ISESE 2006 is part of, and co–located with

The 2006 Experimental Software Engineering International Week (ESEIW 2006)


The objective the International Symposium on Empirical Software Engineering is to foster collaboration by providing a forum where researchers and practitioners can report and discuss research results and practical experiences in the area of empirical and experimental software engineering.

This symposium was previously held in Nara – Japan, Rome – Italy, Redondo Beach – USA and Noosa Heads – Australia. In 2006, it will be held for the first time in Latin America, more specifically Rio de Janeiro - Brazil, at the Everest Rio Hotel in the sophisticated district of Ipanema.

ISESE encourages the exchange of ideas within the international community so as to be able to understand, from an empirical viewpoint, the strengths and weaknesses of technology in use and new technologies, with the expectation of furthering the more generic field of software engineering.


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Organization Committee

General Chair

Guilherme Horta Travassos


Program Co-Chairs (Full Papers)

Claes Wohlin

Blekinge Institute of Technology (SWE)

José Carlos Maldonado


Program Co–Chair (Short Papers and Posters)

Emilia Mendes

The University of Auckland (NZ)

Publicity Chair

Sira Vegas

Universidad Politécnica de Madrid (ES)

ISESE 2006 Poster

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Call for Papers

Keynote Speaker

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Conference Topics

The main topics of the conference include:

  • Empirical studies of software processes and products

  • Evaluation and comparison of techniques and models (cost estimation, analysis and design methods, testing)

  • Reports on benefits derived from using certain technologies

  • Development of predictive models

  • Experiences with research methods: measurement theory, experimental design, qualitative modelling, analysis approaches, grounded theory, protocol studies, families of experiments

  • Development, derivation and/or comparison of organizational models of software development

  • Industrial experience in process improvement

  • Quality measurement

  • Process modelling and applications in industry

  • Experience management

  • Systematic reviews and evidence-based software engineering

Important Dates

Full Papers Submission: March 01, 2006

Acceptance Notification: May 05, 2006

Short Papers and Posters Submission: May 15, 2006

Acceptance Notification: July 15, 2006