Call for Research Papers

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We invite high-quality submissions describing original and unpublished results of theoretical, empirical, conceptual, and experimental software engineering research. We also welcome multi-disciplinary work at the interface between software engineering and other related topics, such as, but not restricted to, artificial intelligence, human computer interaction, programming languages, and systems engineering. Contributions should describe innovative and significant original research relevant to ESEC/FSE. Submissions of papers describing groundbreaking approaches to emerging problems will also be considered. Submissions that facilitate reproducibility by using available data sets or making the described tools publicly available are especially encouraged. Papers submitted for consideration should not have been published elsewhere and should not be under review or submitted for review elsewhere during the duration of consideration.

Topics of interest

We are interested in submissions from both industry and academia on all topics related to software engineering. These include, but are not limited to:

  • Components, services, and middleware
  • Configuration management, deployment and operation
  • Development environments and tools
  • Distributed and outsourced development
  • Distributed, mobile, and pervasive software
  • Embedded and real-time software
  • Empirical studies and Metrics
  • End-user software engineering
  • Human aspects of software engineering
  • Integrated development & operation (DevOps)
  • Maintenance and evolution
  • Model-driven software engineering
  • Patterns, frameworks, and product lines
  • Parallel and concurrent software
  • Program comprehension and visualization
  • Requirements engineering
  • Reverse- and re-engineering
  • Software architecture
  • Search based software engineering (SBSE)
  • Software economics
  • Software engineering for cloud computing
  • Software project organization, e.g. agile approaches
  • Validation, verification, and testing

Submission Guidelines

All submissions must conform to the ACM Conference Format and must not exceed 10 pages (including figures and appendices but NOT including references). That is, any pages after the tenth must contain only references. All submissions must be in English. Submissions that do not adhere to these guidelines or that violate formatting will be declined without review. Papers must be submitted electronically through the FSE submission site. Each submission will be reviewed by at least two members of the Program Committee. Submissions will be evaluated on the basis of originality, importance of contribution, soundness, evaluation, quality of presentation and appropriate comparison to related work. The program committee as a whole will make final decisions about which submissions to accept for presentation at the conference.

How to submit

Papers must be submitted electronically through the ESEC/FSE submission site.

Important Dates

  • Deadline for Research Paper submission: March 16, 2015, Anywhere on Earth (AoE) time
  • Deadline for notification: June 1 2015
  • Deadline for camera-ready papers: July 15 2015

ACM SIGSOFT will make the conference proceedings in the ACM Digital Library fully open for download two weeks prior to the conference.

Program co-chairs

  • Mark Harman (University College London)
  • Patrick Heymans (University of Namur)

Program Committee

  • Jo Atlee, University of Waterloo, Canada
  • Luciano Baresi, Politecnico di Milano, Italy
  • Earl Barr, University College London, UK
  • Benoit Baudry, INRIA, France
  • Nelly Bencomo, Aston University, UK
  • Antonia Bertolino, CNR-ISTI, Italy
  • Domenico Bianculli, University of Luxembourg, Luxembourg
  • Paulo Borba, Centro de Informatica, Universidade Federal de Pernambuco, Brazil
  • Betty HC Cheng, Michigan State University, USA
  • Jane Cleland-Huang, DePaul University, USA
  • Anthony Cleve, University of Namur, Belgium
  • Myra Cohen, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, USA
  • Daniela Damian, University of Victoria, Canada
  • Gordon Fraser, University of Sheffield, UK
  • Tibor Gyimothy, University of Szeged, Hungary
  • Sung Kim, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, Hong Kong, China
  • Jens Krinke, University College London, UK
  • Wes Masri, American University of Beirut, Lebanon
  • Tim Menzies, NcState University, USA
  • Andreas Metzger, Paluno, University of Duisburg-Essen, Germany
  • Mira Mezini, Technische Universitat Darmstadt, Germany
  • Ana Milanova, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, USA
  • Audris Mockus, University of Tennessee, USA
  • Jon Penix, Mountain View Research Center, Google, USA
  • Mauro Pezze, University of Lugano, Switzerland
  • Alessandra Russo, Imperial College, UK
  • Martin Shepperd, Brunel University, UK
  • Marin Silic, University of Zagreb, Croatia
  • Saurabh Sinha, IBM India
  • Zhengdong Su, UC Davis, USA
  • Peri Tarr, IBM Thomas JWatson Research Center, USA
  • Paolo Tonella, FBK, Italy
  • Sebastian Uchitel, University of Buenos Aires, Argentina
  • Arie van Deursen, TU Delft, Netherlands
  • Jianjun Zhao, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, China
  • Andreas Zeller, Saarland University, Germany
  • Andrea Zisman, Open University, UK