In conjunction with the ACM/IEEE 33rd International Conference on Software Engineering ICSE 2013
Call For Papers

  • Goal

    TEFSE 2013 will host a contest on the Grand Challenges of Software Traceability. Following the tradition established at the last two TEFSE workshops, contestants may select any of the TEFSE 2013 topics of interest and/or Grand Challenges of Software Traceability (http://www.coest.org/index.php/research-directions/grand-traceability-challenges) topics to address. All submissions must clearly state which of the Grand Challenges they are addressing. This year, contestants are encouraged to download and utilize TraceLab (http://coest.org) to conduct their experiments. TraceLab provides an experimental environment, a library of standard tracing components, datasets, and evaluation metrics for supporting experimentation. TraceLab contestants can easily extend the standard library by creating their own components. Contestants can also submit to the track even if they do not use TraceLab to conduct their experiments.
  • Stipends

    The U.S. National Science Foundation has provided a number of stipends of up to $1,000 per contestant. Stipends may be used to cover travel, registration, and hotel expenses. To be considered for a stipend, a contestant must conduct their experiment using TraceLab, report their use of TraceLab in the paper, and upload their components to the open source TraceLab community. As TraceLab is currently in beta test stage, the TraceLab development team will provide active support with regular three-week releases of new features and bug fixes. Stipends may be applied for and will be allocated following submissions of contest papers.
  • Review and Evaluation Criteria

    Each submission will be reviewed by at least two members of the contest track committee, which is composed of a sub-set of the TEFSE 2013 Programme Committee. The committee will review each submission to assess the relevance and quality of the proposed contest paper in terms of originality, soundness, and presentation quality. Submissions should describe their relevance to the Grand Challenges of Software Traceability, and if applicable, discuss the solution being proposed and how it was executed in TraceLab, and present the experience and results of running the solution in TraceLab. Based on reviewers' comments and recommendations, the committee will accept contest papers, which will be published in the conference proceedings and presented at a special session in TEFSE 2013. Among the accepted contest papers, the committee will vote for the best two solutions, which will be announced at the conference.
  • Submission

    Contest papers must be submitted electronically via Easychair (https://www.easychair.org/conferences/?conf=tefse2013) and conform to the TEFSE 2013 Submission Guidelines. The deadline for contest papers submission is 15 February 2013 22 February 2013. It is recommended that all submissions list which Grand Challenges (e.g., ubiquitous, scalable, valued, etc.) are being addressed as part of the paper's keywords. All accepted papers are required to list the challenges in the keywords. Submissions should not exceed five pages and should consist of a single document with two parts. The first part should describe the solution being proposed and its relevance to the Grand Challenges of Software Traceability. The second part, if applicable, should describe how the solution was executed in TraceLab and present the experience and results of running the solution in TraceLab. If TraceLab was not used to conduct the experiment, the second part of the paper should describe how the solution was executed, in which platform, and present the results of running the solution. Information about the Grand Challenges of Software Traceability can be found at (http://www.coest.org/index.php/research-directions/grand-traceability-challenges). The TraceLab workbench and its tools, together with information on how to use them and prepare the data to be used to run the tools with your solutions can be found at (http://coest.org).
  • Publication

    Final camera-ready papers will follow the TEFSE 2013 Format and Submission Guidelines and will be published in the conference proceedings. The camera ready for contest papers will be limited to five pages.
  • Presentation

    Authors of accepted contest papers will be expected to deliver a presentation of the work. We will not provide any computing equipment such as computers, disk drives, or monitors. We will, however, provide basic electronic projection capabilities during the presentations.

News

5/20/2013

TEFSE 2013 is over. Looking forward to your contributions to future TEFSE's

4/09/2013

TEFSE 2013 Program is announced.

3/25/2013

TEFSE'13 Registration is now open

Early registration (April 14, 2013)

3/25/2013

List of accepted papers announced.

2/10/2013

Challenge paper deadline extended to Feb 22, 2013

12/16/2012

New Dates Posted.

12/03/2012

Call for papers announced.

11/08/2012

PC members list announced.

05/03/2012

TEFSE 2013 website is launched.

Important Dates

Friday, Feb 8, 2013

Abstract submission.

Friday, Feb 15, 2013

Paper submission.

Friday, Feb 15, 2013
Friday, Feb 22, 2013

Challenge paper submission.

Friday, Mar 15, 2013

Author notification.

Friday, Mar 29, 2013

Camera-ready due.