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ICSE 2023
Sun 14 - Sat 20 May 2023 Melbourne, Australia

Welcome to the Fourth Workshop on Gender Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion in Software Engineering (GE@ICSE2023). ICT is pervasively influencing all human activities. bIn this context, more and more people of any age, gender and culture are exposed to these technologies and have to acquire some ability and skill. However the engagement of genders with ICT is not uniform. This gap is evident in the small percentage of women studying ICT-related subjects, being involved as researchers and professionals, in particular in covering top positions in professional and academic activities. At the same time, the community is realising that diversity, when it does not assume the negative aspects of discrimination, plays a key role to a successful and competitive context for software development and research. Such diversity is not only related to gender aspects but refers also to the combination of culture, religion and geographical distribution. The overall goal of this workshop is to improve the state of gender equality, and increase of inclusion and diversity principles in the software engineering community. The aim of the workshop is to discuss gender issues and their interplay with the other diversity aspects.


The workshop is supported by COST Action 19122 EUGAIN.
It will be possible to apply for ITC Conference Grants and Dissemination Grants connected to the COST Action CA19122 EUGAIN.

COST (European Cooperation in Science and Technology) is a funding agency for research and innovation networks. Our Actions help connect research initiatives across Europe and enable scientists to grow their ideas by sharing them with their peers. This boosts their research, career and innovation

Call for Papers

Students, academics, industry professionals, and other leaders and experts in software engineering are invited to submit position papers, collaborate and attend this workshop with the objective of assessing the current gender situation in various contexts and geographic areas, also in combination with any discriminatory factor, and of identifying and discussing possible difficulties and corresponding solutions. Given the goals of the workshop, we are not interested in specific technical submissions, but we are looking for 8 pages papers including (but not limited to):

  • Summaries, challenges, and studies regarding the role of different genders in software engineering education and research.
  • Studies concerning the role of different genders in the software engineering industry.
  • Other aspects of diversity, including intersectional dimensions such as religion, disability, social and cultural differences.
  • Specific experiences that can be generalized and shared with the public.
  • Specific examples/case studies of increasing gender equity in software engineering in a variety of settings such as CS education, industry, and academia.
  • Also submissions from other scientific areas with contents that are transferable to software engineering are welcome.


All contributions will undergo a peer-review process carried out by the program committee. Accepted papers will be included in the IEEE workshop proceedings. The official publication date of the workshop proceedings is the date the proceedings are made available in the ACM and IEEE Library. This date may be up to two weeks prior to the first day of ICSE 2023.

We accept original manuscripts in English, strictly adhering to the IEEE Proceedings Template. Papers may not exceed eight pages in length including references. Manuscripts that do not adhere to the formatting instructions will be rejected without review.

All submitted manuscripts will be peer-reviewed by at least three reviewers. Upon acceptance, at least one author is required to register, pay, and attend the workshop for their paper to be published. Papers will be published in the ICSE workshop proceedings. The official publication date of the workshop proceedings is the date the proceedings are made available. The official publication date affects the deadline for any patent filings related to published work.

Submission link: https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=geicse2023

Special Issue

A selection of the best papers will be invited to submit extended versions for tentative publication in a Special Section of the Journal of Systems and Software published by Springer.

Questions? Use the GE@ICSE contact form.