Vision and Emerging Results Track

Vision and Emerging Results Track

The Vision Papers should present long term challenges and opportunities rather than incremental improvements or evaluations of current solutions or practices. Typically, these papers include creative ways to extend the applicability of techniques in empirical software engineering and/or challenge the existing explicit or implicit assumptions or paradigms in the field. Bold calls to action for potential novel directions supported by a well-motivated scientific intuition or argument, as well as well-grounded well grounded predictions of how empirical software engineering research and practice will look in the far future are welcome.

The Emerging Results Papers should describe current work in progress on research and practice and communicate preliminary, initial research results for which the complete evaluation is not yet carried out. This type of papers could also include ideas on how to execute the research in the future, the longer-term objectives, planned work and expected results. Startling emerging results that disregard established results or beliefs, proposals on fundamentally new research directions are welcome. This track particularly invites work (e.g., practices, methodologies, technologies, tools, and software-based services) looking into the emerging areas of software engineering, for example (but not limited to):

  • Emerging ideas for software engineering infrastructures (Cloud Computing, DevOps, Healthcare, Smart Cities, and IoT)
  • Cross- and multi-disciplinary methods and studies
  • New applications and advances in design science, case studies, action-research, and field studies, including multilevel and/or mixed methods research designs
  • Simulation-based studies in software engineering as an empirical method
  • New models of technology transfer to the industry
  • Using AI as a research method in software engineering
  • Cohort studies for large-scale research initiatives
  • Software engineering for data science advances
  • Incorporating virtual and augmented reality into software engineering research
  • Empirical assessments of sustainability in software engineering

We are particularly interested in how the existing empirical research methods can be tailored for evaluating software-based solutions developed with emerging technological infrastructures. The primary purpose of the Emerging Results Papers is to communicate new ideas to get early feedback from the empirical software engineering community.

The vision, emerging results and artefact papers will not exceed six pages in camera-ready version.

Important Dates for the Vision and Emerging Results Track:

  • Papers submission: 12 March (Hard deadline)
  • Notification: 19 April
  • Camera-ready: 30 April

Submission Details

Submitted papers must be written in English, contain original, unpublished work, and conform to the ACM Proceedings Format ( ). (Note: In the new ACM template, the submission template provided by the ACM is now one-column. The camera-ready version is still supposed to be two-column. The difference may make it difficult for authors to estimate their page numbers in the camera-ready version. For Word Template users, they shall refer to the Table at the bottom of the link to estimate the paper's pages in the camera-ready version. For Latex template users, the authors can use \documentclass[sigconf,authordraft]{acmart} to write the paper and to control the number of pages in the camera-ready version, and then change it to \documentclass[manuscript]{acmart} for submitting the paper for review.)

The conference enforces the ACM Policy and Procedures on Plagiarism (

To reduce bias in reviews, EASE conference will use a double-blind review process. As a result, the manuscripts should be submitted for review anonymously (i.e., without listing the author’s names on the paper) and references to own work should be made in the third person.

Please submit manuscripts via EasyChair, and in pdf format via the following url: The conference proceedings will be published by ACM. The ACM offers options for Open Access (

At least one author of each accepted paper must register by the camera-ready deadline.

Vision Paper and Emerging Results Co-Chairs:

  • Irit Hadar (University of Haifa, Israel)
  • Kai Petersen (University of Applied Sciences Flensburg, Germany / Blekinge Institute of Technology, Sweden)

Vision Paper and Emerging Results Track Program Committee

View members of the Vision Paper and Emerging Results Track Program Committee

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