FSE 2016

The 24th ACM SIGSOFT International Symposium on the Foundations of Software Engineering will be held in Seattle, WA, USA between November 13 and November 18, 2016.

What’s new with FSE 2016?

  • The Research track will include Author rebuttal.
  • The conference will include a strong focus on practice: The Showcase Track and the Industry Track will highlight and solicit state-of-the-practice, best practices, as well as exemplary applied research in software engineering
  • The Demo track is now accepting data sets in addition to tool demos.
  • The new Visions and Reflections track will feature radical new directions that represent disruptive innovations in the making as well as startling results and bold arguments on current research directions.
  • We will focus on a unique conference experience: The new Mentorship program will connect you more efficiently with other attendees. Other initiatives to improve the conference experience will be announced soon.
  • The Artifacts stream will collect and catalog reusable artifacts.

We look forward to your submissions!

General Chair:
Thomas Zimmermann, Microsoft Research

Program Chairs:
Jane Cleland-Huang, DePaul University
Zhendong Su, University of California, Davis

Submit to the Student Research Competition

Deadline is July 1, 2016. Submit via EasyChair

Submit to FSE Workshops

Most deadlines for workshops are July 1, 2016; please check the individual workshop pages.

Registration opens mid July

Hotel reservations open soon

Important Dates


  • Research papers: March 11, 2016
  • Workshop proposals: March 25, 2016
  • Visions and Reflections papers: June 15, 2016
  • Industry papers: June 15, 2016
  • Demo papers: June 15, 2016
  • Doctoral Symposium: June 15, 2016
  • Student Research Competition: June 15 July 1, 2016
  • Workshop papers: July 1, 2016

Rebuttal Period

  • For research papers only: April 30, 2016 (Noon PDT) - May 3, 2016 (23:59:59 AOE)


  • Pre-conference Events: November 13-14, 2016
  • Doctoral Symposium: November 14, 2016
  • Main Conference: November 15-17, 2016
  • Post-conference Events: November 18, 2016