The objective of the International Workshop on Empirical Software Engineering in Practice (IWESEP) is to foster the development of the area by providing a forum where researchers and practitioners can report on and discuss new research results and applications in the area of empirical software engineering. The workshop encourages the exchange of ideas within the international community so as to be able to understand, from an empirical viewpoint, the strengths and weaknesses of technology in use and new technologies, with the expectation of furthering the more generic field of software engineering.

The workshop focuses on the processes, design and structure of empirical studies as well as the results of specific studies. These studies may be on original or replicated studies, varying from controlled experiments to field studies, from quantitative to qualitative. We solicit regular papers (6 pages) and proposals for tool demonstrations (2 pages) that describe original and significant work in practice of software engineering.

Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

  • Empirical studies of software process and product
  • Comparison of cost estimation techniques
  • Analysis of the effects of design methods and characteristics
  • Evaluation of the readability of coding styles
  • Development, derivation and/or comparison of organizational models of software development
  • Evaluation of testing methodologies
  • Reports on the benefits derived from using software development environments
  • Development of predictive models of defect rates and reliability from real data
  • Infrastructure issues, such as measurement theory, experimental design, qualitative modeling and analysis approaches.
  • Experiences with research methods such as grounded theory, protocol studies or families of experiments
  • Industrial experience in process improvement
  • Quality measurement
  • Process modeling and applications in industry
  • Experience management

Important date

Abstract submission due:              October 4, 2010
Paper/demo submission due:         October 11, 2010
Notification of acceptance:            November 8, 2010
Camera-ready due:                       November 22, 2010

IWESEP 2010 Co-Sponsor

Co-sponsored by (subject to confirmation)

  • StagE Project, MEXT Japan
  • Foundation for Nara Institute of Science and Technology
  • Microsoft Research
  • Osaka University
  • Nara Institute of Science and Technology (NAIST)


In cooperation with

  • SIG Software Science, Information and Systems Society, IEICE
  • SIG Software Engineering, IPSJ

IWESEP 2010 conference office

Software Engineering Lab., Graduate School of Information Science,Nara Institute of Science and Technology
8916-5 Takayama, Ikoma, Nara 6300192, Japan
email: iwesep2010-staff [at]
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