ICSSP 2023
Sun 14 - Mon 15 May 2023 Melbourne, Australia
co-located with ICSE 2023

ICSSP 2023: Software and System Processes for and with Emerging Technologies

ICSSP 2023 will be held on 14-15 May 2023, and co-located with ICSE 2023.

A by-invitation workshop will be held on 13 May 2023.

Please use the contact form to contact PC Chairs.

About ICSSP Conference Series

ICSSP 2023 is the 17th in a series of ICSSP conferences that have been organized by the International Software and Systems Process Association (ISSPA) or its predecessor, the International Software Process Association (ISPA). The ICSSP series grew out of two earlier and partly overlapping series, the International Conferences on Software Process (ICSP), dating back to 1991, and the International Software Process Workshops (ISPW), dating back to 1984.

Recent ICSSP conferences have mostly been organized with or around ICSE, with proceedings published by ACM or IEEE. The 2021 and 2022 conferences were co-organized with the International Conference on Global Software Engineering (ICGSE), and ICSSP 2022 was co-sponsored and co-organized with the Carnegie Mellon University Software Engineering Institute. For the 2023 ICSSP, the ISSPA is pleased to be joining forces with representatives of CSRIO's Data61 unit, the data and digital specialist arm of Australia's national science agency.

About ICSSP 2023

In recent years, innovative software and systems technologies have been rapidly adopted with increasingly widespread but uncertain impacts. These technologies include various forms of AI; big data and data science; blockchain and distributed ledgers; augmented, virtual, and extended reality; low-code/no-code platforms; and even quantum computing (among others). By their novel nature, these new technologies and applications demand new approaches to software and systems development. Beyond that, the novelty and uncertainty surrounding these technologies and applications requires new and more effective approaches and processes to assuring correctness, understandability, predictability, responsibility, security, ethics and other vital qualities of our software and systems.

At the same time, many of these new technologies may have applications within the software life cycle. So the question naturally arises, can we put technologies such as AI, blockchain, low code, and big data, to work in improving our ability to develop, manage, and apply new software and systems applications. We can even ask whether it will become essential to do so.

ICSSP 2023 is focusing on software and systems processes for and with these new technologies, as well as on incorporating these new technologies into new modes of working in software and systems development for business, government, society, and the environment. ICSSP 2023 aims to bring together researchers and practitioners to share their research findings, experiences, and new ideas on diverse topics related to software and system processes. For 2023, the theme of the conference is: "Software and System Processes for and with Emerging Technologies". The goal is to advance both the state of the research and the state of the practice by applying innovative ideas from different fields of research to the future of software and system engineering processes.

The Call for Papers is available. The Abstract deadline is 6 January 2023, and the Submission deadline is 13 January 2023.

Call for Papers

Topics of Interest

Submissions

Important Dates

Submission Requirements and Policies

In recent years, innovative software and systems technologies have been rapidly adopted with increasingly widespread but uncertain impacts. These technologies include various forms of AI; big data and data science; blockchain and distributed ledgers; augmented, virtual, and extended reality; low-code/no-code platforms; and even quantum computing (among others). By their novel nature, these new technologies and applications demand new approaches to software and systems development. Beyond that, the novelty and uncertainty surrounding these technologies and applications requires new and more effective approaches and processes to assuring correctness, understandability, predictability, responsibility, security, ethics and other vital qualities of our software and systems.

At the same time, many of these new technologies may have applications within the software life cycle. So the question naturally arises, can we put technologies such as AI, blockchain, low code, and big data, to work in improving our ability to develop, manage, and apply new software and systems applications. We can even ask whether it will become essential to do so.

ICSSP 2023 is focusing on software and systems processes for and with these new technologies, as well as on incorporating these new technologies into new modes of working in software and systems development for business, government, society, and the environment. ICSSP 2023 aims to bring together researchers and practitioners to share their research findings, experiences, and new ideas on diverse topics related to software and system processes. For 2023, the theme of the conference is: "Software and System Processes for and with Emerging Technologies". The goal is to advance both the state of the research and the state of the practice by applying innovative ideas from different fields of research to the future of software and system engineering processes.

Topics of Interest

Submissions must be related to software and systems, and we are especially interested in, but not limited to, papers addressing the topics in the following list:

Software and System Processes for and with Emerging Technologies
  • Blockchain and distributed ledger technologies
  • AI and / or data science
  • Low-code / no-code development
  • Augmented, virtual, and extended reality (AR/VR/XR)
  • Quantum programming
Methods and Processes
  • Measurement for hybrid and evolving processes
  • The impact of serverless infrastructure on software and systems processes
  • Empirical studies and experience reports on agile or hybrid processes
  • Factors affecting selection, design, adoption, management and success of hybrid processes
  • Continuous integration and deployment for serverless infrastructure
  • Function-as-a-service software and systems processes
  • Impacts of special requirements such as high safety/reliability, globally distributed development, continuous integration, and others
  • Evolution or transformation of organizations
  • Enterprise processes for advanced development paradigms such as agile, lean, DevOps or customer-centric development
  • Data science for analysis and management of hybrid and evolving processes
  • System processes: business processes, medical processes, voting processes etc.
  • Multi-disciplinary system and software processes (incl. process interfaces)
Business Strategy
  • Hiring practices and strategies for skills development in emerging technologies
  • Startup and entrepreneurship in software process and distributed development
  • Processes and practices for cross-organization collaboration
  • Supplier management for emerging technologies in global contexts
  • Economics of distributed software development
  • Team building in WFX (work from anywhere)
  • Competitiveness and innovation in WFX settings
Trust in System and Software Processes
  • Engineering societal-scale software systems
  • Fairness in software processes
  • Privacy-by-design
  • Processes to assure inclusion and diversity in software development
  • Ethics and human values in software development processes
  • Engineering processes for trustworthy and dependable AI systems
  • Software and system processes for and with compliance checking

