7th International Conference on Predictive Models in Software Engineering
Banff, Canada, Sept 20-21, 2011 (Co-located with ESEM'11)

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Final Submission Instructions

If you have been notified of a paper accepted to PROMISE, please read this section carefully.

Action Items

  1. If your paper is based on data you can share at the PROMISE repository, please email it (or a link to it) to fayolapeters@gmail.com with the subject line "data for the PROMISE repository".
  2. Report any changes in title or authors to stefan.wagner@informatik.uni-stuttgart.de and change it accordingly in EasyChair until July 8.
  3. Complete the online copyright form from ACM until July 21. You will receive a separate e-mail for that.
  4. Submit the camera-ready PDF on or before July 21 as an update to EasyChair.
  5. One author of the paper must be registered for the conference by July 21 (otherwise, the paper cannot be included in the proceedings and in the ACM Digital Library).

Standard Copyright Notice

The following text must appear bottom left of the first page:
    PROMISE '11, September 20-21, 2011 Banff, Canada
    Copyright @copy; 2011 ACM 978-1-4503-0709-3/11/09... $10.00

Formatting Instructions

Please follow these guidelines to produce your camera-ready paper:
  • Your paper does not exceed 10 pages including references.
  • It is in PDF format.
  • It has all fonts embedded in the PDF file.
  • It uses only scalable font types (like Type 1, TrueType) --- bit-mapped font types (like Type 3) are not acceptable.
  • All figures are embedded in vector graphics or bitmaps with a resolution of at least 300 dpi.
  • The format of your paper must strictly adhere to the ACM SIG Proceedings Format.
  • Make sure you correctly classified your paper using the ACM Computing Classification categories and terms. (ACM requires the three small sections 'Categories and Subject Descriptors', 'General Terms', and 'Keywords' to follow the abstract. The keywords can be freely chosen, the content of the other two has to be picked from the provided list.)
Include the following in your paper:
  • Permission block: "Permission to make digital or hard copies of all or part of this work for personal or classroom use is granted without fee provided that copies are not made or distributed for profit or commercial advantage and that copies bear this notice and the full citation on the first page. To copy otherwise, to republish, to post on servers or to redistribute to lists, requires prior specific permission and/or a fee."
  • Conference location: "PROMISE '11, September 20-21, 2011, Banff, Canada"
  • Copyright line: "Copyright 2011 ACM 978-1-4503-0709-3/11/09... $10.00."
LaTeX users should use the standard copyright template and can simply copy the following code immediately after the \begin{document} of their LaTeX document.
 \conferenceinfo{PROMISE}{'11, September 20--21, 2011, Banff, Canada}

Initial Submission Instructions

This section refers to initial submission to the conference. Hence, for PROMISE'11, it is now out-dated.

By submitting to PROMISE, the author(s) agree to the following conditions, if their paper is accepted:

  • Submit a final, revised, camera-ready version of the abstract by the deadline specified for camera-ready abstracts,
  • At least one author must register for the conference.
  • At least one author must attend the conference to give an oral presentation of their research.

STRUCTURED ABSTRACTS: In order to better facilitate the dissemination of our empirical results, it is a requirement that all PROMISE papers begin with structured abstracts.

FORMAT: The format for the structured abstracts can be found at http://www.dur.ac.uk/ebse/abstracts.php. Papers that do not offer structured abstracts will NOT be reviewed.

FORMATTING: Submissions and final camera-ready versions must follow the ACM SIG Proceedings style. Word, Word Perfect, and LaTex templates can be found here: http://www.acm.org/sigs/publications/proceedings-templates The submitted version of your paper must be in Adobe pdf. Please use an available tool to convert your Word or LaTex output to pdf.


  1. If you do not have an EasyChair account, go to www.easychair.org and create one.
  2. Once you have an account, sign in using your account information at https://www.easychair.org/account/signin.cgi?timeout=1;conf=promise11 .
  3. From the top menu, click on "New Submission" link, which will direct you to the submission page.
  4. Fill all the necessary information in the submission page, attach your manuscript in .pdf format and press "Submit" button when you are ready to submit.


If the data is small (<10 meg), email it to mail@promisedata.org.

If the data is large (>10 meg), place it on a public web site/ftp site and email that url to mail@promisedata.org

In either case, the email should have the title "[DATA]: your paper title"

References: Budgen, D., Kitchenham, B. A., Charters, S. M., Turner, M., Brereton, P., and Linkman, S. G. 2008. Presenting software engineering results using structured abstracts: a randomised experiment. Empirical Softw. Engg. 13, 4 (Aug. 2008), 435-468. DOI= http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10664-008-9075-7

Submission: May 22
Notification: July 1
Camera-Ready: July 21


Keynote speakers

Di Penta

Laurie Williams

Apr 14'11: Due to numerous requests, we extended the submission deadline to May 22.

Jan 2'11: New keynote: Massimiliano Di Penta

Dec 28'10: New keynote speaker: Laurie Williams

Oct 31'10: PROMISE poster now on-line.

Oct 20'10: PROMISE Papers to appear in IST.

Sept 30'10: PROMISE to be held at Banff Canada with ESEM.

PROMISE'11 (industry)
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