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Call For Workshop Proposals

The workshops at the International Conference on Software Engineering 2022 (ICSE) provide fora for groups of 20-50 participants to discuss topics in software engineering research and practice. ICSE Workshops can be quite diverse. They serve as incubators for scientific communities that form and share a particular research agenda. They also provide opportunities for researchers to exchange and discuss scientific and engineering ideas at an early stage, before they have matured to warrant conference or journal publication.

Workshops at ICSE 2022 will be held between May 21 to 29. In general, participation in ICSE workshops is open. The workshop papers will be prepared by ACM.


All proposals must not exceed 5 pages, including a maximum of 4 pages for the proposal text, references, appendices and figures, plus 1 page for the draft Call for Submissions. All proposals must be submitted electronically by October 1, 2021 (cf. Important Dates).

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.

A. Proposal (max 4 pages)

  • Workshop Title

  • Abstract (200 words or fewer), suited for the ICSE 2022 website

  • Contact Information for all workshop organizers, including the main contact person

  • Motivation and Objectives

    • Relevance of the workshop to the field of software engineering.

    • Anticipated goals and outcomes (e.g., open research problems to pursue, validation objectives, empirical studies).

  • Format and Required Services

    • Workshop format (e.g., paper presentations, keynotes, breakout sessions, panel-like discussions) and plans for generating discussions.

    • Intended length (1 or 2 days).

    • Special services, logistic and/or equipment constraints.

  • Target Audience

    • Expected background of the workshop attendees.

    • Plans regarding the mix of industry and research participation.

    • Expected minimum and maximum number of workshop participants.

    • Plans for soliciting and selecting workshop participants, including whether the workshop will be open or closed (in case of a closed workshop, provide a justification).

  • Proceedings

    • Types of contributions (e.g., extended abstracts, position papers, research papers, etc.) and their estimated number and page limits

    • Review and evaluation process to decide about the acceptance of submissions.

    • Program committee, including tentative and already committed members.

    • Online submission system to be used by the workshop (e.g., Easychair or HotCRP).

    • Link to the preliminary website of the workshop.

    • A proceeding chair, who will be responsible to send the list of accepted papers (paper titles, authors, emails) to the publishers.

  • Workshop History

    • Number of registered attendees and websites of previous editions of the workshop (if any)
  • Organizers’ bios

    • A brief description of each organizer’s background, including relevant past experience in organizing conferences and workshops.

Proposal Review Criteria

ICSE welcomes long-running successful workshops. Therefore, the chairs may desk-accept proposals for workshops that have had at least 20 participants, on average, over at prior two years’ instances of that workshop. All other proposals that meet the basic requirements identified in the call will be evaluated by at least three members of the program committee. The chairs reserve the right to request the PC evaluate any proposal in this manner.

For Accepted Workshops

For all accepted workshops, ICSE 2022 requires uniform deadlines for workshop papers submission, notification of authors, and camera-ready copies, as described in the Important Dates below.

Papers must have a maximum length of 8 pages. It is not possible to pay for extra pages.

ICSE 2022 workshop proceedings will be prepared by IEEE CPS and published by ACM. Workshop papers must follow the ACM formatting instructions. Papers must have a maximum length of 8 pages. It is not possible to pay for extra pages.

For workshops that will opt for publication in the ACM Digital Library prior to the event, the call for submissions must include the following statement: “The official publication date of the workshop proceedings is the date the proceedings are made available in the ACM Library. This date may be up to two weeks prior to the first day of ICSE 2022. The official publication date affects the deadline for any patent filings related to published work.”


ICSE 2022 will not pay for registration, travel, or other arrangements for workshop organizers. ICSE 2022 will also not pay for workshop dinners. Additionally, ICSE 2022 cannot guarantee to honor specific requests for holding the workshop on specific dates. All participants, including workshop organizers, keynote speakers, and invited guests, must register for the workshop. One keynote speaker per workshop can benefit from a free workshop registration (note that the free registration only includes the workshop, and none of the other events are included; for instance, the main conference is not included in the free workshop registration). Workshop organizers cannot submit (refereed) papers to their own workshop. This restriction extends to workshop organizer’s currently directly supervised students, even if the particular submitted work does not include the workshop organizer.

Important Dates

  • Workshop Proposal Submissions Deadline: 1 October 2021

  • Workshop Proposal Acceptance Notification: 12 November 2021

  • Workshop Websites Online: 24 November 2021

  • Workshop Papers Submission Deadline: 21 January 2022

  • Workshop Papers Acceptance Notification: 25 February 2022

  • Workshop Papers info to workshop chairs & web chairs: 28 February 2022

  • Workshop front matter: 7 March 2022

  • Workshop Papers Camera Ready: 18 March 2022

Submission System

Each proposal must be submitted electronically through HotCRP: https://icse2022-workshops.hotcrp.com/

Acronymn Workshop Title
SESoS 10th IEEE/ACM International Workshop on Software Engineering for Systems-of-Systems and Software Ecosystems
IWSiB 5th International Workshop on Software-intensive Business: Towards Sustainable Software Business
EnCyCriS The 3rd International Workshop on Engineering and Cybersecurity of Critical Systems
WETSEB 5th Workshop on Emerging Trends in Software Engineering for Blockchain
Q-SE The 3rd International Workshop on Quantum Software Engineering
SBST The 15th Search-Based Software Testing Workshop
FairWare International Workshop on Equitable Data and Technology
SERP4IoT 4th International Workshop on Software Engineering Research and Practice for the IoT
RoPES Recruitment of Participants for Empirical SE Studies
EMIP The Tenth International Workshop on Eye Movements in Programming
GAS 6th International ICSE Workshop on Games and Software Engineering: Engineering fun, inspiration, and motivation
SEENG 4th International Workshop on Software Engineering Education for the Next Generation
MET 7th International Workshop on Metamorphic Testing
APR International Workshop on Automated Program Repair
DREE Designing and Running Project-Based Courses in Software Engineering Education
NLBSE The 1st Natural Language-Based Software Engineering Workshop
BotSE The Fourth International Workshop on Bots in Software Engineering
SE4RAI Workshop on Software Engineering for Responsible AI
RoSE 4th International Workshop on Robotics Software Engineering
GE@ICSE Third Workshop on Gender Equality, Diversity, and Inclusion in Software Engineering