technical / research track

Call for Papers

We invite high quality submissions of technical / research papers describing original and unpublished results of theoretical, empirical, conceptual, and experimental software engineering research. Incremental improvements over previously published work should have been evaluated through systematic, comparative, empirical or experimental evaluation. Submissions of papers describing groundbreaking approaches to emerging problems will be considered based on timeliness and potential impact.

How to submit

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

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. The program committee as a whole will make final decisions about which submissions to accept for presentation at the conference.

Some paper authors, as determined by the PC chairs, may be given the opportunity to submit by November 15 a short text with clarifications for reviewers based on their comments. These clarifications will be considered when the program committee as a whole makes a final decisions on papers.


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 the paper is expected to present the results at the ICSE 2010 conference. All accepted contributions will be published in the conference electronic proceedings which will also be available as printed proceedings.

Technical/Research Submission Dates

6 September 2009
18 December 2009
13 February 2010

Both deadlines are hard and non–negotiable, and an abstract must be submitted for each paper submission.

Conference Topics

Conference Topics of interest for ICSE include, but are not limited to:

• Agile software development

• AI and knowledge based software engineering

• Aspect–orientation and feature interaction

• Computer supported cooperative work

• Empirical software engineering

• End user software engineering

• Engineering for mobile, ubiquitous and pervasive systems

• Engineering of distributed/parallel software systems

• Engineering of embedded and real–time software

• Engineering secure software

• Human–computer interaction

• Internet and information systems development

• Patterns and frameworks

• Program comprehension and visualization

• Programming languages

• Reverse engineering and maintenance

• Software architecture and design

• Software components and reuse

• Software configuration management and deployment

• Software dependability, safety and reliability

• Software economics and metrics

• Software policy and ethics

• Software processes and workflows

• Software requirements engineering

• Software testing and analysis

• Software tools and development environments

• Theory and formal methods


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General Co-Chairs

Jeff Kramer
Imperial College, London, UK

Judith Bishop
University of Pretoria, South Africa


Program Co-Chairs

Prem Devanbu
University of California at Davis, USA

Sebastian Uchitel
University of Buenos Aires, Argentina & Imperial College London, UK


Program Committee

Joanne M. Atlee
University of Waterloo

Antonia Bertolino

Victor Braberman
Universidad de Buenos Aires

Lionel Briand
Simula Research Lab. & U. of Oslo

Antonio Carzaniga
University of Lugano

Satish Chandra
IBM Research

Marsha Chechik
University of Toronto

Paola Inverardi
Università dell’Aquila

Shing-Chi Cheung
Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, Hong Kong

Matthew Dwyer
University of Nebraska – Lincoln

Wolfgang Emmerich
University College London

Harald Gall
University of Zurich

Carlo Ghezzi
Politecnico di Milano

Dimitra Giannakopoulou

Holger Giese
Hasso Plattner Institute

Paul Grünbacher
Johannes Kepler University, Linz

Ahmed E. Hassan
Queen’s University, Kingston

James Herbsleb
Carnegie Mellon University

Ingolf Krüger
University of California San Diego

Michele Lanza
University of Lugano

Emmanuel Letier
University College London

Jeff Magee
Imperial College London

Nenad Medvidovic
University of Southern California

Audris Mockus
Avaya Labs Research

Amy L. Murphy
Bruno Kessler Foundation — IRST

Gail Murphy
University of British Columbia

Nachiappan Nagappan
Microsoft Research, Redmond

Bashar Nuseibeh
The Open University

Alessandro Orso
Georgia Institute of Technology

Sriram K. Rajamani
Microsoft Research, India

Yannis Smaragdakis
University of Massachusetts

Jin–Song Dong
National University of Singapore

Margaret–Anne Storey
University of Victoria

Zhendong Su
University of California Davis

Kevin Sullivan
University of Virginia

Frank Tip
IBM T.J. Watson Research Center

Arie Van Deursen
Delft University of Technology

Jim Whitehead
University of California, Santa Cruz

Alexander Wolf
Imperial College London

Tao Xie
North Carolina State University

Andreas Zeller
Saarland University