ESEIW 2022
Sun 18 - Fri 23 September 2022 Helsinki, Finland


Welcome to the joint website of ESEIW 2022, the Empirical Software Engineering International Week 2022, and ESEM 2022, the 16th ACM/IEEE International Symposium on Empirical Software Engineering and Measurement.

The ACM/IEEE International Symposium on Empirical Software Engineering and Measurement (ESEM) is the premier conference for presenting research results related to empirical software engineering. ESEM provides a stimulating forum where researchers and practitioners can present and discuss recent research results on a wide range of topics, in addition to exchanging ideas, experiences, and challenging problems.

Registration is open! Please click here for more information.
ESEIW will be held as a fully on-site event — looking forward to meeting you in Helsinki!


Proceedings in in the ACM Digital Library

Registration at the conference

The registration and info desk is open daily:

Monday 19 September: 08:30-17:00 Conference centre 2nd floor
Tuesday 20 September: 08:30-17:00 Conference centre 2nd floor
Wednesday 21 September: 08:30-17:00 Conference centre 2nd floor
Thursday 22 September: 08:30-17:00 Conference centre 3rd floor
Friday 23 September: 08:30-17:00 Conference centre 3rd floor

Conference theme

The theme for this year’s ESEM is “A new normal in Software Engineering!?”, which refers to the times we have after the pandemic. The theme asks how the research, education or practice of Software Engineering may have changed for good. However, it poses also the question of how much is new, or is it all just normal Software Engineering, perhaps being applied in a broader sense? We explore the theme through topics such as behavioral software engineering, DevOps & development approaches, and technical debt & effort estimation, creating a wide-reaching knowledge-base throughout the domain.

This year, the ESEM conference includes a smart reception at the Helsinki City Hall on Wednesday, and an informal networking dinner at Löyly restaurant, providing great opportunities for socializing and trying out the famous Finnish sauna. See our social events page for more information.


Thursday - Tom Zimmermann: Everything Everywhere All at Once: The New Hybrid Future of Software Engineering

Kalle Lyytinen Join us on Thursday morning for a keynote by Tom Zimmermann of Microsoft on the company’s experiences of hybrid work under the headline Everything Everywhere All at Once: The New Hybrid Future of Software Engineering.

“The COVID-19 pandemic shook the world to its core and provoked an overnight exodus of software developers who normally worked in an office setting to working from home. In this talk, I will present the results of several studies at Microsoft on how software developers and their teams have been affected by this change. I will discuss benefits and challenges of remote work and the impact of productivity during the pandemic. I will conclude with research opportunities and implications for the new hybrid work in software engineering as many developers are returning to work in offices.”

Friday - Kalle Lyytinen: Opening the black-box of software processes – towards integrated understanding

Kalle Lyytinen On Friday morning, we will hear a keynote from the esteemed professor Kalle Lyytinen on the shifting field of software engineering with the title Opening the black-box of software processes – towards integrated understanding.

“Traditional software development was organized in idealized conditions of stable teams focused on incremental and disciplined development of a well bounded and defined artifact. Most prescriptive methods and related models such as software maturity models were founded on such assumptions and strived towards ‘disciplining’ both the product and the process. Recent rise of open source and agile development – which we generally can call fluid forms of development – emphasize flexibility, discontinuity and dynamism in software processes and outcomes. There are technological, market, and product related reasons why such shift has happened. At the same time this development regime appears to be a near opposite to earlier development paradigms. Though apparently opposite these development forms still share commonalities such as the need to manage and track requirements, develop software and solutions iteratively, maintain consistency across the software architecture, or pace the development activities across specific phases. I will identify and address multiple such commonalities and what we have learned about them based on my recent field research that mixes computational (big data) and qualitative inquiries to identify and explain emerging patterns of micro-behaviors enabling/curbing software development. Several promising directions for the study of software development are noted.”

Conference Information

Location: Helsinki, Finland
Venue: Clarion Hotel Helsinki, Helsinki, Finland
Conference dates: 19-23 September 2022
ESEM 2022: 22-23 September 2022

ESEM 2022 Sessions and events

For more information on talks included in the sessions, view the conference program.

Program for the entire ESEIW

Program for the week.


Members of the industry can attend the ESEM conference on Thursday only, or on both Thursday and Friday. The Thursday one-day ticket includes the welcome reception at Helsinki City Hall on Wednesday, the full day program on Thursday, and the social dinner and sauna on Thursday evening at Löyly restaurant. The one-day ticket is priced at 500€, and the full conference ticket at 700€.
For more information on ticket types and prices, please see the Attending -> Registration page.

Important Dates

(All dates are end of the day, anywhere on earth) ​

Industry Forum

Submission August 13, 2022
Notification September 1, 2022

Registered Reports

Authors submit a response letter + revised report August 8, 2022
Notification of Stage 1 August 25, 2022
Authors submit their accepted RR report to arXiv September 2, 2022
Authors submit a full paper to EMSE Journal Before June 30, 2023

  • Fri 5 Aug 2022 by Fabian Fagerholm

    Early-bird deadline extended

    The early-bird deadline for ESEM 2022 has been extended. While we are constantly receiving many successful registrations, we are aware of registration problems for some attendees.

    Due to these registration system problems, the early registration rates are available for an additional week to ensure that those who have not been able to register can do so at the lower rate.

    The early-bird rates are now available until 12 August 2022 at 23:59 (AoE).

    You can register [here](https:/ …

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  • Wed 22 Jun 2022 by Fabian Fagerholm

    Registration is open

    Registration for all ESEIW 2022 events is now open!

    Consider registering as soon as possible at early-bird rates! Please see Registration for more information.

    The ESEIW 2022 week will be full of interesting events:

    • The ESEM Main Conference will include an interesting scientific program, keynotes by Tom Zimmerman and Kalle Lyytinen, and social events including a Welcome Reception and Banquet Dinner. The reg …
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