Criteria for reviewing an Original Software Publication:
- be original. This means the system should not be published in its current form elsewhere.
If comparable systems exist the short paper should explicitly point out in which aspects or why the submitted
system unique is.
- have impact (on the scientific process) in the area of computer programming and software engineering
(research). This may also involve educational aspects of programming or software engineering.
Just a nice piece of code is not sufficient for acceptance.
- be available, easy to install and work. A system that does not fulfil these simple criteria
should be immediately reject. Working means not just starting but one should be able
to perform tasks for which the system was built.
- be well documented, again this maybe a subjective criterion. One can think of user manual,
installation guide, etc.
- be described in a short paper. I already rejected systems which came with a 30+
pages paper. It is the system that is to be published and reviewed and NOT the paper.
In these cases the authors were invited to submit the paper as a regular SCP paper
together with an OSP submission.