EASE 2023
Wed 14 - Fri 16 June 2023 Oulu, Finland

Call for Workshops

Following the tradition of previous conferences, EASE 2023 will host a number of workshops, during the day after the main conference (Friday, 16 June). The workshops will provide a collaborative forum to exchange recent and/or preliminary results, to conduct intensive discussions on a particular topic, or to coordinate efforts between representatives of a technical community. They are intended as a forum for lively discussions of innovative ideas, recent progress, or practical experience on evidence-based software engineering. Each workshop should provide a balanced distribution of its time for both presentations of papers and discussions. The duration of these workshops is in general one day, but we encourage the submission of half-day workshop proposals on focused topics as well.

Important dates:

  • Workshop proposal submission: December 2nd, 2022
  • Workshop proposal notification: December 16th, 2022
  • Workshop call for papers and website ready: January 20th, 2023
  • Submission deadline for workshop papers: March 10th, 2023
  • Notification of authors about acceptance/rejection of workshop papers: April 14th, 2023
  • Camera ready papers for workshops: April 28th, 2023
  • Early registration deadline for authors: May 5th, 2023

Submission process

Submit your workshop proposal electronically in PDF using the ACM Proceedings Format through the EASE 2023 EasyChair submission site.

Please adhere to the workshop proposal guidelines below, providing the requested information about the proposed workshop, using at most five pages. Please include the one-page draft of your planned Call for Papers in the proposal. In order to ensure proper coordination with the deadlines of the main conference, the deadlines specified in Important Dates above have to be respected by your plan for your workshop.


There will be joint workshop proceedings in the ACM Digital Library that include papers from all workshops. For each workshop, the joint proceedings will include: an opening message from the organizers, including, if applicable, the workshop program committee, and all peer-reviewed papers presented at the workshop.

Formatting instructions are available here for both LaTeX and Word users. LaTeX users must use the provided acmart.cls and ACM-Reference-Format.bst without modification, enable the conference format in the preamble of the document (i.e., \documentclass[sigconf,review]{acmart}), and use the ACM reference format for the bibliography (i.e., \bibliographystyle{ACM-Reference-Format}). The review option adds line numbers, thereby allowing referees to refer to specific lines in their comments. Papers should have at least 5 pages. We propose page limits of 5 pages for short papers and 10 pages for full papers following the same style and format of the main track of the Conference.

Word users make sure you are using Times New Roman on the body of your text, author information, and section titles; and using Helvetica on the paper title.

Proposal guidelines

A workshop proposal must include the following information:

  1. Workshop title
    • Organizers and primary contact (name / affiliation / email)
    • Abstract
  2. Motivation
    • Objectives
    • Intended audience
    • Topics of interest
    • Relevance (in particular to the EASE community)
    • Context (any past events related to your workshop including previous workshops of the current organizers)
  3. Organization
    • Details on the organizers
    • Workshop program committee (indicated as finalized or expected)
  4. Workshop format
    • Planned deadlines
      • Workshops are expected to adhere to the timing provided by the main conference
    • Intended paper format
      • For short papers, the limit is five (5) pages
      • For full papers, the limit is ten (10) pages
    • Evaluation process
    • Intended workshop format (including duration, number of presentations, and planned keynotes)
    • How many participants do you expect?
    • What kind of equipment do you need (e.g., data projector, computer, whiteboard)?
  5. Additional material
    • Workshop web page (URL of the draft web page, if one exists)
    • Draft Call for papers for the Workshop (a one page Call for papers that you intend to send out if your workshop is accepted)


EASE 2022 is hoping and planning for a fully in-person event in Oulu. However, we also recognize the continued difficulties related to COVID-19 and will try to be flexible if necessary. If you would like to incorporate some level of hybrid or virtual participation in your workshop, please discuss this with the Workshop Chairs.


Blockchain technologies are rapidly evolving and have been applied to diverse domains such as finance, supply chains and logistics, industry 4.0/5.0, energy, smart cities, health care, and social good. Many governments have listed blockchain technology as a key enabler of their future economy, together with AI and machine learning, and are actively promoting blockchain adoption through various grants and pilots. Consequently, we can expect to see many novel software applications based on blockchain technologies. Software engineering theories and practices need to be evaluated, adapted, and extended to effectively develop high-quality and secure blockchain-based applications. The 4th edition of the workshop plans to build on the success of previsions editions to promote the sound adoption of software engineering practices, evaluation, and assessment in developing blockchains and their applications.

Call for Papers

We welcome original and unpublished research submissions that use and empirically evaluate software engineering approaches and theories for developing blockchain-based applications. The related software engineering technologies include, but are not limited to:

  • Blockchain-Based Application Architecture
    • Requirement engineering
    • Design patterns and reference architecture
    • Design/modelling notations, tools, and analysis
  • Quality of Smart Contracts and Blockchain-Based Applications
    • Reliability and fault tolerance
    • Quality assurance
    • Security and privacy
    • Software engineering analytics
  • Software Processes for Blockchain-Based Applications
    • Model-driven engineering
    • Software testing technologies and tools
    • Estimating effort for developing and testing applications
    • Software processes such as Agile, DevOps, and AIOps
    • Software engineering issues related to managing blockchain platforms and applications
    • Experience and lessons learned from transferring blockchain-based applications to the industry
    • Experience and lessons learned from migrating conventional applications to blockchain
    • Software project management and knowledge management

Important Dates

  • Paper submission – March 10, 2023
  • Author notification – April 14, 2023
  • Camera-ready submission – April 28, 2023
  • Early registration (for authors) – May 5, 2023
  • Workshop – June 16, 2023


We accept the following 2 types of submissions:

  • Full research paper – up to 8 pages.
  • Short paper or industrial experience report – up to 4 pages

Submitted papers must be written in English, contain original unpublished works, conform to the ACM Proceedings Format (https://www.acm.org/publications/proceedings-template), and be in PDF format. The workshop enforces the ACM Policy and Procedures on Plagiarism (https://www.acm.org/publications/policies/plagiarism-overview).

Please submit manuscripts via EasyChair (https://easychair.org/my/conference?conf=bsew23), and in pdf format. Each submitted paper will be reviewed by no less than 2 members of the program committee. Accepted papers will be in the main proceeding of EASE 2023, which the ACM Digital Library will publish.

At least one author of each accepted paper must register by the Early Registration deadline.

Organizing committee

Shanshan Li Software Institute, Nanjing University, China lss@nju.edu.cn

Miguel Correia INESC-ID / IST Universidade de Lisboa, Lisboa, Portugal miguel.p.correia@tecnico.ulisboa.pt

H.M.N. Dilum Bandara CSIRO Data61 / University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia Dilum.Bandara@data61.csiro.au

Track Committees

Mariusz Nowostawski (Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Norway) mariusz.nowostawski@ntnu.no

Shanshan Jiang (SINTEF, Norway) Shanshan.Jiang@sintef.no

Lam Nguyen (CSIRO Data61, Australia) Lam.Nguyen@data61.csiro.au

Sheikh Idrees

Xiwei Xu (CSIRO Data61, Australia) Xiwei.Xu@data61.csiro.au


BIG ERA Chair (European Commission grant agreement 952226)

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