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ASE 2016
September 3-7, 2016

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Call for Tool Demonstrations

The objective of the ASE 2016 Demonstrations Track is to excite the software engineering community about new advances in our field through compelling demonstrations that help advance research and practice. The track is a highly interactive venue where researchers and practitioners can demonstrate their tools and discuss them with attendees.

Tool-based demonstrations describe novel aspects of early prototypes or mature tools. The tool demonstrations must communicate clearly the following information to the audience:

  • the envisioned users;
  • the software engineering challenge it proposes to address;
  • the methodology it implies for its users; and
  • the results of validation studies already conducted for mature tools, or the design of planned studies for early prototypes.

Highlighting scientific contributions through concrete artifacts is a critical supplement to the traditional ASE research papers. A demonstration provides the opportunity to communicate how the scientific approach has been implemented or how a specific hypothesis has been assessed, including details such as implementation and usage issues, data models and representations, APIs for tool and data access. Authors of regular research papers are thus also encouraged to submit an accompanying demonstration paper.


Each submission will be reviewed by at least three members of the demonstrations selection committee. The evaluation criteria include:

  • the relevance of the proposed demonstration for the ASE audience;
  • the technical soundness of the demonstrated tool (for a tool demo);
  • the originality of its underlying ideas;
  • the quality of its presentation in the associated video; and
  • the degree to which it considers the relevant literature.

How to Submit

Submissions must conform to the ASE 2016 formatting and submission instructions. In particular, submissions of demonstrations papers must meet the following criteria.

  • A demonstration submission may not exceed six pages (including all text, references and figures).
  • Each submission MUST be accompanied by a short video (between three and five minutes long) illustrating the demonstration. The video should be made available online at the time of submission. Videos should (i) provide an overview of the tool's capabilities; (ii) walk through (some of) the tool capabilities; (iii) where appropriate, provide clarifying voice-over and/or annotation highlights; and (iv) be engaging and exciting for the watcher!
  • A submission may not have been previously published in a demonstration form.
  • Submissions for tool track will NOT follow double-blind review process.
  • The paper submission must be in PDF.

Papers must be submitted electronically through EasyChair ( by May 31st, 2016.

At the end of the abstract, please append the URL at which your demo video can be found. Please note that for consistency, we require that ALL videos be uploaded to YouTube and made accessible during the time of reviewing. Authors of successful submissions will have the opportunity to revise both the paper and the video (and its hosting location) by the camera-ready deadline.

For further information, please email

Important Dates

  • Tool demonstration submission: May 31, 2016
  • Tool demonstration notification: June 27, 2016
  • Tool demonstration camera ready: July 31, 2016

Demonstrations Co-Chairs

Formatting and submission instructions

Submissions must conform to the ASE 2016 formatting guidelines, and must not exceed 6 pages including all text, references and figures. Submissions must mention authors name and affiliation i.e., double-blind review does not apply to tool track. Submissions that do not comply with the instructions and size limits will be rejected without review.

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