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Authors are invited to submit original, unpublished papers that are not being considered in another forum.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.