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ICSE 2015 call for contributions to

Software Engineering in Society


ICSE 2015 features for the first time the new Track on Software Engineering in Society (SEIS).

SEIS will provide a forum for discussing the role and impact of software engineering in a sustainable society that is incrementally intertwined with ecological changes, social challenges, economic imperatives and technical demands and opportunities.

SEIS welcomes

  • innovative, inspiring, thought-provoking research supported by well-motivated scientific intuition; new research directions; synergies with other disciplines
  • solid research results; empirical studies; research experimentation bridging the gap between models and reality of a sustainable society


SEIS 2015 seeks papers challenging the role and impact of the software engineering discipline for a sustainable society, along various dimensions:

  • environmental sustainability: energy, climate change;
  • social sustainability: for both organizations, individuals and citizens, communities;
  • economic sustainability: business and economic aspects of software engineering;
  • societal sustainability: software engineering ethics, digital divide, software engineering implications of, and contribution to, various aspects of our society, recognition and exploitation of diversity to benefit software engineering practices;
  • technical sustainability: software that can evolve, adapt to changing requirements, adapt to ever-changing society.

SEIS authors are encouraged to contribute both mature, and novel but soundly-motivated research. SEIS especially welcomes multi- and interdisciplinary research showcasing how software engineering can contribute, and complement, the various sustainability dimensions of our society.


The main criterion for acceptance is the degree to which a paper matches the aforementioned track goals and scope, and provides innovation to software engineering, emphasizing the ’Sustainability’ dimension of the track. The SEIS program committee will perform the assessment according to the following criteria: originality, relevance and soundness of the proposal, appropriate consideration of relevant literature, and quality of presentation.

Each submission will be reviewed by at least two members of the program committee.

Presentation at the conference

The SEIS sessions will feature a mix of short papers and long papers.

How to Submit

All papers must conform at the time of submission to the ICSE 2015 formatting and submission instructions. Short papers must not exceed four pages, including all text, references, appendices, and figures. Long papers must not exceed 10 pages, including all text, references, appendices, and figures. Papers must be submitted electronically at the SEIS CyberChair submission site, by the submission deadline of October 24, 2014 (anywhere on earth).

Important dates

  • Submission deadline: October 24, 2014
  • Notification to authors: January 21, 2015
  • Camera ready deadline: February 13, 2015

SEIS Committee

Daniela Damian (Co-Chair) University of Victoria Canada
Patricia Lago (Co-Chair) VU University Amsterdam Netherlands


Marco Aiello University of Groningen Netherlands
Rami Bahsoon University of Birmingham UK
Travis Breaux Carnegie Mellon University US
Bernd Bruegge Technische Universität München Germany
Steve Easterbrook University of Toronto Canada
Hakan Ergodomus Carnegie Mellon University US
Steve Fickas University of Oregon US
Anthony Finkelstein University College London UK
Scott D. Fleming University of Memphis US
William G.J. Halfond University of Southern California USA
Jim Herbsleb Carnegie Mellon University US
Lorenz M. Hilty University of Zurich and TSL, Empa Switzerland
Rick Kazman University of Hawaii US
Philippe Kruchten University of British Columbia Canada
Filippo Lanubile University of Bari Italy
Casper Lassenius Aalto University / MIT Sloan Finland/USA
Grace Lewis SEI-CMU US
Walid Maalej University of Hamburg Germany
Maurizio Morisio Politecnico di Torino Italy
Henry Muccini University of L'Aquila Italy
Jurgen Muench University of Helsinki Finland
Hausi Muller University of Victoria Canada
Norberto Patrignani Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore Italy
Birgit Penzenstadler University of California, Irvine USA
Giuseppe Procaccianti VU University Amsterdam Netherlands
Awais Rashid Lancaster University UK
Maryam Razavian VU University Amsterdam Netherlands
Debra Richardson University of California, Irvine US
Janice Singer National Research Council Canada

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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