Submission site: https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=ssbse2016
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, applications of SBSE to novel problems, theoretical analyses of search algorithms for software engineering,
rigorous empirical evaluations of SBSE techniques, and reports of industrial experiences.
SSBSE welcomes not only applications from throughout the software engineering lifecycle but also a broad range of search methods
ranging from exact Operational Research techniques to nature-inspired algorithms and simulated annealing.
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. The SSBSE Research Paper Track performs double-blind review of all submissions (i.e., authors will not be identified to reviewers and reviewers will not be identified to authors).Please consult the submission information page to prepare your manuscript for double-blind process.
SHORT PAPER TRACK
We 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.
GRADUATE STUDENT TRACK
We invite students to submit papers to a special Graduate 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 currently registered on a doctoral or master program 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 their 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. Further details are available here.
FORMAT AND SUBMISSION
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). Further information on paper formatting and submission are available here. If a paper is accepted, at least one author is expected to attend the symposium and to present the paper. In case of a student paper, the first (student) author is expected to attend and present the paper.
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 2016 will be considered for prizes. More details about prizes and travel grants will be announced on the website.
SPECIAL ISSUE FOR BEST PAPERS
The authors of best selected papers will be invited to submit extended versions of their papers for a special section in the International Journal of Information and Software Technology (IST).
More details can be found here.