Call for Paper (Research Track)

We invite technical papers describing original and unpublished results of foundational, theoretical, empirical, and applied software and systems engineering research. The goal of the conference is to provide a forum for researchers and practitioners from both academia and industry to meet and share problems, experiences, and cutting-edge advancements in the field of software and systems engineering. ISEC2019 aims to bring more focus towards software engineering innovations in practice. ISEC2019 also has a special focus on SE methodology to develop AI based system and use of data driven AI/ML in building today’s software. We have been able to confirm one of the keynote talks in the area of software modeling and verification for cyber-physical systems.

Submissions are invited in the following areas of (but not limited to) software and systems engineering:

Software Engineering Processes and Methodologies

  • Agile Methods
  • Business Process Design and Deployment
  • Requirements Engineering
  • Empirical Software Engineering
  • Safety-Critical Software
  • Program Specification and Modeling Languages
  • Software Testing
  • Engineering for Quality Requirements
  • Mobile and Web Applications
  • Model Driven Development
  • Software Evolution and Maintenance
  • Mining Software Repositories
  • Software Product Lines
  • Software Economics and Metrics
  • Security and Privacy
  • System Modeling and Simulation
  • Program Comprehension and Visualization
  • Traceability of Software Artifacts
  • End User Development
  • Software Metrics

Software Engineering and AI/ML

  • Development Framework for AI applications
  • Reusable and Extendable AI models
  • ML Lifecycle management
  • ML model Catalogs and Searching for Rapid Development
  • Testing, Correctness, Debugging & Interpretability of AI/ML applications
  • Software Analytics

Software Deployment and Operations

  • DevOps
  • Container based Software Artifacts
  • Dynamic Discovery & Version Management
  • Handling Container Image Sprawl
  • Green Data-Center Management
  • Fault Isolation and Repair

Software for the Cloud and Cyber-Physical System

  • Security
  • Data Obfuscation
  • Application Driven Resource Allocation
  • Cross Cloud Deployment
  • Performance Engineering for Cloud Apps
  • Self-Adaptive Systems

Other Topics

  • System Verification and Validation
  • Support for Service Metering and Billing
  • Platform for Services
  • Software Engineering Education
  • Automated Software Engineering
  • Software Engineering and Law
  • Program Analysis
  • Mining Specifications
  • Formal Methods
  • Human Factors in SE

Submission Details

Submissions should contain original research and sufficient detail to assess the merits and relevance of the contribution. This year, we invite research papers submissions under two categories: Regular papers and Short papers.

  • Regular papers should not exceed 11 pages, 10 pages for the main text (including figures, appendix etc.) and 1 page for references in standard ACM format.
  • Short papers should not exceed 5 pages, including references in standard ACM format.

Regular paper submissions are expected to contain in-depth descriptions of the new ideas along with detailed evaluation, and when relevant rigorously consider reasonable broader impacts, both positive and negative, e.g. in a separate "Broader Impacts" section (refer to the blog post:

Regular papers can be experience based reports and case study papers also (from Industry): The paper should address the application of software engineering practices (which may include work on principles, techniques, tools, methods, processes) to a specific business domain or to the development of a substantial software platform/system. Each paper should describe the context of a problem of practical importance and provide plausible solutions. The innovativeness of the solution, the methodology and overall assessment of benefits, risks and other lessons learned need to be addressed. 

Short papers may contain, for example, new interesting ideas which may not be evaluated extensively, tool descriptions or case studies. Please note that the papers will be accepted or rejected in the category in which they were submitted; there will be no "demotions" from a Regular to a Short paper.

Accepted papers will be published in the ACM Digital Library.  

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Program Co-Chairs

  • Santonu Sarkar, ABB Corporate Research (India) and BITS Pilani K K Birla Goa Campus, India
  • Thomas Hildebrandt, University of Copenhagen, Denmark
  • Atul Kumar, IBM Research, India