Call for Workshop Proposals

FSE 2016 is soliciting proposals for workshops to be held in conjunction with the main symposium. Submit a workshop proposal to FSE to bring together groups of researchers on relevant and exciting topics. All proposals will be evaluated according to the criteria of relevance, anticipated level of enthusiasm for the topic, expected number of participants, and proposers’ experience in organizing a successful workshop.

FSE 2016 workshops aim to provide opportunities for exchanging views, advancing ideas, and discussing preliminary results in various areas of software engineering research and applications. Workshops are not an alternative forum for presenting full research papers.

Workshop Proposals

Workshop proposals must be no more than 4 pages in length and must conform to the FSE 2016 Format and Submission Guidelines.

Each proposal must include (at least) the following issues:

  • Desired workshop length (1 or 2 days).
  • Contact details of the organizers, including an identification of the main contact person.
  • An up to 175-word abstract of the goals and format of the workshop intended for the FSE 2016 web pages.
  • The theme, goals, and topics of the workshop, as well as a motivation of its relevance and timeliness, including an account of the workshop’s history (if any).
  • The workshop format, including forms of participation supported (e.g., demo, position statement, panel discussion, working session, etc.) and plans for generating and stimulating discussion at the workshop.
  • The paper selection procedure, including the types of papers permitted (demo, short, long, position statement, etc.), the dates of notification of acceptance, names of proposed and of confirmed program committee members, and a link to a preliminary workshop web site and call for papers. If the workshop intends to publish its proceedings through the ACM digital library, the workshop paper submission deadline must be set for July 1, 2016, and the hard deadline for camera-ready submissions will be in September 15, 2016.
  • Publicity plans, including a motivated assessment of the number of expected participants, as well as the participant solicitation and selection process. Indicate whether the workshop will be open or closed.
  • Follow-up plans, explaining how the workshop results are expected to be used.
  • A brief bio of each organizer, including past experience in workshop organization.


We encourage submitters to communicate the topic of the workshops to the workshop co-chairs by e-mail as early as possible: Yuriy Brun and Mehdi Mirakhorli (

Submissions are due 23:59:59 March 25, 2016 AoE time via Easy Chair:


If a workshop’s proceedings are to be published in the ACM Digital Library, the organizers should ensure that all authors submit their camera-ready papers by the required date. Papers intended to appear in the ACM Digital Library will be made available to all conference participants as part of the electronic FSE proceedings.

Workshops will be held on November 13, 14, and 18.

Workshop papers must follow the FSE 2016 formatting and submission instructions and may not be longer than seven (7) pages.

For workshops that will opt for publication in the ACM Digital Library prior to the event, the call for submissions much include the following statement: “The official publication date of the workshop 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 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.”

FSE 2016 will not pay for registration, travel, or other arrangements for workshop organizers or any of their invited speakers or guests.

All participants, including workshop organizers, keynote speakers, and invited guests, must register for the workshop.

Workshop organizers cannot submit (refereed) papers to their own workshop.

Workshop organizers will be encouraged to submit, within 3 months after the workshop, a workshop summary to be published in ACM SIGSOFT Software Engineering Notes.

Important Dates (all firm)

  • Workshop proposal submissions: March 25, 2016 (23:59:59 AOE, AOE Time Reference)
  • Notification of acceptance: April 22, 2016
  • Workshop paper submission deadline: July 1, 2016
  • Camera ready date for workshop papers: September 15, 2016

Workshop Chairs

Yuriy Brun, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, USA
Mehdi Mirakhorli, Rochester Institute of Technology, USA