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SEIS-ICSE 2015 : Software Engineering in Society (SEIS) @ 37th International Conference on Software Engineering (ICSE)


When May 16, 2015 - May 24, 2015
Where Firenze, Italy
Submission Deadline Oct 24, 2014
Notification Due Jan 21, 2015
Final Version Due Feb 13, 2015
Categories    software engineering   software architecture   social   sustainability

Call For Papers

Call for Contributions to
Software Engineering in Society

* Goals *

ICSE 2015 features for the first time the new Track on Software
Engineering in Society (SEIS).

SEIS will provide a forum for discussing the role and impact of
software engineering in a sustainable society that is incrementally
intertwined with ecological changes, social challenges, economic
imperatives and technical demands and opportunities.

* SEIS welcomes *

- innovative, inspiring, thought-provoking research supported by
well-motivated scientific intuition; new research directions;
synergies with other disciplines

- solid research results; empirical studies; research experimentation
bridging the gap between models and reality of a sustainable society

* Scope *

SEIS 2015 seeks papers challenging the role and impact of the software
engineering discipline for a sustainable society, along various

- environmental sustainability: energy, climate change;
- social sustainability: for both organizations, individuals and
citizens, communities;
- economic sustainability: business and economic aspects of software
- societal sustainability: software engineering ethics, digital
divide, software engineering implications of, and contribution to,
various aspects of our society, recognition and exploitation of
diversity to benefit software engineering practices;
- technical sustainability: software that can evolve, adapt to
changing requirements, adapt to ever-changing society.

SEIS authors are encouraged to contribute both mature, and novel but
soundly-motivated research. SEIS especially welcomes multi- and
interdisciplinary research showcasing how software engineering can
contribute, and complement, the various sustainability dimensions of
our society.

* Evaluation *

The main criterion for acceptance is the degree to which a paper
matches the aforementioned track goals and scope, and provides
innovation to software engineering, emphasizing the 'Sustainability'
dimension of the track. The SEIS program committee will perform the
assessment according to the following criteria: originality, relevance
and soundness of the proposal, appropriate consideration of relevant
literature, and quality of presentation.

Each submission will be reviewed by at least two members of the
program committee.

* Presentation at the conference *

The SEIS sessions will feature a mix of short papers and long papers.

* How to Submit *

All papers must conform at the time of submission to the ICSE 2015
formatting and submission instructions. Short papers must not exceed
four pages, including all text, references, appendices, and
figures. Long papers must not exceed 10 pages, including all text,
references, appendices, and figures. Papers must be submitted
electronically at the SEIS CyberChair submission site
(, by the
submission deadline of October 24, 2014 (anywhere on earth).

* Important dates *

Submission deadline: October 24, 2014
Notification to authors: January 21, 2015
Camera ready deadline: February 13, 2015

* SEIS Committee *

Daniela Damian (Co-Chair) University of Victoria Canada
Patricia Lago (Co-Chair) VU University Amsterdam Netherlands

Marco Aiello University of Groningen Netherlands
Rami Bahsoon University of Birmingham UK
Travis Breaux Carnegie Mellon University US
Bernd Bruegge Technische Universität München Germany
Steve Easterbrook University of Toronto Canada
Hakan Ergodomus Carnegie Mellon University US
Steve Fickas University of Oregon US
Anthony Finkelstein University College London UK
Scott D. Fleming University of Memphis US
William Halfond University of Southern California US
Jim Herbsleb Carnegie Mellon University US
Lorenz M. Hilty University of Zurich and TSL, Empa Switzerland
Rick Kazman University of Hawaii US
Philippe Kruchten University of British Columbia Canada
Filippo Lanubile University of Bari Italy
Casper Lassenius Aalto University, Finland / MIT Sloan, US
Grace Lewis SEI-CMU US
Walid Maalej University of Hamburg Germany
Maurizio Morisio Politecnico di Torino Italy
Henry Muccini University of L'Aquila Italy
Jurgen Muench University of Helsinki Finland
Hausi Muller University of Victoria Canada
Norberto Patrignani Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore Italy
Birgit Penzenstadler University of California, Irvine US
Giuseppe Procaccianti VU University Amsterdam Netherlands
Awais Rashid Lancaster University UK
Maryam Razavian VU University Amsterdam Netherlands
Debra Richardson University of California, Irvine US
Janice Singer National Research Council Canada

* Formatting and submission instructions *

Please review the submission and formatting instructions carefully. Submissions that do not comply with the instructions and size limits will be rejected without review.

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