ISESE and Metrics symposia have just merged and the 2007 symposium will be the first combined International Symposium on Empirical Software Engineering and Measurement (ESEM'07). ISESE and Metrics have continuously attracted participants from industry, research, and academia alike, confirming that both symposia provide topics that are up-to-date, significant, and interesting.
The objective of ESEM is to provide a forum where researchers and practitioners can report and discuss recent research results in the areas of empirical software engineering and software measurement.
The symposium encourages the exchange of ideas that help understand, from an empirical viewpoint, the strengths and weaknesses of software engineering technologies. It focuses on the processes, design and structure of empirical studies, and the results of specific studies. These studies may vary from controlled experiments to field studies and from quantitative to qualitative studies. The symposium also provides a forum for exploring the use of data and measurement to understand, evaluate, and model software engineering phenomena.
The relevant topics include, but are not restricted to, the following:
Papers describing unpublished, original work are solicited on any software engineering topic, as long as there is a strong empirical/experimental component to the work being presented. Such contribution can take the form of a case/field study, controlled experiment, survey, meta-analysis of previous studies, enhancement of empirical/experimental methods or critical review of previous empirical work (e.g. from a methodological standpoint).
All papers must be submitted through the web-based submission system in PDF format. The link will be published at the symposium's home page (http://www.esem-conferences.org). Papers are limited to 10 pages, must be written in English, and be formatted according to the IEEE CS Press 8.5" x 11", two-column format Proceedings authoring guidelines (http://www.computer.org/portal/site/cscps). Papers that exceed 10 pages, are outside the scope of the symposium, or do not follow the formatting guidelines will be rejected without review.
Submission Deadline is January 15th 2007. Papers will be submitted using the Online Paper Management System
Authors of selected high-quality papers will be invited to submit an expanded version for a special issue or section of the Journal of Empirical Software Engineering (http://www.sce.carleton.ca/squall/emse).
All short papers and poster proposals must be submitted through the web-based submission system. The link will be published at the conference's home page (http://www.esem-conferences.org). Short papers must not exceed 3 pages and poster proposals must not exceed 1 page. Both short papers and poster proposals must be formatted according to the IEEE 8.5" x 11", two-column format authoring guidelines (http://www.computer.org/portal/site/cscps). Short papers will be reviewed and those accepted will be published in separate proceedings. Posters will be handled in direct discussion with Andreas Jedlitschka.