Call for Papers

Software has been increasingly utilised to improve the quality of lives and, subsequently, to change the world in a myriad of unforeseeable ways. Software systems have evolved to meet the changing needs of society, while society has in turn evolved in response to the use of innovative and omnipresent software systems. The emergence of contemporary software for the evolving world has posed unprecedented challenges to software engineering professionals and their community. The 23rd Asia-Pacific Software Engineering Conference (APSEC 2016) provides an excellent opportunity for software engineering researchers and practitioners around the world to exchange ideas on how to address these challenges.

Important Dates

Regular Research Papers:Friday 15 July 2016 11:59pm
Friday 22 July 2016 11:59pm
(submissions closed)
Acceptance Notification:Monday 19 September 2016
Camera Ready Copy Due:Monday 10 October 2016
Conference Start:Tuesday 6 December 2016

Topics of Interest

  • Agile methodologies
  • Component-based software engineering
  • Configuration management and deployment
  • Cooperative, distributed, and collaborative software engineering
  • Debugging, fault localization, and repair
  • Embedded real-time systems
  • Empirical software engineering
  • Formal methods
  • Human factors and social aspects of software engineering
  • Internet of Things
  • Middleware, frameworks, and APIs
  • Mining software engineering repositories
  • Mobile and ubiquitous systems
  • Model-driven engineering
  • Parallel, distributed, and concurrent systems
  • Product-line software engineering
  • Programming languages and systems
  • Refactoring
  • Reverse engineering
  • Search-based software engineering
  • Security, reliability, and privacy
  • Software architecture, modelling and design
  • Software comprehension, visualisation, and traceability
  • Software engineering environments and tools
  • Software for green and sustainable technologies
  • Software project management
  • Software requirements engineering
  • Software reuse
  • Testing, verification, and validation
  • Tools and environments
  • Web-based software engineering


All paper submissions are rigorously reviewed by at least three reviewers and evaluated based on originality, technical quality, and relevance to software engineering concepts and technologies. All submissions must describe unpublished work that is not currently submitted for publication elsewhere - any violation of this rule discovered by the Chairs will result in the immediate withdrawal of the paper (without reviews). All submissions must be in English.

Submissions must use the IEEE dual column conference template with 10pt font and not exceed 8 pages (including figures, references and appendices) for research track papers, see:

Please use the bare_conf.tex or IEEE plain format when using LaTeX.

The Chairs reserve the right to reject submissions (without reviews) that are not in compliance or out of scope for the conference. The Proceedings will be submitted to the IEEE Computer Society Digital Library and selected papers will be invited to a special issue of the journal Science of Computer Programming.

Submissions must be submitted electronically in PDF before the due date via EasyChair at:

General Chairs

Research Programme Track Chairs

Local Organisation Chairs

Tutorial and Doctoral Symposium Chairs

Sponsorship Chair

Publicity Chairs

Programme Committee