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The Software Engineering in Practice (SEIP) track is the privileged ICSE track for researchers and practitioners to discuss insights, innovations and solutions to concrete software engineering problems. Following its tradition, SEIP will gather highly-qualified industrial and research participants who are eager to discuss common interests in software engineering. The track will comprise invited and reviewed sessions, including paper presentations, reviewed talks, interactive sessions with a strong focus on software practice.

Call for Papers

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. After many decades of research, software engineering (SE) techniques and algorithms are gaining substantial momentum in industry: more companies produce SE-based tools and more software engineers use previously published ideas in their daily projects. SEIP provides a unique forum for networking, exchanging ideas, fostering innovations, and forging long-term collaborations to address SE 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 be composed of invited speeches, paper presentations, reviewed talks, interactive sessions with a strong focus on software practice.

Submissions

We are seeking the following types of submissions, all of which must be written exclusively in English. We do not use double-blind review (i.e., authors do not have to hide their identities in their papers).

Full papers: (8-10 pages, including figures, tables, appendices, and references): Full papers address industrially-relevant problems through systematic investigations. 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; 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 topics that are likely to be relevant and interesting to both practitioners and researchers. 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 they can include supporting materials such as whitepapers 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): Interactive sessions are 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, for example, a panel discussion or live coding session (but should not aim to promote a specific proprietary tool). We 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). Like talk proposals, 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: Formatting instructions are available at https://www.acm.org/publications/proceedings-template 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.

Evaluation

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

Special Issue

Authors from this track will be encouraged to submit an extended version of their work to Journal of Software: Practice and Experience’s special issue on software engineering in practice.

Important Dates for Paper submissions

  • Submissions Due: Fri 4th Oct 2019
  • Notification of Acceptance: Mon 16th Dec 2019
  • Camera Ready Copy: Fri 7th Feb 2020

Important Dates for Talk and Interactive submissions

  • Phase 1 Submissions Due: Fri 4th Oct 2019
  • Phase 1 Notifications: Fri 29th Nov 2019
  • Phase 2 Submissions Due: Mon 6th Jan 2020
  • Notification of Acceptance: Mon 20th Jan 2020
  • Camera Ready Copy: Fri 7th Feb 2020

Contact

If there are queries regarding the CFP, please contact the SEIP chairs (Mark Grechanik and Moonzoo Kim): icse2020seip@gmail.com.