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Industry Track


Grace Lewis, Carnegie Mellon Software Engineering Institute, USA
Marin Litoiu, York University, Canada
Carl Worms, Credit Suisse, Switzerland

The Industry Track of ICSME 2014, the International Conference on Software Maintenance and Evolution, brings together participants from academia and industry in a venue that highlights practical and real-world studies of software maintenance and evolution. This track aims to foster mutually-beneficial links between those engaged in scientific research and practitioners working to improve software maintenance and evolution practices. Experiences from practitioners provide crucial input into future research directions and allow others to learn from successes and failures. 

We invite submissions of state-of-the-art practice and experience reports, survey reports from real-world projects and industrial experiences, and evidence-based identification of unsolved research challenges associated to software maintenance and evolution. We are interested in results, obstacles, and lessons learned. If you apply a method, model or tool in an industrial context, which you know was earlier presented at ICSM or other software engineering conference, we greatly encourage you to submit to this track.


Each submission should describe the problem addressed, the approach used, the current state of the project, an evaluation of the benefits or lessons learned, and future developments. Submissions must be in English and conform to the IEEE proceedings style. They must be four-page long, including all text, references, appendices, and figures. They must be submitted electronically as PDF files via EasyChair at will be reviewed by members of the Industry Track Program Committee. 

Review and Evaluation Criteria

Submissions will be evaluated on the basis of industry relevance, originality, soundness, empirical and/or practical validation, quality and consistency of presentation, and appropriate comparison to related work. Special emphasis will be placed on the relevance of the proposed contribution to practitioners. 

Publication and Presentation

Upon notification of acceptance, all authors of accepted papers will be asked to complete an IEEE Copyright form and will receive further instructions for preparing their camera-ready versions. At least one author of the paper must register and present the paper at the conference for the paper to be published in the proceedings. All accepted papers will be published in the conference electronic proceedings, which will also be available in the IEEE Digital Library.

One week submission 'Grace Period' for all paper tracks

We have implemented a one week 'grace period' past the submission deadline for all paper tracks. Authors can update the PDF file for a paper submitted by the submission deadline for one week.  No new papers will be accepted during the grace period.

Submission time zone

All submission times are AoE (Anywhere on Earth) --- Howland Island (UTC-12).

Formatting instructions

Please follow the IEEE Conference Publishing Services (CPS) formatting instructions available at

Important Dates

  • Abstract submission: June 23, 2014
  • Full papers submission: June 30, 2014 -- grace period to update the PDF file until July 7
  • Notification: July 31, 2014
  • Camera-ready: August 7, 2014