co-located with ESEC/FSE’17 Paderborn, Germany, September 9-11, 2017
RESEARCH PAPER TRACK:
SHORT PAPER TRACK:
SBSE CHALLENGE TRACK:
Research Paper Track
We invite the submission of high quality papers describing novel and original work in all areas of Search-Based Software Engineering including, but not limited to
SSBSE welcomes not only applications from throughout the software engineering lifecycle but also a broad range of search methods ranging from:
We particularly encourage papers that report on software engineering applications to which SBSE has not been applied before.
Research papers must have up to 15 pages in length, including all text, figures, references and appendices.
Short Paper Track
We also invite short papers presenting new ideas, tools, experience reports, or novel techniques and ideas, which will be included in the proceedings and presented at the symposium. Papers submitted to this track should not exceed 6 pages in length using the regular symposium format.
We also invite students to submit papers to a special Student track. This track gives students the opportunity to showcase their SBSE research and receive feedback from senior members of the SBSE community. Papers submitted to this track should not exceed 6 pages in length using the regular symposium format. To be eligible, papers should be primarily the work of students that have not yet completed their studies. The paper may have co-authors who are not students but the student author is expected to present the paper at the symposium.
SBSE Challenge Track
We challenge everyone interested in SBSE to apply tools, techniques, and algorithms to our selected problems. We want you to apply your SBSE expertise to do interesting things to or with the software and uncover interesting things related to it. The best competition entries will be awarded special prizes. Challenge papers should not exceed 6 pages in length using the regular symposium format. More details about the track will be announced on the website.
2 page proposals for 1 hour tutorials covering state-of-the-art SBSE methods. Proposals must describe what will be presented and why this might be of interest to this community. Proposals will be selected on their novelty, technical content, track record of the presenter and, ideally, degree of interactivity with the audience.
Invited talks from authors publishing innovative work relevant to SBSE, originally presented at other forums. To nominate speakers for such talks, please email email@example.com.
Accepted papers will be published in a volume of the Springer Lecture Notes in Computer Science series (LNCS).
Best Paper Awards and Travel Grants
Research and Student papers accepted for presentation at SSBSE 2017 will be considered for prizes. More details about prizes and travel grants will be announced on the website.
Special Section in IST for Best Papers
Following from the conference, a selection of best papers will be invited to submit extended versions for tentative publication in a Special Section of the journal of Information and Software Technology published by Elsevier http://www.elsevier.com/locate/infsof.
GENERAL INFORMATION AND FORMAT
Papers must not have been previously published, or be in consideration for, any journal, book, or other conference.
Papers must be formatted according to the LNCS instructions (http://www.springer.com/lncs). In addition to those instructions, please consider that SSBSE is performing double-blind review of all submissions, but those for the SBSE Challenge track (i.e., authors will not be identified to reviewers, and reviewers will not be identified to authors; see here for more information). We therefore ask that authors anonymize their submissions:
Authors of accepted papers will be able to modify the text to de-anonymize for the camera-ready version of their papers. Feel free to contact the PC chairs (Tim Menzies and Justyna Petke) if you have any questions or concerns.
Submission site: https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=ssbse2017
SSBSE'17 is supported by: