Emerging Research Track

With the growing impact of information technology in all aspects of real life and society, it is crucial to understand the new demands and the needs of the complexity of systems. The emerging research track offers the opportunity to present new ideas and visions even in their early stage. The track welcomes position and idea papers on emerging research challenges. Authors can also present and discuss preliminary results from their latest research and obtain early feedback from the research community. Correspondingly, the track distinguishes two paper types:

  • Position / Vision / Idea papers are invited to submit positions on emerging research topics or visions and ideas that have yet to progress to a work-in-progress stage. Besides basic technical correctness, the submissions will be reviewed for their potential to motivate future research and stimulate debate on the existing research challenges. The authors should clearly present the research questions and their rationale, sketching possible approaches to their resolution.

    The Position / Vision / Idea papers must carry a respective “(… Paper)” notice in their title and should not exceed 6 pages.

  • Work In Progress papers should present preliminary research results that may not have been entirely validated. The work should be advanced enough to allow attendees to appreciate the scope and significance. As with standard research submissions, papers will be reviewed for novelty, relevance, technical quality and scientific soundness, but the review criteria will be relaxed to reflect the preliminary nature of the work - submissions with still open research issues or currently limited evaluation are all welcome. The authors are encouraged to list the open issues in their submissions explicitly.

    Work In Progress papers must carry a “(Work In Progress Paper)” notice in their title and should not exceed 6 pages.

The submission deadlines are listed on the Important Dates page.

Submissions must be appropriately anonymized for the double-blind submission process. Please see the Double Blind FAQ for more details.

Submissions are made via Easychair and must be in the standard ACM format for conference proceedings. More specifically, the double column formats have to be used for all paper submissions: Latex preferred, Word. Papers must be within the page limit for the relevant paper type, which includes figures and tables but not references and appendices. The accepted papers' camera-ready version may use up to 1 extra page to remove anonymization and address potential shepherding comments but may not add significant non-reviewed content.

Papers submitted in this track will be reviewed by the Program Committee of the Research Track and they will be published in the companion to the ICPE proceedings.

Emerging Research Track Chairs

  • Vittoria de Nitto Personè, Tor Vergata University of Rome, Italy
  • Lishan Yang, George Mason University, USA

Contact: icpe2024-emerging@easychair.org

Submissions to be made via Easychair.