Emerging Results and

Vision Papers

These papers should promote current work in progress on research and practice and should should clearly state the longer-term objectives and planned work. Papers on emerging results should communicate initial research results for which there is not yet a complete evaluation. The primary purpose of such papers is the communication of new ideas to obtain early feedback from the empirical software engineering community. 

The track also welcomes vision papers which will be on long-term challenges and opportunities in empirical software engineering research that are outside of current mainstream topics of the field. The goal of vision papers is to describe how empirical software engineering research and practice will look at least ten years from now. 

As a new addition this year, we welcome Reflection papers which focuses on the mid-aged studies published in a partnered journal (TSE, IST, EMSE, JSS, TOSEM) in 3 to 7 years ago with the intent to discuss the current impact and implications.  The purpose of this initiative is fostering innovation and transition of research results by systematically allowing authors to explore and evaluate the status quo of their research after a few years since its original publication.

Important Dates

Submission July 20, 2020 July 23,2020
Notification August 24, 2020 
Camera-ready September 7, 2020 
Proceedings Ready October 8, 2020


Submissions to this track are limited to 6 pages, formatted according to the ACM proceedings template, and must be submitted via EasyChair by selecting the track “Emerging Results and Vision Papers.”

ESEM 2020 will employ a double-blind review process. Thus, regular submissions may not reveal its authors’ identities. Find detailed submission information on our page: How to Submit

Accepted Papers

  • Using Situational and Narrative Analysis for Investigating the Messiness of Software Security
    Inger Anne Tøndel, Daniela S. Cruzes and Martin Gilje Jaatun
  • The impact of a proposal for innovation measurement in the software industry
    Nauman Bin Ali, Henry Edison and Richard Torkar
  • Bug! Falha! Bachi! Fallo! Défaut! 程序错误! What about Internationalization Testing in the Software Industry?
    Ronnie E. S. Santos, José Rafael Cordeiro, Yvan Labiche, Cleyton V. C. de Magalhães and Fabio Q. B. Da Silva
  • How long do Junior Developers take to Remove Technical Debt Items?
    Valentina Lenarduzzi, Vladimir Mandić, Andrej Katin and Davide Taibi
  • Trustworthiness Perceptions in Code Review: An Eye-tracking Study
    Ian Bertram, Jack Hong, Yu Huang, Westley Weimer and Zohreh Sharafi
  • Avoiding Plagiarism in Systematic Literature Reviews: An Update Concern
    Vilmar Nepomuceno and Sergio Soares
  • Cohort Studies in Software Engineering: A Vision of the Future
    Nyyti Saarimäki, Valentina Lenarduzzi, Sira Vegas, Natalia Juristo and Davide Taibi
  • Automatic Identification of Code Smell Discussions on Stack Overflow: A Preliminary Investigation
    Sergei Shcherban, Peng Liang, Amjed Tahir and Xueying Li
  • Web Frameworks for Desktop Apps: an Exploratory Study
    Gian Luca Scoccia and Marco Autili
  • GASSER: Genetic Algorithm for teSt Suite Reduction
    Carmen Coviello, Simone Romano, Giuseppe Scanniello and Giuliano Antoniol
  • Beyond Accuracy: ROI-driven Data Analytics of Empirical Data
    Gouri Deshpande and Guenther Ruhe
  • Profiling Developers Through the Lens of Technical Debt
    Zadia Codabux and Christopher Dutchyn
  • On the use of C# Unsafe Code Context: An Empirical Study of Stack Overflow
    Ehsan Firouzi, Ashkan Sami, Foutse Khomh and Gias Uddin
  • Java Cryptography Uses in the Wild
    Mohammadreza Hazhirpasand, Mohammad Ghafari and Oscar Nierstrasz

Program Committee

  • Maleknaz Nayebi, Ecole Polytechnique de Montreal (Program Co–Chairs)
  • Pilar Rodríguez, Universidad Politécnica de Madrid (Program Co–Chairs)
  • Rana Alkadhi, Technical University of Munich
  • Stefan Biffl, Vienna University of Technology
  • Markus Borg, RISE SICS AB
  • Danilo Caivano, Ser&Practices Srl & University of Bari
  • Fabio Calefato, University of Bari
  • Bruno Cartaxo, Informatics Center CIn/UFPE 
  • Panagiota Chatzipetrou, Örebro University
  • Nelly Condori-Fernàndez, Universidade da Coruña
  • Fabiano Dalpiaz, Utrecht University   
  • Michael Felderer, University of Innsbruck
  • Filomena Ferrucci, Università di Salerno
  • Rachel Harrison, University of Oxford   
  • Regina Hebig, Chalmers | Gothenburg University   
  • Akinori Ihara, Wakayama University  
  • Marco Kuhrmann,  Clausthal University of Technology
  • Stephen MacDonell, University of Otago
  • Silverio Martí­nez-Fernàndez, Fraunhofer, Germany
  • Rahul Mohanani, Indraprastha Institute of Information Technology 
  • Davide Taibi, Tampere University of Technology  
  • Damiano Torre,  University of Luxembourg 
  • Davi Viana, Federal University of Maranhão
  • Stefan Wagner, University of Stuttgart 
  • Song Wang, University of Waterloo
  • Dietmar Winkler, Vienna University of Technology
  • Breno de França, UNICAMP, Brazil
  • Rafael de Mello, PUC-Rio, Brazil
  • Lucy Ellen Lwakatare, Chalmers University of Technology 
  • Juan Garbajosa, Technical University of Madrid
  • Jessica Diaz, Technical University of Madrid
  • Jean Petric, Lancaster University
  • Li Li, Monash University 
  • Neil Ernst, University of Victoria