Call for Research Demonstrations

Software Engineering is concerned with the analysis, design, implementation, testing, and maintenance of software systems. The 18th ACM SIGSOFT International Symposium on the Foundations of Software Engineering (FSE 2010) invites contributions - in the form of software demonstrations - concerning innovative technologies, platforms, and tools supporting software engineering.

The tool demonstrations track provides an opportunity for researchers and practitioners to present and discuss the most recent advances, experiences, and challenges in the field of software engineering with the goal of allowing live presentations of new research tools. Tools can range from research prototypes to in-house or pre-commercialized products. The demonstrations are intended to highlight underlying scientific contributions. A tool demonstration provides a good opportunity to show how the scientific approach can be transitioned into practice.


Proposals for formal tool demonstrations:

  1. must not have been previously published or be under consideration for publication in any other conference, journal, book, or workshop,
  2. must not exceed two (2) pages in which the authors describe the technology or approach, how it relates to other industrial or research efforts, including references, and what are the expected benefits to the profession (these two pages will appear in the conference proceedings),
  3. must include a separate appendix of no more than two (2) pages (not included in the proceedings) about the demo setup and execution,
  4. must follow ACM's proceedings format strictly, including font sizes, line spacing, and margins:

  5. Authors must comply with ACM policy and procedures with respect to plagiarism:

Submissions will be via EasyChair at


Submissions will be reviewed by the PC members of FSE 2010 Research Demonstration Track for originality, relevance, soundness, and quality of presentation. Demonstration papers should present the platform or tool to be demonstrated, how the presentation will be conducted, screenshots that may be used in the presentation, information on tool availability and maturity, and a pointer to a Web page for the tool, if available. The innovative character and significance of the underlying scientific contribution should be explicitly stated. Proposed demonstrations should be accessible to a wide audience.


Accepted demonstrations must be presented at the conference by one of the authors. Based on reviewers' comments and recommendations, the committee will designate accepted proposals as either formal or informal research demonstrations. Formal research demonstrators will be expected to give a presentation that will be scheduled as part of the conference program. There will be a demonstration area open to attendees at scheduled times during the conference, during which both formal and informal demonstrations are expected to be available. All accepted contributions will be published in the conference proceedings, which will be distributed at the conference in electronic format and will be included in the ACM Digital Library.

Important Dates

Research Demonstrations Submission Deadline 19 June 2010
Notification of Acceptance 24 July 2010
Paper Camera-ready Deadline 7 September 2010
Research Demonstrations 9-11 November 2010

Research Demonstrations Chair

Tien N. Nguyen
Iowa State University, USA

Research Demonstrations Review Committee

Tim Menzies
West Virginia University, USA
Miryung Kim
University of Texas - Austin, USA
Danny Dig
University of Illinois - Urbana Champaign, USA
Leonardo Murta
Universidade Federal Fluminese, Brazil
Anita Sarma
University of Nebraska - Lincoln, USA
Lars Grunske
Swinburne University of Technology, Australia
Mark Grechanik
Accenture Research, USA
Tom Zimmermann
Microsoft Research, USA
Ahmed Hassan
Queen's University, Canada
Martin Pinzger
Delft University of Technology, Netherlands
Massimiliano Di Penta
University of Sannio, Italy
Romain Robbes
University of Chile, Chile
Yann-Gaël Guéhéneuc
École Polytechnique de Montréal, Canada
Sung Kim
Hong Kong University of Science and Technology