ISEC 2021

ISEC is the annual conference of iSOFT, the India chapter of ACM SIGSOFTIndia. The 14thedition of the conference will be held at Kalinga Institute of Industrial Technology (KIIT), Deemed to be University, Bhubaneswar, Odisha, India.The goal of the conference is to provide a forum for researchers and practitioners from both academia and industry to meet and share problems, experiences, and cutting-edge advancements in the field of software and systems engineering.

ISEC 2021invites the submission of technical papers describing original and unpublished results of foundational, theoretical, empirical, and applied software and systems engineering research. Submissions are invited in all areas of software and systems engineering, including but not limited to the followings:

Software Engineering Methods
Agile Methods
Business Process Design and Deployment
Requirements Engineering
Empirical Software Engineering
Safety-Critical Software
Verification and Validation
Engineering for Quality Requirements
Human Factors
Mobile and Web Applications
Model Driven Development
Software Product Lines
Self-Adaptive Systems
Software Analytics
System Modeling and Simulation
Program Comprehension and Visualization
End User Development
Software Metrics
Globally Distributed Teams
System Debugging
Component Based Software Engineering
Security and Privacy
System Architecture

Responsible Software Engineering
Trust, Fairness and Ethics
Green software engineering

Software Deployment and Operations
Container Based Software Artifacts
Dynamic Discovery &Version Management
Handling Container Image Sprawl
Fault Isolation and Repair
Software Evolution and Maintenance

Software for the Cloud
Data Obfuscation
Application Driven Resource Allocation
Cross Cloud Deployment
Performance Engineering in the Cloud

Software Engineering Specialisms
Service Based Technologies
Programming Languages
Mining Software Repositories
Software Economics and Metrics
Software Engineering Education
Automated Software Engineering
Software Engineering & Machine Learning
Software Engineering & AI
Software Engineering and Law
Formal Methods
Virtual, Augmented and Mixed Reality

Submission Details

Submissions should present the most recent and significant technical contributions to the field of Software and Systems Engineering. We invite high quality submissions to be evaluated against the following criteria:

  • Soundness: The extent to which contributions are supported by rigorous application of appropriate research methods.
  • Significance: Demonstrating that contributions are novel, original, and important, with respect to the existing body of knowledge.
  • Verifiability: The presentation of sufficient information to support independent verification or replication of the claimed contributions,
  • Presentation: Achieving clear descriptions and explanations, adequate use of the English language, absence of major ambiguity, clearly readable figures and tables, and adherence to the formatting instructions provided below.

This year, we invite submissions under three categories: Regular, Short, Poster:

  • Regular papers should not exceed 11 pages, 10 pages for the main text (including figures, appendix etc.) and 1 page for references in standard ACM format. Regular papers contain full descriptions that constitute contributions to knowledge and are evaluated against the criteria given above.
  • Short papers should not exceed 5 pages, including references in standard ACM format. Short papers should clearly demonstrate that the work is a contribution to knowledge, but may be incomplete in terms of being able to demonstrate one or more of soundness, significance, or verifiability.
  • Poster papers should not exceed 2 pages. A poster paper is intended to describe work that is at an early stage in development. Accepted poster papers will be provided with an opportunity to display a poster and to discuss the ideas with delegatesduring a dedicated session of the conference.

Regular paper submissions are expected to contain in-depth descriptions of the new ideas along with detailed evaluation, and when relevant rigorously consider reasonable broader impacts, both positive and negative, e.g. in a separate "Broader Impacts" section (refer to the blog post:

Submissions may take the form of experience reports or case studies. In particular we would welcome such submissions from Industry. Experience reports and case studies should address the application of software engineering practices (which may include work on principles, techniques, tools, methods, processes) to a specific business domain or to the development of a substantial software platform/system. Each paper should describe the context of a problem of practical importance and provide plausible solutions. Please take care to cover the following issues: innovation of the approach and the solution, the methodology, assessment of the benefits, risks and lessons learned.

Short papers may contain, for example, new interesting ideas which may not be evaluated extensively, tool descriptions or case studies.

Submissions must comply with the ACM plagiarism policy and procedures. In particular, it must not have been published elsewhere and must not be under review elsewhere while under review for ISEC. The submission must also comply with the IEEE Policy on Authorship.
Accepted papers in all categories will be published in the ACM Digital Library and indexed by DBLP.If a submission is accepted, at least one author of the paper is required to attend the conference and present the paper in person.

Submission Template:

Submission Link:

Program Co-Chairs

Important Dates

  • ISEC 2021 Conference: 25 -27 February, 2021
  • Paper submission deadline: 20September2020,AoE
  • Paper notification: 04 December2020,AoE
  • Camera ready due: 25 December 2020,AoE

Programme Committee

Name University / Institution Country
Salman Abdul Moiz University of Hyderabad India
Kumar Abhinav Accenture Labs India
Wasif Afzal Mälardalen University Sweden
Pooja Aggarwal IBM Research India
Amin Alipour University of Houston USA
Artur Andrzejak Heidelberg University Germany
Steven Arzt Fraunhofer Germany
Annappa Basava National Institute of Tech Karnataka Surathkal India
Soumyadip Bandyopadhyay Hasso Plattner Institut Germany
Ansuman Banerjee Indian Statistical Institute India
Balbir Barn Middlesex University UK
Sudipta Chattopadhyay Singapore University of Technology and Design Singapore
Sridhar Chimalakonda Indian Institute of Technology - Tirupati India
Tony Clark Aston University UK
Benoit Combemale University of Toulouse &Inria France
Luis Cruz Delft University of Technology Netherlands
Meenakshi D'Souza International Institute of Information Technology India
Xuan-Bach D. Le The University of Melbourne Australia
Subhajit Datta Singapore University of Technology and Design Singapore
Juan De Lara Universidad Autonoma de Madrid Spain
Alpana Dubey Accenture India
Eduard Paul Enoiu Mälardalen University Sweden
Joseph Hallett The University of Bristol UK
Lingxiao Jiang Singapore Management University Singapore
Rushikesh Joshi Indian Institute of Technology Bombay India
Takashi Kobayashi Tokyo Institute of Technology Japan
Pavneet Singh Kochhar Microsoft India
Dimitris Kolovos University of York UK
Atul Kumar IBM India
Kevin Lano King's College London UK
Gary T. Leavens University of Central Florida USA
Atri Mandal IBM India
Durga Prasad Mohapatra NIT, Rourkela India
Henry Muccini University of L'Aquila Italy
Rd Naik TRDDC TCS Research India
Sagar Naik University of Waterloo Canada
Richard Paige McMaster University Canada
Rahul Pandita Phase Change Software, LLC USA
Oscar Pastor UniversitatPolitècnica de València Spain
Alfonso Pierantonio University of L'Aquila Italy
Klaus Pohl Paluno, University of Duisburg-Essen Germany
Rahul Purandare Indraprastha Institute of Information Technology India
Venkatesh R TCS India
Ayushi Rastogi Delft University of Technology Netherlands
Santanu Rath NIT Rourkela India
Rajarshi Ray National Institute of Technology, Meghalaya India
Raghu Reddy IIIT Hyderabad, India India
Subhajit Roy Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur India
Santonu Sarkar Dept of Computer Sc, BITS Pilani India
Tushar Sharma Siemens Corporate Technology USA
Vibhu S. Sharma Accenture Technology Labs India
Divyasheel Sharma ABB Corporate Research India
Srikanth G.Tamilselvam IBM India
Xiaoyuan Xie School of Computer Science, Wuhan University China
Tao Zhang Macau University of Science and Technology China
Steffen Zschaler King's College London UK
Zhiqiang Zuo Nanjing University, China China