Software Engineering in Practice

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Silicon Valley is home to many of the world’s largest technology corporations and is a global hub for high-tech innovation and development. ICSE 2013’s proximity to Silicon Valley creates an unprecedented opportunity for collaboration between industry and academia.

The Software Engineering in Practice (SEIP) track provides a dedicated forum for practitioners to share ideas, advice, and solutions to real software development problems. To that end, SEIP seeks papers that highlight industrial challenges, breakthroughs, and case studies. SEIP especially seeks papers with high take-away value to help practitioners improve their own software engineering processes, techniques, and results. Also valuable are papers that help academics identify important new areas of research.

Past innovations in Software Engineering have emerged from both industry and academia. ICSE provides a forum for networking, exchanging ideas, developing new visions within and between these communities that can impact the future directions of software engineering, and forging long-term partnerships designed to solve some of the most pressing and difficult problems of our field.

To this end, we solicit three different kinds of submissions:

  • Experience reports and case studies: Each paper should provide clear take-away value by describing the context of a problem of practical importance; discussing why the solution of the problem is innovative, effective, or efficient; providing a concise explanation of the approach, techniques, and methodologies employed; and explaining the best practices that emerged, tools developed, and/or software processes involved. Furthermore, papers should describe broader applicability; overall assessment of benefits, risks and mitigations, and other lessons learned. Experience reports and case studies may be up to ten pages in length and will appear in the ICSE Companion proceedings.
  • Panel proposals: We solicit panel proposals on topics that are likely to be relevant and of interest to industrial attendees. Each proposal should describe the topic to be discussed, argue why the topic is timely and of interest, and identify an initial panel membership with associated bios of identified panelists. Each accepted panel will be allowed two pages in the ICSE Companion proceedings.
  • Mini tutorials: Mini tutorials are 90 minute presentations on a particular software engineering topic for an industrial audience. We seek proposals for mini tutorials, which must identify the topic, provide a biography of the tutorial presenter(s), outline why the topic is timely and relevant, and describe the content of the tutorial in sufficient detail to judge the relevance of the proposal. Each mini-tutorial will be allowed two pages in the ICSE Companion proceedings.


All submissions will be reviewed by at least three members of the Software Engineering in Practice Program Committee. Submissions must not have been previously published or concurrently submitted elsewhere. Submissions will be evaluated on the basis of practicality to industry, originality, significance of contribution, applicability, quality of presentation, and discussion to related work.

How to Submit:

All submitted papers must conform to the ICSE 2013 formatting and submission instructions.  Papers must be submitted electronically to by the stated deadline.  The deadline is firm and not negotiable.

Accepted papers will appear in the SEIP Proceedings of the ICSE 2013 conference and the ACM and IEEE digital libraries.

Important Dates:

Submissions due November 2, 2012
Notifications January 25, 2013
Camera Ready March 1, 2013


Jane Cleland-Huang, DePaul University, USA
Erik Simmons, Intel Corporation, USA

Program Committee:

Fereidoon Shams Aliee, Shahid Beheshti University, Iran
June Andronick, NICTA, Australia
Hazeline Asuncion, University of Washington, USA
Peter Bahrs, CTO WebSphere Services, IBM, USA
Benoit Baudry, INRIA, France
Ayse Bener, Ryerson University, Canada
Brian Berenbach, Siemens Corporate Research and Technology, USA
Carlos Castro Herrera, GOOGLE, USA
Satish Chandra, IBM T. J. Watson Research Center, USA
Tony Gorschek, Blekinge Institute of Technology, Sweden
Arnaud Gotlieb, SIMULA, Norway and INRIA, France
Robert Hall, AT&T, USA
Mamoun Hirzalla, IBM, United Arab Emirates
Frank Houdek, Daimler AG, Germany
Roger Kilian-Kehr, SAP Research, Germany
Kim Lauenroth, Adesso AG, Germany
Mikael Lindvall, Fraunhofer, USA
Walid Maalej, University of Hamburg, Germany
Patrick Mäder, Johannes Kepler University, Austria
Fergal Mc Caffery, Dundalk Institute of Technology, Ireland
Ipek Ozkaya, Software Engineering Institute, USA
Barbara Paech, University of Heidelberg, Germany
Romain Robbes, University of Chile, Chile
Brian Robinson, ABB Corporate Research, USA
Gautam Shroff, TCS, India
Sam Supakkul, Sabre Inc., USA
Girish Suryanarayana, Siemens , India
Mike Whalen, University of Minnesota, USA
Wayne Zage, Ball State University, USA
Dongmei Zhang, Microsoft, China
Jia Zhang, Carnegie Mellon, Silicon Valley , USA