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Tutorial Proposals

Call for Submissions - ICSE Tutorials
Submissions Due: Extended to Nov 5, 2008
Notifications: Dec 15, 2008

We call for the proposal of relevant, in-depth and inspiring tutorials, which may be either half-day (3.5 hours) or full-day (7 hours) in duration. The tutorial contents may be selected from a wide range of topics, from practical techniques, guidelines, standards, and surveys, to theoretical issues.

Tutorials are intended to provide independent instruction on a topic of relevance to software engineers. Therefore no commercial or sales-oriented presentations will be accepted. Potential presenters should keep in mind that there may be quite a varied audience, including novice graduate students, seasoned practitioners, and specialized researchers. We encourage tutorials that reflect the conference themes and provide clear utility to conference participants. The topics are not limited to past ICSE tutorial offerings. The theme for ICSE 2009 is "Green", so we are particularly excited to receive proposals that address the issues of environmental sustainability as it affects software engineering.

Tutorial proposals should include:

  1. Title, keywords, presenter names, contact info, and affiliations
  2. Tutorial description (used to describe the tutorial in the program) detailing:

    • tutorial abstract (250 words)
    • resumes of presenters
    • agenda
    • methodology for delivery (lecture, multimedia, case studies, interactive session, mixed ...)
    • target audience (roles, experience level, ...)
    • history of the tutorial (when/where given previously)
    • value (what skills or knowledge will attendees acquire)
    • content (full slide set pdf two slides per page)
Each accepted tutorial will be compensated as listed below (if there are multiple presenters, they shall divide the listed compensation below):
  • a complementary admission to the full conference
  • honorarium (Full day: $700, Half day: $350)
  • expenses with receipts (maximum amount reimbursed: Full day: $1000, Half day: $500)

How to Submit

  • Proposals must be submitted electronically via the Tutorial submission system.
  • Submissions may be modified up until the submission deadline.
  • The deadline for tutorial proposal has been extended to Nov 5, 2008

Review and Evaluation Criteria

The tutorials committee will review each proposal and will select quality proposals that fit the evaluation criteria. Each tutorial proposal will be evaluated on its anticipated benefit for prospective participants and its fit within the tutorial program as a whole. Factors to be considered also include: relevance, timeliness, importance, and audience appeal; suitability for presentation in a half- or full-day tutorial format; effectiveness of teaching methods; and past experience and qualifications of the presenters.


Each accepted tutorial will have a summary published in a conference publication: this summary must be submitted by the camera-ready copy deadline in order for the tutorial to be offered. Upon notification of acceptance, all authors of accepted tutorials will be asked to complete an IEEE Copyright form and will receive further instructions for preparing their camera-ready versions according to the ICSE 2009 Format and Submission Guidelines.


Tutorial presenters may (as determined by the IEEE) have to sign a contract with the ICSE conference, outlining ICSE responsibilities & presenter duties and the conditions of reimbursement. All accepted contributions will be published in a conference publication for distribution to tutorial attendees.

Tutorials will be canceled if they fail to attract a minimum of 10 registrants by the close of early registration. Presenters will be notified within one week of the conclusion of early registration of the cancellation decision. In order to receive compensation, presenters must provide national tax id information for tax purposes.