Short Papers

Short papers should present current work-in-progress and be based on either research, practice or experience. Short papers do not always need to report such complete results as full conference papers and so can be a good way to fast track new technical work. There will be a special session at APSEC 2017 for the presentation of short papers.

Topics of Interest

The relevant topics of interest include, but are not restricted to, the following:

  • Agile methodologies
  • Cloud and Service-oriented Computing
  • Component-based Software Engineering
  • Configuration Management and Deployment
  • Cooperative, Distributed, and Global Software Engineering
  • Cyber-physical Systems and Internet of Things
  • Debugging, Defect Prediction and Fault Localization
  • Container and DevOps
  • Embedded Real-time Systems
  • Empirical Software Engineering
  • Formal Methods
  • Human Factors and Social Aspects of Software Engineering
  • Middleware, Frameworks, and APIs
  • Mobile and Ubiquitous Systems
  • Model-driven and Domain-specific Engineering
  • Open Source Development
  • Parallel, Distributed, and Concurrent Systems
  • Programming Languages and Systems
  • Refactoring
  • Requirements Engineering
  • Reverse Engineering
  • Search-based Software Engineering
  • Security, Reliability, and Privacy
  • Software Architecture, Modeling and Design
  • Software Comprehension, Visualization, and Traceability
  • Software Engineering Education
  • Software Engineering Process and Standards
  • Software Engineering for Smart Manufacturing
  • Software Engineering Tools and Environments
  • Software for Green and Sustainable Technologies
  • Software Maintenance and Evolution
  • Software Product-line Engineering
  • Software Project Management
  • Software Reuse
  • Software Repository Mining and Data Analytics
  • Testing, Verification, and Validation
  • Web-based Software Engineering


Effectively designed posters convey the essence of an idea, an experience or a piece of research in an appealing manner. Work presented in a poster does not have to be fully developed and can be a good way to get early feedback on new ideas. A good poster will encourage conference participants to interact with others who are also attracted to the poster topic. Good posters can be a catalyst for developing and extending topic networks. The poster session at APSEC 2017 aims to bring like-minded people together in an interactive setting.


Short papers must not be more than 6 pages and poster proposals not more than 2 pages. Each submission will be reviewed by the short paper and poster review panel. All paper submissions are rigorously reviewed by at least three reviewers and evaluated based on originality, technical quality, and relevance to software engineering concepts and technologies. All submissions must describe unpublished work that is not currently submitted for publication elsewhere – any violation of this rule will result in the desk reject (without any reviews).

All submissions must be in English, and must use the IEEE dual column conference template with 10pt font and not exceed the page limit (including all figures, references and appendices). Submissions must be submitted electronically in PDF before the due date via EasyChair.

The Chairs reserve the right to reject submissions (without reviews) that are not in compliance or out of scope for the conference. Accepted papers will be published in the IEEE Digital Library.

Important Dates

  • Short papers submission deadline: 11 September, 2017
  • Posters submission deadline: 11 September, 2017
  • Notification of Acceptance: 6 October, 2017