The ESEC/FSE 2015 Tool Demonstrations Track provides an opportunity for researchers and practitioners to present and discuss the most recent advances, experiences, and challenges in the field of software engineering supported by live presentations of new research tools. We invite innovative research tool demonstrations, intended to show early implementations of novel software engineering concepts, as well as mature prototypes. The research tool demonstrations are intended to highlight underlying scientific contributions. Whereas a regular research paper points out the scientific contribution of a new software engineering approach, a tool demonstration paper provides the opportunity to show how a scientific contribution has been transferred into a working tool. Authors of regular research papers are thus encouraged to submit an accompanying tool demonstration paper.
Submitted papers must conform to the ACM Conference Format and must not exceed 4 pages, including all text, figures, and references. Submitted papers must be written in English. They must be unpublished and not submitted for publication elsewhere.
A submitted paper should describe the artifact and the intent and relevance of the demonstration for researchers and practitioners.
To provide insight in the actual demonstration and availability, the authors are requested to include:
All accepted tool demonstration papers will be published in the ACM Digital Library.
To promote replicability and to disseminate the advances achieved with the research tools, we strongly encourage all authors to make their tools publicly available for download, possibly in open-source format, and for use. Whenever the tool is not made publicly available, the paper must include a clear explanation for why this was not possible.
To further increase the visibility of the presented tools, we strongly encourage all authors to produce a screencast presenting their tool. For the tools that will be accepted for presentation, accompanying screencasts will be linked from the tool demonstration track website. The authors can submit a link to the screencast together with their papers as an alternative to the appendix that describes the way the tool demonstration will be carried out.
Each submission will be reviewed by members of the program committee. The main evaluation criteria include the relevance and quality of the proposed tool demonstration in terms of technical soundness, originality, relevance for the ESEC/FSE audience, presentation quality, and usability.
Accepted tool demonstrations will be allocated 4 pages in the main conference proceedings. 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.
Demonstrators will be invited to give a formal presentation that will be scheduled as part of the conference program.
ACM SIGSOFT will make the conference proceedings in the ACM Digital Library fully open for download two weeks prior to the conference.
Papers must be submitted electronically through the ESEC FSE 2015 tool demonstration submission site.