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CHASE 2021
Sat 22 - Sun 30 May 2021
co-located with ICSE 2021

Call for Paper

CHASE is open to submission of research works at various stages of maturity, including full papers (up to 10 pages) for mature works, short papers (up to 4 pages) for findings that are worth reporting to gain community feedback but not fully mature, and notes (up to 2 pages) for novel ideas and emerging findings.

In 2021, CHASE introduces a mentoring program to support new and upcoming researchers in our community.


Topics of interest center around the human, cooperative, and collaborative aspects of software engineering, such as:

  • Software design or engineering philosophies, practices, and tools;
  • Adapting tools or processes to accommodate a range of organizational and cultural situations;
  • Sociological, cultural, psychological, or cognitive aspects of software design or engineering;
  • Managerial or organizational aspects focused on people and their interactions;
  • Teamwork, collaboration, or cooperation in or across various development teams and methodologies;
  • Community-based software development (e.g., Open Source, crowdsourcing, etc.);
  • Coordination and knowledge sharing at different scales (e.g., distributed teams, semi-anonymous collaboration, “borderless” teams);
  • Stakeholder participation within and across phases;
  • Processes and tools to support communication, collaboration, and cooperation among stakeholders.

Possible types of contributions include:

  • Empirical studies of software engineering teams or individuals in situ;
  • Laboratory studies of individual or team software engineering behavior;
  • Novel tools or processes motivated by observed needs or empirical investigations;
  • Use of analysis techniques or frameworks from disciplines outside software engineering, applied to empirical software engineering topics;
  • Meta-research topics.


We welcome 10-page full papers, 4-page short papers, and 2-page notes to enable attendees at different stages in their research process to participate in the conference. Page limits include references. Papers should be submitted to the conference’s submission system, link available on the conference website.

CHASE 2021 will use a double-blind review process. Submissions should not disclose the identity of the authors. The authors’ names must be omitted from the submissions and references to their prior work should be in the third person. Supplementary material must also conform to the double-blind policy. Further advice, guidance and explanation about the double-blind review process can be found in the Q&A of ICSE 2021. Advice for handling supplementary material can be found in this blog post: https://ineed.coffee/5205/how-to-disclose-data-for-double-blind-review-and-make-it-archived-open-data-upon-acceptance/

The submissions must conform to the IEEE formatting instructions IEEE Conference Proceedings Formatting Guidelines, (title in 24pt font and full text in 10pt type, LaTeX users must use \documentclass[10pt,conference]{IEEEtran} without including the compsoc or compsocconf options). The submissions must comply with the ACM Policy on Plagiarism, Misrepresentation, and Falsification. In particular, they must not have been published elsewhere and must not be under review elsewhere while under review for CHASE. The submission must also comply with the IEEE Policy on Authorship, part of the IEEE Plagiarism FAQ.

Publication and Presentation

Accepted papers will be encouraged to share preprints of their work. Upon notification of acceptance, all authors of accepted papers will be asked to complete a Copyright form and will receive further instructions for preparing their camera-ready versions. At least one author of the paper must register and present the paper at the conference; otherwise the paper will be excluded from both the program and the proceedings.

All accepted papers will be published in the conference electronic proceedings, which will also be available in the ACM and IEEE Digital Library. The official publication date is the date the proceedings are made available in the ACM or IEEE Digital Libraries. This date may be up to two weeks prior to the first day of ICSE 2021. The official publication date affects the deadline for any patent filings related to published work.

In any case, purchases of additional pages in the proceedings is not possible.

Authors of accepted papers will receive further instructions about paper presentations. All interested parties are welcome to register, even without an accepted paper.