ETAPS Joint Call for Papers

Luxembourg City, Luxembourg, 6–11 April 2024

Important Dates

  • Submission deadline: 12 October 2023, 23:59 AoE,
    authors can update submissions by 16 October 2023, 23:59 AoE
  • TACAS artifact submission deadline: 26 October 2023
  • Rebuttal (ESOP, FoSSaCS, partially TACAS): Tuesday 5 December – Thursday 7 December 2023
  • Paper notification: 21 December 2023
  • ESOP, FASE, FoSSaCS artifact submission deadline: 4 January 2024
  • Artifact notification TACAS: 18 January 2024
  • Paper final version: 23 January 2024
  • Artifact notification ESOP, FASE, FoSSaCS: 8 February 2024
  • Main Conference: 8–11 April 2024

Paper Submission

Joint Call For Papers


ETAPS is the primary forum for academic and industrial researchers working on topics relating to software science. ETAPS, established in 1998, is a confederation of four annual conferences accompanied by satellite workshops. ETAPS 2024 is the twenty-seventh event in the series.

Why choose ETAPS?

  • ETAPS is one of the world’s leading fora for research on software science, with a history of more than 25 years.
  • The proceedings of ETAPS appear in gold open access, with no article processing charge for the authors specifically.
  • All constituent conferences provide artifact evaluation.
  • In addition to the conference, ETAPS also unites the software science community with activities such as a blog on software science, a PhD workshop, and sessions on diversity and inclusion.

What is new in 2024?

  • New submission categories at ESOP—“Experience reports” and “Fresh perspectives”
  • Alignment of the artifact evaluation process of the different conferences.

MAIN CONFERENCES (8 – 11 April 2024)

  • ESOP: European Symposium on Programming (PC chair: Stephanie Weirich, University of Pennsylvania, USA)
  • FASE: Fundamental Approaches to Software Engineering (PC chairs: Dirk Beyer, LMU Munich, Germany, Ana Cavalcanti, University of York, UK)
  • FoSSaCS: Foundations of Software Science and Computation Structures (PC chairs: Naoki Kobayashi, The University of Tokyo, Japan James Worrell, University of Oxford, UK)
  • TACAS: Tools and Algorithms for the Construction and Analysis of Systems (PC chairs: Bernd Finkbeiner, CISPA, Germany, Laura Kovacs, TU Wien, Austria)


Keynote speakers:

  • Lars Birkedal, Aarhus University
  • Sandrine Blazy, University of Rennes
  • Jerome Leroux, Laboratoire Bordelais de Recherche en Informatique
  • Ruzica Piskac, Yale University

Tutorial speakers:

  • Tamar Sharon, Radboud University
  • David Monniaux, Verimag


  • Paper submission: 12 October 2023, 23:59 AoE
  • TACAS artifact submission deadline: 26 October 2023, 23:59 AoE
  • Rebuttal (ESOP, FoSSaCS, partially TACAS): 5 December – 7 December 2023
  • Paper notification: 21 December 2023
  • ESOP, FASE, FoSSaCS artifact submission deadline: 4 January 2024
  • Artifact notification TACAS: 18 January 2024
  • Paper final version: 23 January 2024
  • Artifact notification ESOP, FASE, FoSSaCS: 8 February 2024
  • Main Conference: 8 – 11 April 2024


The four main conferences of ETAPS 2024 solicit contributions of the following types. All page limits are given excluding the bibliography and appendices.

  • ESOP: regular research papers of max. 25 pages, experience reports of max. 15 pages, and fresh perspectives providing new insights on programming languages and systems of max. 15 pages.
  • FASE: regular research papers and empirical evaluation papers of max. 18 pages, new ideas and emerging results (NIER) papers of max. 8 pages, tool demonstration papers of max. 6 pages (+ mandatory appendix of max. 6 pages),
  • FoSSaCS: regular research papers of max. 18 pages
  • TACAS: regular research papers, case study papers, and regular tool papers of max. 16 pages, tool demonstration papers of max. 6 pages

For definitions of the different paper types and specific instructions, where they are present, see the web pages of the individual conferences.

