9th Joint Meeting of
the European Software Engineering Conference and
the ACM SIGSOFT Symposium
on the Foundations of Software Engineering

Call for Industrial Track papers

Important dates


ESEC/FSE is widely known for its high-quality research papers in all areas of software engineering. As part of its efforts to increase industrial adoption of advanced software engineering tools and techniques, the 9th ESEC/FSE program will, for the second time, contain an industrial track. Industrial track submissions are expected to have a strong focus on the applicability of the described software engineering techniques, tools, methodologies, processes, and practices for industrial practitioners, yet at the same time should be built upon innovative research.


The industrial track is soliciting submissions that cover all aspects of the software engineering life cycle. Submissions should clearly identify what will be presented or demonstrated, and what the ESEC/FSE audience is expected to learn. Ideally, the presented results are associated with tools that are accessible to the public or at least interested conference participants.

Submissions are solicited from all areas of industry and business, ranging from traditional industries such as aerospace and finance to emerging areas such as bioinformatics and online retail. Contributions with a clear practical relevance from academic researchers are also welcome, and collaborations between academic and industrial partners are especially encouraged.

Format and submission procedure

All papers must conform to the ESEC/FSE 2013 Format and Submission Guidelines, and must not exceed 4 pages. All submissions must be in English. Submissions must be in PDF format. Papers must be submitted electronically through the ESEC/FSE submission site. Papers submitted for consideration should not have been published elsewhere and should not be under review or submitted for review elsewhere during the duration of consideration. ACM plagiarism policies and procedures shall be followed for cases of double submission. Submissions that do not comply with the foregoing instructions will be desk rejected without being reviewed.

Each submission will be reviewed by at least two members of the Program Committee. Submissions will be evaluated on the basis of practical relevance, soundness, quality of presentation, and appropriate comparison to related work.

Presentation and publication

Authors of accepted submissions will be given a 25-minute time slot to present or demonstrate their work. Accepted industry track papers will be allocated 4 pages in the main conference proceedings. At least one author of each accepted paper must register and attend ESEC/FSE 2013 in order for the paper to be published in the proceedings.

Industrial Track chairs

Industrial Track PC members

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