Call for Formal Tool Demonstrations

Software Engineering is concerned with the analysis, design, implementation, testing and maintenance of large software systems. Automated software engineering is concerned with how to apply computation to automate or partially automate these tasks to achieve significant improvements in quality and productivity. The IEEE/ACM International Conference on Automated Software Engineering brings together researchers and practitioners to share ideas on the foundations, techniques, tools and applications of automated software engineering technology.


Tools are central to automated software engineering. Hence, formal tool demonstrations will have a prominent role in the conference. Demonstrators will be expected to present their tools during one or more sessions that will be scheduled into the conference program. In addition, a 2-page paper will be published in the conference proceedings for each accepted tool demonstration.

We solicit proposals for formal tool demonstrations related to automated software engineering. Tools can range from alpha-versions to fully developed products that are being prepared for commercialization. Products that are currently being commercialized will not be accepted as subjects of demonstrations. Tool demonstrations are not intended to be sales pitches, and should consequently highlight technical contributions. For further clarification, please contact the formal research demonstrations chair.

Review Process

The Formal Tool Demonstrations Committee will review each submission using the standard ASE criteria: originality and importance of contribution, soundness of rationale or demonstration, quality of written and graphic presentation, and appropriate consideration of relevant literature.


Demonstrators are expected to provide their own equipment.

How to submit

Submissions of proposals for formal tool demonstrations must:

Accepted Demonstrations

Accepted demonstrations will be allocated 2 pages in the conference proceedings (the proposal appendix will not be included in the proceedings). In addition, demonstrators are expected to demonstrate their tool at scheduled times during the conference.

Important Dates

Paper submission: June 17th, 2005.
Author notification: August 1, 2005.
Camera-ready: September 2, 2005.

Formal Tool Demo Chairs

Thomas Alspaugh
Department of Informatics
University of California, Irvine
Irvine, CA, USA
Alexander Egyed
Teknowledge Corporation

Marina Del Rey, CA, USA

Further Information

Please visit or contact the demo chairs.