ASE 2023
Mon 11 - Fri 15 September 2023 Kirchberg, Luxembourg

Call for Challenges and Papers

The Industry Challenge Track is the premier venue for practitioners and researchers to present industry challenges in the software engineering domain, and their associated solutions. The community is expected to discuss insights, innovations, and solutions to software engineering challenges in practices.

Given that addressing software engineering challenges in industry relies on excellent software engineering research, the Industry Challenge Track provides a unique forum for networking, exchanging ideas, fostering innovations, and forging long-term collaborations to address such challenges from industry. It is expected to become a prestigious forum for researchers and practitioners to meet and present industry-relevant research results in software engineering.

The Industry Challenge Track will welcome participants and speakers from both academic and industrial sectors, drawing together researchers and practitioners for discussions on research directions to address existing challenges. The track will be composed of invited talks, challenge presentations, paper (for solutions) presentations, and interactive sessions, all with a strong focus on software engineering industry challenges. Please note that the Industry Challenge Track does require double-anonymous review. We indeed consider it important for challenge providers, solution proposers and the organizations involved to be known, in order for reviewers to fully understand the industrial relevance and context.

Basic Program:

  1. Submission of Challenges. – Deadline 28 February 2023
    1. Challenges can be presented by any tech organization or any company. Challenges will be described in a 1-page free-text, and should include all relevant information and links to data for researchers to attempt to address them.
    2. Challenges will be reviewed and selected by a committee based on the relevance, potential, comprehensiveness, etc.
  2. Notification of list of challenges: 15 March 2023
  3. Submission of Solution Papers (insights, innovations, ideas and potential solutions for the submitted challenges) – Deadline 15 July 2023
  4. Notification of Accepted Solution papers: 15 August 2023
    1. Each paper is reviewed by outstanding members of our research community whose research has been proven relevant to Industry. Rank accepted papers. Award the best papers, potential practical/feasible solutions.
    2. Each award can amount to 5,000~10,000 euros.
  5. Present challenges and papers at ASE 2023 – 11 September 2023

Submission of Challenges

Challenges must be submitted electronically through the ASE 2023 challenge HotCRP submission site: All submissions must be in English.

For the challenge submissions, authors are required to specify their challenges with a concise title, the context or background of their challenges, relevant key technical challenges, and the expect technical requirements for solving the corresponding challenges. These information will be used to select qualified reviewers for each submission.

Submission of Papers (Solutions)

Papers (solutions) must be submitted electronically through the ASE 2023 InchTrack HotCRP submission site: All submissions must be in English.

For the solution submissions, authors are required to specify the title and the abstract of their papers, relevant research areas, the relevant challenge, and their conflict of interests. This information will be used to select qualified reviewers for each submission. Authors are allowed to augment the paper title/abstract in the full paper submission stage. However, submissions with dummy placeholders for titles/abstracts will be rejected and authors of such submissions will be unable to proceed to the full paper submission stage.

All submissions must be in PDF format and conform, at time of submission, to the 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 option).

Submissions must not exceed 10 pages (1 to 10 pages are permitted) for the main text, including all figures, tables, appendices, etc. Up to two additional pages containing ONLY references are permitted. All submissions must be anonymous and provide the requirements specified by the relevant challenge. Submissions that do not adhere to these limits or that violate the formatting guidelines will be desk-rejected without review.

The authors are strongly encouraged to use the HotCRP format checker on their submissions. Note that the format checker is not perfect. In particular, it can complain about small fonts in figures, footnotes, or references. As long as the main text follows the requested format, and the figures are readable, the paper will not be rejected for format violations. If you have any concerns, please contact the program chairs.


  1. Consistency Between the Privacy Policies of Third-party SDKs Disclosed in Large Real-world Apps and Their Actual Behaviors
  2. Reducing False Positives of Static Program Analysis in Industry
  3. Reducing False-positive and False-negative Warnings in Static Taint Analysis
  4. Effective Malicious Code Identification
  5. Challenges in C Program Repair: Test-Independent and Preprocessor Directives
  6. gRPC-based Dependency Recovery
  7. Defining and Optimizing the “North Star” Metric of Measuring Software
  8. Automating Precise Data Collection for Code Snippets with Bugs, Fixes, Locations and Types