software engineering in practice track

Call for Papers

In 2010 we will continue ICSE's long tradition of bringing together software engineering researchers and practitioners from academia and industry via a dedicated industry track. This track solicits high quality research papers and experience reports focused on industrial practice and applications of software engineering foundations, methods, practices and tools. We welcome, in particular, reports on results from partnerships between industry and academia.

In addition to traditional industrial application domains, such as business information systems, automotive/avionics, and telecommunications (including mobile communications), we encourage, in particular, contributions in the area of life sciences, (green) energy, agriculture and sustainability.

We are looking for original contributions that are practical, relevant, thoroughly researched, and well articulated. An experience report should include a brief explanation of the method, practice, or tool in question, a description of the context and particulars in which you have experience, the results you have achieved, and the lessons you and your organization have learned relative to this method, practice or tool, its applicability, its effectiveness, or insights on how to further improve it.

The track will be a mix of peer-reviewed presentations and invited speakers.

How to submit

Papers must be submitted electronically through CyberChairPro. The deadline for submitting papers is October 5, 2009.  This deadline is hard and non-negotiable.

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

Research papers should describe innovative and significant original research relevant to ICSE as described above. 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 2010 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 utilize 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.

Review and Evaluation Criteria

Submissions will be evaluated on the basis of originality, importance of contribution, soundness, evaluation, quality of presentation, and appropriate comparison to related work.


Upon notification of acceptance, all authors of accepted papers will be asked to complete a copyright form and will receive further instructions for preparing their camera-ready versions. At least one author of the paper is expected to present the results at the ICSE 2010 conference. All accepted contributions will be published in the conference proceedings, which will also be available electronically. Notifications will be sent out by December 10, 2009.

Important Dates

5 October 2009
10 December 2009
13 February 2010


All topics of the Research Track are also relevant for the Industry Track under the focus stated above. In particular, example topics include, but are not limited to, the following:

• Software and Systems Architecture and Integration

• Business Process Modeling and Applications

• Model-Driven Development

• Applications and Evaluations of Formal Methods

• Concurrency, Distribution and Virtualization

• Service-Oriented Architectures

• Quality Assurance

• Information Assurance

• Agile and Plan-Driven Development Processes

• Deployment, Distribution and Runtime-Management of Software Components

• Quality of Service

• Business and Economic Aspects

• Governance

SE in Practice Co-Chairs

Willem Visser
University of Stellenbosch, South Africa

Ingolf Krueger
University of California, San Diego, USA

Program Committee

Marius Ackerman

Vastech, RSA

Mikio Aoyama
Nanzan University,Japan

Andrew Boake
ABSA Group, South Africa

Jan Bosch
Intuit, Netherlands

Manfred Broy
TU München, Germany

Jorge Cardoso 
SAP, Germany

Lori Clarke
University of Massachusetts, USA

Rance Cleaveland
Reactive-Systems Inc., USA

Albert Gazendam
CSIR-Meraka Institute, South Africa

Stefania Gnesi 

Paul Gruenbacher
Johannes Kepler University Linz, Austria

Jean-Marc Jezequel
University Rennes 1 & INRIA, France

Philippe Kruchten
University of British Columbia, Canada

Peter Mehlitz 

Klaus Müller-Glaser
Universität Karlsruhe, Germany

Barry Myburgh
Insyte Information Systems Engineering, South Africa

Linda Northrop

Owen O'Malley
Yahoo, USA

Frances Paulisch
Siemens AG, Germany

John Penix
Google, USA

KV Prasad  
Ford Motor Company, USA

Wolfgang Pree
Universität Salzburg, Austria

Sree Rajan
Fujitsu Labs USA, USA

Wilhelm Schaefer
Paderborn University, Germany

Bernhard Schätz 
TU München, Germany

Douglas Schmidt
Vanderbilt University, USA

Bran Selic 
Malina Software, Canada

Thomas Stauner
BMW AG, Germany

Clemens Szyperski 
Microsoft, USA

Tetsuo Tamai 
University of Tokyo, Japan

Frank Tip  
IBM T.J. Watson Research Center, USA

Will Tracz
Lockheed Martin, USA

Axel van Lamsweerde
University of Louvain, Belgium

Michel Wermelinger
The Open University, UK

Laurie Williams
North Carolina State University,USA