ICSE 2008 in Leipzig, Germany

30th International Conference on
Software Engineering ®
Leipzig, Germany, 10 - 18 May 2008

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Call for Submissions
Research Papers

ICSE is the premier forum for researchers to present and discuss the most recent innovations, trends, results, experiences and concerns in the field of software engineering.

The theme of ICSE 2008 is Driving World Business, with which we acknowledge the increasingly crucial role the engineering of software plays in business, health care, telecommunications and embedded systems. The theme also highlights the growing responsibility our profession and its members are expected to assume.  As such, an important goal of this meeting will be to reach out to other engineering and scientific disciplines that have an impact upon or benefit from software engineering know-how.

We invite high quality submissions of technical papers describing original and unpublished results of theoretical, empirical, conceptual, and experimental software engineering research.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 empirical or experimental evaluation. Submissions of papers describing groundbreaking approaches to emerging problems will be considered based on timeliness and potential impact. Topics of interest for ICSE include, but are not limited to:

  • Software requirements engineering
  • Software architecture and design
  • Patterns and frameworks
  • Software components and reuse
  • Software testing and analysis
  • Theory and formal methods
  • Computer supported cooperative work
  • Human-Computer Interaction
  • Software processes and workflows
  • Engineering secure software
  • Software dependability, safety and reliability
  • Reverse engineering and maintenance
  • Program comprehension and visualization
  • Software economics and metrics
  • Agile software development
  • Empirical software engineering
  • Aspect-orientation and feature interaction
  • Engineering of distributed/parallel software systems
  • Engineering of embedded and real-time software
  • Software engineering for mobile, ubiquitous and pervasive systems
  • Software tools and development environments
  • Software Configuration management and deployment
  • Software policy and ethics
  • Programming languages
  • AI and Knowledge based software engineering
  • Internet and information systems development
  • End user software engineering

Submission and Evaluation

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. 

Technical papers must conform, at time of submission, to the ICSE 2008 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. The deadline for research paper submission is 14 September 2007. This deadline is hard and non-negotiable.

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.


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 2008 conference. All accepted contributions will be published in the conference proceedings which will also be available electronically.

Program Committee Co-Chairs

Matthew Dwyer     Volker Gruhn

Matthew Dwyer and Volker Gruhn

Program Committee Members


Important Dates

14 Sep 2007

Author Notification
14 Dec 2007

Camera Ready
21 Feb 2008

Format and Submission Guidelines



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