012
Notification Date December 14, 2012
Camera-ready March 22, 2013
Tutorials at ICSE 2013 May 2013

Together with the notification of acceptance, speakers will also receive further instructions on how to prepare and submit tutorial notes, tutorial summary (for the website) and speaker biographies. All speakers will receive free registration for their tutorial (but not for the main conference). No travel expenses will be paid.

Co-chairs: Michael Ernst, University of Washington, USA, Aditya V. Nori, Microsoft Research, India

Proposals must be submitted electronically at https://www.easychair.org/conferences/?conf=icse13tut. For further information, please email icse13tut@easychair.org.