All accepted papers will appear in Springer proceedings and have presentations during the conference. A condition of submission is that, if the submission is accepted, one of the authors attends the conference to give the presentation. We plan ETAPS 2024 as an on-site conference.

Submitted papers must be in English, presenting original research. They must be unpublished and not submitted for publication elsewhere. In particular, simultaneous submission of the same contribution to multiple ETAPS conferences is forbidden.

Submissions must follow the formatting guidelines of Springer’s LNCS (use the llncs.cls class) and be submitted electronically in pdf through the Easychair author interface of the respective conference. Submissions not adhering to the specified format and length may be rejected immediately.

ESOP, FASE, and TACAS will use double-blind reviewing (in the case of TACAS, only for regular research papers). Authors are asked to omit their names and institutions; refer to prior work in the third person, just as prior work by others; not to include acknowledgments that might identify them.

ESOP and FoSSaCS will use an author rebuttal phase. TACAS will use rebuttal for selected submissions (those in the grey zone).

Artifact submission and evaluation

All ETAPS conferences support the EAPLS badging system. This includes that the “Artifact Available” badge will be assigned to all papers that have a Data-Availability Statement and cite to a long-term archived artifact to support the results of their paper. This badge can be assigned without artifact evaluation, for all conferences, for all paper categories.

TACAS requires regular tool papers and tool demonstration paper to be accompanied by an artifact submitted shortly after the paper. The artifact will be evaluated, and the outcome will be considered in the paper’s acceptance decision. For research paper and case study paper submissions, pre-paper-acceptance submission of an artifact is optional; if an artifact is submitted at this point, it will be handled as described above. Alternatively, authors of papers of these categories may submit an artifact for evaluation after the paper has been accepted. The outcome of the artifact evaluation will then not change the paper acceptance decision.

ESOP, FASE, and FoSSaCS will accept artifact submissions; however, participation in it is voluntary; the artifact submission deadline is after the paper notification deadline. The outcome will not alter the paper acceptance decision.

For ESOP, artifacts may be submitted with an accompanying short 5-page experience report (including 1-page bibliography) that will appear in the conference proceedings.

For specific instructions regarding artifacts, see the web pages of the individual conferences.


The proceedings will be published in the Advanced Research in Computing and Software Science (ARCoSS) subline of Springer’s LNCS series. The proceedings volumes will appear in gold open access, so the published versions of all papers will be available for everyone to download from the publisher’s website freely from the date of online publication, perpetually. The copyright of the papers will remain with the authors.


The strongest papers from the four conferences will be nominated for the ETAPS best paper awards of EAPLS, EASST, and EATCS, and the SCP best tool paper award.

The ETAPS Test-of-Time Award will be granted, recognizing outstanding papers published at ETAPS more than ten years in the past.

The ETAPS Test-of-Time Tool Award acknowledges the importance of reliable and well-maintained research tools and the significant effort that their creation and maintenance entails.

The Doctoral Dissertation Award will be granted to promote and recognize an outstanding dissertation in the research areas covered by the four main ETAPS conferences.

All nominated papers will be highlighted in the program.

SATELLITE EVENTS (6 – 7 April 2024)

A number of satellite workshops and other events will take place during the weekend before the main conferences.


ETAPS 2024 will take place in Parc Alvisse Hotel 4*, Luxembourg City, Luxembourg. Located in a peaceful and green environment on the outskirts of Luxembourg City, just a 10-minutes drive from the city center and the airport, the Parc Hotel Alvisse opens its doors to you on a vast and refurbished complex for the greatest comfort of its customers. This luxury hotel also has an indoor swimming pool, a bar/lounge, and a fitness center.


  • Peter Y.A. Ryan, University of Luxembourg
  • Peter Roenne, CNRS, LORIA, Université de Lorraine
  • Magali Martin, Event coordinator, University of Luxembourg