CSED - International Workshop on Continuous Software Evolution and Delivery ICSE 2016 Austin, US

Continuous software evolution and delivery refers to the organizational capability to innovate and release software in fast parallel cycles, typically hours, days or very small numbers of weeks. This requires not only adoption of more agile processes in development teams or large investments in automated release pipelines, but changes in potentially the entire research and development organization in terms of technology and practices. Furthermore, automatic live monitoring and experimentation of different system alternatives enables fast evaluation and decision making. Finally, best practices and success stories should be documented and exchanged. The proposed workshop, which grew out of the successful RELENG and RCoSE workshops, aims to bring together the research communities of the aforementioned areas to exchange challenges, ideas, and solutions to bring continuous software evolution and delivery a step further to being a holistic continuous process. The workshop will be run in a highly interactive manner to stimulate discussions, featuring presentations of practitioner abstracts and academic papers, as well as break-out groups focusing on lively interactions to identify challenges, existing approaches and potential directions for solutions.

Important Dates

  • Abstract: Jan 15, 2016 AoE (mandatory, passed)
  • Submission: January 25, 2016 AoE (extended)
  • Notification: February 19, 2016
  • Camera Ready: February 26, 2016
  • Workshop: May 14-15, 2016

Paper Types

  • 7 pages long papers
  • 4 pages position papers
  • 1 page industrial abstracts

Call for Papers


Topics relevant to the scope of the workshop include continuous software evolution and delivery as described above and specifically the following:
  • best practices for code movement (branching/integration)
  • continuous integration and testing
  • build and configuration of software
  • package and dependency management
  • continuous delivery, deployment, installation and software update
  • release management for different domains, e.g., cloud services, mobile apps, embedded systems
  • principles and automated techniques for release planning
  • devops and interaction with developers, end users, etc.
  • bizdev, connecting business strategy and development
  • process aspects and agile practices supporting continous *
  • organizational and human aspects
  • rapid cycles in e.g., requirements engineering, architectural design, programming languages, validation and verification
  • application / system monitoring
  • live and automatic experimentation, and quick feedback of experimental results


Accepted papers will be published as an ICSE 2016 Workshop Proceedings in the ACM and IEEE Digital Libraries. The official publication date of the workshop proceedings is the date the proceedings are made available in the ACM Digital Library. This date may be up to two weeks prior to the first day of ICSE 2016. The official publication date affects the deadline for any patent filings related to published work.

Special Issue

Based on the workshop, it is planned to organize a special issue on the workshop's topics in a pracitioner oriented journal. The special issue is open for submissions of either new papers or significantly extended workshop papers.

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