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Demonstrations Call for Submissions

The objective of the ICSE 2016 Demonstrations Track is to excite the software engineering community about new advances in our field through compelling demonstrations that help advance research and practice. The track is a highly interactive venue where researchers and practitioners can demonstrate their tools and discuss them with attendees.

Tool-based demonstrations describe novel aspects of early prototypes or mature tools. The tool demonstrations must communicate clearly the following information to the audience:

Highlighting scientific contributions through concrete artifacts is a critical supplement to the traditional ICSE research papers. A demonstration provides the opportunity to communicate how the scientific approach has been implemented or how a specific hypothesis has been assessed, including details such as implementation and usage issues, data models and representations, APIs for tool and data access. Authors of regular research papers are thus also encouraged to submit an accompanying demonstration paper.


Each submission will be reviewed by at least three members of the demonstrations selection committee.
The evaluation criteria include:

How to Submit

Submissions must conform to the ICSE 2016 formatting and submission instructions. In particular, submissions of demonstrations papers must meet the following criteria:

Accepted Demonstration Submissions

Authors of successful submissions will have the opportunity to revise both the paper and the video (and its hosting location) by the camera-ready deadline. The paper will be published in the ICSE 2016 Companion Proceedings and in the ACM and IEEE digital libraries. The official publication date of the proceedings is the date the proceedings are made available in the ACM Digital Library. This date may be up to two weeks prior to the first day of the conference. The official publication date affects the deadline for any patent filings related to published work. For examples of previously successful short videos, please see the following:

For further information, please email

Important Dates

Demonstrations Co-Chairs

Aditya Nori, Microsoft Research,
Yuanfang Cai, Drexel University,

Formatting and submission instructions

Submissions must conform to the ICSE 2016 formatting and submission instructions, and must not exceed 4 pages including all text, references, appendices, and figures. Submissions that do not comply with the instructions and size limits will be rejected without review.

Program Committee

Aws Albarghouthi, University of Toronto, Canada
Joshua Garcia, George Mason University, USA
Milos Gligoric, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, USA
Jeff Gray, University of Alabama, USA
Aditya Kanade, Indian Institute of Science, India
Akash Lal, Microsoft Research India, India
Peng Liang, Wuhan University, China
Jian-Guang Lou, Microsoft Research Asia, China
Mehdi Mirakhorli, Rochester Institute of Technology, USA
Todd Mytkowicz, Microsoft Research, USA
Martin Naedele, ABB Power Systems, Switzerland
Adrian Nistor, Chapman University, USA
Xin Peng, Fudan University, China
Rahul Purandare, Indraprastha Institute of Information Technology Delhi, India
Hridesh Rajan, Iowa State University, USA
Baishakhi Ray, University of California, Davis, USA
Raghu Sangwan, Pennsylvania State University, USA
Carolyn Seaman, University of Maryland, Baltimore County, USA
Minghui Zhou, Peking University, China
Liming Zhu, National ICT Australia, Australia