[Om-announce] IEEE ICSA 2022: Early Career Researchers Forum (ECRF 2022)

Dalila Tamzalit dalila.tamzalit at univ-nantes.fr
Wed Jul 28 09:51:12 CEST 2021

**The IEEE International Conference on Software Architecture (ICSA) 2022 
is on the way! Please note that deadlines are earlier than usual: 


*Early Career Researchers Forum (ECRF) – ICSA 2022*

      Call for Papers

The goal of the Early Career Researchers Forum (ECRF-ICSA 2022) is to 
inspire and bring together early career researchers in the field of 
software architecture. The forum provides a vibrant place for discussing 
potential and ongoing research in any stage, from ideas to results. The 
forum strives to provide a friendly environment for early career 
researchers to get feedback on their work, exchange experiences, ask 
questions, and explore available research pathways. In addition, the 
forum stimulates interaction between early career researchers and 
experienced academic and industry members of the community by offering a 
two-stage submission process that will enable early career researchers 
to obtain one-on-one feedback on their papers before submitting them for 


Participation is open to anyone who considers themselves an early career 
researcher, wanting to share research ideas and (preliminary or mature) 
results with their peers, and looking for an opportunity to inspire and 
be inspired, and to learn about research paths. Early career researchers 
in any stage of their research, including postdocs, Ph.D. candidates, 
undergraduate students, and industry researchers, are all welcome. In 
addition, we highly encourage and invite early career researchers 
presenting their work in the main ICSA conference to also participate in 
this forum.


Areas of interest include software architecture, component-based 
software engineering, and quality aspects of software and how these 
relate to the design of software architectures, as provided by the scope 
of the ICSA2022 conference.

      ICSA Early Career Researcher Best Paper Award

The Early Career Researcher Best Paper Award may be given to the author 
of the most promising idea/contribution presented at the Early Career 
Researchers Forum. The award winner will be acknowledged during the main 
conference and given the opportunity to present their work within the 
main conference program.

      Types of Submissions

There are three ways of contributing to the program of the forum:

·*Ongoing Research Papers (4 to 6 pages)* presenting previously 
unpublished research, including motivation, goals, preliminary results, 
planned next steps, and industry impact of ongoing research

·*Research Abstracts (2 pages)* outlining (preferably more mature) 
research of early career authors that are also presenting in the 
ICSA2022 main program, and would like to actively engage in the forum. 
The research presented in the forum does not have to be the same 
research presented in the main track. However, if it is the same 
research, please note that these abstracts cannot simply be the same 
abstracts from the paper in the main track. The two pages should contain 
a short summary of the work, details of current and potential industry 
impact, and ideas for future research related to this work that the 
authors would like to discuss in this forum to obtain feedback

·*Emerging Ideas (2 pages)* outlining very early ideas on a possible 
research topic, such as a potential dissertation topic, with the goal of 
obtaining feedback from forum attendees

In all types of submissions, we challenge the authors to think about the 
potential impact of their research on industrial practice (whether in 
the near- or long-term, based on the nature of the research), and to 
dedicate a section to the Industrial Impact of their work. The authors 
of Ongoing Research Papers will be assigned an experienced mentor who 
will help the author prepare for the actual submission (Stage 1), and 
advise on potential areas or impacts that the authors may be missing. 
The mentor’s feedback will need to be reflected in the revised 
submission as a condition for the paper to be accepted (Stage 2).

            *Recommendation Letter***

Ask your main research advisor (in case of research candidates) or 
supervisor (in case of PhD graduates or industry researcher) for a 
letter of recommendation. This letter should include:

·Your name and position

·Current status of your research

·An endorsement of the publication of your submission

The letter should be in PDF format and should be sent directly by your 
advisor via email to both ECRF-ICSA2022 Co-Chairs. This recommendation 
letter will be held confidential. The e-mail subject should have the 
subject “ICSA2022-ECRF Recommendation” plus your Last Name. Deadline for 
sending the recommendation letter: January 25, 2022.

      Formatting and Submission Instructions

All submissions must conform to the Author Instructions, and be 
submitted electronically via the EasyChair 
system (Early Career Researchers Forum track), by the submission 
deadline, and must not have been published before.

      Important Dates

*Abstract submission*: December 1st, 2021
*Full paper submission*: December 8th, 2021
*Notification of acceptance*: January 14th, 2022
*Camera ready paper submission*: January 27th, 2022
*Notes*: All deadlines are 23:59h *AoE* (anywhere on Earth)

      Publication and Attendance

All accepted contributions will be published in *ICSA 2022 Companion 
proceedings*, and appear in IEEE Xplore Digital Library. At least one 
author of an accepted contribution is required to register and present 
the work at the conference. If you do not attend the forum your paper 
will not be published. There is no option for remote participation.

      Presentation and Discussion

To further facilitate the discussions around the presented research 
topics, we assign discussants to each presentation. Please find the 
description of the discussant below. presenter will give her/his talk 
about their research. Following the presentation, the discussants 
assigned to each paper will make brief comments (5 minutes), including 
some combination of:

·how the paper made the discussant think differently about her or his 
own work

·how the paper is related in some way to the discussant’s own work

·some advice for the authors in continuing their work

·identification of collaboration opportunities or synergies

·discussion questions based on the presented paper


For more information please contact the ECRF Program Committee Chairs:
Yan Liu <mailto:yan.liu at concordia.ca>, Concordia University, Canada
Qinghua Lu <mailto:qinghua.lu at data61.csiro.au>, CSIRO’s Data61, Australia

      Program Committee

Ian Gorton, Northeastern University, United States of America
Neil Ernst, University of Victoria, Canada
Jeff Gray, University of Alabama, United States of America
Ying Zou, Queen’s University, Canada
Yuanfang Cai, Drexel University, United States of America
Paris Avgeriou, University of Groningen (RuG), Belgium
Qin Zheng, Tsinghua University, China
Shanshan Li, Nanjing University, China
Peng Liang, Wuhan University, China
Loek Cleophas, TU Eindhoven, The Netherlands; and Stellenbosch 
University, South Africa


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