SEAMS 2023
Mon 15 - Tue 16 May 2023 Melbourne, Australia
co-located with ICSE 2023

Call for Papers

Today we are building an exciting future in which autonomous vehicles navigate complex environments, smart cities help solve public problems and achieve a higher quality of life, and service robots support social care workers or perform tasks that are too dangerous for humans. However, these software-intensive systems must continuously preserve and optimize their operation in the presence of uncertain changes in their operating environment, resource variability, evolving user needs, attacks and faults. In addition, the complexity of these systems demands them to adapt and manage themselves autonomously.

SEAMS is a CORE-A ranked conference that applies software engineering methods, techniques, processes, and tools to support the construction of safe, performant, and cost-effective self-adaptive and autonomous systems that provide self-* properties like self-configuration, self-healing, self-optimization, and self-protection. The objective of SEAMS is to bring together researchers and practitioners from academia, industry, and government to investigate, discuss, examine, and advance the fundamental principles, state of the art, and the solutions addressing critical challenges of engineering self-adaptive and self-managing systems.

Topics of Interest

We welcome research contributions to all topics related to engineering self-adaptive and self-managing systems, including:

Foundational Concepts

  • Self-* properties
  • Uncertainty
  • Runtime models and variability
  • Mixed-initiative and human-in-the-loop/human-on-the-loop
  • Ethical challenges

Engineering Strategies

  • AI and machine learning
  • Automatic synthesis techniques
  • Control theory
  • Search-based techniques
  • Model checking
  • Simulation and digital twins

Engineering Activities

  • Domain/environment analysis
  • Requirements elicitation
  • Security and privacy
  • Architecture and design
  • Testing and assurances
  • Automated maintenance
  • Systematic reuse
  • Processes and methodologies
  • Self-adaptation for software engineering


  • Formal notations for self-* properties
  • Domain-specific languages
  • Programming language support

Application areas and domains include but are not limited to industrial internet of things, cyber-physical systems, cloud/fog/edge computing, bioengineering, robotics, smart environments, smart user interfaces, web applications, and automotive.

Types of Papers

We solicit three types of papers:

  • Research papers 10 pages of content + 2 pages of references: papers offering novel and mature research contributions and experiences gained from applying or evaluating research results in practice.

  • Short papers: 6 pages of content + 1 page of references: papers presenting ongoing research or new research ideas without a complete evaluation.

  • Community debate 2 pages, possibly with a supporting video: Participants from industry and academia who would like to participate in the SEAMS 2023 community debate are strongly encouraged to submit a short position paper on the statement: “Are the solutions developed by the self-adaptive systems community mature enough for industrial adoption?” A submission should clearly take a position in favor or against the statement and support this position with arguments.

For additional information on how to submit papers to SEAMS 2023, please see the Submission tab.

Besides research papers, the SEAMS organizers encourage the submissions of artifacts. Artifacts can be associated with research papers, or they can be as standalone contributions. For both options, artifacts should be submitted to the artifact track.

Submission and Important Dates

NEW: SEAMS 2023 will use two submission rounds, with firm deadlines in October 2022 and February 2023, and with the possibility of submitting a revised version from the first round to the second as detailed below.

First Submission Round

  • Abstract deadline (firm): 1 October 2022
  • Paper submission due (firm): 7 October 2022
  • Notification of decision (Accept / Revision / Reject) to authors: 15 December 2022
    • Submissions with Accept decisions: Final paper files (camera-ready copy) due: 1 February 2023
    • Submissions with Revision decisions: Submit a revised version along with a response letter to the reviews by 1 February 2023 (see Second submission round).
    • Submissions with Reject decisions: Final decision, authors of the rejected papers from the first round may not resubmit the paper again in the second round.

Second submission round

  • Abstract deadline for new submissions (firm): 25 January 2023
  • Paper, new and revised round-one papers submission due (firm): 1 February 2023
  • Notification of decision (Accept / Reject): 15 March 2023
  • Final paper for new and revised submissions (camera-ready copy) due: 31 March 2023

Author Responses

Authors of papers that receive “Revision” decisions in the first round will have the opportunity to submit a revised version of their papers to the second round. respond to an initial round of reviews. We encourage authors to provide a response letter that (1) explains how the comments have been tackled, (2) provides answers to the questions posed by reviewers.

Paper Submission

Papers must comply with the following ICSE submission guidelines:

  • 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).
  • By submitting to SEAMS, 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 SEAMS 2023 must not have been published elsewhere and must not be under review or submitted for review elsewhere whilst under consideration for SEAMS 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, under contract to the ACM or IEEE, to detect violations of these policies.

Notification and Publication

Accepted papers will appear in the SEAMS 2023 proceedings that will be published in the IEEE and ACM digital libraries. 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. Purchase of additional pages in the proceedings is not allowed.

Authors of selected Research papers will be invited to submit revised and extended versions of their work to a dedicated Special Issue of ACM Transactions on Autonomous and Adaptive Systems (TAAS).

If a submission is accepted, at least one author of the paper must register for and attend SEAMS 2023 and present the paper. The presentation is expected to be delivered in person unless this is impossible due to travel limitations (related to, e.g., health, visa, or COVID-19). For those who cannot travel in person to present their work, we will provide the opportunity to present their work remotely.


SEAMS delivers the following awards to Research papers:

  • Best paper
  • Best student paper