ICSE Shanghai 2006

28th International Conference on Software Engineering

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Research Demonstrations


Research demonstrations enable conference participants to view research systems in action, and to discuss the systems with the people who created them. These demonstrations are intended to show early implementations of novel software engineering concepts and are suitable for mature presentations that can be communicated effectively to a large audience using projection technology.

Important Dates

  • SUBMISSION: 20 November 2005
  • CAMERA-READY COPY DUE: 24 February 2006



  • Matthew Dwyer, University of Nebraska, dwyer@cse.unl.edu
  • Kokichi Futatsugi, JAIST (Japan Advanced Institute of Science and Technology), kokichi@jaist.ac.jp


Research demonstrations are suitable for mature presentations. Each formal demonstrator will be presented during a formal presentation session. Additionally, informal demonstration to participants must be provided in further assigned sessions.

Commercial products will also be considered as research demonstrations. The criteria used for evaluation of commercial products however will be different from the academic research demonstrations criteria (see Evaluation Criteria).

Review and Evaluation Criteria

Each submission will be reviewed by at least two members of the research demonstrations committee.

The research demonstrations committee will review each submission using the standard ICSE criteria: originality, importance and generality of contribution, soundness of rationale or demonstration, quality of written and graphic presentation, and appropriate consideration of relevant literature.

In addition, for commercial proposals, we will consider issues such as likelihood of being world-changing and likelihood of being of interest to researchers (e.g., open source, well documented, extensible, free for academic use).

Submission Structure

The formal research demonstration proposals should conform to the ICSE 2006 Format and Submission Guidelines. Formal Demonstration submissions should consist of a single document with the following two parts. The first part, at most four pages, should describe the tool presented. The second part, as an ANNEX of at most two pages, should explain how the demonstration will be carried out and what it will show. Besides these, up to four pages of screen dumps, well-captioned, may also be attached, as needed, to illustrate the demo narrative.


There are two categories of acceptance for research demonstrations: formal demonstrations and informal demonstrations.

Final camera ready papers will be four pages long for formal demonstrations, and two pages long for informal demonstrations, following the ICSE 2006 Format and Submission Guidelines.

The authors of the accepted formal demonstrations will be expected to deliver both presentations and demonstrations. The authors of the accepted informal demonstrations will be expected to deliver demonstrations only.

Presentations: Presentations of the technical characteristics of the systems can be demonstrated during a session of the conference. Two data projectors will be available, so that a live demonstration and the slides can be projected at the same time.

Demonstrations: There will be a separate time slot for demonstration of about 3 hours in a venue equipped for small-group informal demonstrations. This will provide ICSE attendees and demonstrators with more opportunities for stimulating one-on-one interactions. Only desks will be provided during this time period.




We will not provide any computing equipment such as computers, disk drives, or monitors. We will, however, provide basic electronic projection capabilities during the formal demonstration and desks for the informal demonstrations.

Committee Members

  • Matthew Dwyer (Co-Chair), University of Nebraska
  • Kokichi Futatsugi (Co-Chair), JAIST (Japan Advanced Institute of Science and Technology)
  • Antonio Carzaniga, University of Lugano
  • Jin Song Dong, National University of Singapore
  • Shigeru Kusakabe, Kyushu University
  • Kwanwoo Lee, Hansung University
  • Tiziana Margaria, University of Goettingen
  • Darko Marinov, University of Illinois
  • Christine Mingins, Monash University, Australia
  • James Noble, Victoria University of Wellington
  • Alessandro Orso, Georgia Institute of Technology
  • Martin Robillard, McGill University
  • Binyu Zang, Fudan University
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