Tracks and Submissions

Different acceptance criteria, submission deadlines and submission instructions apply for each submission category:

Authors are invited to submit original, unpublished papers that are not being considered in another forum. A variety of contribution styles for papers is solicited including: basic and applied research papers for novel scientific insights, industrial and experience papers reporting on applying performance engineering or benchmarks in practice, and work-in-progress papers for ongoing innovative work. Different acceptance criteria apply based on the expected content of the individual contribution types.

Double Blind Review

From this year on, ICPE adopts a double-blind review process for the research & industry/experience tracks (fall deadlines, papers that go into the main conference proceedings). Double-blind reviewing is intended to increase fairness and reduce implicit bias during reviewing. Authors are required to make a serious effort to anonymise their PDF submission and declare known conflicts of interest with PC members during submission. We provide an extensive guideline with FAQ to help the authors with the anonymisation of their submission. However, most important is that:

  1. Submitted PDFs do not contain an author list.

  2. Authors do not explicitly point at their own previous work in a way that would disclose their identity (“In previous work [1], we have shown that …”).

  3. Submitted PDFs do not contain links to the author’s home institutions, personal websites, or non-anonymous GitHub profiles, e.g., to point at data sets. Data can and should be uploaded to third-party services blinded. Instructions how to upload blinded data (which can be unblinded after acceptance) can be found here

  4. There are no acknowledgements of named persons or projects in the submitted PDF (evidently, acknowledgements can be added after acceptance).

Notably, double-blind reviewing does not preclude submitting work intended for ICPE to preprint services such as Arxiv. However, we ask authors to use a clearly different title for their preprint submission than for the PDF submitted to ICPE. The PC chairs retain the right to desk-reject submissions that are not sufficiently anonymised.

General Submission Information

Authors will be requested to self-classify their papers according to the provided topic areas when submitting their papers.

Submissions to all tracks need to be uploaded to ICPE’s submission system on EasyChair and conform to the ACM proceedings format. More specifically, the double column formats have to be used for all paper submissions: Latex preferred, Word.

At least one author of each accepted paper is required to register at the full rate, attend the conference and present the paper. Presented papers will be published in the ICPE 2022 conference proceedings that will be published by ACM and included in the ACM Digital Library.

Authors of accepted research papers are invited to submit an artifact to the ACM/SPEC ICPE 2022 Artifact Track. Artifacts submissions are reviewed single-blind.

The highest quality papers, judged by multiple relevant factors, will be recognized with an award.

AUTHORS TAKE NOTE: 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 your conference. The official publication date affects the deadline for any patent filings related to published work. (For those rare conferences whose proceedings are published in the ACM Digital Library after the conference is over, the official publication date remains the first day of the conference.)