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ICSE 2023
Sun 14 - Sat 20 May 2023 Melbourne, Australia

Call for Papers

The ICSE 2023 Industry Forum track invites members of the software engineering industry to present innovative solutions or challenging problems in the domain of software development.

The objective of this track is to promote a dialogue between industry practitioners and academic researchers. We specifically look for submissions on the critical challenges industry faces in software engineering, innovative solutions built to address these challenges, success stories related to innovative tools and practices, and lessons learnt from industry experience. This track seeks submissions in all areas of software engineering. Marketing or public relations material for tools or products are not solicited.


We seek two types of submissions. Authors of accepted submissions will be invited to present at the forum. The primary difference between the two submission types is whether the abstract will be published in the ICSE 2023 proceedings.

Presentation proposals (maximum 300 words): The submission should include an abstract for a proposed talk at the forum. The abstract will not be published in the ICSE 2023 proceedings.

Short Papers (maximum 4 pages plus references): These short papers will be published in the ICSE 2023 proceedings.

The submissions should discuss challenges, solutions, success stories, and/or lessons learned based on industrial experiences. We encourage short papers that outline a new research challenge, arising from industrial software practice and experience. A challenge paper should clearly articulate the problem and motivate it in terms of its potential for industrial impact and/or its practical importance. These challenge papers can provide a growing pool of well-defined industrially relevant problems for the research community to tackle.

Submissions can include figures, tables, and diagrams (within the page limits).

Solicited topics include, but are not limited to:

  • API design and evolution

  • Apps and app store analysis

  • Autonomic systems and self adaptation

  • Configuration management

  • Crowd-based software engineering

  • Debugging and fault localization

  • Design for quality, incl. privacy and security by design

  • Distributed and collaborative software engineering

  • Diversity, inclusion, fairness of software

  • Embedded and cyber-physical systems

  • Ethics in software engineering

  • Evolution and maintenance

  • Feedback, user, and requirements management

  • Formal methods

  • Green and sustainable technologies

  • Human aspects of software engineering

  • Human-computer interaction

  • Legal aspects of software engineering

  • Machine learning with and for SE

  • Mining software repositories

  • Model checking

  • Modeling and model-driven engineering

  • Parallel and distributed systems

  • Performance analysis and testing

  • Privacy and security

  • Program analysis

  • Program comprehension

  • Program repair

  • Program synthesis

  • Programming languages

  • Recommender systems

  • Refactoring

  • Release engineering and DevOps

  • Reliability and safety

  • Requirements engineering

  • Reverse engineering

  • SE for machine learning

  • Search-based software engineering

  • Software architecture and product design

  • Software economics

  • Software ecosystems

  • Software metrics and prediction models

  • Software processes

  • Software reuse

  • Software services and cloud-based systems

  • Software testing

  • Software traceability

  • Software visualization

  • Variability and product lines

All submissions should include a title and the authors’ full names and affiliations. Submissions must be written in English and must be in PDF format. Submissions must conform to the IEEE conference proceedings template, specified in 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 options).

Submissions should be made through HotCRP: https://icse2023-industry-forum.hotcrp.com/


All submissions will be reviewed by members of the ICSE Industry Forum Committee. Submissions will be evaluated based on the practicality to industry, originality, potential for discussion at the forum, and relevance to software engineering.

It is not necessary for authors to hide their identities in their submissions (as the review process is not double-anonymous.)

Submissions must not have been previously published or concurrently submitted elsewhere.

Please note, that the author list cannot be changed after a submission has been accepted for publication. The submission title may be changed after acceptance, however only with the permission of the track chairs and on recommendation of the reviewers.

Open Science and Data Availability for Industry Forum (Optional)

ICSE2023 encourages Open Science and Data Availability. However, we recognise that for industry submissions making information publicly available may not be possible due to commercial, contractual, policy or regulatory reasons. Data availability is not a mandatory requirement for the Industry Forum..

Authors are encouraged to share artifacts related to their study provided that there are no ethical, legal, technical, economic, or sensible barriers preventing the disclosure. Artifacts may include, but are not limited to, raw and transformed data, extended proofs, appendices, analysis scripts, software, virtual machines and containers, and qualitative codebooks. For more details on how to share such artifacts, see the ICSE 2023 Open Science Policy .

All submissions should include a Data Availability section, including those that are not able to disclose their data by providing a short statement for the reasons (ethical, NDA, etc.).

Upon acceptance, authors have the possibility to separately submit their supplementary material to the ICSE 2023 Artifact Evaluation track , for recognition of artifacts that are reusable, available, replicated or reproduced.

Important Dates

Submission deadline: 8 Feb 2023

Notifications: 3 Mar 2023

Camera-ready: 17 Mar 2023