The ICSME 2017 artifacts track exists to promote, celebrate, and catalog excellent examples of research artifacts in software engineering. These artifacts are reusable units of research that can be used to support other research endeavors.
For examples of research artifacts, please review the ICSME 2016 Artifacts Tutorial. Please also review the (non-exhaustive) list of known research artifact types. For artifacts that are executable tools, please consider submitting to the ICSME 2017 tool demonstrations track.
ICSME 2017 allows two types of artifact submissions.
Evaluation artifacts: For artifacts related to a research track paper accepted at ICSME 2017. Authors of accepted artifacts of this type will enjoy the following benefits:
Independent artifacts: For artifacts related to a paper published previously or unrelated to any paper published so far. Authors of accepted artifacts of this type will enjoy the following benefits:
Both types of submissions have the same submission instructions and packaging guidelines and will be evaluated by the same PC using the same evaluation criteria.
All submissions that meet the submission criteria (see below), fit the scope of the conference, and comply with the IEEE plagiarism policy and procedures will be reviewed by three members of the artifacts track program committee. Submissions will be evaluated as accepted or rejected.
Artifacts will be scored using the following scorecard:
Submissions should be made by the deadline via EasyChair. Submissions should contain:
To hide the identity of the reviewers from the authors, the artifact track chairs will download the artifact and distribute it to the reviewers. The authors should also make an effort not to learn the identity of the reviewers, e.g., through logging.
High-quality packaging of an artifact is as important as the quality of the artifact itself. Please keep in mind that the committee members will have limited time to review each artifact. The following requirements for the artifact submission are meant to expedite the review process:
Submission: Monday, June 26, 2017 AoE
Notification: Friday, July 21, 2017
Camera ready: Thursday, August 3, 2017