Call for Industry / Government Submissions

ASWEC 2018 seeks experience reports, case studies and research presentations that discuss the application of Software Engineering (SE) practices in the real context. This provides opportunities to software engineers and thought leaders to share, network and learn from each other through the presentation of industry success and failure cases. Industry presentations will provide important insights into future research directions and share practices which worked and which did not work. We invite submissions that discuss lessons learned and share experiences about the benefits and limitations of Software Engineering practices. Industry/government submissions should be based on actual practice, and should cover all sides of the story – strengths and weaknesses, successes and challenges relevant to Software Engineering practices. While we do encourage reports on experiences with an organization’s own tool set, reports should focus on novel technical aspects and lessons learned.

In accordance with the conference theme of innovation, security, and sustainability, submissions that consider these topics are particularly welcome. Examples include innovative SE methods and tools, SE for ensuring security, secure assembly and deployment, and methods that increase SE sustainability during development or for the resulting applications.

Prospective presenters are invited to submit:

  • An extended abstract (500-1000 words approximately) which outlines the proposed presentation with some key takeaways; for accepted presentations, the extended abstract will be published in the conference proceedings.
  • Alternatively, an industry/government paper or report can be submitted, which, if accepted, will be published in the conference proceedings. Please observe the length limit below.
  • In addition, material such as proposed slides or figures may also be submitted.

All industry/government submissions will be reviewed by the program committee. Authors of accepted presentations should then provide the final content by the camera-ready deadline; “permission to publish” form will need to be signed by the authors or their organizations. Authors also have the option to choose if the published material should be archived in the INFORMIT digital library, which is accessible for free by members of Engineers Australia, and at a fee by others. One author from each accepted submission is required to register as a delegate and present at the conference.

All submissions must be written in English. Papers must use the ACM SIG Proceedings format and must not exceed 6 pages in length. Extended abstracts are submitted as an unformatted text or PDF file. All materials are to be submitted electronically via the Industry/Government track submission system: https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=aswec2018

  • Paper Submission:                            12 August 2018 16 September 2018
  • Acceptance Notification:              2 September 2018 5 October 2018
  • Camera-Ready Submission:       16 September 2018 12 October 2018