Experimental Software Engineering Track (ESELAW)

23rd Iberoamerican Conference on Software Engineering (CIbSE 2020)

Curitiba, Brazil, May 4 - 8, 2020 


CIbSE is the leading research forum on Software Engineering (SE) in Ibero-America. The primary objective of this conference is to promote high-quality scientific research in Ibero-American countries and, thus, support the researchers in this community in publishing and discussing their work. Also, the conference fosters collaboration and cross-fertilization among academics, students, and practitioners from industry. 

CIbSE 2020 will be held in Curitiba, Brazil. The event will include a Software Engineering track (SET), a Requirements Engineering track (RET), an Experimental Software Engineering track (ESELAW), keynotes from influential researchers of the Software Engineering community, and social events. 

The conference will be held in conjunction with three satellite events: the Doctoral Symposium, the third edition of the Ibero-American School on Software Engineering (EIbAIS), and the Industry Talks. The Doctoral Symposium is organized to discuss work in progress of Ph.D. topics related to the general area of Software Engineering. The school will be led by renowned lecturers, offering an attractive program, combining lectures and tutorials based on the current trends in Software Engineering. The Industry Talks aims at approximating academic and practitioners from the local community to discuss state-of-the-practice Software Engineering topics.

We invite authors to submit high-quality research papers describing significant, original, and not previously published results in any of the following tracks and categories, in any of the official CIbSE languages: English, Spanish, and Portuguese.  


- SET - Software Engineering Track 

- RET - Requirements Engineering Track 

- ESELAW - Experimental Software Engineering Track 


  1. Technical Papers (not exceeding 14 pages): Technical papers should describe innovative research in the topics of the main tracks. Papers in this submission category should describe a novel contribution to the topics and should carefully support claims of novelty with citations to the relevant literature. 

Evaluation criteria: Technical papers are evaluated by /originality, soundness, relevance, importance of contribution, strength of validation, quality of presentation, and appropriate comparison to related work. In case a submission builds upon the previous work of the author(s), the novelty of the new contribution must be described clearly concerning the previous work. Technical papers need to discuss openly how the results were validated. 

  1. Emerging Ideas Papers (not exceeding 8 pages): Emerging ideas papers describe new, non-conventional approaches that depart from standard practice, on the topics of the main tracks. They are intended to describe clear research ideas that are at an early stage of the investigation. 

Evaluation criteria: Emerging ideas papers will be assessed primarily on their level of originality and potential for impact on the field regarding promoting innovative thinking. Hence, inadequacies in the state-of-the-art and the pertinence, correctness, and impact of the idea must be described precisely. While the idea that is described does not need to be fully validated, a presentation of preliminary results that provide initial insights into the feasibility and the impact of the idea is expected. 


Abstract submission: November 19th, 2019 December 3rd, 2019

Paper submission (firm): December 10th, 2019

Notification to authors: February 17th, 2020  

Camera-Ready: March 3rd, 2020 


All papers must be submitted through EasyChair at https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=cibse2020, using PDF format only. Submissions must be formatted according to the LNCS style (https://www.springer.com/gp/computer-science/lncs/conference-proceedings-guidelines). 

At least one author of each accepted paper must register by the camera-ready deadline. One registration corresponds to only one paper. Some author of each accepted paper must present it in person or the paper will be excluded from the proceedings made available online by Curran Associates (http://www.proceedings.com/), and later indexed by Scopus. If an author has more than one accepted paper, it is possible to pay the 50% of the registration in the second and following co-authored papers. 


Any paper which is not in the scope of the conference, does not follow the formatting guidelines, or was submitted or published in any other forum (conference or journal) will be desk-rejected without review. All other submissions will be peer-reviewed by at least three members of the Program Committee. 

The organizers will publish all accepted papers in the conference proceedings, which will be indexed in Scopus and DBLP. 

The best paper of each track will receive an award certificate. Moreover, the three best papers of each track (SET, RET, and ESELAW) will be invited to submit an extended version in English to a special issue of the Journal of Software Engineering Research and Development (JSERD). 


We are partnering with the Journal of Software Engineering Research and Development (JSERD) to incorporate Journal First papers into the CIbSE 2020 main track. Authors of journal-first papers accepted as Research Articles, Case Studies, or Review in JSERD are invited to present their research work at CIbSE. This offers an opportunity for authors to discuss their work with the community as well as enrich the technical program of CIbSE.

