SSBSE: Symposium on Search Based Software Engineering



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Event When Where Deadline
SSBSE 2017 Symposium on Search-Based Software Engineering
Sep 9, 2017 - Sep 11, 2017 Paderborn, Germany Apr 7, 2017 (Mar 31, 2017)
SSBSE 2015 Symposium on Search-Based Software Engineering
Sep 5, 2015 - Sep 7, 2015 Bergamo, Italy Apr 10, 2015 (Apr 1, 2015)
SSBSE 2013 5th International Symposium on Search Based Software Engineering
Aug 24, 2013 - Aug 26, 2013 St. Petersburg, Russia Apr 5, 2013
SSBSE 2012 International Symposium on Search Based Software Engineering
Sep 28, 2012 - Sep 30, 2012 Riva del Garda, Trento, Italy May 7, 2012 (Apr 27, 2012)
SSBSE 2011 Symposium on Search-based Software Engineering
Sep 10, 2011 - Sep 12, 2011 Szeged, Hungary Apr 29, 2011 (Apr 15, 2011)
SSBSE 2010 2nd International Symposium on Search Based Software Engineering
Sep 7, 2010 - Sep 9, 2010 Benevento, Italy Apr 30, 2010
SSBSE 2009 1st International Symposium on Search Based Software Engineering
May 13, 2009 - May 15, 2009 Windsor, United Kingdom Dec 5, 2008

Present CFP : 2017

Combined Call for Papers
Symposium on Search-Based Software Engineering (SSBSE)
September 9-11, 2017
Paderborn, Germany
(Co-located with ESEC/FSE'17)


SSBSE'17 is the ninth edition of the annual symposium dedicated to Search
Based Software Engineering. SBSE studies the application of meta-heuristic
optimization techniques to various software engineering problems, ranging
from requirements engineering to software testing and maintenance. The
symposium provides a welcoming forum for discussion and dissemination that
will strengthen the rapidly-growing international SBSE community.

Research Papers: We invite submissions of high quality papers describing
novel and original work in all areas of SBSE including, but not limited to:
- Applications of SBSE to novel problems,
- Theoretical analyses of search algorithms for software engineering,
- Rigorous empirical evaluations of SBSE techniques,
- Reports of industrial experiences.

Research papers must have up to 15 pages in length, including all text,
figures, references, and appendices. For all other papers, submissions
should not exceed 6 pages in length (using the regular symposium format).

Short Papers: We also invite short papers presenting new ideas, tools,
experience reports, or novel techniques and ideas, which will be included
in the proceedings and presented at the symposium.

Student Papers: This track gives students the opportunity to showcase their
SBSE research and receive feedback from senior members of the SBSE
community. To be eligible, papers should be primarily the work of students
that have not yet completed their studies. The paper may have co-authors
who are not students but the student author is expected to present the
paper at the symposium.

Challenge Papers: We challenge you to apply your SBSE expertise to do
interesting things to, or with, a chosen set of software projects and
uncover interesting things related to them. The best competition entries
will be awarded special prizes. More details about the track will be
announced on the website.

Tutorials: 2 page proposals for 1 hour tutorials covering state-of-the-art
SBSE methods. Proposals must describe what will be presented and why this
might be of interest to this community. Proposals will be selected on their
novelty, technical content, track record of the presenter and, ideally,
degree of interactivity with the audience.

Transfer talks: Invited talks from authors publishing innovative work
relevant to SBSE, originally presented at other forums. To nominate
speakers for such talks, please email


Key Dates


Tutorial Proposals February 14, 2017
Tutorials Selected February 28, 2017


Abstract submission March 31, 2017
Paper Submission April 7, 2017
Notification May 14, 2017
Camera Ready June 14, 2017


Submission May 21, 2017
Notification June 7, 2017
Camera ready: TBD

To propose a tutorial, please email

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