We invite you to contribute to the FSE 2016 program through submission to one or more of our call for contributions.

Please note that each call has their own submission site. Please carefully read the submission policies and the policies for accepted contributions at the end of this page.

Call for Submit by Size limit
Research papers March 11, 2016 10 pages for all text and figures plus 2 pages for references. 250 words max for abstract.
Workshop proposals March 25, 2016 4 pages
Visions and Reflections papers June 15, 2016 4 pages, including all text, references, appendices, and figures
Industry papers June 15, 2016 6 pages, including all text, references, appendices, and figures
Demo papers June 15, 2016 4 pages, including all text, appendices, and figures plus 1 page for references
Doctoral Symposium June 15, 2016 2 pages, including all text, appendices, and figures, but not including references
Student Research Competition June 15 July 1, 2016 2 pages, including all text, appendices, and figures
Artifacts June 30, 2016 1+1 pages (including all text, references, and figures)
Workshop submissions July 1, 2016 Please check the individual workshops (to be announced in May 2016).

Submission Policies

Papers submitted for consideration to any of the above call for papers should not have been already published elsewhere and should not be under review or submitted for review elsewhere during the duration of consideration. Specifically, authors are required to adhere to the ACM Policy and Procedures on Plagiarism and the ACM Policy on Prior Publication and Simultaneous Submissions. All submissions are subject to the ACM Author Representations policy.

All submissions must be in English and in PDF format. Papers must not exceed the page limits that are listed for each call for papers.

The conference will use the iThenticate plagiarism detection software to screen submissions and will follow the ACM Policy and Procedures on Plagiarism. Possible violations will be reported to ACM for further investigation.

Submission Format

At the time of submission all papers must conform to the ACM Format and Submission Guidelines.

Accepted Contributions

All authors of accepted papers will be asked to complete an electronic ACM Copyright form and will receive further instructions for preparing their camera ready versions.

All accepted contributions will be published in the conference electronic proceedings and in the ACM Digital Library

Note that the official publication date is the date the proceedings are made available in the ACM Digital Library. This date may be up to two weeks prior to the first day of FSE 2016. The official publication date affects the deadline for any patent filings related to published work.

The names and ordering of authors in the camera ready version cannot be modified from the ones in the submitted version – no exceptions! The title can be changed only if required by the reviewers and the new title must be accepted by the track chairs.

At least one author of each accepted paper must register and present the paper at FSE 2016 in order for the paper to be published in the proceedings. One-day registrations do NOT satisfy the registration requirement.