Call for Papers

Research Papers

Update 22-May-2015: Deadlines have been extended.

We are particularly seeking contributions that help redefine the future scope of software engineering from both the traditional software engineering community and other fields, especially those discussing recent innovations, experiences, challenges and outcomes. Authors are invited to submit papers describing original research in all areas of software engineering. Papers describing theoretical or empirical research, new techniques and tools, and in-depth case studies are all welcome. Submissions should be original and must not have been published previously or currently be under consideration for publication elsewhere. Topics of interest include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Agile Methods in Practice
  • Cloud Computing
  • Computer Supported Cooperative Software Engineering
  • Configuration Management and Deployment
  • Empirical Research in Software Engineering
  • Formal Methods
  • Health Informatics System Development
  • Human Computer Interaction
  • Knowledge-Based Software Engineering
  • Large-Scale Distributed Software Engineering
  • Legacy Systems and Software Maintenance
  • Measurement, Metrics, Experimentation
  • Model Driven Engineering
  • Object and Component-Based Software Engineering
  • Open Source Software Development
  • Programming Languages
  • Quality Assurance
  • Real-Time and Embedded Software
  • Requirements Engineering
  • Software Architecture
  • Software Design and Patterns
  • Software Documentation

  • Software Engineering Education
  • Software Engineering Ontologies
  • Software Engineering of Multi-Agent Systems
  • Software Engineering of Web Services
  • Software Inspection Approaches
  • Software Modelling Approaches
  • Software Performance Engineering
  • Software Processes and Quality
  • Software Project Management
  • Software Re-use and Product Development
  • Software Reverse Engineering
  • Software Risk Management
  • Software Security, Safety and Reliability
  • Software Services
  • Software Verification and Validation
  • Software Visualization
  • Software Vulnerabilities
  • Standards and Legal Issues
  • Testing, Analysis and Veri?cation
  • Tools and Processes for Distributed Multi-Site Software Engineering
  • Ubiquitous/Pervasive Software Systems
  • Usability
  • Web-based Software

Two tracks of submissions are solicited:

  • Full papers should present innovative and mature research in topics related to software engineering. They should clearly describe a novel and significant contribution to the area and support claims of novelty with citations to the relevant literature and validations of the research results. Full papers can be research papers or experience reports. Full papers must use the CPS 8.5×11 inch two-column format and must not exceed 10 pages.
  • Short papers should present novel research directions, new ideas, or educational experiences in software engineering. They should clearly describe well-defined ideas that may be at an early stage of investigation and may not be fully validated. Short papers must use the ACM SIG Proceedings format and must not exceed 5 pages in length.

All submissions will undergo a rigorous peer review process (DEST Category E1) by at least three reviewers from an international panel and will be evaluated on the basis of their originality, significance, clarity and relevance to the field of software engineering. As in previous years, the ASWEC full paper proceedings will be published by Conference Publishing Services. The proceedings will be submitted to IEEE Xplore and submitted for EI indexing. Short paper proceedings will be published by ACM (ACM-DL and EI indexed). At least one author from each accepted full or short paper is required to register as a full-fee delegate and present the paper at the conference; otherwise their paper will not be included in the proceedings.

All submissions must be written in English. Manuscripts are to be submitted electronically via the conference submission system at – see the submission page for further instructions.

Full Papers
Abstract Submission: 10 May 2015
Paper Submission: 17 May 2015 14 June 2015 (extended)
Acceptance Notification: 28 June 2015 19 July 2015
Camera-Ready Submission: 10 July 2015 31 July 2015
Short Papers
Paper Submission: 28 June 2015 3 July 2015 (extended)
Acceptance Notification: 25 July 2015 26 July 2015
Camera-Ready Submission: 2 August 2015 31 July 2015

Industry/Government Submissions

Update 22-May-2015: Deadlines have been extended.

ASWEC 2015 seeks experience reports, case studies and research presentations that discuss the application of Software Engineering (SE) practices in the real context. This provides opportunities to software engineers and thought leaders to share, network and learn from each other through the presentation of industry success and failure cases. Industry presentations will provide important insights into future research directions and share practices which worked and which did not work. We invite submissions that discuss lessons learned and share experiences about the benefits and limitations of Software Engineering practices. Industry/government submissions should be based on actual practice, and should cover all sides of the story – strengths and weaknesses, successes and challenges relevant to Software Engineering practices. While we do encourage reports on experiences with an organization’s own tool set, reports should focus on novel technical aspects and lessons learned.

In accordance with the conference theme of innovation, security, and sustainability, submissions that consider these topics are particularly welcome. Examples include innovative SE methods and tools, SE for ensuring security, secure assembly and deployment, and methods that increase SE sustainability during development or for the resulting applications.

Prospective presenters are invited to submit:

  • An extended abstract (500-1000 words approximately) which outlines the proposed presentation with some key takeaways; for accepted presentations, the extended abstract will be published in the conference proceedings.
  • Alternatively, an industry/government paper or report can be submitted, which, if accepted, will be published in the conference proceedings. Please observe the length limit below.
  • In addition, material such as proposed slides or figures may also be submitted.

All industry/government submissions will be reviewed by the program committee. Authors of accepted presentations should then provide the final content by the camera-ready deadline; “permission to publish” form will need to be signed by the authors or their organizations. Authors also have the option to choose if the published material should be archived in the INFORMIT digital library, which is accessible for free by members of Engineers Australia, and at a fee by others. One author from each accepted submission is required to register as a delegate and present at the conference.

All submissions must be written in English. Papers must use the ACM SIG Proceedings format and must not exceed 6 pages in length. Extended abstracts are submitted as an unformatted text or PDF file. All materials are to be submitted electronically via the Industry/Government track submission system:

Paper Submission: 12 June 2015 4 July 2015 (extended)
Acceptance Notification: 22 July 2015
Camera-Ready Submission: 31 July 2015

Tutorials and Workshops

Update 22-May-2015: Deadlines have been extended.

Tutorial and Workshop proposals that have wide appeal to the software engineering community are sought for ASWEC 2015. Tutorials and workshops (half or full day) will run on the first day of the conference. Please submit your proposals detailing the topic, background, intended audience, anticipated number of attendees and justification for this estimate, presenter/s and their affiliations, along with anticipated time requirements following the guidelines on the ASWEC 2015 tutorials and workshops pages.

Proposals Due: 23 May 2015 12 June 2015 (extended)
Proposal Notification: 26 May 2015 19 June 2015
Confirmation of Programme: 31 July 2015 2 August 2015

Doctoral Symposium

Update 22-May-2015: Deadlines have been extended.

The Doctoral Symposium is a great opportunity for Ph.D. students to have their work – even in its early stages – presented to an international audience. Students at the initial stage will be able to have their ideas and current research directions challenged, while students at a more mature stage will be able to present their contributions and get feedback for improvement and guidance for better exposition. Furthermore, the symposium aims at facilitating the networking of Ph.D. students within the scientific community by interacting with established researchers and their peers at a similar career stage. To obtain maximum benefit from this symposium, students should consider participating after they have settled on a research topic, with a defined problem statement and some ideas about the solution that they want to discuss. More advanced students will have to present their research plan, research method and preliminary results. To apply for participation at the doctoral symposium, students should submit a short paper, which should not exceed 2 pages for early stage students and 4 pages for more mature stage students according to the guidelines that will be available on the conference website.

Paper Submission: 28 June 2015 30 August 2015 (extended)
Acceptance Notification: 25 July 2015 6 September 2015
Camera-Ready Submission: 31 July 2015 13 September 2015

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