Co-located with the Empirical Software Engineering International Week (ESEIW 2020)
As a result of the COVID-19, ICSE has chosen to reschedule for the week of October 5, 2020. Due to the overlap among attendees of ICSE and ESEIW, the ESEIW Steering Committee is exploring other potential dates for rescheduling the 2020 Empirical Software Engineering International Week.
SSBSE 2020 will be still organized as a co-located event in the scope of the ESEIW. The updated plan is still under discussion and will be announced within the next four weeks. Of course, paper deadlines will be delayed accordingly. As such, we encourage you to continue preparing your submissions while we finalize a new plan.
Search-based Software Engineering (SBSE) is a research area focused on the formulation of software engineering problems as search problems, and the subsequent use of complex heuristic techniques to attain optimal solutions to such problems. A wealth of engineering challenges – from test generation, to design refactoring, to process organization – can be solved efficiently through the application of automated optimization techniques. SBSE is a growing field – sitting at the crossroads between AI, machine learning, and software engineering – and SBSE techniques have begun to attain human-competitive results.
The Symposium on Search-Based Software Engineering is a venue dedicated to the SBSE research field. The 12th symposium will be held this year in Bari, Italy, co-located with the Empirical Software Engineering International Week (ESEIW 2020). We invite the submission of high-quality papers describing novel and original work in all areas of SBSE including, but not limited to, applications of SBSE to novel problems, theoretical analyses of search algorithms for software engineering, rigorous empirical evaluations of SBSE techniques, and reports of industrial experiences.