Software Engineering in Practice (SEIP)

Showcasing innovation as it happens


The SEIP track focuses on the same topics and values the same rigor as ICSE's research track, yet papers featured in the SEIP track are distinct. What sets the SEIP track apart is that it values impact and realism over novelty. We expect that findings from SEIP publications have the potential to impact practice in the 0-2 year range.


Key reviewing criteria are listed below. Note that not all criteria are appropriate for every submission — e.g., improvement on the state-of-the-practice may be irrelevant for an experience report — and that we will adjust criteria to fit the given type of submission.

Relevance to ICSE SEIP audience

The core concepts of the work either originate in research, either at ICSE or a related conference, or are novel ICSE-appropriate topics.

Improvement on the state-of-the-practice

The amount of improvement that the work achieves above and beyond the state-of-the-practice.

Impact of tech transfer activity

The scale of the impact (e.g., individual vs team vs several teams) of the tech transfer work (only relevant for tech transfer activities).

Generality of results

The probability that the work, approach, or lessons learned are applicable to developers outside of the studied group.

Clarity of lessons learned

The clarity in which the lessons learned are presented and how well they are supported with data and discussion.

Overall quality of the manuscript

While we intentionally do not limit submissions to certain categories, we do encourage potential authors to view ICSE SEIP 2016 list of papers for examples of appropriate submissions.

Recommended Team Composition

While teams of all makeups are encouraged to submit to SEIP, successful teams in the past have followed a pattern. That pattern is to pair experienced practitioners with academics. While it is conjecture as to why this team makeup is so effective, SEIP's values of realism AND scientific rigor requires deep expertise in both areas. Simply put; many industry-only papers fail due to poor writing and scientific rigor and many academic-only papers fail due to lack of realism.


All papers must be submitted electronically through the online submission site,

Submissions may be up to ten pages in length (including figures, tables, appendices, figures, and references). Accepted papers will be included in the ICSE 2017 Companion Proceedings. IEEE Software will recognize the best paper of the SEIP track with an award at the conference.

Proceedings publication date: The official publication date of the ICSE 2017 Companion Proceedings is the date the proceedings are made available in the ACM Digital Library. This date may be up to two weeks prior to the first day of the conference. The official publication date affects the deadline for any patent filings related to published work.

Important Dates

  • Submissions Due: October 26 2016
  • Notification of Acceptance: January 13 2017
  • Camera Ready Copy: February 13 2017



Natalia Juristo, Universidad Politécnica de Madrid

David Shepherd, ABB, Inc


Tiago Alves , TalkDesk
Lars Bergstrom , Mozilla Research
Eric Bouwers , Squla
Magiel Bruntink , Software Improvement Group
Raymond Buse , Google
John Wilmar Castro Llanos , Universidad de Atacama
Santiago Ceria , University of Buenos Aires
Marcus Ciolkowski , QAware GmbH
Jacek Czerwonka , Microsoft Corp.
Christof Ebert , Vector
Sigrid Eldh , Ericsson AB
Hakan Erdogmus , Kalemun Research Inc
Neil Ernst , Software Engineering Institute
Davide Falessi , Cal Poly
Robert Feldt, Blekinge Institute of Technology
Xavier Franch , Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya
Zachary Fry , University of Virginia
Diego Garbervetsky , Departamento de Computación. FCEyN. UBA
Carlo Ghezzi , Politecnico di Milano
Paul Gruenbacher , Johannes Kepler University Linz
Frank Houdek , Daimler AG
David Hovemeyer , York College of Pennsylvania
Janne Jarvinen , F-Secure
Andreas Jedlitschka , Fraunhofer IESE
Raoul Jetley , ABB
Elmar Jurgens , CQSE GmbH
Jens Knodel , Fraunhofer IESE
Ekrem Kocaguneli , West Virginia University
Heiko Koziolek , ABB Corporate Research
Nicholas A. Kraft , ABB Corporate Research
Patricia Lago , Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, Netherlands
Esperanza Marcos , Universidad Rey Juan Carlos
Dusica Marjian , Simula
Marius Marin , Microsoft
Emilia Mendes , The University of Auckland
Marija Mikic-Rakic , Google Inc
Andrea Musone , Intects
Jürgen Münch , Reutlingen University & University of Helsinki
Nachiappan Nagappan , Microsoft Corporation
Martin Nordio , Chair of Software Engineering, ETH Zurich
Markku Oivo , University of Oulu
Manuel Oriol , ABB Corporate Research
Chris Parnin , NCSU
John Penix , Google
Dietmar Pfahl , University of Tartu
Lutz Prechelt , Freie Universitaet Berlin
Jochen Quante , Robert Bosch GmbH
Tobias Roehm , CQSE GmbH
Guenther Ruhe , Univ of Calgary
Sagar Sen , Simula Research Laboratory
Hina Shah , Microsoft
Forrest Shull , Software Engineering Institute
Martin Solari , Universidad ORT
Ashish Sureka, ABB Corporate Research
Ayse Tosun , Istanbul Technical University
Guilherme Travassos , COPPE/UFRJ
Burak Turhan , University of Oulu
Jeroen van den Bos , Netherlands Forensic Institute
Sira Vegas , Universidad Politecnica de Madrid
Jan Wloka , Quatico Solutions Inc.
Daniel Yankelevich , Pragma Consultores
Thomas Zimmermann , Microsoft Research