Tool Demo Track - Call for Papers

Goal and Scope

The ICSME 2022 Tool Demonstration Track is an opportunity for both researchers and practitioners to present and discuss software maintenance and evolution tools.

We welcome submissions for tools ranging from research prototypes to industry tools. We specifically encourage submissions that accompany papers in the Research Paper Track. The tool demonstration paper should focus on the tool’s architecture, implementation, and intended usage.

Review Criteria

Each submission will be reviewed by at least three members of the tool demonstration program committee. The committee will review each submission on its merits and quality.

A good tool paper should:

  1. fall under the topics mentioned for the ICSME 2022 research track;
  2. present and discuss a tool that has NOT been published before as a tool paper;
  3. discuss the relevance of the proposed tool to ICSME;
  4. report the motivation behind the tool, including typical usage scenarios;
  5. describe the tool’s novelty and how it relates to previous industrial or research efforts;
  6. describe the tool’s goals, requirements, architecture and explain its inner workings;
  7. consider the relevant literature;
  8. exhibit presentation quality.

Optionally, include in the abstract the URL of a 3-to-5 minute screencast, either with annotations or voice-over, that provides a concise version of the tool demo scenario. The video should be posted online (YouTube, hosted on the tool’s website, etc.).

All authors, reviewers, and organizers are expected to uphold the IEEE Code of Conduct


Publication and Presentation

Accepted papers will be published as part of the conference proceedings. Please review the ICSME Publication Requirements for more details. Presentation details will follow notifications of acceptance. At least one author of each accepted paper must register for the conference and present the paper at the conference.


Best Tool Demo

ICSME attendees will have the opportunity to rate/rank the best tools during a hands-on session. In addition to the tools’ quality perceived by the ICSME attendants, the best tools will be selected by the tool demonstration program committee based on the following criteria:

  1. public source code availability;
  2. ease of installation and use;
  3. mature experimentation/testing;
  4. potential and/or current impact.

How to Submit

Papers submitted to the tool demo track must not have been published elsewhere and must not be under review or submitted for review elsewhere while under consideration for ICSME 2022. The tool demo track is single-anonymous (i.e., authors will remain visible to the reviewers) to allow reporting on the tool’s history, ecosystem, community support, etc.

Submissions must strictly adhere to the two-column IEEE conference proceedings format. You can find the templates here. LaTeX users should use the following configuration: \documentclass[conference]{IEEEtran}. Microsoft Word users should use the US Letter format template. Papers must not exceed 4 pages, including all text, figures, and appendices + 1 extra page for references only. All submissions must be in PDF and submitted online by the deadline via the ICSME 2022 EasyChair conference management system; authors should choose “ICSME 2022 Tool Demonstrations Track Papers”.

Submissions that are not in compliance with the required submission format or that are out of the scope of the conference will be rejected without being reviewed. Submitted papers must comply with IEEE plagiarism policy and procedures.


Submission Link

Please use the following link: and choose the appropriate track.


Important Dates

**All submission dates are at 23:59 AoE (Anywhere on Earth, UTC-12)** 
Abstract Submission: June 13th, 2022 (***optional***)

Paper Submission: June 20th, 2022 Extended Deadline June 22nd, 2022 

Author Notification: July 19th, 2022 

Camera-ready Submission: July 26th, 2022

Track Chairs

Sherlock Licorish (, University of Otago, New Zealand

Gilles Perrouin (, University of Namur, Belgium