Submission Guidelines

Categories of Submissions

Five categories of submissions are considered:

  • Full Research Papers (13-15 pages)
    • in-depth presentations of novel concepts and results
    • applications of bx to new domains
    • survey papers providing novel comparisons between existing bx technologies and approaches, case studies
  • Tool Papers (7-8 pages)
    • guideline papers presenting best practices for employing a specific bx approach (with a specific tool)
    • presentation of new tools or substantial improvements to existing ones
    • qualitative and/or quantitative comparisons of applying different bx approaches and tools
  • Experience Report (7-8 pages)
    • sharing experiences and lessons learned with bx tools/frameworks/languages
    • how bx is used in (research/industrial/educational) projects
  • Short Papers (5 pages)
    • work in progress
    • small focused contributions
    • position papers and research perspectives
    • critical questions and challenges for bx
  • Talk Proposals (2 pages)
    • proposed lectures about topics of interest for bx
    • existing work representing relevant contributions for bx
    • promising contributions that are not mature enough to be proposed as papers of the other categories

If your submission is not a Full Research Paper, please include the intended submission category in the Title field of EasyChair’s submission form. Tool papers, experience reports and short papers will be mapped to the short paper category in CEUR (having between 5-9 standard pages, 1 standard page = 2500 characters), whereas full research papers will be mapped to the regular paper category in CEUR (having at least 10 standard pages).

The bibliography is excluded from the page limits. All papers are expected to be self-contained and well-written. Tool papers are not expected to present novel scientific results, but to document artifacts of interest and share bx experience/best practices with the community. Experience papers are expected to report on lessons learnt from applying bx approaches, languages, tools, and theories to practical application case studies. Extended abstracts should primarily provoke interesting discussion at the workshop and will not be held to the same standard of maturity as regular papers; short papers contain focused results, positions or perspectives that can be presented in full in just a few pages, and that correspondingly contain fewer results and that therefore might not be competitive in the full paper category. Talk proposals are expected to present work that is of particular interest to the community and worth a talk slot at the workshop.

We strongly encourage authors to ensure that any (variants of) examples are present in the bx example repository at the time of submission, and, for tool papers, to allow for reproducibility with minimal effort, either via a virtual machine (e.g., via Share) or a dedicated website with relevant artifacts and tool access.

All papers will be peer-reviewed by at least three members of the program committee.

If a submission is accepted, at least one author is expected to participate in the workshop to present it. Authors of accepted tool paper submissions are also expected to be available to demonstrate their tool at the event.


The workshop proceedings (in a STAF 2022 joint volume for workshops), including all accepted papers (except talk proposals), shall be submitted after the conference to for online publication. Pre-prints of all papers will be available via the workshop website at the beginning of the conference.

Papers should use the new CEUR-ART style, single column, available as an Overleaf page or as a zip archive:

and must be submitted via EasyChair:

Please also ensure that your submission is legible when printed on a black and white printer. In particular, please check that colors remain distinct and font sizes are legible.

Submissions not complying with the above guidelines may be excluded from the reviewing process without further notice.

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