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Software Engineering in Society (ICSE SEIS 2018)

CFP - ICSE 2018 Software Engineering in Society


The Software Engineering in Society (SEIS) scope is bold and ambitious in that it takes a specific focus on the impact of the accelerating speed of digital technology advances on society. Such technology holds code at its core and we wish to reflect on the adequacy and sustainability of current SE models and methods in keeping abreast with such rapid advances. Equally, we are interested in sharing success stories, failures and lessons learned from working in highly complex problem spaces such as climate change, public health, cyber security and democracy. We are interested in software engineering tools, processes, architectures, and methods that are relevant in these settings. SEIS authors are encouraged to contribute both mature, and novel but soundly- motivated research. SEIS welcomes multi- and interdisciplinary research showcasing how software engineering can contribute to the many dimensions of software embedded in society.


We are looking for insightful and thought-provoking papers that address the role and impact of software engineering in society.  Specifically, we are seeking innovative, inspiring research with a clear impact on Software Engineering challenges, directions, methods and tools. We welcome contributions that can help to understand how software engineering will address the opportunities and challenges posed by the rapidly accelerating pace of technological advances impacting the economic, political, environmental, social and technical aspects of society.

We would like also to discuss new trends in software engineering, in which software is only a part of a larger system, and its development is tackled within the specific disciplines (indicated below) with a limited (or without) involvement of software experts. The goal is to investigate possible novel contributions from the software engineering disciplines and research challenges to these disciplines.

SEIS encourages
• Engagement with a broad spectrum of disciplines including, but not limited to:
• Life Sciences (e.g. Health Informatics, Biotechnology);
• Environmental Sciences (e.g. Ecology, Climate Change);
• Humanities (e.g. Digital Humanities);
• Social Sciences (e.g. Economics, Politics);
• Philosophy (e.g. Ethics, Values Theory);
• Computing and Engineering (e.g. HCI, IoT, AI, Data Science, Distributed Computing);
• Mechanical engineering (e.g., production systems);
• Design (e.g. Sustainable Design, Architecture, Urban Planning);
• The Arts (e.g. Digital Art, Performing Arts) and Crafts (e.g. DIY electronics);
• Interdisciplinary research (e.g. Cognitive Science, Digital Social Innovation).
• Work emerging from research partnerships with communities, NGOs, cultural institutions, and the public and private sector.
• Research reflections on the long term implications of digital technology interventions on all aspects in society (e.g. economics, social, political, environmental, technical).
• Research directions towards new development models, tools, and methods for specific application environments.
• Research findings supported by empirical studies and experimentation.


The primary criteria for acceptance are the scientific quality of the paper and the extent to which a paper meets the track goals and fits the scope. The SEIS program committee will undertake the assessment with regard to the following criteria: relevance to the software engineering community, soundness and originality of the paper, appropriate consideration of relevant literature, and clarity of presentation. Each submission will be reviewed by at least three members of the program committee. Submissions must not have been previously published or concurrently submitted elsewhere.

• Submissions Due: Oct 23, 2017
• Notification of Acceptance: Jan 22, 2018
• Camera Ready Copy: Feb 12, 2018

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