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ICSE 2019
Sat 25 - Fri 31 May 2019 Montreal, QC, Canada

The Software Engineering in Practice (SEIP) Track is the premier venue for researchers and practitioners to discuss insights, innovations and solutions to concrete software engineering problems. SEIP provides a unique forum for making connections, exchanging ideas, fostering innovations, and forging long-term collaborations for addressing software engineering research that impacts directly on practice. SEIP will gather highly-qualified industrial and research participants that are eager to communicate and share common interests in software engineering. The track will comprise invited and reviewed sessions, including paper presentations, reviewed talks, interactive sessions and lightning talks with a strong focus on software practice.

Call for Papers

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The Software Engineering in Practice (SEIP) Track is the premier venue for researchers and practitioners to discuss insights, innovations and solutions to concrete software engineering problems. SEIP provides a unique forum for making connections, exchanging ideas, fostering innovations, and forging long-term collaborations for addressing software engineering research that impacts directly on practice. SEIP will gather highly-qualified industrial and research participants that are eager to communicate and share common interests in software engineering. The track will comprise invited and reviewed sessions, including paper presentations, reviewed talks, interactive sessions and lightning talks with a strong focus on software practice.

Submissions
We are seeking the following types of submission. All submissions have to be written exclusively in English.

Full papers: (8-10 pages, including figures, tables, appendices, and references): Full papers address industrially-relevant problems through systematic investigations. For example, a full paper may describe an application and evaluation of basic research ideas to an industrially-relevant context, an empirical study of an industrially-relevant issue, a rigorous report of industrially-relevant experience, and so on. Negative results are encouraged as analysis of failures is rare. For example, determining in a principled way where or why current research cannot be applied on industrially-relevant problems is an important and often overlooked aspect of software engineering.

Papers will be evaluated primarily on potential impact and real-world focus: each paper should describe a problem of practical importance, explain how the problem was investigated and in what context, and present evidence for the paper’s conclusions. Other aspects that should be included if appropriate are: discussing why the resolution of the problem is innovative, (cost-) effective, or efficient; providing a concise explanation of the approach, techniques, and methodologies employed; considering how relevant was the context to these results and whether other contexts would yield similar results; and explaining the insights or best practices that emerged, tools developed, and/or software processes involved.

Full papers will appear in the ICSE SEIP Companion proceedings. IEEE Software will recognize the best paper of the SEIP track with an award at the conference.

Talk proposals (2 pages): Talks present practitioner-oriented topics that are likely to be relevant and interesting to both industrial and academic attendees. Talk proposals should include the title, the name and affiliation of each presenter, a short abstract (150 words), and up to 8 keywords. In addition the proposal should describe what the talk will be about, highlighting its key points and the reason why it is interesting to ICSE-SEIP attendees (500 words). Submissions should include a speaker biography and history, and can include supporting materials such as white papers or videos. Please note that the target audience of the talk proposal is the SEIP program committee. Talk proposals will be reviewed in two phases. The outcome of the first phase is either rejected or conditionally accepted for the next phase. In the second phase, submitters will be required to prepare the complete presentation. The target audience of the second phase talk proposal is the attendees of the SEIP track and readers of the proceedings. The committee will then review the presentations and make the final accept/reject decisions. Each accepted talk will be of 30 minutes duration and will be allowed two pages for an "extended abstract" in the ICSE SEIP Companion proceedings.

Interactive proposals (2 pages): This type of submission is aimed at practitioners, but should be attractive for all audiences. Interactive sessions will be 60 minutes’ duration and will explore an aspect of practice in-depth. They may take the form of a goldfish bowl, or coding dojo, or ‘live coding’ for example, but should not aim to promote a specific proprietary tool or approach. We especially welcome new and thought-provoking ideas and formats, and encourage submitters to contact the chairs at any time with their suggestions (before making a formal proposal). Interactive proposals should include a title, the name and affiliation of each presenter, a short abstract that describes the focus of the session and the outcomes for attendees (150 words), and up to 8 keywords. In addition the proposal should describe why the session focus is important, outlining the session structure and the reason why it is interesting to ICSE-SEIP attendees (500 words). Interactive proposals will be reviewed in two phases. The outcome of the first phase is either rejected or conditionally accepted for the next phase. In the second phase, submitters will be required to prepare a detailed plan of the session and a complete set of materials to be used. Each interactive session will be allowed two pages for an "extended abstract" in the ICSE SEIP Companion proceedings.

Formatting and Submission Links: All submissions must conform to the IEEE Conference Proceedings Formatting Guidelines (title in 24pt font and full text in 10pt type, LaTEX users must use \documentclass[10pt,conference]{IEEEtran} without including the compsoc or compsocconf option). They can be submitted via EasyChair.

Evaluation

All submissions will be reviewed by members of the SEIP Program Committee. Full paper and talk proposals must not have been previously published or concurrently submitted elsewhere. Submissions will be evaluated on the basis of industry relevance, significance of contribution, and quality of presentation.

E-mail for questions:

Important Dates for Paper submissions

  • Submissions Due: 1st Oct 2018
  • Notification of Acceptance: 17th Dec 2018
  • Camera Ready Copy: beginning Feb 2019

Important Dates for Talk and Interactive submissions

  • Phase 1 Submissions Due: 1st Oct 2018
  • Phase 1 Notifications: 30th Nov 2018
  • Phase 2 Submissions Due: 7th Jan 2019
  • Notification of Acceptance: 21st Jan 2019
  • Camera Ready Copy: beginning Feb 2019

Contact

If there are queries regarding the CFP, please contact the chairs here: icse2019seip@gmail.com.