The following evaluation criteria will be used to select journal first papers to CIbSE 2020:

- The paper describes original results that are not extensions of previous conference papers.

- The paper was accepted for publication in the journal no earlier than January 1st, 2018.

- The selected papers will be presented in the technical program of the CIbSE main tracks. At least one author per selected journal first paper will need to register and attend the conference to present it.

Authors interested in presenting journal first papers at CIbSE 2020 should send an email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with the subject "Journal First - CIbSE 2020" by February 1st, 2020. The following information must be provided: (i) paper title; (ii) list of authors; (iii) web link to the paper; and (iv) a short statement on how the work satisfies the criteria above. 


Experimental Software Engineering Track (ESELAW) 


This track is the evolution of the Workshop on Experimental Software Engineering. ESELAW provides a stimulating forum at which researchers and practitioners can present and discuss recent research results on a wide range of topics related to Experimental Software Engineering. Also, the track encourages the exchange of ideas to understand the strengths and weaknesses of software engineering technologies and methods from a robust empirical viewpoint, including different kinds of empirical studies. Research on empirical methods and the design and analysis of empirical studies are also welcome. 


- Continuous experimentation 

- Development of predictive models for software engineering based on empirical methods 

- Education and training in experimental software engineering 

- Empirical evaluation and comparison of software engineering techniques and models

- Empirical studies concerned with software processes and products 

-Industrial experience, case studies, action-research studies, ethnographic studies, grounded theory, among others 

- Infrastructures and new techniques to conduct empirical studies 

- Mining software repositories and data analytics 

- New ideas regarding the measurement, evaluation, comparison, and development of empirical software engineering methods 

- Replication of empirical studies 

- Secondary studies (mapping studies, quasi/systematic literature reviews, and rapid reviews) 

- Simulation-based studies in software engineering 


Breno França (UNICAMP, Brazil)

Martin Solari (Universidad ORT, Uruguay)



General Organization Committee 



Andreia Malucelli (PUCPR, Brazil)

Sheila Reinehr (PUCPR, Brazil)



Claudia Ayala (UPC, Spain)

Leonardo Murta (UFF, Brazil)



Ivan Machado (UFBA, Brazil)



Marcela Genero Bocco (University of Castilla-La Mancha, Spain)

Tayana Uchôa Conte (UFAM, Brazil)



Luan Melo (PUCPR, Brazil)


Program Committee


Monalessa Barcellos (UFES)

Santiago Matalonga (University of the West of Scotlannd)

Gerardo Matturro (Universidad ORT Uruguay)

Natasha Malveira Costa Valentim (UFPR - Universidade Federal do Paraná)

Simone R. S. Souza (ICMC/USP)

Efraín R. Fonseca C. (Universidad de las Fuerzas Armadas ESPE)

Juan Pablo Ucán Pech (UADY)

Raul Wazlawick (UFSC)

Raúl Antonio Aguilar Vera (Universidad Autónoma de Yucatán- Facultad de Matemáticas)

Paulo Sérgio Santos (Federal Center for Technological Education of Minas Gerais)

Tayana Conte (UFAM)

Bruno Cartaxo (IFPE)

Gleison Santos (UNIRIO)

Rodrigo Santos (UNIRIO)

Clemente Izurieta (Montana State University)

Katia Felizardo (UTFPR-CP)

Emilia Mendes (Blekinge Institute of Technology and Oulu University)

Guilherme Travassos (COPPE/UFRJ)

Andreia Malucelli (PUCPR)

Ellen Barbosa (ICMC/USP)

Arilo Claudio Dias-Neto (Federal University of Amazonas)

Jose Antonio Cruz-Lemus (University of Castilla-La Mancha)

Silverio Martínez-Fernández (Fraunhofer)

Nauman Bin Ali (Blekinge Institute of Technology)

José Carlos Maldonado (ICMC-USP)

Marcos Kalinowski (Pontifical Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro-PUC-Rio)

Marco Araujo (IF Sudeste MG)

Claudia P. Ayala (Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya)

Sergio Soares (Informatics Center - CIn/UFPE)

Fáber Danilo Giraldo Velásquez

Omar S. Gómez (Technical School of Chimborazo)

Miguel Goulão

Rafael Prikladnicki

Oscar Dieste

César França (Federal Rural University of Pernambuco - UFRPE)

Marcelo Marinho (UFPE)

George Valença (Universidade Federal de Pernambuco)

Davi Viana (Federal University of Maranhão)

Luis Jorge Enrique Rivero Cabrejos (UFAM)