Vision Keynotes

IEEE CSMR-WCRE will include Vision Keynotes (likely on the first and third mornings of the conference).  Vision keynotes aim to tap into the considerable expertise in the community.

These longer reflections are meant to capture the "state of the art." A vision keynote submission might take a form similar to a computing survey article of an ICSE FOSE paper.  Alternatively submissions might summarize the technical contributions of a particular research group over a number of years.

Because production of a vision keynote is expected to be a considerable undertaking, a modified submission process will be used.  Acceptance will be based on a 2-page extended abstract that describes the final paper.  Complete papers for accepted abstracts will have a 15 page limit.  These complete papers will then undergo an editing round aimed at clarifying the contributions.  

Vision Keynote important dates (update)

  • October 7: Extended Abstract
  • October 15: Notification to authors
  • November 15: Draft version of final paper due
  • November 19: Comments and suggestions on draft returned to authors
  • December 02: Camera-ready

Papers must conform to the IEEE proceedings-paper format guidelines. If the paper is accepted, the lead author is expected to attend the conference and present the keynote. IEEE CSMR-WCRE accepted papers will appear in the IEEE Digital Library.

Extended abstracts should be submitted by email to using the subject "Vision Keynote Extended Abstract" and attaching a single pdf document. Authors will notified within 24 hours of receipt of their email.

For further details place contact the program chairs Filippo Ricca and Dave Binkley at