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ICSE 2015 call for contributions to

Software Engineering In Practice

Software Engineering In Practice (SEIP) Track

The Software Engineering in Practice (SEIP) track is the privileged ICSE track for researchers and practitioners to discuss innovations and solutions to concrete software engineering problems. SEIP provides a unique forum for networking, exchanging new ideas, fostering innovations, and forging long-term collaborations for addressing the most interesting software engineering research directions. Following its tradition, SEIP will gather highly-qualified industrial and research participants that are eager to communicate and share common interests in software engineering. The technical program of the track will be composed of invited speeches, paper presentations, and panel discussions with a strong focus on software engineering practitioners.


Submissions that adhere to the ICSE 2015 submission and formatting instructions can be made using the EasyChair link provided here:


We are seeking the following types of submissions. All submissions have to be written exclusively in English.

  • Experience report and case studies papers (10 pages): Each paper should provide clear take-away value by describing the context of a problem of practical importance; discussing why the solution of the problem is innovative, effective, or efficient; providing a concise explanation of the approach, techniques, and methodologies employed; and explaining the best practices that emerged, tools developed, and/or software processes involved. Furthermore, papers should describe broader applicability, an overall assessment of benefits, risks and mitigations, and other lessons learned. Experience reports and case studies may be up to ten pages in length (including figures, tables, appendices, and references) and will appear in the ICSE Companion proceedings.

    Paper submissions must be original (not published or under review elsewhere), include the title of the submission, the name and affiliation of each author, an up to 150-words abstract, and up to 8 keywords.

    Accepted papers will be included in the ICSE Companion proceedings. IEEE Software will recognize the best paper of the SEIP track with an award at the conference.


  • Panel proposals (2 pages): We solicit panel proposals on topics that are likely to be relevant and of interest to industrial attendees. Each proposal should describe the topic to be discussed, argue why the topic is timely and of interest, and identify an initial panel membership with associated bios of identified panelists.

    Each accepted panel will be allowed two pages in the ICSE Companion proceedings.


  • Talk proposals (*NEW*): This type of submission is only open to practitioners. We solicit talks on topics that are likely to be relevant and interesting to both industrial and academic attendees. Examples of talks include, but are not limited to: post mortem of software projects, forgotten research topics that are still highly relevant to industry, new challenges in software engineering that need help from research.

    Talk proposals should include the title, the name and affiliation of each presenter, a short abstract for the conference program (150 words), and up to 8 keywords. In addition the proposal should include a "talk description", which describes what the talk will be about, highlighting its key points and the reason why it is interesting to ICSE attendees (500 words). Submissions should include a speaker biography and history, and can include supporting materials such as white papers or videos. Submissions must also indicate a desired length of either 15 min or 30 min. Please note that the target audience of the talk proposal are the members of the program committee.

    Talk proposals will be reviewed in two phases. The outcome of the first phase is either rejected or conditionally accepted for the next phase. In the second phase, submitters will be required to prepare the complete presentation. The committee will then review the presentations and make the final accept/reject decisions.

    Each accepted talk will be allowed two pages for an "extended abstract" in the ICSE Companion proceedings. The target audience of this document are the attendees of the conference and the readers of the proceedings.


All submissions will be reviewed by at least two members of the Software Engineering in Practice Program Committee. Submissions must not have been previously published or concurrently submitted elsewhere. Submissions will be evaluated on the basis of practicality to industry, originality, significance of contribution, applicability, quality of presentation, and discussion to related work.

Important Dates

For papers and panel proposals

Submissions Due: October 24, 2014

Notification of Acceptance: January 12, 2015

Camera Ready Copy: February 13, 2015

For talk proposals

Phase 1 Submissions Due (proposal, speaker biography): October 24, 2014

Phase 1 Notifications: November 24, 2014

Phase 2 Submissions Due (complete presentation): December 10, 2014

Notification of Acceptance: January 12, 2015

Camera Ready Copy: February 13, 2015


Antonino Sabetta, SAP Labs, France

Thomas Zimmermann, Microsoft Research, United States

SEIP Committee

Ayse Bener Ryerson University Canada
Jan Bosch Chalmers University of Technology Sweden
Eric Bouwers Software Improvement Group Netherlands
Luigi Buglione ENG Italy
Raymond Buse Google USA
Satish Chandra Samsung Electronics India
Christof Ebert Vector Consulting Services Germany
Hakan Erdogmus Carnegie Mellon University Silicon Valley, USA
Davide Falessi Cal Poly USA
John Favaro Intecs Italy
Thomas Fritz University of Zurich Switzerland
Alessandra Gorla Saarland University Germany
Michaela Greiler Microsoft Corporation USA
Ahmed E. Hassan Queen's University Canada
Kim Herzig Microsoft Research UK
Pieter Hooimeijer Facebook USA
Valerie Issarny INRIA France
Yasutaka Kamei Kyushu University Japan
Roger Kilian-Kehr SAP Germany
Heiko Koziolek ABB Corporate Research Germany
Philippe Kruchten University of British Columbia Canada
Georg Leyh Siemens AG Germany
Walid Maalej University of Hamburg Germany
Eda Marchetti ISTI-CNR Italy
Kim Moir Mozilla USA
Ipek Ozkaya Software Engineering Institute USA
Sachar Paulus FH Brandenburg Germany
John Penix Google USA
Brian Robinson ABB Corporate Research USA
Guenther Ruhe University of Calgary Canada
Diptikalyan Saha IBM India
Bran Selic Malina Software Corporation Canada
Vibhu Saujanya Sharma Accenture Technology Labs India
Forrest Shull Software Engineering Institute USA
Alberto Sillitti Free University of Bolzano Italy
Erik Simmons Intel Corporation USA
Vibha Sinha IBM India
Diomidis Spinellis Athens University of Economics and Business Greece
Stefan Wagner University of Stuttgart Germany

Formatting and submission instructions

Please review the submission and formatting instructions carefully. Submissions that do not comply with the instructions and size limits will be rejected without review.

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