Submissions: January 22, 2016
January 29, 2016 (Extended)

Notifications: February 19, 2016 

Camera-ready: February 26, 2016

Workshop: May 17, 2016

The aim of this workshop is to bring together researchers and practitioners to discuss the current state of Software Engineering (SE) research and Industrial Practice (IP), and advance collaboration to reduce the gap between research and practice. Research and business are coupled for the software companies which are transforming intellectual property into products, services and business concepts. However, proper synchronization is missing between SE research and practice. Therefore, the challenges are to identify the gaps and to discover ways of improving collaboration, for the mutual benefit of research and industrial practice.

Different perceptions and expectations are obstacles to collaboration between SE researchers and practitioners. Researchers have a view that practitioners are reluctant to share real industry data due to confidentiality agreements. Practitioners believe that researchers are mostly working on either dated or futuristic theoretical challenges which are very far from IP. Researchers believe that practitioners are looking for quick fixes to their problems instead of using systematic methods or engaging in-depth research. Practitioners have a view that case studies in research do not represent the complexities of real projects and have doubts in the results produced by research. Researchers expect good problems along with real industry data and a few years to generate good publications which may affect a specific domain in a limited way. Practitioners expect a quick general solution which must earn substantial profit immediately. Researchers and practitioners need to overlap research and practice to build trust in their partnership. This workshop is a platform to discuss and address such challenges.

The open source movement is growing as a means of such collaboration, and this edition of the workshop will devote a track to examining the benefits and pitfalls of open source.

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SER&IP has received 31 submissions, 10 were accepted, giving about 0.32 acceptance rate. Please find below statistics by country for your information.


Registration is open: Please select “SER&IP” under Workshops on 17th as a choice of workshop  ICSE 2016 Registration.

Pleased to announce Keynote by James Herbsleb, Institute for Software Research, Carnegie Mellon University, United States.

Pleased to announce Keynote by Lori Pollock, The University of Delaware, United States.

Past Workshops:

SER & IP 2015 Florence, Italy.

SER & IP 2014 Hyderabad, India.

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