4th Symposium on
Search Based Software Engineering
September 28th - 30th, 2012
Riva del Garda | Trento | Italy
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Call For Papers

We invite the submission of high quality papers describing original and significant work in all areas of Search Based Software Engineering, including theoretical work, research on SBSE applications, empirical studies, and reports on industrial experience. Applications may be drawn from throughout the software engineering lifecycle. Search methods may include, but are not limited to, operations research techniques and optimisation methods inspired by nature, such as evolutionary algorithms and simulated annealing. We particularly encourage papers that describe software engineering applications to which SBSE has not previously been applied.

Format And Submissions

Papers must not have been previously published, or be in consideration for, any journal, book, or other conference. Papers will be evaluated by members of the program committee based on their originality, technical soundness and presentation quality. Submissions must conform to Springer's LNCS format (http://www.springer.com/lncs). We invite submission of technical papers of up to 15 pages, including all text, figures, references and appendices. If the paper is accepted, at least one author is expected to attend the symposium and to present the paper. We further invite short papers of up to 6 pages length, which will be included in the proceedings and presented at the symposium with a poster. Further information on paper formatting and submission is available in the pages of the Submission section.

Graduate Student Track

We also invite papers for a special Graduate Student track that will provide a venue for students to showcase their SBSE research and to receive feedback from senior members of the SBSE community. Papers submitted to this track should be no more than 6 pages in length using the regular symposium format. To be eligible, a student must be registered on a doctoral or masters programme and must not yet have completed their studies. It is the expectation that the student will give the presentation at the symposium, though there may be other authors on the paper. Papers need not contain a complete work, although initial experimental results would be very welcome. This would be an ideal venue for PhD students to present and discuss their research agenda in the company of leading experts in the domain.

Fast Abstracts

Fast abstracts feature novel ideas that are not yet fully developed or validated. Fast abstract have a later deadline than technical papers, and are subject to a lighter reviewing process. Fast abstracts should comprise no more than 6 pages using the regular symposium format. Accepted fast abstracts will be presented at the symposium and published on the symposium website.

Special Issue

The authors of selected symposium papers that include significant experimental work will be invited to submit extended versions of their papers for a special issue of Empirical Software Engineering, http://www.springer.com/computer/swe/journal/10664.

Organizing Committee

General Chair

  • Angelo Susi, Fondazione Bruno Kessler, Italy

Program Chairs

  • Gordon Fraser, University of Sheffield, UK
  • Jerffeson Teixeira de Souza, Universidade Estadual do CearĂ¡, Brazil

Graduate Student Track Chair

  • Shin Yoo, University College London, UK

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