We solicit short papers (4 pages) and research papers (10 pages). Short papers should discuss controversial issues in the field, or describe interesting or thought provoking ideas that are not yet fully developed. Accepted short papers will present their ideas in a short lightning talk. Full research papers are expected to describe new research results, and have a higher degree of technical rigor than short papers. Accepted full papers will present their ideas in a research talk at the conference. A selection of the best research papers will be invited for consideration in a special issue of the Springer journal Empirical Software Engineering (EMSE) edited by Springer.
In the Mining Challenge, we invite researchers to demonstrate the usefulness of their mining tools on preselected software repositories and summarize their findings in a challenge report (4 pages). This year, the challenge is on the Android platform. We provide the change and bug report data for the Android platform and you should use your brain, tools, computational power, and magic to uncover interesting findings related to the Android platform.
Papers may address issues along the general themes, including but not limited to the following:
Abstract: Feb 06, 2012 Research/short papers: Feb 10, 2012 Challenge papers: Mar 02, 2012 Author notification: Mar 16, 2012 Camera-ready copy: Mar 29, 2012
Note: All submission deadlines are 11:59 PM (Apia, Samoa Time) on the dates indicated.
All papers must conform at time of submission to the ICSE/MSR 2012 Formatting Instructions (http://www.ifi.uzh.ch/icse2012/how-to-submit/) and must not exceed the page limits (research papers: 10 pages; short papers: 4 pages; challenge reports: 4 pages), including all text, references, appendices and figures. All submissions must be in English and in PDF format.
Papers submitted for consideration should not have been published elsewhere and should not be under review or submitted for review elsewhere for the duration of consideration. ACM plagiarism policies and procedures shall be followed for cases of double submission (http://www.acm.org/publications/policies/plagiarism_policy).
Papers must be submitted electronically through EasyChair (http://www.easychair.org/conferences/?conf=msr2012).
Upon notification of acceptance, all authors of accepted papers will be asked to complete an IEEE Copyright form and will receive further instructions for preparing their camera ready versions. At least one author of each paper is expected to present the results at the MSR 2012 conference. All accepted contributions will be published in the conference electronic proceedings.
General Chair: Michele Lanza, University of Lugano, Switzerland
Program Co-chairs: Massimiliano Di Penta, University of Sannio, Italy Tao Xie, North Carolina State University, USA
Challenge Chair: Emad Shihab, Queen's University, Canada
Web Chair: Alberto Bacchelli, University of Lugano, Switzerland
Program Committee, Challenge Committee, and Steering Committee: See http://2012.msrconf.org/