Call for Papers

ICSA 2023 has a partnership with Empirical Software Engineering (EMSE), IEEE Software, and the Journal of Systems and Software (JSS) to incorporate journal-first papers into its program. Authors of journal-first papers accepted by EMSE, IEEE Software, or JSS are invited to submit their work to be presented at ICSA 2023. This will allow authors of journal-first papers to present their work to the community.


We solicit submissions of accepted papers that meet the following criteria:


Authors of manuscripts that meet the above criteria are invited to submit a proposal directly in the EasyChair submission system consisting of (1) paper title, (2) authors, (3) abstract, (4) a pointer to the original journal paper (DOI) or pre-print, and (5) an acknowledgement that the paper meets the above-mentioned criteria.


Authors will be invited to present their paper at ICSA 2023 after checking that the paper meets the above criteria. Because the papers have been reviewed and accepted by the journal, they will not be reviewed again for technical content.

Our plan is to include as many  papers as possible in the journal first program; only in case an exceptionally high number of proposals is received, not all submissions might be selected. If needed, presentation proposals will be prioritized according to the fit to the conference theme and structure of sessions.

Important Dates

Proposal: December 9th, 2022

Notification: January 14th, 2023

Camera-ready: January 27th, 2023

Notes: All deadlines are 23:59h AoE (anywhere on Earth)


As journal first presenter, you will have all the benefits of the conference presentation such as reaching a wider audience, interactions and discussion with peers, and feedback by peers on your work.

The journal-first manuscripts are published through the journals and will not be part of the ICSA 2023 proceedings. The journal-first papers will be listed in the conference program and companion proceedings. ICSA 2023 participants will have access to the paper abstracts and a pointer to the journal publication outside the conference proceedings.

Note that at least one author of an accepted contribution is required to register and present the work at the conference. In the absence of restrictions (such as those due to Covid-19), an in-person presentation is required.


Track Chairs

Uwe Zdun, University of Vienna, Austria
Joshua Garcia, University of California, Irvine, USA