The short papers track provides a forum where work-in-progress and emerging results can be communicated and discussed. The track aims that short paper authors gather early feedback from the software engineering community to continue their work on more solid grounds. The topics of interest for the short papers track are the same than the topics of the full papers track. In addition, the short paper track welcomes also tool demonstrations covering any aspect of the same topics of interest.
- Papers describing work-in-progress should define the long-term objectives, the potential contributions of the research, the current state of the work and the future steps. Validation is unnecessary, although evidence about the feasibility of the research is welcome: pilots, proofs of concept, etc.
- Papers on emerging results should report preliminary research results, backed up by adequate evidence, but a full evaluation is not required. Manuscripts should adopt the usual structure of a full research paper, although details may be overlooked to fit the page count.
- Tool demo papers provide researchers as well as practitioners with the opportunity to show how they support and enable software engineering in practice. We encourage discussing experiences and lessons learned when using the tool in practice.
Paper length is limited to 8 pages for short papers and 4 pages for tool demos, including references, in Springer LNCS format. They must be submitted through EasyChair by selecting the track “PROFES 2019 Short Papers”. The submission deadlines are firm. Submissions will be reviewed by three members of the Program Committee. Accepted papers will be published in the conference proceedings.