We invite the submission of papers describing tools that support Evidence Based Software Engineering. These will not only include software tools that support empirical evaluation, but also software tools that support systematic literature reviews and mapping studies and non-software tools such as modelling notations/languages that provide support for evidence-based software engineering. Submissions can report on completed prototypes or substantial work-in-process prototypes and the issues they address. We are particularly interested in presentations and evaluations of the following (but not exclusively):
- Tools to support evaluation of all phases of the software engineering life cycle, including design, coding, testing, integration, etc.
- Languages to model software analysis or to support analysis of extant research.
- Tools to support systematic reviews / mapping studies.
- Tools, notations or otherwise to support analysis of research studies.
Likewise usage reports of tools already presented in other forums are sought.
Tool papers should consider how the proposed contribution relates to existing work, although a discussion of the state of the art can be shorter than in full research papers. The main goal of the tools track is to present the tools (and non-tool contributions). Submissions should include an evaluation, even if preliminary, to demonstrate its usefulness or an improvement on the state of the art.
Tool papers are accepted through the EasyChair submission system. Tool papers are limited to 5 pages including references. Any papers which exceed this, or are outside the scope of the track, or do not follow the ACM Proceedings formatting guidelines will be rejected without review. At least one author of accepted tool papers must register by the camera-ready deadline.