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Call for Industrial Track papers

ESEC/FSE is widely known for its high-quality research papers in all areas of software engineering. In 2011, a new industrial track will be added to the ESEC/FSE program. Industrial track presentations are expected to have a strong focus on industrial applications of software engineering techniques, tools, methodologies, processes, and practices, and on case studies and reports on their actual usage in industry. The purpose of the track is to facilitate an open exchange of ideas between academic researchers in software engineering and practitioners in industry.


The industrial track is soliciting submissions that cover all aspects of the software engineering life cycle. Submissions are solicited from all areas of business, ranging from traditional industries such as aerospace and finance to emerging areas such as bioinformatics and online retail.


All papers must conform to ESEC/FSE 2011 format and submission guidelines and must not exceed 4 pages, including all text, references, appendices, and figures. Papers must be submitted electronically through the ESEC/FSE Industry Track submission site. Submissions must clearly identify the industrial relevance of the work, and its relationship to relevant prior work from academia and industry.

Evaluation, presentation

All submissions will be reviewed by a panel of experts. Authors of accepted submissions will be given a 25-minute time slot to present or demonstrate their work. Submissions should clearly identify what will be presented or demonstrated, and what the ESEC/FSE audience is expected to learn. Final versions of the accepted papers will be made available to the conference attendees through publication on the ESEC/FSE website.

Important Dates

Industry Track paper submission: April 3, 2011 April 8, 2011 EXTENDED
Notification of authors: June 3, 2011
Final versions due: June 19, 2011

Industrial Track chairs

Frank Tip
IBM Research, USA

Volker Gruhn
Universität Duisburg-Essen, Germany

Industrial Track Progam Committee