All submissions must be written in English and must be submitted through EasyChair in the PDF format, and they must be formatted according to the ACM manuscript template for conference proceedings (please select ACM_sigconf). For all papers, a structured abstract is required with the headings: Background, Aims, Method, Results, and Conclusions. Papers should contain an explicit description of the empirical strategy used or investigated.
All submissions will be peer reviewed by at least three experts from the international program committee and will receive an additional meta review. Any papers that are outside the scope of the symposium, exceed the maximum number of pages for the respective category, or do not follow the formatting guidelines will be desk rejected without review.
Finally, please note that each accepted contribution must have a minimum of one author registered (at the full conference rate) by the deadline for the camera-ready submission for their respective paper type. In addition, each paper must be presented by one of the authors, in person, in Oulu. Failure to meet these criteria will result in the paper’s removal from the proceedings.
The EasyChair submission link is https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=esem2018 (submissions automatically open one month before the track deadlines). During the submission, please select the appropriate track for your submission as indicated in the calls of the respective tracks.