The goal of the Early Research Achievements (ERA) track is to provide research and practitioners with a forum for presenting great ideas in early stages of research. The proposed ideas and promising work submitted to this track do not require to have been empirically evaluated. The topics of interest for this track are the same as the main research track and concern all the topics in the research and practice of software maintenance and evolution. Papers submitted to the ERA must not have been previously accepted for publication or submitted for review to another conference, journal, or book.
Submissions must be in English and conform to IEEE proceedings style. They must be four-page long, including all text, references, appendices, and figures. They must be submitted electronically as PDF files via Easychair. They will be reviewed by members of the ERA Program Committee
Submissions will be evaluated on the basis of their originality, importance of contribution, soundness, evaluation, quality and consistency of presentation, and appropriate comparison to related work. Emphasis will be put on the originality and timeliness of the proposed contribution and a full evaluation of the proposed ideas is not required.
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 the paper must register and present the paper at the conference, for the paper to be published in the proceedings. All accepted papers will be published in the conference electronic proceedings, which will also be available in the IEEE Digital Library. The papers will be presented in a formal setting and as a poster. More details on the presentations will follow the notifications.
Papers must be submitted electronically through EasyChair before the submission deadline.