SEAA 2017 - Software Engineering for Sustainability

Call for Papers:
Software Engineering for Sustainability (SE4S)

Software is increasingly the driver for change in business and social spheres of life: it changes life styles and business practices. Supporting sustainability has recently become a much discussed topic.

The first Workshop on Engineering for Sustainable Software Systems ( is concerned with research on techniques, tools, and processes for sustainability through business modelling, requirements engineering, analysis and design, implementation, test and deployment.

The workshop aims at researchers and practitioners working with software and systems engineering topics and with interest in sustainability. It focuses on research and industrial contributions and perform an interactive workshop which will allow contributors and prospective participants to discuss sustainability issues and foster community growth.

The objective of the workshop is to establish a community of researchers and practitioners interested in collaborating on the topic of engineering for sustainability. This will be supported through the following actions:

  • Provision of a platform for researchers and practitioners to present their current work and trigger discussion;
  • Kickstart new collaborations between the workshop participants;
  • Support for group work and discussion on newly favoured topics;
  • Dissemination of the workshop ideas and results (e.g., at Informatik 2017)

Submissions are encouraged to:

  • Motivation for sustainable software systems
  • Creating awareness about sustainable software systems
  • Requirements engineering, design, testing for sustainable software systems
  • Software evolution in the context of sustainable software systems
  • Software process improvement in the context of sustainable software systems
  • Case studies and industrial experiences regarding sustainable software systems
  • (Long-term) monitoring of (sustainable) software systems
  • Key Performance Indicators for sustainable software systems
  • Trade-off analysis, decision making within engineering sustainable software systems
  • Tools support for engineering sustainable software systems

In particular, we encourage submissions demonstrating the benefits or limitations of EsPreSSE approaches through case studies, experiments, and quantitative data.

Submission of Papers

The workshop solicits a number of full papers (between 8 and 12 pages) and short papers (between 4 and 6 pages). The submission and review process will be performed via the Easy Chair system:

Formatting: IEEE formats:



Stefanie Betz, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology

Norbert Seyff, University of Applied Sciences and Arts Northwestern Switzerland

Colin C. Venters, University of Huddersfield, UK

Program Committee

Christoph Becker, University of Toronto

Stefanie Betz, Karlsruhe Institut of Technology

Ruzanna Chitchyan, University of Leicester

Andreas Fritsch, Karlsruhe Institut of Technology

Martina Huber, University of Zürich

Birgit Penzenstadler, University of California Long Beach

Kai Petersen, Blekinge Institute of Technology

Norbert Seyff, University of Applied Sciences Northwestern Switzerland, University of Zurich

Colin C. Venters, University of Huddersfield