Call for Papers: New Ideas Track

Goal and Scope

The ESEC FSE 2015 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 do not need an evaluation part which describes the application of the idea. Giving any reasoning of a very preliminary evidence of the feasibility is enough. Submissions to the New Ideas track should describe promising and potentially risky research in progress.

Submission, Presentation and Publication

Submissions to the New Ideas Track should conform to the ACM Conference Format and must not exceed 4 pages, including all text, figures, references and appendices.

The authors must explicitly answer the following questions in their submission: What is the new idea? Why is it new? What is the single most related paper by the same author(s)? By others? Addressing these questions in explicit, distinct sections is strongly recommended.

Submissions must not have been previously published, nor be under concurrent consideration elsewhere. Authors may submit their idea here.

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 ESEC FSE 2015 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 (this will be announced soon).

Review and Evaluation Criteria

The main evaluation criteria will include the demonstrated or argued novelty and originality of the idea, the clarity of the idea 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

  • Deadline for New Ideas Track papers submission: Jun 7 2015, anywhere on Earth
  • Authors notification: July 1 2015
  • Deadline for camera-ready paper July 15 2015
  • Authors may submit their idea here

ACM SIGSOFT will make the conference proceedings in the ACM Digital Library fully open for download two weeks prior to the conference.

Accepted New Ideas Papers

  • Apostolos Zarras, Theofanis Vartziotis and Panos Vassiliadis, Navigating Through the Archipelago of Refactorings
  • Arun Rajagopalan and Jeff Huang, RDIT - Race Detection from Incomplete Traces
  • Kevin North, Shane Bolan, Anita Sarma and Myra Cohen, GitSonifier: Using Sound to Portray Developer Conflict History
  • Raphael Pham, Yauheni Stoliar and Kurt Schneider, Automatically Recommending Test Code Examples to Inexperienced Developers
  • Brittany Johnson, Rahul Pandita, Emerson Murphy-Hill and Sarah Heckman, Bespoke Tools: Adapted to the Concepts Developers Know
  • Nimrod Busany and Shahar Maoz, Behavioral Log Analysis with Statistical Guarantees
  • Yingfei Xiong, Dan Hao, Lu Zhang, Tao Zhu, Muyao Zhu and Tian Lan, Inner Oracles: Input-Specific Assertions on Internal States
  • Mathieu Acher, Guillaume Bécan, Benoit Combemale, Benoit Baudry and Jean-Marc Jézéquel, Product Lines Can Jeopardize Their Trade Secrets
  • Cristian Cadar, Targeted Program Transformations for Symbolic Execution
  • Han Xu, Stephan Krusche and Bernd Bruegge, Using Software Theater for the Demonstration of Innovative Ubiquitous Applications
  • Tingting Yu. TACO: Test Suite Augmentation for Concurrent Programs
  • Hung Nguyen, My Nguyen, Son Dang, Christian Kaestner and Tien Nguyen, Detecting Semantic Merge Conflicts With Variability-Aware Execution
  • Jifeng Xuan, Xiaoyuan Xie and Martin Monperrus, Crash Reproduction via Test Case Mutation: Let Existing Test Cases Help
  • Titus Barik, Brittany Johnson and Emerson Murphy-Hill, I Heart Hacker News: Expanding Qualitative Research Findings by Analyzing Social News Websites

New Ideas Track Chairs

  • Valerie Issarny (INRIA, France)
  • Wilhelm Schafer (University of Paderborn, Germany)

Program Committee

  • Wilhelm Schäfer (co-chair), Univesrity of Paderborn, Germany
  • Valerie Issarny (co-chair), Inria, France
  • Amel Bennaceur, Open University, UK
  • Licia Capra, UCL, UK
  • Siobhan Clarke, Trinity College Dublin, Ireland
  • Prem Devanbu, University of California, Davis, USA
  • Laurie Dillon, Michigan State Univesrity, USA
  • William Halfond, University of Southern Califonia, USA
  • Wilhelm Hasselbring, Kiel Univesrity, Germany
  • Jeff Kramer, Imperial College London, UK
  • Shriram Krishnamurthi, Brown University
  • Patricia Lago, VU University Amsterdam, the Netherlands
  • Axel Legay, Inria, France
  • Luca Mottola, Politecnico di Milano, Italy and SICS, Sweden
  • Jurgen Münch, University of Helsink, Finland
  • Lutz Prechelt, Freie Universität Berlin
  • Martin Robillard, McGill University, Canada
  • Ina Schaefer, Technische Universitat Braunschweig, Germany
  • Matthias Tichy, Chalmers University of Technology and University of Gothenburg, Sweden
  • Massimo Tivoli, University of L’Aquila, Italy
  • Apostolos Zarras, University of Ioannina, Greece