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ICSE 2021
Sat 22 - Sun 30 May 2021 Madrid, Spain

43rd International Conference on Software Engineering, 23-29 May 2021 (main conference 25-27), Madrid, Spain

Welcome to the website of the ICSE 2021 conference.


Designing virtual ICSE 2021

We are currently in the process of designing the concept and program for ICSE 2021 and we expect that virtualization will play an important role. Below you can find some surveys where you can contribute with your opinion about virtual ICSE.

Short survey on inclusivity in virtual conferences

October 23, 2020

We would be grateful if you could fill in this short survey on the ICSE community’s wishes for Equity, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) activities and support - with an emphasis on inclusivity, given that many attendees will be virtual.

On your experience with virtual conferences

October 18, 2020

In this current year, many conferences have gone virtual and you have probably attended several of them already. We would like to hear about your experience and learn what we can do to make ICSE 2021 a great experience for you! Please complete this short survey.


ICSE 2021 preparedness plans for COVID-19 scenarios

May 15, 2020

The ICSE 2020 conference has gone virtual due to the current COVID-19 pandemic. However, we would like to remind you that ICSE 2021 is scheduled to be held in Madrid from May 23 to 29, 2021. As there are chances that the world will be dealing with different confinement and mobility restrictions when ICSE 2021 is due to be held, we would like you to know that we are preparing for different potential scenarios:

  • If travel is not possible for some regions, we will be flexible and allow virtual presentations for affected speakers;
  • If travel is possible but some of you prefer not to make the journey, we will be flexible and allow virtual presentations for speakers preferring to stay at home;
  • If the situation is very much as it is today, ICSE 2021 will go virtual.

We want to reassure everyone that any paper accepted at ICSE 2021 will be published in the proceedings. We will also guarantee valuable interaction on the papers to be presented, as well as effective networking opportunities either in face-to-face or virtual formats or through a mixture of both, depending on needs. There is, therefore, nothing to stop you from submitting to ICSE 2021.

We would also like to emphasize that all submission dates are firm. We acknowledge that COVID-19 brings in substantial extra work, stress, and difficulty, for many of us. To ensure sufficient time is available for a high quality reviewing process in these difficult circumstances, we will not postpone the submission dates.

Our top priority is the safety and well-being of all ICSE 2021 participants. We look forward to meeting you all for ICSE 2021.


ICSE, the IEEE/ACM International Conference on Software Engineering, is the premier software engineering conference. Since 1975, ICSE provides a forum where researchers, practitioners, and educators gather together to present and discuss the most recent innovations, trends, experiences and issues in the field of software engineering.

The 43rd ICSE edition will be held in Madrid, Spain. As the center of a region with nearly 7M inhabitants, and the main communication hub between South-America and Europe, Madrid is a vibrant city from the social, business, and tourist perspectives. The city leads Spanish R&D, hosting companies and organizations specialized in activities such as IT, electronics, nuclear, weaponry, biochemistry, aerospace, railways or scientific equipment. And when the job is done, Madrid offers plenty of leisure options, from 3–star Michelin restaurants to some of the best art museums in the world. Please note that this edition’s main conference will be held from Tuesday 25 to Thursday 27.

Watch the official video “Visit Madrid”!

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