ETAPS 2016 Joint Call for Papers

Important dates

Submission instructions

ETAPS conferences accept two types of contributions: research papers and tool demonstration papers. Both types will appear in the proceedings and have presentations during the conference.

ESOP and FoSSaCS accept only research papers. TACAS has more categories, see http://www.etaps.org/2016/tacas.

A condition of submission is that, if the submission is accepted, one of the authors attends the conference to give the presentation.

Submitted papers must be in English presenting original research. They must be unpublished and not submitted for publication elsewhere. In particular, simultaneous submission of the same contribution to multiple ETAPS conferences is forbidden. The proceedings will be published in the Advanced Research in Computing and Software Science (ARCoSS) subline of Springer's Lecture Notes in Computer Science series.

Papers must follow the formatting guidelines specified by Springer at

http://www.springer.de/comp/lncs/authors.html

and be submitted electronically in pdf through the Easychair author interface of the respective conference.

Submissions not adhering to the specified format and length may be rejected immediately.

FASE will try a light-weight double-blind review process. Authors are asked to omit their names and institutions; refer to prior work in the third person, just as prior work by others; not to include acknowledgements that might identify them.  Blinding a submission should not be onerous.

Research papers

FASE, FOSSACS and TACAS have a page limit of 15 pp for research papers (excl bibliography of max 2 pp), whereas POST allows at most 20 pp (excl bibliography of max 2 pp) and ESOP has a page limit of 25 pp (excl bibliography of max 2 pp).

Additional material intended for reviewers but not for publication in the final version - for example, details of proofs - may be placed in a clearly marked appendix that is not included in the page limit. ETAPS reviewers are at liberty to ignore appendices and papers must be understandable without them.

In addition to regular research papers, TACAS solicits also case study papers (at most 15 pp, excl bibliography of max 2 pp).

Both TACAS and FASE solicit also regular tool papers (at most 15 pp, excl bibliography of max 2 pp).

Tool demonstration papers

Submissions should consist of two parts:

  • The first part, at most 4 pages (6 forTACAS), should describe the tool presented. Please include the URL of the tool (if available) and provide information that illustrates the maturity and robustness of the tool (this part will be included in the proceedings).
  • The second part, at most 6 pages, should explain how the demonstration will be carried out and what it will show, including screen dumps and examples. (This part will be not be included in the proceedings, but will be evaluated.)

ESOP and FOSSACS do not accept tool demonstration papers.

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