November 7 – November 9, 2021

 To be held virtually


For IISWC 2021, we are providing an artifact evaluation process for authors of accepted papers. Due to the abbreviated time period between notification of acceptance and the camera-ready deadline, we are focusing exclusively on artifact availability. Authors that meet the artifact availability criteria are welcome to expand on additional aspects of their artifacts (e.g., installation or configuration guidance) in an appendix section, but the committee will not evaluate beyond the criteria for availability.
For those papers that pass the artifact evaluation process, they will receive a badge that will appear on the final version of the published paper. These papers can also include a two page artifact appendix section (see Submission Process below).

Important Dates

Artifact Submission : September 22, 2021  (11:59 EDT)

Decision Notification : September 3, 2021

Artifact Notification : October 1, 2021

Artifact Notification

The authors will submit their paper with a two page appendix following the format in the provided template. The template will contain at least the following sections:

In addition, the artifacts must be made available to the committee for evaluation. Given that we are only evaluating for artifact availability, the artifacts must be made available on a public archival repository (see Evaluation Criteria below).
Please submit the updated paper to our submission site before the deadline on September 22, 2021.

Evaluation Criteria

For the artifact availability badge, we are following the criteria from here. A paper will meet the artifact availability criteria if all artifacts related to the paper (e.g., the code and data used to generate figures, the tools described in the paper, etc.) are made publicly available on an archival repository site such as Zenodo, FigShare, or Dryad. IISWC does not mandate the use of above repositories. However, publisher repositories, institutional repositories, or open commercial repositories are acceptable only if they have a declared plan to enable permanent accessibility! Please note that public code repositories (ex`.g., GitHub, GitLab, etc.) and personal websites are not acceptable as they don’t provide permanent accessibility. See the review criteria for artifact availability for more guidance.

Artifact Evaluation Committee

Artifact Evaluation Co-Chairs

Reetuparna Das, University of Michigan

Jason Lowe-Power, UC Davis

Timothy Merrifield, VMware

Committee Members

Ayaz Akram, UC Davis

Hari Sadasivan, University of Michigan

Mahyar Samani, UC Davis

Mark Hildebrand, UC Davis

Maryam Babaie, UC Davis

Matin Raayai Ardakani, Northeastern University

Md Hafizul Islam Chowdhuryy, University of Central Florida

Mohsen Koohi Esfahan, Queen's University Belfast

Yufeng Gu, University of Michigan

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