ESEIW 2022
Mon 19 - Fri 23 September 2022 Helsinki, Finland

ESEM 2022

Industry Forum – Call for Abstracts

ESEM has decided to introduce an industry forum this year! Setup to occur as a 4-hour workshop, this track will include a series of lightning talks followed by a panel discussion and group-based activity.

The industry forum of ESEM invites submissions from authors interested in giving a 10-minute lightning talk about their work in the field of software engineering at large. The submissions should describe a problem of practical importance, explain how the problem was investigated and in what context, and present a position for the submissions’ conclusions. Furthermore, submissions focusing on a particular problem where the presenter seeks to motivate academic research are encouraged, aiming at forging new links between industry and academia. The problems can involve the use of certain new technologies in the industry, process-related issues such as agile transformation, or human-centered aspects, for instance.

We solicit 1-page abstracts providing a summary of what will be shared in the 10-minute lightning talk. This should include the title of the talk, name, and affiliation of each presenter and should summarize the key points, and why it’s interesting to researchers and practitioners. Each selected talk will be a 10-minute presentation accompanied by a 5-minute Q&A. The paper should not have been published elsewhere or be under review elsewhere while being considered at ESEM. We invite contributions from both academia and industry. A summary from the industry forum will be written up as an article at a digital venue (e.g., ACM Interactions). Accepted abstracts will be allowed to be published at the ESEM Companion proceedings (as an extended abstract in 2 pages).

Important Dates

Submission August 13, 2022
Notification September 1, 2022

Submission Instructions

There are no specific formatting instructions, but all submissions must be in PDF. We have a strict page limit, submissions that do not conform to this requirement will be desk rejected before the review process.

Content will be reviewed by a committee, where authors can expect to receive light feedback of up to 1-2 paragraphs in length. We will follow a juried review process, so authors will be expected to reveal their identities. Submissions to the Industry forum can be made via

Review Criteria

Each abstract will be evaluated based on the relevance to the topic and the generic nature of the problem. We specifically encourage authors to share the context and situation related to the raised challenges, strategies, and success stories they propose, as well as consider how they could best utilize software engineering research in this context.

Forum Activities


The accepted abstracts will be circulated to prepare the attendees for discussions at the forum. All authors of accepted abstract(s) will be required to attend the forum. All attendees are expected to have read the selected abstracts to be able to actively engage in group discussions.

During Forum

This 4-hour forum is divided into three sections:

  • Section 1: Author(s) of selected abstracts will share a 10-minute presentation. Each talk will be followed by 5-minute of Q&A
  • Section 2: A moderated panel discussion by academic and industry experts. This will include live Q&A incorporated within the discussion
  • Section 3: Group-based activities where the topics discussed during sections 1 and 2 are further explored Post-Forum We plan to compile a summary of selected abstracts and the discussions during the forum as an article in a digital venue.


We plan to compile a summary of selected abstracts and the discussions during the forum as an article in a digital venue.