General information

EASE2018 welcomes high quality submissions, describing original and unpublished research, as full papers (11 pages), short papers (6 pages) and impact-to-industry papers (6 pages). EASE 2018 will also feature an Emerging Researchers’ Forum. Submissions may cover any topic relating to evidence based software engineering, such as:

  • Experiments and quasi-experiments
  • Replications of empirical studies
  • Case studies
  • Experience reports
  • Survey research
  • Field studies
  • Ethnographic and observational studies
  • Systematic reviews, mapping studies and meta-analyses
  • Methodological issues and practices
  • Action research
  • Tools to support research and evaluation in software engineering

Submitted papers must be written in English, should not have been submitted for review or published elsewhere, must conform to the 2017 ACM proceedings guidelines, and must be submitted through EasyChair. All papers will be double-blind reviewed by at least three members of the EASE International Programme Committee. We also welcome submissions from industry addressing experiences of assessing current practice, adopting and evaluating new technologies, and applying local or contextual evidence. 

Accepted papers will be published in the conference proceedings in the ACM Digital Library. The best papers will be invited to submit extended versions for publication in a journal special issue.

At least one author of each paper should register to attend the conference, and do so before the camera ready deadline.

Download the call for papers here.

Papers will be accepted through EasyChair.

Submission requirements for full papers

This track provides an opportunity for researchers and practitioners to present high quality papers describing previously unpublished and original research relating to any topic of empirical software engineering (evidence based software engineering). Submitted papers should include a substantial empirical component.

Important Information:

  • Submissions must meet the 2017 ACM proceedings guidelines.
  • Submissions that exceed the page limit (longer than 11 pages), or are outside the scope of the conference, or do not follow the formatting guidelines will be desk rejected without review.
  • Full paper submissions must be submitted through the EasyChair submission system by choosing the “main conference” track.
  • At least one author of the paper must register to attend the conference, and complete that registration by the camera ready deadline.

Full Papers Chair and Co-Chair:

  • Stephen MacDonell (University of Otago, New Zealand)
  • Jacky Keung (City University of Hong Kong, China)

Submission requirements for short papers

This track provides an opportunity for researchers and practitioners to present their research, practical experience, or issues related to empirical software engineering. In particular, the goal of the track is to promote early-stage and ongoing work, research, practices, experiences, and issues that are not at a mature enough stage to be submitted as full papers. Submissions should be 4 – 6 pages, including figures, tables, references etc.

Important Information:

  • Submissions must meet the 2017 ACM proceedings guidelines.
  • Submissions that exceed the page limit (longer than 6 pages), or are outside the scope of the conference, or do not follow the formatting guidelines will be desk rejected without review.
  • Short paper track submissions must be submitted through the EasyChair submission system by choosing the “short papers” track.
  • At least one author of the paper must register to attend the conference, and complete that registration by the camera ready deadline.

Short Papers Chair and Co-Chair:

  • Kelly Blincoe (University of Auckland, New Zealand)
  • Sarah Beecham (Lero, Ireland)

Submission requirements for impact-to-industry papers

We welcome contributions from practitioners and researchers in the same research areas as the main conference. Industry practitioners can share experiences of assessing current practice, adopting and evaluating new technologies, and gathering local or contextual evidence. Researchers can share findings from research conducted in industrial settings, especially those discussing demonstrable or strong potential for impact, or route/s to impact. Papers written by researchers, practitioners or co-written by both, including experience reports, research studies, reviews etc. and meta-discussions on bridging the industry-research divide are also welcome. Submissions should be 4 – 6 pages, including figures, tables, references, appendices etc.

Important Information:

  • Submissions must meet the 2017 ACM proceedings guidelines.
  • Submissions that exceed the page limit (longer than 6 pages), or are outside the scope of the conference, or do not follow the formatting guidelines will be desk rejected without review.
  • Impact-to-Industry paper track submissions must be submitted through the EasyChair submission system by choosing the “impact to industry papers” track.
  • At least one author of the paper must register to attend the conference, and complete that registration by the camera ready deadline.

Impact to Industry Chair and Co-Chairs:

Rashina Hoda (University of Auckland)
Philipp Diebold (Fraunhofer IESE)
Stuart Charters (SIGNAL ICT Grad School and Lincoln University)

Submission requirements for ERF papers

See http://erf2018.softwareinnovation.nz/ for further information.