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

Call For Workshop Proposals

The workshops at the International Conference on Software Engineering 2023 (ICSE) provide a forum 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 2023 will be held between May 14 to 20. In general, participation in ICSE workshops is open. The workshop papers will be prepared by IEEE.


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 September 30, 2022 (cf. Important Dates).

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).

The main body (max 4 pages) of each proposal must include the following information, in the order specified.

  1. Workshop Title

  2. Abstract (200 words or fewer), suited for the ICSE 2023 website

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

  4. Motivation and Objectives

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

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

  5. Format and Required Services

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

    2. Intended length (1 or 2 days).

    3. Special services, logistic and/or equipment constraints.

  6. Target Audience

    1. Expected background of the workshop attendees.

    2. Plans regarding the mix of industry and research participation.

    3. Expected minimum and maximum number of workshop participants.

    4. 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).

  7. Proceedings

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

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

    3. Program committee, including tentative and already committed members.

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

    5. Link to the preliminary website of the workshop.

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

  8. Workshop History

    1. Number of registered attendees and websites of previous editions of the workshop (if any)

  9. Organizers’ bios

    1. 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 2023 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.

For workshops that will opt for publication in IEEE 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 by IEEE. This date may be up to two weeks prior to the first day of ICSE 2021. The official publication date affects the deadline for any patent filings related to published work.”


ICSE 2023 will not pay for registration, travel, or other arrangements for workshop organizers. ICSE 2023 will also not pay for workshop dinners. Additionally, ICSE 2023 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: 30 September 2022

  • Workshop Proposal Acceptance Notification: 11 November 2022

  • Workshop Websites Online: 15 December 2022

  • Workshop Papers Submission Deadline: 13 January 2023

  • Workshop Papers Acceptance Notification: 24 February 2023

  • Workshop Papers info to workshop chairs & web chairs: 27 February 2023

  • Workshop front matter: 6 March 2023

  • Workshop Papers Camera Ready: 17 March 2023

Submission System



Date  Acronym Name of Workshop
15/5/2023 AIOps ICSE'23 Workshop on Cloud Intelligence / AIOps
16/5/2023 APR International Workshop on Automated Program Repair
20/5/2023 BotSE 5th International Workshop on Bots in Software Engineering
20/5/2023 D-SyMLe Dependability of Safety-Critical Systems
 with Machine Learned Components
15/5/2023 DeepTest 2023 International Workshop on Testing for Deep Learning and Deep
Learning for Testing
20/5/2023 EnCyCriS International Workshop on Engineering and Cybersecurity of
Critical Systems
14/5/2023 FairWare’23 International Workshop on Equitable Data and Technology
20/5/2023 GAS 2023 7th International ICSE Workshop on Games and Software
20/5/2023 GE@ICSE2023 Fourth Workshop on Gender Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion in
Software Engineering
20/5/2023 GI Genetic Improvement
14/5/2023 GREENS 2023 7th International Workshop on Green and Sustainable Software
20/5/2023 InnerSoft InnerSoft: 1st International Workshop on
 InnerSource Software Development
14/5/2023 InteNSE InteNSE: Interpretability and Robustness in Neural Software
14/5/2023 MET the 8th International Workshop on Metamorphic Testing
20/5/2023 NLBSE The 2nd Natural Language-based Software Engineering
Workshop (NLBSE)
14/5/2023 Q-SE'23 4th International Workshop on Quantum Software Engineering
15/5/2023 RoSE International Workshop on Robotics Software Engineering
14/5/2023 SBFT The 16th Search-Based and Fuzz Testing Workshop (SBFT)
16/5/2023 SEENG 2023 5th International Workshop on Software Engineering Education
for the Next Generation
20/5/2023 SERP4IoT International Workshop on Software Engineering Research &
Practices for the Internet of Things
14/5/2023 SESoS 11th ACM/IEEE International Workshop on Software Engineering
for Systems-of-Systems and Software Ecosystems
20/5/2023 SVM The 1st International Workshop on Software Vulnerability
20/5/2023 WETSEB 2023 6th Workshop on Emerging Trends in Software
 Engineering for Blockchain (WETSEB 2023)