Welcome to the website of the Symposium on Search-Based Software Engineering (SSBSE) 2023. We are working hard to fill the website with all related information. Please check back soon!

We are planning to have the following tracks:

  • Main research
  • Replications and Negative Results (RENE) / New Ideas and Emerging Results (NIER)
  • SBSE Challenge
  • Hot off the Press (HOP)

SSBSE 2023 will take place December 8th in San Francisco, co-located with ESEC/FSE 2023.


The conference proceedings are freely available online for four weeks starting December 4th, 2023 until January 15, 2024.


Search-based Software Engineering (SBSE) is a research area focused on the formulation of software engineering problems as search problems, and the subsequent use of complex heuristic techniques to attain optimal solutions to such problems. A wealth of engineering challenges – from test generation, to design refactoring, to process organization – can be solved efficiently through the application of automated optimization techniques. SBSE is a growing field – sitting at the crossroads between AI, machine learning, and software engineering – and SBSE techniques have begun to attain human-competitive results.

The Symposium on Search-Based Software Engineering is a venue dedicated to the SBSE research field. We invite the submission of high-quality papers describing novel and original work in all areas of SBSE including, but not limited to, applications of SBSE to novel problems, theoretical analyses of search algorithms for software engineering, rigorous empirical evaluations of SBSE techniques, and reports of industrial experiences.