Track: Journal First and Special Issue


Journal-First Papers CFP

The aim of QUATIC journal-first papers is to incorporate papers accepted by prestigious software engineering journals into the QUATIC program. Through this initiative, authors of journal-first papers accepted will be invited to present their work during the conference. These presentations shall broaden the content of the QUATIC program and allow invited authors to interact directly with the QUATIC community, thus, increasing the visibility of their work. 

The software engineering journals include (but are not limited to) the following: 


A submission to the QUATIC 2023  journal-first papers must meet the following criteria:

How to Submit

Interested authors should submit a (maximum) two-page document with the following information: 

Journal-first papers must be submitted following the conference submission procedure.


Since all papers have already been reviewed and accepted by the journals, they will not be reviewed again for technical content. Papers will be selected based on the eligibility for journal-first, and relevance to the conference. In the case that the number of submissions received exceeds the number of talks allowed by the conference schedule, priority will be given to the papers that best fit the conference themes and technical program. Papers coming from known predatory journals will be excluded.


Every journal-first paper is expected to be presented by one of its authors according to the general registration conditions (to appear in due time). Failure to present the paper might result in exclusion from future journal-first programs at QUATIC and/or the involved journal.

The journal-first papers will not be part of the QUATIC proceedings as they have already been published in the respective journals. However, the presentations will appear in the conference program. In addition, we expect the authors to make a pre-print of the paper available to QUATIC (within the limits of existing copyright agreements) so that interested participants can easily access it.



Andrea Janes, Vorarlberg University of Applied Sciences, Austria