Software Engineering in Practice Track

Call for Papers

ICSE has historically been the platform of choice for noteworthy industry-academia conference interactions in all matters of Software Engineering. Continuing this tradition, ICSE 2011 nurtures and values these interactions bringing together software engineering practitioners and researchers from industry and academia via the Software Engineering in Practice Track.

This track solicits high quality research papers and experience reports focused on industrial practice and applications of software engineering foundations, methods, practices, processes and tools. We welcome, in particular, results of partnerships between industry and academia that are pragmatic, practical, highly relevant, and thoroughly researched. Papers representing experience reports or case studies are of substantial interest. Papers should address the following: the context of the problem and why it is important; closely related work; a concise explanation of the approach, techniques, and methodologies employed; the best practices that emerged; the tools developed, the software processes involved, and their broader applicability; overall assessment of effectiveness, risks and mitigations, and other lessons learned; as well as how other approaches may have been considered or tried, but not chosen. A sample collection of Software Engineering in Practice submissions can be found in the proceedings of past ICSE conferences. All submissions will be peer reviewed.

Areas and Topics of Interest

This track will bring out the best of the software engineering research, practice, and experience in diverse fields of enterprise and business – from traditional industries like aerospace, finance, energy, telecommunications, health, engineering and defense to emerging areas like bioinformatics, life sciences, online retail, computer games and virtual worlds, green IT, cloud or grid computing, social networks, sustainability, and society. Papers addressing new development methods and tools that depart from traditional software engineering, such as free/open source software, distributed collaboration, international outsourcing, and crowdsourcing, are encouraged. The areas and topics of interest in the Technical/Research Track are also relevant for the Software Engineering in Practice Track.

Review and Evaluation Criteria

Each submission will be reviewed by at least two members of the Program Committee. Submissions will be evaluated on the basis of originality, importance of contribution, soundness, evaluation, quality of presentation, and appropriate comparison to related work.

How to Submit

Please read all of these instructions prior to submitting your paper.

Papers submitted for consideration should not have been published elsewhere and should not be under review or submitted for review elsewhere during the duration of consideration. ACM plagiarism policies and procedures shall be followed for cases of double submission.

All papers must conform at time of submission to the ICSE 2011 Format and Submission Guidelines, and must not exceed 10 pages, including all text, references, appendices and figures. All submissions must be in English. Submissions must be in PDF format.

Submissions that do not comply with the foregoing instructions will be desk rejected without review.

Note: camera–ready copy will use the same format and length limits required of submissions, and thus your submission should reflect the form that you anticipate your camera–ready copy will take.

Papers must be submitted electronically through CyberChairPRO. The deadline for Software Engineering in Practice papers submission is October 15, 2010.


Upon notification of acceptance, all authors of accepted papers will be asked to complete an ACM Copyright form and will receive further instructions for preparing their camera ready versions. At least one author of each paper is required to present the results in the Software Enginnering in Practice Track at the ICSE 2011 conference. All accepted contributions will be published in the conference electronic proceedings which will also be available as a printed proceedings.

Important Dates

Submission Due Date Friday, October 15, 2010
Notification Date Wednesday, December 15, 2010
Camera-Ready Date Friday, February 11, 2011



ICSE 2011 Call for Papers: SEIP Track  (3MB Adobe PDF)

Software Engineering in Practice Co-Chairs

Infosys Technologies
Institute for Software Research, UC Irvine
United States of America

Program Committee

See the Software Engineering in Practice program committee page.