When?

October 08-10-2016

Where?

Raleigh, North Carolina, USA

Sessions

To be announced later

Keynote Speakers

To be announced later

/ SSBSE Announcements

We are pleased to announce SSBSE 2016, the eight edition of the annual symposium dedicated to Search Based Software Engineering (SBSE), to be held in Raleigh, North Carolina, USA. Search-based Software Engineering (SBSE) studies the application of meta-heuristic optimization techniques to various software engineering problems, ranging from requirements engineering to software testing and maintenance.

The symposium builds on the flourishing interest in SBSE and provides a welcoming forum for discussion and dissemination that will strengthen the rapidly-growing international SBSE community.

SSBSE 2016 will be collocated with 32nd IEEE Conference on Software Maintenance and Evolution (ICSME2016).

IMPORTANT DATES

RESEARCH PAPERS TRACK
Abstract submission                April 11, 2016
Paper Submission                    April 18, 2015
Notification                               May 30, 2015
Camera Ready                          June 10, 2015

GRADUATE STUDENT PAPERS TRACK
Submission                             May 16, 2016
Notification                             June 10, 2016
Camera Ready                        June 15, 2016

SHORT PAPERS TRACK
Submission                              May 16, 2015
Notification                             June 10, 2015
Camera Ready                        June 15, 2015

SBSE CHALLENGE TRACK
Submission                            May 16, 2015
Notification                            June 10, 2015
Camera Ready                       June 15, 2015

/ Call for Papers

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 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. The SSBSE Short 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.

GRADUATE STUDENT TRACK

We also 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 masters programme 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. The work presented in submitted papers does not have to be complete, although initial experimental results would be very welcome. This track would be an ideal venue for PhD and masters students to present and discuss their research agenda in the company of leading experts in the domain. The SSBSE Graduate Student 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.

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 will be announced soon.

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 will be soon available from the symposium website. 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.

CONFERENCE PROCEEDINGS

Accepted papers will be published in a volume of the Springer Lecture Notes in Computer Science series (LNCS).

SPECIAL ISSUE FOR BEST PAPERS

The authors of best selected symposium papers will be invited to submit extended versions of their papers for a special issue in one of the leading software engineering journals. Details will be announced soon.

/ Submission

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:

  1. Omit author and institutional information from the author list on the title page, as well as on all paper headers. Unfortunately, the llncs format does not provide an easy blinding mechanism. We thus recommend that you replace author and affiliation info with “Authors/institution suppressed for blind review” so that the header spacing is maintained relative to the page limit.
  2. Remove clues that directly identify the authors from the main paper text.
  3. Anonymize reference to other work by the authors by citing the authors in the third person. For instance, “Foo and Bar previously proposed the Baz technique [1]” instead of “In previous work, we proposed the Baz technique [1].” We prefer this technique for publications that are readily available and appear in mainstream venues. If the work being cited is in press, it may be cited as “Anonymous.”

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 (Marouane, Federica and Kalyan) if you have any questions or concerns.

/ Organization

GENERAL CHAIR
kessentini

Marouane Kessentini
University of Michigan, United States of America

PROGRAM CHAIRS
kdeb

Kalyanmoy Deb
Michigan State University, United States of America

sarro

Federica Sarro
University College London, United Kingdom

SBSE CHALLENGE TRACK CHAIRS
minku

Leandro L. Minku
University of Birmingham, United Kingdom

tanjavos

Tanja E.J. Vos
Polytechnical University of Valencia, Spain

GRADUATE STUDENT TRACK CHAIRS
lopes

Thelma Elita Colanzi Lopes
State University of Maringa, Brazil

aouni

Ali Ouni
Osaka University, Japan

PUBLICITY CHAIR
zhang

Yuanyuan Zhang
University College London, United Kingdom

WEB CHAIR
mkaouer

Wiem Mkaouer
University of Michigan, United States of America

STEERING COMMITTEE
Andrea Arcuri, Scienta, Norway, and University of Luxembourg (until 2018)
Claire Le Goues, Carnegie Mellon University, USA (until 2017)
David White, University of Glasgow, UK (until 2016)
Federica Sarro, University College London, UK (until 2018)
Gordon Fraser, University of Sheffield, UK (until 2018, second consecutive term)
Jerffeson Souza, University of the state of Ceara, Brazil (until 2017, second consecutive term)
Marcio de Oliveira Barros, Federal University of the state of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil (until 2017)
Mark Harman, University College London, UK (SC Chair) (until 2016, second consecutive term)
Shin Yoo, Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology, Korea (until 2018)
Yuanyuan Zhang, University College London, UK (until 2016)

PROGRAM COMMITEE
To be announced soon.

SSBSE CHARTER
SSBSE has an well-documented charter and organises itself with an open democratic process. You can view the entire conference charter here.

/ Keynote Speakers

To be announced later

/ Registration

Date and fees are to be announced later.

Event Location

Holiday Inn Raleigh Downtown

320 Hillsborough Street, Raleigh, North Carolina 27603

Phone: (919) 832-0501
Fax: (919) 833-1631

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