1. Choose an Industry-Leaning PC
ICSME Industry PC Invitation Email 2015
Each year the "Industry Track" at ICSME is created to encourage industry participants, yet the program committee is often composed of 70-90% academics. Not only does this discourage industry participation, as they rightly worry about academics judging their work without a proper perspective on the challenges in industry, it misses a key opportunity to engage industrialist as equals by inviting them onto the PC. It is a microcosm of our field's tech transfer problems; we do not want to listen to practitioners, we want them to listen to us.
To take baby steps towards addressing this issue we have intentionally selected a PC that is more industrial. We invited you to be on this PC either because you are an applied research scientist, an industrialist, or an academic with industry credibility. As we found out when trying to create this PC, those who work somewhere between academia and industry are a rare breed, and so **we ask that you seriously consider accepting this position**
If you accept, you'll be asked to review between 4 and 6 papers starting June 29th with reviews due July 26th.
David Shepherd <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Jochen Quante <email@example.com>
2. Leverage Your PC's Professional Network
It's exactly X months until the ICSME Industry deadline. Consider reminding your industry friends to submit to the ICSME Industry Track, as the academic ones will remember on their own :). In case it helps, feel free to use the email below to invite them. IMO, the viability of industry tracks like this one depends on getting quality submissions from real practitioners, and so reaching our to our industry friends is an important step.
All the best,
David and Jochen
Subject: Share Your Industry Know-How with Academia!
I'm on the PC of the ICSME Industry Track this year, a relatively industry-leaning research conference on software maintenance. The deadline is coming up in late June and I thought your work on <something they work on> would be a good fit for this track. Depending on the scope of the work, you can consider submitting either a 4 or 10 page paper.
Hope you consider submitting, here's the link:
3. Blog About it
Summary: Invite, Encourage, Blog
To close, I'd like to list the program committee members. Even though their day jobs are demanding, they gave time that made this track much stronger. Thank you PC!
Benjamin Klatt, inovex GmbH
Carl Worms, Credit Suisse AG
David Hovemeyer, York College of Pennsylvania
Davy Landman, CWI/Univ. Amsterdam
Elmar Jürgens, CQSE GmbH
Eric Bouwers, Software Improvement Group
Felienne Hermans, Delft University of Technology
Jacek Czerwonka, Microsoft
Jan Wloka, Quatico Solutions Inc.
Jens Knode, Fraunhofer IESE
Jeroen van den Bos, Netherlands Forensic Institute
John Penix, Google
Joost Visser, Software Improvement Group
Magiel Bruntink, CWI/Univ. Amsterdam
Marc Rambert, Coverity
Marin Litoiu, York University
Marius Marin, Microsoft
Paul Anderson, GrammaTech Inc.
Ray Buse, Google
Tiago Alves, Microsoft
Tom Tourwe, Sirris
Vinay Augustine, ABB Corporate Research
Zachary Fry, GrammaTech Inc.