Call for Papers

The Software and Systems Traceability Workshop 2023 provides an opportunity for the entire community to meet and exchange ongoing work. This year’s SST special theme is the synergy of AI and traceability, but all work on software and systems traceability is welcome. 

Topics of interest include but are not limited to: 

  • Traceability techniques,
  • Traceability management and evolution,
  • Traceability visualization,
  • Lifecycle traceability and the digital thread, 
  • Traceability for AI-based systems and applications,
  • Developing intelligent tracing solutions,
  • Traceability tools and their evaluation,
  • Intelligent reasoning for ambiguities in traceability, 
  • Adopting self-adapting solutions to optimize the quality of trace links, 
  • Improving the performance of automated traceability with novel approaches such as semantic analysis, human factors when applying AI to traceability.

The following sessions are planned in a single track:

  • Invited keynote,
  • Lightning talks,
  • Poster session,
  • Fishbowl discussion

We will end the night with a sponsored joint dinner for all participants.

Important dates:

  • Submission Date: June 9th 2023
  • Notification Date: July 7th 2023

Submission format

You are invited to submit research and experience papers

  • A research or experience full paper (up to 8 pages plus a maximum of 2 pages for references). Papers describing challenges, new research results, or experience papers from, or in cooperation with, practitioners are welcome.
  • Industrial applications paper (up to 6 pages plus a maximum of 2 pages for references) that share practical lessons learned directly from the field. 
  • A position paper, vision paper, or a paper describing ongoing work with (up to 4 pages plus one additional page for references).

Papers must be submitted electronically in PDF format via the EasyChair system. Select the SST’23 workshop for your submission. Submissions must be written in English and formatted according to the IEEE formatting instructions. Submissions must be double-blinded in conformance with the instructions below.

All submissions must adhere to the following requirements:

  • Submissions must strictly conform to IEEE formatting instructions. All submissions must be in PDF.
  • Submissions must be unpublished original work and should not be under review or submitted elsewhere while being under consideration.
  • By submitting to SST’23, authors acknowledge that they are aware of and agree to be bound by the IEEE Plagiarism FAQ. The authors also acknowledge that they conform to the authorship policy of the IEEE.

Review Process

Each submitted manuscript will undergo a review process with three independent reviews. The acceptance criteria include novelty, research and industrial relevance, soundness, experiences, and preliminary results. The accepted full and short papers will be published in IEEE Proceedings.

Paper Presentations

Manuscripts of any type will be presented in the form of a lightning talk and as part of the poster session. This will give the authors a chance to briefly introduce their work to the audience of the entire workshop and then engage in meaningful discussions with interested participants in a more focused setting.