The Industry Track of the ICSM 2012 conference aims to bring together people from both academia and industry in a venue that highlights practical and real world studies of software maintenance. This track aims to foster mutually beneficial links between those engaged in scientific research and practitioners working to make software maintenance efficient. We are interested in results (both good and bad), obstacles, and lessons learned associated with applying software maintenance practices. Experiences from practitioners provide crucial input into future research directions and allow others to learn from successes and failures.
For the industry track, we invite submissions of state-of-the-art descriptions, state-of-the-art practice and experience reports, and survey reports from real-world projects and industrial experiences. If you apply in an industrial context a method, model or tool, which you know was earlier presented at ICSM or other software engineering conference, we also warmly encourage you to submit a paper to this track.
We solicit short papers (5 pages) and long papers (10 pages). Each submission should describe the problem, the approach used, the current state of the project, an evaluation of the benefits or lessons learnt, and future developments. The page limit includes all figures, references and appendices.
Submissions to the Industry Track must adhere to IEEE conference proceedings, 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. All submissions which meet the criteria and fit the scope of the conference will be reviewed by at least two members of the Program Committee.
Papers must be submitted electronically through EasyChair before the Industry Track submission deadline on June 27, 2011.
Papers accepted for the Industry Track of the ICSM conference will be published by the IEEE Computer Society in the ICSM 2012 proceedings. 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 register for and present the results at the ICSM 2012 conference. All accepted contributions will be published in the conference electronic proceedings.