ICSE 2008 in Leipzig, Germany

30th International Conference on
Software Engineering ®
Leipzig, Germany, 10 - 18 May 2008

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Call for Submissions


The ICSE tutorial program provides conference participants with the opportunity to gain new insights, knowledge, and skills in a broad range of areas of software engineering. Participants at the tutorials include practitioners, managers, teachers, researchers, and students seeking to gain a better understanding of software engineering.


We are soliciting proposals for full-day (6-hour) or half-day (3-hour) tutorials. The tutorial contents can be selected from a wide range of topics, from practical techniques, guidelines, standards, and surveys, to theoretical issues. We encourage tutorials that reflect the conference themes and provide clear utility to conference participants. The topics are not limited to past ICSE tutorial offerings.

Given the location of ICSE 2008 and the local industry interests, this year we particularly welcome tutorials that address the needs of the financial services, aerospace and automotive industries, as well as techniques for engineering safety critical software.

Tutorials are intended to provide independent instruction on a topic of relevance to software engineers. Therefore no commercial or sales-oriented presentations will be accepted. Potential presenters should keep in mind that there may be quite a varied audience, including novice graduate students, seasoned practitioners, and specialised researchers. All tutorials should indicate the intended audience and give an idea of prior knowledge expected.

Submission and Evaluation

How to submit

Please read all of these instructions prior to submitting your proposal.

Tutorial proposals must conform, at time of submission, to the ICSE 2008 Proceedings Format and Submission Guidelines, and must not exceed 10 pages. Additionally, the structure of the proposal must conform to this template. Together with the proposal, at least three sample slides from the intended tutorial presentation must be submitted. The proposal, as well as the sample slides, must be submitted in PDF, with all fonts included. All submissions must be in English. Submissions must be in PDF format.

Submissions that do not comply with the foregoing instructions will be desk rejected without review.

Proposals must be submitted electronically via CyberChairPRO. The deadline for tutorial proposal submission is 12 October 2007.

Review and Evaluation Criteria

The tutorials committee will review each proposal and will select quality proposals that fit the evaluation criteria.

Each tutorial proposal will be evaluated on its anticipated benefit for prospective participants and its fit within the tutorial program as a whole. Factors to be considered also include: relevance, timeliness, importance, and audience appeal; suitability for presentation in a half- or full-day tutorial format; effectiveness of teaching methods; and past experience and qualifications of the presenters.


Each accepted tutorial will have two pages for a summary in the conference publication: this summary must be submitted by the camera-ready copy deadline (21 Feb 2008) in order for the tutorial to be offered. Upon notification of acceptance, all authors of accepted tutorials will be asked to complete an ACM Copyright form and will receive further instructions for preparing their camera-ready versions according to the ICSE 2008 Format and Submission Guidelines. Tutorial presenters will have to sign a contract with the ICSE organizing committee, regulating their duties and the rules of reimbursement. All accepted contributions will be published in the conference proceedings which will also be available electronically.

Tutorials Committee Contact


Tutorials Committee Co-Chairs

Judith Bishop     Wolfgang Emmerich

Judith Bishop and Wolfgang Emmerich

Tutorials Committee Members

  • Rainer Grau, Zühlke Engineering AG, Switzerland
  • Mats Heimdahl, University of Minnesota, USA
  • Christian Lescher, Siemens Corporate Technology. Germany
  • Anna Liu, Microsoft Australia
  • Klaus Pohl, University of Limerick, Ireland
  • Albert Zündorf, University of Kassel, Germany

Important Dates

Proposal Submission
12 Oct 2007

Organizer Notification
16 Dec 2007

Camera Ready Summary
21 Feb 2008

Format and Submission Guidelines



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