SSBSE 2020

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SSBSE 2020
12th International Symposium on Search Based Software Engineering
Event in series SSBSE
Dates 2020/10/07 (iCal) - 2020/10/08
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Location: Bari, Italy
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Important dates
Abstracts: 2020/06/01
Papers: 2020/05/11
Submissions: 2020/06/08
Notification: 2020/07/20
Camera ready due: 2020/07/17
General chairs: Giuliano Antoniol, Nicole Noveilli
PC chairs: Aldeida Aleti, Annibale Panichella
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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.


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.

SSBSE welcomes applications of search-based techniques throughout the software engineering lifecycle. We also invite the application of a broad range of search methods – ranging from exact operational research techniques to nature-inspired algorithms, local search metaheuristics, and simulated annealing.

We particularly encourage papers that report on software engineering applications to which SBSE has not been applied before.

Research papers must have up to 15 pages in length, including all text, figures, references and appendices.

Important Dates

Abstract submission: May 4, 2020
Full Paper Submission: May 11, 2020
Initial decisions and notification (paper improvement process begins for selected papers): June 19, 2020
Revised paper submission for selected papers: June 26, 2020
Final decisions and notification: July 3, 2020
Camera-ready submission: July 17, 2020