Call for Submissions, Main Track

This page contains the Call for Submissions for the Main Track of ICSSP 2019.

The Call for Submissions for the Doctoral Track of ICSSP 2019 can be found here.

Main Track Overview

Software engineering continuously reinvents the way software and software intensive systems are built. Just in February 2018, Bombardier and Siemens announced significant investments in optimizing their product development processes. Tesla is trying to revolutionize the automotive market by implementing continuous delivery in safety critical systems. Appreciation of the implications of blockchain technology for software and systems processes is starting to grow. In this evolving landscape, many companies are making efforts to move towards new technologies, tools, agile principles, and continuous integration and delivery. In doing so, they find opportunity, flexibility, and strength in evolving toward hybrid processes, which are neither purely traditional nor can count as text-book agile.

ICSSP 2019 will provide a special platform for research focusing on hybrid processes for software and systems development as well as the factors driving their evolution. As a community, we ask: What will the next generation of process paradigms look like? How will they emerge from current paradigms? How will the concerns of business and system stakeholders drive and reflect the development and evolution of processes in coming years? What can our experience of change teach us? To help answer these questions, ICSSP 2019 is seeking contributions on research, practice, and compelling new ideas pertaining, but not limited, to the following topics:

  • Origins and evolution of hybrid processes
  • Specification, implementation, and operation of hybrid processes
  • Hybrid processes in systems engineering
  • Measurement for hybrid and evolving processes
  • Empirical studies and experience reports on agile or hybrid processes
  • Factors affecting selection, design, adoption, management and success of hybrid processes
  • Processes across enterprise domains and business functions
  • Integrating agile and non-agile processes
  • Experiences in combining life-cycles, functional domains, and development organizations
  • Impacts of special requirements such as high safety/reliability, globally distributed development, continuous integration, and others
  • Evolution or transformation of organizations
  • Enterprise processes for advanced development paradigms such as agile, lean, DevOps or customer-centric development
  • Data science for analysis and management of hybrid and evolving processes

All accepted papers will be included in the ICSSP Proceedings, which will be published as part of the ICSE companion proceedings.

We invite the following submissions:

Full papers (10 pages including references) that reflect completed and evaluated research on novel approaches to major software and systems engineering process challenges, especially relating to hybrid and evolving processes. Enhanced versions of the best research papers will be included in a special issue of the Journal of Software: Evolution and Process. Full papers can also be industry experience papers that report and reflect on in-depth experience, potentially including challenges, solutions, lessons, and recommendations, of significance for the research and practice communities.

Short papers (5 pages including references) that present concise research results, describe work-in-progress (e.g. Ph. D. research), or conceptual and position papers addressing new perspectives, open questions and future directions. Short papers can also be industrial papers, for instance, describing practical challenges or research needs motivated by experience.

Posters (2 pages extended abstract (including references) + DIN A2 poster draft) for research or industry experience that is not yet ready for publication as a paper, but nevertheless would be of interest to other researchers in terms of ideas, participation, or collaboration.

Preconditions for Submission

All submissions must comply with the ACM and IEEE policies on authorship and publication. These include:

– The Policy on Roles and Responsibilities in ACM Publishing as they apply to authors

– The ACM Policy and Procedures on Plagiarism

– The ACM policy on Prior Publication and Simultaneous Submissions

– The IEEE guidance on publishing ethics

Note that submitted papers must reflect the original work of the authors, the authors must be entitled to publish the work, the work must not have been published previously in a refereed or formally reviewed publication, and the work must not be under review or in press elsewhere while under review for ICSSP, among other provisions.

How to Submit

Submissions to ICSSP must not exceed the page limits specified above for the applicable type of submission. Page limits include all text, figures, tables, references, and appendices. All submissions must be in English.

Important:  ICSSP is NOT following a double-blind reviewing process, so author names and affiliations should appear beneath the title of a submission. (This is different from the policy followed by ICSE and some other co-located events.)

Submissions must conform to the IEEE Conference Proceedings Formatting Guidelines (title in 24pt font and full text in 10pt type, LaTEX users must use \documentclass[10pt,conference]{IEEEtran} without including the compsoc or compsocconf option).

Submissions must be made through the ICSSP submission site on EasyChair prior to the submission deadline. Be sure to direct your submissions to the main conference and select the appropriate submission type when uploading your submission.

Requirement to Register, Attend and Present

If a submission is accepted, at least one author of the paper must register for and attend the conference and present the paper in person.  Failure to meet this requirement may result in the paper being withdrawn from the program and proceedings.

Important Dates

The following dates apply to submissions for ICSSP 2019.  Please ignore any information you may see on the ICSSP 2019 pages that still relates to ICSSP 2018.

Abstracts due:                           Fri 25 Jan 2019 Fri 1 Feb 2019
Full papers due:                        Fri 1 Feb 2019 Wed 6 Feb 2019
Notification to authors:           Fri 1 Mar 2019
Camera-ready copies due:      Fri 15 Mar 2019
Conference:                               Sat-Sun, 25-26 May 2019

Note that some important dates for the ICSSP 2019 Doctoral Track may differ from those of the main track and should be verified on the Doctoral Track submission page.


For further information, please contact ICSSP 2019 at EasyChair.

Media–Copies of the Call

A one-page color flyer (as .pdf)

A plain-text version of the SEWorld announcement (as .txt)

A plain-text version of the SEWorld announcement (as .pdf)