Call For Papers: New Ideas Track

Goal and scope

The FSE 2012 New Ideas track provides researchers with a forum to promote new and original research projects, to seek feedback on novel directions in a research program, and to discover opportunities for new research collaborations.

New Ideas submissions are intended to describe a single and well-defined idea at an early stage of investigation. As opposed to regular research papers, New Ideas papers are not intended to serve as a vehicle for the dissemination of research results. Submissions to the New Ideas track should describe research in progress. Authors of contributions to other tracks are welcome to also submit a paper to the New Ideas track if a specific aspect of their research meets the goal of the track.

Presentation and publication

Submissions to the the New Ideas Track should be a maximum of four pages in the ACM proceedings format. Authors of accepted papers will be invited to present both a brief talk on their research in the New Ideas session and a poster at the conference.

At least one author of each accepted paper must register and attend FSE 2012 in order for the paper to be published in the proceedings. Accepted New Ideas papers will be allocated four pages in the main conference proceedings.

How to submit

All submissions must be in English. Submissions must be in PDF format. Papers must be submitted electronically through the New Ideas Track submission site.

New Ideas submissions:

Review and evaluation criteria

Each submission will be reviewed by at least three members of the program committee. The main evaluation criteria will include the demonstrated or argued novelty and originality of the idea, the clarity of the idea's description, the relevance of the idea to the themes of FSE, as well as some preliminary evidence of the feasibility of the idea.

Important Dates

New Ideas Program Committee

Licia Capra, University College London, UK, New Ideas Track Chair
Judith Bishop, Microsoft Research
Antonio Carzaniga, University of Lugano
Daniela Damian, University of Victoria
Elisabetta Di Nitto, Politecnico of Milan
Rudolf Ferenc, U Szeged
John Grundy, Swinburne University of Technology
Shriram Krishnamurthi, Brown University
Christine Julien, The University of Texas at Austin
Emmanuel Letier, University College London
Sam Malek, George Mason University
Henry Muccini, University of L'Aquila
Hausi Muller, University of Victoria
Nachiappan Nagappan, Microsoft Research
Shiva Nejati, Simula Labs
Corina Pasareanu, NASA Ames
Mauro Pezzé, University of Lugano and University of Milano Bicocca
Gregg Rothermel, University of Nebraska
David S. Rosenblum, National University of Singapore
Wilhelm Schäfer, Universität Paderborn
Yannis Smaragdakis, University of Athens and University of Massachusetts
Christoph Treude, University of Victoria
Sebastian Uchitel, Universidad de Buenos Aires and Imperial College London
Willem Visser, Stellenbosch University
Andreas Zeller, Saarland University
Charles Zhang, The Hongkong University of Science and Technology

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