Submissions

Submissions are invited for unpublished original work in the following categories:

  • Full Papers (10 pages + up to 2 pages with references) that reflect completed and evaluated research on novel approaches to major software and systems process challenges, especially relating to the Software and System Processes for and with emerging technologies.
  • Short Papers (5 pages including references) that present concise research results, describe work-in-progress (e.g. Ph.D. research), or conceptual and position papers addressing new perspectives, open questions and future directions. Short papers can also be industry papers, for instance, describing practical challenges and approaches, or research needs motivated by industry experience.
  • Industry Track includes experience reports (up to 5 pages excluding references) and/or industry talks (abstract of a maximum of 300 words using a template of your choice and a slide package). Industry track submissions are expected to have a strong focus on the real-world application of techniques, tools, methodologies, processes, and practices. Submissions should clearly identify the problem that is addressed, the industrial context, and the outcomes, as well as the expected learning for the audience. Full papers (10 pages + up to 2 pages with references) are also welcome to our industry track.

Important Dates

Full and Short Research Papers
  • Abstract Submission: 6 January 2023
  • Paper Submission: 13 January 2023
  • Notification: 21 February 2023
  • Camera Ready: 13 March 2023
Industry Talks
  • Abstract Submission: 6 January 2023
  • Slide Package Submission: 13 January 2023
  • Notification: 21 February 2023
  • Slide Package Camera Ready: 13 March 2023

Submission Requirements and Policies

All submissions must conform to the ICSSP 2023 formatting and submission instructions and must not exceed the given page limits for the applicable type of submission. All submissions must be in English. Page limits include all text, figures, tables, references, and appendices. Only research papers are permitted up to two more pages containing only references. The page limit is strict, and purchase of additional pages in the proceedings is not allowed at any point in the process (including after the paper is accepted). All submissions must be in PDF.

Formatting - 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 must strictly conform to the IEEE conference proceedings formatting instructions specified above. Alterations of spacing, font size, and other changes that deviate from the instructions may result in desk rejection without further review.

Submission Site - Submissions must be made through the ICSSP2023 submission site (https://icse2023-icssp.hotcrp.com/) no later than the applicable submission deadline. Be sure to direct your submissions correctly and select the appropriate submission type when uploading your submission. We encourage authors to upload their paper info early (and can submit the PDF later, but still before or on the date of the submission deadline AoE) to support the management of the review process.

Plagiarism Policy - By submitting to ICSSP 2023, authors acknowledge that they are aware of and agree to be bound by the ACM Policy and Procedures on Plagiarism and the IEEE Plagiarism FAQ. In particular, papers submitted to ICSSP 2023 must not have been published elsewhere and must not be under review or submitted for review elsewhere whilst under consideration for ICSSP 2023. Contravention of this concurrent submission policy will be deemed a serious breach of scientific ethics, and appropriate action will be taken in all such cases. To check for double submission and plagiarism issues, the chairs reserve the right to (1) share the list of submissions with the PC Chairs of other conferences with overlapping review periods and (2) use external plagiarism detection software to detect violations of these policies.

Any submission that does not comply with these requirements may be desk rejected by the PC Co-Chairs without further review.

Notice: The official publication date is the first day of the conference. The official publication date affects the deadline for any patent filings related to published work.

Proceedings - The proceedings will be published by IEEE, and will appear in the IEEE Xplore. The proceedings will only contain papers that have been presented at ICSSP 2023 and for which at least one author has registered.

Reviewing - All submissions will be peer-reviewed by the ICSSP 2023 program committee members. Each submitted research paper will receive reviews from at least three members of the specific program committee. ICSSP 2023 does not employ double-blind review process.

Requirement to Register, Attend, and Present - Upon notification of acceptance, authors of accepted papers will be asked to complete a copyright form and will receive further instructions for preparing their camera-ready versions. At least one author of each accepted paper is expected to register for and attend the ICSSP 2023 and present the work. The organizers have the right to withdraw papers from the proceedings if there is no associated registration by two weeks past the authors' registration deadline. All accepted contributions with at least one registered author will be published in the conference electronic proceedings and appear in the IEEE Xplore.

Open Science Policy - ICSSP 2023 encourages authors to submit artifact packages and/or data sets with their papers, for the sake of transparency, reusability, replicability, and/or reproducibility, as well as for facilitating the peer review process. The following guidelines are recommendations and are not mandatory. Your choice will not affect the review process for your paper. Should you decide to embrace this policy, we strongly encourage you to archive empirical datasets on Zenodo or Dataverse, following Google guidelines to dataset providers, and share analysis scripts on freely accessible code repositories such as GitHub, GitLab, and Bitbucket.

Self-Archiving - ICSSP 2023 also encourages authors to self-archive a preprint of your accepted manuscript in arXiv.org or other similar open repositories. This is permitted by the ACM publisher. Note that the final version of the paper, as laid out by the publisher, cannot be self-archived. Instead, manuscripts with reviewer comments addressed must be used, but before applying the camera-ready instructions and templates.

Contact - Feel free to contact the ICSSP 2023 Program Co-Chairs for more details.