Co-located events


ICSR 2018 invites proposals for one-day and half-day workshops to be
hosted in conjunction with the conference. Since software reuse is pervasive
in all aspects of software development, workshops on a variety of topics
including, but not limited to those listed above may be appropriate.
We are particularly interested in topics in the area of the
conference’s main topics that could complement and strengthen its thematic scope.

Workshop proposals are limited to 3 pages in length. The proposal should
include the following information:

  • A title of the workshop
  • Names of organizers and their affiliations
  • A summary of workshop objectives
  • A statement of why the workshop would be of interest to potential ICSR attendees
  • A description of the qualifications of the organizers to host the workshop
  • A preliminary schedule for the workshop
  • Your estimates on number of interested attendees
  • Any past experience with hosting such workshops
  • Any special workshop requirements
  • A one-page Workshop CFP (such as the one the organizers would send out to invite attendees).
  • Please email your workshop proposals to Roberto E. López-Herrejón (

Proposals are reviewed as they are received on a first come first served basis.

We plan to publish workshop papers as a companion book under Springer or in
ACM Digital Library.


ICSR 2018 invites submissions for tutorial proposals. The purpose of the
tutorial program is to provide participants with the opportunity to expand
their software reuse knowledge and skills. Tutorials may focus on well-
established or cutting-edge topics, particularly welcome are those
consistent with ICSR 2018 theme, and in general the ones concerning
software reuse as listed in the CFP.

Proposals for tutorials are limited to 3 pages and should include:

  • The tutorial title and keywords
  • The tutorial length (half or full day)
  • Presenter information (short bio)
  • Tutorial description, history (if a similar tutorial was given before by the presenters)
  • Presentation format/method including technical requirements (beamer,  whiteboards, etc.)

Please email your tutorial proposals to Roberto E. López-Herrejón (

Tutorial proposals are reviewed as they are received on a first come first
served basis.

Tutorial descriptions will not appear in the ICSR Proceedings, but all speakers
can have any relevant materials posted on the ICSR web site.


The goal of the Doctoral Symposium is to provide a forum for doctoral
students working in the area of software reuse (or in areas closely related to
reuse) to discuss their proposed thesis. Students will get feedback on their
work from the Symposium Expert Panelists, and will be able to attend regular
ICSR sessions. Participants will present their work highlighting the main
research challenges, solution directions, results obtained thus far, evaluation
plan, and research plan towards the completion of the Ph.D. studies.
Presentation – limited to twenty minutes – should be supported by slides.
An Expert Panel composed of software reuse researchers will provide
feedback to help students shape their work.

There will be an award for the most promising idea for original research.
The winner will be selected based on the submitted paper, presentation and

Submission Instructions

Currently registered doctoral students are invited to submit their proposal
for participation in the Doctoral Symposium, provided they have already
selected a research topic and outlined the research plan in some detail. The
event serves as an opportunity to receive early feedback on a thesis topic or
later feedback to help tune a dissertation.

To be considered, a student should submit:

  • A research paper
  • His/her supervisor should submit a recommendation letter

The research paper should be written in the style of the thesis proposal,
addressing the research problem description and its importance (who will
benefit from the solution and how), research challenges, research approach,
related work (highlight the novelty of your approach), results to date, plans
for evaluation, and references.

Please indicate on the top of the front page: your name, the date (month/year)
that you started your Ph.D., the expected defense date (month/year), and the
name of your advisor.

The paper is limited to 6 pages in length and must conform to Springer’s
Lecture Notes in Computer Science format.

Submit the paper directly to the symposium chair Gregorio Robles
(, with subject “ICSR DS Symposium Proposal”.

Recommendation letter: A thesis advisor should e-mail a brief
recommendation letter directly to the symposium chair Gregorio Robles,
with subject “ICSR DS Symposium Recommendation Letter”.

It is important to notice that the person that will present an accepted paper
must be the doctoral student, author of the paper. Professors and colleagues
are not allowed to present papers on behalf of the doctoral student.


The ICSR Tool Demonstrations enable industry and academic researchers to
share their ideas and present the state of the art and practice in Software
Reuse. ICSR 2018 presents an excellent opportunity for researchers and
professional software engineers to present their working tools and systems
to the Software Reuse community.

Submission Instructions

We invite proposals for tool demonstrations on any topics related to
software reuse. Tools suggesting their reuse recommendations directly in
IDEs (such as Eclipse etc.) are especially welcome.

All selected tools will be presented during the conference in two ways:

  • A formal lecture-style presentation session
  • An informal demo session where individuals can walk around, ask specific
    questions, and interact with the tools.

Accepted tool demonstrations will be part of the conference proceedings.
Submissions should not exceed 4 pages and must conform to Springer’s
Lecture Notes in Computer Science
format. Proposals for tool demonstrations should be sent to Jens Knodel
( Authors should share their tools and include
in their submission a link to an illustrative video of 2-5 minutes that should
be available online.


  • Submission of workshop proposals: 29 January 2018
  • Notification for workshop proposals: 12 February 2018
  • Submission of tutorial proposals: 29 January 2018
  • Notification for tutorial proposals: 12 February 2018
  • Submission of Doctoral Symposium papers: 29 January 2018
  • Notification for Doctoral Symposium papers: 19 February 2018
  • Camera Ready submission of Doctoral Symposium papers: 05 March 2018
  • Submission of tool demos: 29 January 2018
  • Notification for tool demos: 12 February 2018



Doctoral Consortium Chair

  • Gregorio Robles, Rey Juan Carlos University, Spain

Workshops and Tutorials Chair

  • Roberto E. López Herrejón, ETS – Université du Québec, Canada

Tools and Demostrantions Chair

  • Jens Knodel, Caruso Dataplace, Germany