The 10th International Workshop on Empirical Software Engineering in Practice

December 13-14, 2019, Tokyo, Japan

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Welcome to IWESEP 2019

The 10th International Workshop on Empirical Software Engineering in Practice (IWESEP 2019) will be held in Tokyo, Japan, on December 13-14, 2019.

IWESEP 2019 is a research forum to discuss research methods and tools on software engineering as well as findings from applying these technologies in academic or industrial settings. It encourages researchers, engineers, and practitioners to exchange their research ideas and expectations on empirical software engineering. We believe that this workshop is a good opportunity for academic researchers and industrial engineers/practitioners to develop and deepen collaborative networks among them.

It is our great honor to announce that this workshop is supported by Global Software Engineering Laboratory, Waseda University and Nara Institute of Science and Technology. We are deeply grateful for their kind support.

Important Dates

Abstract submission

September 20th, 2019

Research paper submission

September 27th, 2019


November 1st, 2019

Camera Ready

November 8th, 2019

Abstract submission (Poster)

November 5th, 2019

Notifications (Poster)

November 10th, 2019

Call for Papers

The 10th International Workshop on Empirical Software Engineering in Practice (IWESEP) aims to foster the development of the field by providing a forum where researchers and practitioners reports on and discuss research results and applications in the area of empirical software engineering. The workshop encourages the exchange of ideas within the international community to better understand, from an empirical viewpoint, the strengths and weaknesses of novel and current technology, with the expectation of furthering the field of software engineering.

The workshop welcomes both original and replicated studies, varying from controlled experiments to field studies, from quantitative to qualitative. The workshop also welcomes reports on the application of existing software engineering technologies in industrial settings.

Submission Categories

The workshop provides two submission categories: Full Research Papers and Posters.

All the submissions must be in English, and must be submitted electronically before the due date via EasyChair.
Note that both of the categories share the same submission page, and the categories are differentiated by the Topics attribute.
Please make sure that you have selected the correct category before submission, otherwise your submission might not be reviewed.

Full Research Papers

Papers in this category must not exceed 6 pages. At least three program committee members will evaluate each submission. All the accepted papers will be published in the workshop proceedings with an IEEE catalog number and ISBN. The proceedings will be submitted to IEEE Xplore for publication. For each accepted paper, at least one of the authors must register for and attend the workshop to make an oral presentation of the paper.

All submissions in this category must come in PDF format and conform, at time of submission, to the IEEE Conference Proceedings Formatting Guidelines, title in 24pt font and full text in 10pt font, LaTeX users must use \documentclass[10pt,conference]{IEEEtran} without including the compsoc or compsocconf option. Also, papers must comply with the IEEE Policy on Authorship.


Authors in this category should submit an abstract (max 700 words) on the content to be presented in the poster, describing the motivation, methodology, results, and contribution of the study. The submitted abstracts will be quickly reviewed by the program committee chairs to check whether they meet the scope of the workshop. The authors of the accepted submissions will be requested to prepare the posters and bring them to the workshop venue. Note that the submissions in this category will not appear in the workshop proceedings.

Authors need to fill in the abstracts of the submissions on EasyChair submission page, in the Title and Abstract field. Poster submissions do NOT require any files to describe the abstracts.

Topics of Interest

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 and characteristics of design methods
  • Evaluation of the readability of coding styles
  • Development, derivation, or comparison of organizational models of software development
  • Evaluation of testing methodologies
  • Evaluation of automated patch generation techniques
  • Reports on the benefits derived from using software development environments
  • Development or comparison of predictive models for software quality (defects, vulnerabilities, 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


The 10th International Workshop on Empirical Software Engineering in Practice (IWESEP 2019) will be held at Nishiwaseda Campus of Waseda University. The workshop room will be located on the first floor of Building No. 55, N Tower.

Nishiwaseda campus is located at a very convenient place in Tokyo. There are three train stations near that campus.

  • [Tokyo Metro] Fukutoshin line, Nishi-Waseda (西早稲田 / F11) Station (3 min on foot)
  • [JR] Yamanote line, Takadanobaba (高田馬場 / JY15) Station (13 min on foot)
  • [JR] Yamanote line, Shin-Okubo (新大久保 / JY16) Station (15 min on foot)

Using Nishi-Waseda station is the most convenient option to get to the workshop venue. If you are getting off at Nishi-Waseda station, please leave from Exit 3 (not Exit 1 or 2). This exit will take you directly to the campus. Building No. 55, where the workshop will be held, stands very closely to that exit. Be aware that it will take a few minutes walk if you use other exits.


General Co-Chairs

  • Kazuhiro Yamashita (FUJITSU LABORATORIES LTD.)

PC Co-Chairs

Publication Co-Chairs

  • Masanari Kondo (Kyoto Institute of Technology)
  • Dong Wang (Nara Institute of Science and Technology)

Registration Chair


Finance Chair

Publicity Co-Chairs

Web Chair


Local Arrangement Co-Chairs

  • Kazuya Aizawa (Waseda University)

Steering Committee Members

Program Committee Members


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