Industry Papers

Call for Industry Papers

The FSE 2016 Industrial Track provides a showcase for exemplary applied research in software engineering. 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 the innovative approach that is presented or demonstrated, the industrial context in which it was applied and the outcomes of its application (ideally supported by data), as well as what the FSE audience is expected to learn.

At least one contributing author must be from industry.


Submissions are solicited from all areas of industry and business, ranging from traditional industries such as energy, utility, and telecommunications to emerging areas such as healthcare, business analytics, big data, bioinformatics, cloud and mobile applications. Submissions are welcome on software engineering techniques, tools, methodologies, processes, and practices applicable at any point in the software lifecycle.

How to submit

Papers must be submitted electronically through the FSE Industry Track submission site.

Format and submission procedure

All papers must conform to the ACM Conference Format, and must not exceed 6 pages, including references.

All submissions must be in English. Submissions must be in PDF format. Papers must be submitted electronically through the conference 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 time slot to present or demonstrate their work during the conference. Accepted industry track papers will be allocated up to 6 pages in the main conference proceedings.

Note that the official publication date 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 FSE 2016. The official publication date affects the deadline for any patent filings related to published work.

At least one author of each accepted paper must register and present the paper at FSE 2016 in order for the paper to be published in the proceedings. One-day registrations do NOT satisfy the registration requirement. Please carefully read the complete list of FSE Submission Policies and Policies for Accepted Contributions.

Important dates

  • Submission deadline: June 15, 2016 (23:59:59 AOE, AOE Time Reference)
  • Notification to authors: July 25, 2016
  • Camera ready deadline: September 15, 2016

Industry Track Chairs

John Penix, Google, USA
Forrest Shull, Carnegie Mellon University / Software Engineering Institute, USA

Program Committee

Christof Ebert, Vector
Jens Heidrich, Fraunhofer IESE
Lucas Layman, Fraunhofer Center for Experimental Software Engineering
Nan Li, Medidata Solutions
Audris Mockus, Avaya Labs Research
Manuel Oriol, ABB Corporate Research
Kristin Yvonne Rozier, University of Cincinnati
Matt Staats, Google, Inc.
Klaas-Jan Stol, Lero
Girish Suryanarayana, Siemens Corporate Technology
Evelyn Tian, Ericsson
Oksana Tkachuk, NASA Ames Research Center
Dongmei Zhang, Microsoft Research


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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
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  • Workshop papers: July 1, 2016

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