Scope and Goals

The 2013 International Conference on Software Engineering (ICSE) Workshops provide a forum for a group of 20-50 participants to discuss current topics in software engineering research and practice. ICSE Workshops will provide opportunities for researchers to exchange and discuss innovative scientific and engineering ideas at a stage before they have matured to warrant conference or journal publication. ICSE Workshops also serve as incubators for scientific ideas or new scientific communities that form and share a particular research agenda.

ICSE 2013 Workshops may be either one or two days long and may be held before or after the main conference. Participation in ICSE workshops is usually open. ICSE workshops frequently publish a call for papers to produce workshop proceedings to be published in the electronic ICSE proceedings.

Here's a list of workshops from ICSE 2013.

Proposal Submissions

Proposals must not exceed 5 pages in length, must follow the ICSE 2013 formatting and submission instructions and must include the following information in the order specified:

4 pages:

  • full contact information for all organizers of the workshop;
  • identify a main contact for the workshop;
  • the desired length of the workshop (i.e., one or two days);
  • desired workshop date(s) and scheduling constraints; as usual, workshops will be scheduled before and after the main ICSE 2013 conference;
  • a one-page outline of the theme and goals of the workshop including a brief abstract (less than 175 words) intended for the ICSE 2013 web site;
  • a statement discussing the relevance to the field of software engineering;
  • plans for generating and stimulating discussion at the workshop;
  • the desired minimum and maximum number of workshop participants;
  • link to a preliminary web site of the workshop;
  • a list of program committee members including proposed and committed members;
  • the participant solicitation and selection process including whether the workshop will be open or closed;
  • plans for workshop proceedings (if any) including an ideal number of papers and expected length of a participant paper (pages);
  • a statement and justification of the expected number of participants to help determine whether the workshop is financially feasible - in case of previously held workshops, the number of submissions and registered attendees as well as the web site must be included;
  • any equipment, room capacity, or other logistic constraints;
  • a brief description of each organizer's background, including relevant past experience in organizing conferences and workshops; and

1 page:

  • your call for papers.

All proposals must conform at time of submission to the ICSE 2013 formatting and submission instructions, and must not exceed 4 pages, including all text, references, appendices and figures, plus 1 extra page for the call-for-papers.

Proposals must be submitted electronically by the deadline below.

Finally, in preparing their workshop proposals and organizing their event, workshop organizers should keep in mind the following constraints:

  • ICSE 2013 will not pay for registration, travel, or other arrangements for workshop organizers or any of their invited speakers or guests.
  • All participants, including workshop organizers, keynote speakers, and invited guests, must register for the workshop.
  • Workshop organizers cannot submit (refereed) papers to their own workshop.
  • For all workshops, ICSE 2013 will enforce uniform deadlines for workshop paper submission, notification of authors, and camera-ready copies (see mandatory deadlines in the section on formatting proposals above).

Review and Evaluation Criteria

Workshop proposals will be reviewed by the ICSE 2013 Workshop Committee and evaluated according to the following criteria: 

  • The potential to advance the state of software engineering research and practice
  • The organizers' commitment to stimulate discussion at the workshop
  • The organizers' experience and ability to lead a successful workshop
  • Timeliness and expected interest in the workshop topics
  • The balance and synergy between all ICSE 2013 events

Important Dates

Workshop submissions:

Workshop proposals submission due November 2, 2012
Notification of acceptance of workshop proposals November 28, 2012

For accepted workshops:

Workshop web page(s) set up December 7, 2012
URL of workshop homepage due December 7, 2012
TEXT Workshop CFP submitted to us December 7, 2012
List of accepted papers with contact email February 28, 2013
Camera-ready final workshop summary (2 pages for the ICSE proceedings and the copyright form) March 7, 2013

For workshop organizers to communicate to their potential participants:

Workshop paper submissions due February 7, 2013
Extended deadline for the following workshops:
February 14th, 2013
Notification of authors February 28, 2013
Camera-ready copies of authors’ papers (if workshop proceedings are wanted) March 7, 2013


Please note that ICSE 2013 will not pay for registration, travel, or other arrangements for workshop organizers or any of their invited speakers or invited guests. All participants, including workshop organizers, keynote speakers, and invited guests, must register for the workshop.

Workshop Co-Chairs

Margaret BurnettMargaret BurnettOregon State UniversityUnited States of America Holger GieseHolger GieseHasso-Plattner-InstitutGermany

Committee Members

Rachel Bellamy, IBM T.J. Watson Research Center, USA
Scott D. Fleming, University of Memphis, USA
Kokichi Futatsugi, JAIST, Japan
Alex Groce, Oregon State University, USA
John Grundy, Swinburne University of Technology, Australia
Jan Jürjens, TU Dortmund and Fraunhofer ISST, Germany
Miryung Kim, University of Texas at Austin, USA
Peter Knauber, Mannheim University of Applied Sciences, Germany
Nachiappan Nagappan, Microsoft Research, USA
Eleni Stroulia, University of Alberta, Canada

Further Information

Please submit inquiries to

FAQ and late-breaking announcements for workshop organizers and workshop participants.