Call for Research Papers

[The flyer of ASWEC2018 is available here.]

We are particularly seeking contributions that help redefine the future scope of software engineering from both the traditional software engineering community and other fields, especially those discussing recent innovations, experiences, challenges and outcomes. Authors are invited to submit papers describing original research in all areas of software engineering. Papers describing theoretical or empirical research, new techniques and tools, and in-depth case studies are all welcome. Submissions should be original and must not have been published previously or currently be under consideration for publication elsewhere. Topics of interest include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Agile Methods in Practice
  • Cloud Computing
  • Computer Supported Cooperative Software Engineering
  • Configuration Management and Deployment
  • Empirical Research in Software Engineering
  • Formal Methods
  • Health Informatics System Development
  • Human Computer Interaction
  • Knowledge-Based Software Engineering
  • Large-Scale Distributed Software Engineering
  • Legacy Systems and Software Maintenance
  • Measurement, Metrics, Experimentation
  • Model Driven Engineering
  • Object and Component-Based Software Engineering
  • Open Source Software Development
  • Programming Languages
  • Quality Assurance
  • Real-Time and Embedded Software
  • Requirements Engineering
  • Software Architecture
  • Software Design and Patterns
  • Software Documentation
  • Software Engineering Education
  • Software Engineering Ontologies
  • Software Engineering of Multi-Agent Systems
  • Software Engineering of Web Services
  • Software Inspection Approaches
  • Software Modelling Approaches
  • Software Performance Engineering
  • Software Processes and Quality
  • Software Project Management
  • Software Re-use and Product Development
  • Software Reverse Engineering
  • Software Risk Management
  • Software Security, Safety and Reliability
  • Software Services
  • Software Verification and Validation
  • Software Visualization
  • Software Vulnerabilities
  • Standards and Legal Issues
  • Testing, Analysis and Veri?cation
  • Tools and Processes for Distributed Multi-Site Software Engineering
  • Ubiquitous/Pervasive Software Systems
  • Usability
  • Web-based Software

Two tracks of submissions are solicited:

  • Full papers should present innovative and mature research in topics related to software engineering. They should clearly describe a novel and significant contribution to the area and support claims of novelty with citations to the relevant literature and validations of the research results. Full papers can be research papers or experience reports. Full papers must use the CPS 8.5×11 inch two-column format and must not exceed 10 pages.
  • Short papers should present novel research directions, new ideas, or educational experiences in software engineering. They should clearly describe well-defined ideas that may be at an early stage of investigation and may not be fully validated. Short papers must use the CPS 8.5×11 inch two-column format and must not exceed 5 pages in length.

All submissions will undergo a rigorous peer review process (DEST Category E1) by at least three reviewers from an international panel and will be evaluated on the basis of their originality, significance, clarity and relevance to the field of software engineering. This year, the ASWEC full paper and short paper proceedings will be published by Conference Publishing Services. The proceedings will be submitted to IEEE Xplore and submitted for EI indexing. At least one author from each accepted full or short paper is required to register as a full-fee delegate and present the paper at the conference; otherwise their paper will not be included in the proceedings.

All submissions must be written in English. Manuscripts are to be submitted electronically via the conference submission system at – see the submission page for further instructions.

Full Papers

  • Abstract Submission: 22 July 2018
  • Paper Submission: 29 July 2018 09 September 2018 (extended)
  • Acceptance Notification: 2 September 2018 30 September 2018
  • Camera-Ready Submission: 23 September 2018 7 October 2018

Short Papers

  • Paper Submission: 9 September 2018
  • Acceptance Notification: 30 September 2018
  • Camera-Ready Submission: 7 October 2018