Panel: The State of Software Engineering Research

As software becomes more ubiquitous and pervasive in today’s interconnected and instrumented world, software engineering—as a practice and as a research topic—is having a hard time keeping up. In this panel, we invite FSE 2016’s participants to engage with five prominent software engineering researchers as they reflect on the state of current software engineering research and share how they each believe our work impacts (or should impact) science, society and industry. Our panelists will discuss whether our community as a whole is achieving the right balance of science, engineering and design in its combined research efforts. This lively and interactive panel discussion will also highlight new areas of research that our community should pay more attention to, as well as suggest new ways of conducting research that could improve the impact of software engineering research in the near and distant future.

We will broadcast this panel here.


Lionel Briand, University of Luxembourg
Prem Devanbu, University of California at Davis
Peri Tarr, IBM Research
Laurie Williams, North Carolina State University
Tao Xie, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign


Margaret-Anne Storey, University of Victoria


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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
  • 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