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Tool Demo Track

We would like to invite you to submit a tool demonstration paper to the 2014 ICPC Tool Demo Track. The Tool Demo track provides a valuable opportunity for live presentations of both industry-strength tools as well as academic prototypes. Tool demonstrations are expected to present tools that implement a research approach. Not only mature prototypes but also fully developed products being prepared for commercialization are targets of tool demonstrations. We also encourage tool demonstration proposals complementing full technical papers. Whereas a technical paper is intended to give the background information and point out the scientific contribution of a new program comprehension approach, the tool demonstration submission provides a unique opportunity to show how the scientific approach has been transferred into a working prototype. Potential authors of the research papers are highly encouraged to submit the corresponding tools in this track. Any of the conference topics of interest are appropriate areas for tool demonstrations.

Each submission will be reviewed by at least three members of the tool demonstration program committee. The committee will review each submission to assess the relevance and quality of the proposed tool demonstration. Submissions should describe their relevance to program comprehension, discuss the level of maturity of the tool (including snapshot), and reference (explain) the foundations upon which they are based.

Submissions of proposals for tool demonstration must:
  • adhere to the conference proceedings format (proceedings style);
  • have a maximum of 4 pages that describe the tool;
You are also welcome to add a 1-page appendix (not included in the 4 pages count) that include descriptions how the demonstrations will be conducted and additional snapshots of the tools. The appendix is, however, optional.

The tool demo track will provide a best tool award to the tool paper that presents the impressive and promising tool.

Submissions must be uploaded electronically in PDF format via the EasyChair Conference System. For paper formatting and style guideline more information is available here. Authors of accepted tool papers will be required to present their tool at the conference and meet the conference registration criteria. Accepted tool demonstrations will be allocated 5 pages (including appendix) in the conference proceedings.


Abstract Submission Deadline: Friday, February 21, 2014
Paper Submission Deadline: Friday, February 14, 2014 (Original)
Friday, February 28, 2014 (Extended)
Author Notification: Wednesday, March 19, 2014
Camera-Ready Date: Thursday, March 27, 2014

Tool Demonstration Program Committee Members:
    Felienne Hermans, Delft University of Technology, Netherlands.
    Keisuke Hotta, Osaka University, Japan.
    Foutse Khomh, École Polytechnique de Montréal, Canada.
    Shane Mcintosh, Queen's University, Canada.
    Bonita Sharif, Youngstown State University, USA.
    Ahmad Jbara, Hebrew University of Jerusalem.
    Olga Baysal, University of Waterloo, Canada.

For further details contact Tool Demonstrations chairs Iman Keivanloo and Yoshiki Higo.