Women in Software Engineering

13th European Conference on Software Architecture (ECSA) - 9-13 September 2019, Paris France


WSE@ECSA2019: Call for Papers

Women in Software Engineering @ the 13th European Conference on Software Architecture (ECSA 2019) and the 23rd Systems and Software Product Line Conference (SPLC 2019)


It has been widely demonstrated that diversity in gender, culture, religion, country, etc. is a key factor to have success and be competitive and innovative in software development. In the case of gender diversity, the role of women in the Computing area has gained more and more important with the emerging information age. However, setting up gender-balanced teams in ICT companies and in STEM universities and research centers is still hard to realize in practice, even if all recognize the importance of achieving gender diversity for the success of projects.  

In this scenario, following the success of the past editions, the 4th special track on “Women in Software Architecture & Software Engineering” is part of the two co-located conferences: the 13th premier European Conference on Software Architecture (ECSA 2019) and the 23rd Systems and Software Product Line Conference (SPLC 2019). WSE will provide a forum for discussions about how to achieve more diversity in SE / STEM. Both women and men are invited to collaborate and attend to this track. Students, industry professionals, academics, and other leaders in computing are welcome to promote networking and technical discussion to motivate the participation and visibility of women in STEM degree and industry.

There will be a mix of presentations and a panel to discuss current and future issues in the field by leading experts from industry and academia.


Paper submissions must be made electronically via the online EasyChair submission site for the ECSA 2019 main conference on WSA topic.

We seek contributions (up to 4-6 pages) about summaries, preliminary results from work-in-progress, discussion of challenges, position papers, experience reports, or studies; all regarding gender diversity in Software Engineering, and more generally in STEM, both in industry and academia.

The evaluation criteria for submissions will be whether they contribute ideas or results to the challenge of achieving more diversity in SE / STEM and whether the argumentation and/or study are sound.

All contributions will undergo a peer-review process. The accepted papers will be included in the ECSA 2019 companion volume to be published by ACM. For this, the submission must be formatted according to the ACM SIG Proceedings Template.

Paper registration is required, allowing the inclusion of the paper in the proceedings. An author or a proxy attending WSE2019 must present the paper.

Important Dates

- Paper submission: June 7, 2019 (extended!)
- Author notification: June 26, 2019 (extended!)
- Camera-ready version: July 5, 2019

All deadlines are 23:59 AoE (Anywhere on Earth)


Program Committee

  • • Alberto Avritzer - eSulabSolutions, USA
  • • Carlos E. Cuesta - Universidad Rey Juan Carlos, Spain
  • • Javier Cámara -  University of York, England
  • • Letizia Jaccheri - Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Norway
  • • Sungwon Kang - Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology, Daejeon, Korea
  • • Patricia Lago - Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, The Netherlands
  • Seonah Lee - Gyeongsang National University, Jinju, Korea
  • • Grace Lewis - Carnegie Mellon Software Engineering Institute, USA
  • • Bashar Nuseibeh - The Open University (UK) & Lero (Ireland)
  • • Flavio Oquendo - IRISA, University of South Brittany, France
  • • Jennifer Perez - Universidad Politécnica de Madrid, Spain
  • • Diego Perez Palacin -  Linnaeus University, Sweden
  • • Rafael Prikladnicki - Pontificia Universidade Catolica do Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil
  • • Clément Quinton  -  University of Lille, France 
  • • Ralf Reussner - Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Germany
  • • Elvinia Riccobene - University of Milan, Italy
  • Séverine Sentilles - Mälardalen University, Västerås, Sweden
  • • David Shepherd -  ABB Inc, USA
  • • Marjan Sirjani - Malardalen University, Sweden
  • • Catia Trubiani - Gran Sasso Science Institute, Italy

Track Chairs

- Anne Koziolek

Institute for Program Structures and Data Organization, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Germany

E-mail: koziolek@kit.edu 

Web page: https://are.ipd.kit.edu/people/anne-koziolek/

- Patrizia Scandurra

Dept. of Management, Information and Production Engineering, University of Bergamo, Italy

E-mail: patrizia.scandurra@unibg.it 

Web page: http://cs.unibg.it/scan