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Software Engineering in Society (SEIS)


We are looking for stimulating papers that address the broad issues of the role and impact of software engineering in society. Specifically, we are seeking contributions that will help us to understand how software engineering can address the technical demands and opportunities of a society that is environmentally, economically and politically sustainable.

SEIS Welcomes


SEIS takes a broad view of "sustainability" that encompasses the global challenges of climate and energy, health, security and democracy. We are interested in software engineering tools, processes, architectures, processes and methods that are relevant in these settings. SEIS authors are encouraged to contribute both mature, and novel but soundly-motivated research. SEIS welcomes multi- and interdisciplinary research showcasing how software engineering can contribute to the many dimensions of sustainability.


The primary criterion for acceptance is the extent to which a paper meets the track goals and fits the scope. The SEIS program committee will undertake the assessment with regard to the following criteria: originality, relevance and soundness of the paper, appropriate consideration of relevant literature, and quality of presentation. Each submission will be reviewed by at least three 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 2016 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 by the submission deadline of October 23, 2015 (anywhere on earth) through the online submission site,

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

The official publication date of the ICSE 2016 Companion Proceedings is the date the proceedings are made available in the ACM Digital Library. This date may be up to two weeks prior to the first day of the conference. The official publication date affects the deadline for any patent filings related to published work.

Important Dates

SEIS Committee

Organizing Committee

Grace Lewis (Co-Chair), Carnegie Mellon Software Engineering Institute, USA
Jon Whittle (Co-Chair), Lancaster University, UK

Program Committee

Marco Aiello, University of Groningen, The Netherlands
Luca Ardito, Politecnico di Torino, Italy
Rami Bahsoon, University of Birmingham, UK
Balbir Barn, Middlesex University, UK
Kelly Blincoe, University of Victoria, Canada
Travis Breaux, Carnegie Mellon University, USA
Bernd Bruegge, Technische Universitaet Muenchen, Germany
Marcelo Cataldo, EMC Corporation, USA
Fernando Castor, Universidade Federal de Pernambuco, Brazil
Gordana Dodig-Crnkovic, Chalmers University of Technology & University of Gothenburg and Malardalen University, Sweden
Steve Easterbrook, University of Toronto, Canada
Steve Fickas, University of Oregon, USA
Scott D. Fleming, University of Memphis, USA
Kurt Geihs, University of Kassel, Germany
William G.J. Halfond, University of Southern California, USA
Valerie Issarny, Inria, France
Patricia Lago, VU University Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Filippo Lanubile, University of Bari, Italy
Kelly Lyons, University of Toronto, Canada
Walid Maalej, University of Hamburg, Germany
Neil Maiden, City University London, UK
Henry Muccini, University of L'Aquila, Italy
Jürgen Münch, University of Helsinki, Finland
Hausi Muller, University of Victoria, Canada
Birgit Penzenstadler, California State University Long Beach, USA
Giuseppe Procaccianti, VU University Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Awais Rashid, Lancaster University, UK
Maryam Razavian, Technical University of Eindhoven, The Netherlands
Pete Sawyer, Lancaster University, UK
Patrick Wagstrom, IBM Watson Group, USA