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Call for submissions

Despite the desire of the research community to improve the productivity of software developers, it is challenging for research to move beyond papers into the everyday practice of software development. Since IDEs are among the most widely used tools in developers’ toolkit, they remain a crucial opportunity for research to reach software developers. To close the gap between research and adoption in practice, we launched the IDE workshop series at ICSE’24. In our post-workshop survey, the participants commented on the value they received, saying: “A lot of meaningful connections, including academy-to-industry, inspiring discussions”, “Lively and friendly atmosphere! The strong industry presence definitely makes discussing the topics more interesting”. We build upon the momentum from our first workshop and aim to exceed expectations at our second instance at ICSE’25.

At our workshop, we equip you with practical insights you need to successfully deploy your research through IDE plugins, as well as inspire academic educators and provide resources you can use to effectively teach SE concepts through IDE features.

We invite you to share your perspective and identify entry-barriers and promising ideas from the research community so that IDE builders can make informed decisions on how IDEs could best serve everyone. Join us and rub shoulders with a community of researchers and IDE builders that are committed to moving research into practice. Together we go farther.

Topics of interest

Our target audience includes both academic researchers and IDE developers from industry.

From the research side, we welcome any contributions that relate to IDEs, in the form of short research papers (up to 5 pages + 1 page for references) or shorter position papers (1–2 pages + 1 page for references). The topics include, but are not limited to:

From industry, we invite the developers of IDEs:

We are open to the developers of other industrial solutions that operate outside IDEs (e.g., as standalone services) to understand what precludes tighter integration with the rest of the Dev Tooling.

We want to foster an inclusive community that is welcoming not only established academic researchers but also industry participants who might not be familiar with writing academic papers. Thus, we invite IDE builders to contribute short position papers (1-2 pages) in free form, and we ourselves can help with their formatting.

We invited developers and project managers of several IDEs (IntelliJ, Visual Studio, Eclipse, NetBeans, VS Code, AndroidStudio, etc.) to foster a fruitful discussion that can result in practical collaborations. Please join us, share your perspective, and take part in growing the community that cares about practical impact and improving the lives of software developers!

Submission process

The information about the paper template and the relevant ACM/IEEE policies can be found on the main ICSE page with submission information. The IDE workshop employs the single-blind review process, i.e., you do not need to conceal your identity. The workshop accepts short research papers (4 pages + 1 page for references) and shorter position papers (1-2 pages + 1 page for references).

Papers must be submitted electronically via by the defined deadline (see important dates below) on EasyChair (to be added). At least one author of each accepted paper should register for the workshop and present the paper in the workshop. If you have any questions, do not hesitate to contact the proceedings chair for any inquiries (see contacts below).

The official publication date of the workshop proceedings is the date the proceedings are made available by IEEE. This date may be up to two weeks prior to the first day of ICSE 2025. The official publication date affects the deadline for any patent filings related to published work.

Important dates

Organizing committee

General chair: Danny Dig, JetBrains Research & University of Colorado Boulder

Program chair: Iftekhar Ahmed, University of California, Irvine

Publicity chair: Carolin Brandt, Delft University of Technology

Proceedings & Web chair, main contact person: Yaroslav Golubev, JetBrains Research. Please contact me at yaroslav.golubev@jetbrains.com.

Program committee

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