IEEE International Conference on Software Analysis, Evolution and Reengineering

The 29th edition of the International Conference on Software Analysis, Evolution, and Reengineering (SANER’22) will again feature an Industry track. The aim of this track is to bring together practitioners and researchers for an exchange of ideas, problems, and results. It provides a platform for people in industry and academia to interact with one another. The papers in the Industry track follow the general topics specified in the SANER 2022 research track.


We are seeking two types of submissions:

Full papers. Full papers address industrially-relevant problems by conducting systematic evaluations and/or investigations. A good industry paper can present industrial practice and experience reports describing problems (and their solutions) encountered in real applications, describe the challenges involved in the knowledge transfer from academia to industry and vice-versa for real projects, and discuss a challenging problem currently occurring in industry, for which practitioners want feedback and/or inputs from the academic community.

The submissions should have technical and empirical soundness. ICSE SEIP (International Conference on Software Engineering, Software Engineering in Practice) track will be a good reference to get an understanding of the expectations.

The SANER’22 Industry Track chairs reserve the right to award the best paper(s) of the track.

Upon notification of acceptance, all authors of accepted papers will be asked to complete an IEEE Copyright form and will receive further instructions for preparing their camera ready versions. At least one author of each paper is expected to present the results at the SANER 2022 conference. All accepted contributions will be published in the conference electronic proceedings.

Talk Proposals. Talks represent extended abstracts that report on topics that are interesting to both practitioners and researchers. Talk proposals should include the title, the name, and affiliation of the presenter, a short abstract and up to 5 keywords. Furthermore, the proposal should describe the content of the talk, highlighting the key points to be discussed and the reasons why these are relevant for the SANER community. The talk proposals can include supporting materials like whitepapers or videos. Authors of accepted proposals will be asked to register and present the talk at the conference.

We welcome submissions from both practitioners and researchers. Research-driven submissions should be distinguished from research track submissions by richness in industrial data or by focusing on industrial cases. Practitioner-driven submissions may focus on specific cases or applications: unlike the research-driven ones, these submissions do not require the same degree of generalizability.

Best paper and special Issue

The SANER’22 Industry Track chairs reserve the right to award the best paper(s) of the track. In addition, the Elsevier’s Journal of Systems and Software (JSS) will host a special issue on “Software Analysis, Evolution, and Reengineering in Practice” that will consider for publication extended versions of the papers published at the track. More information about the special issue will be available soon.

Evaluation Criteria

Submissions will be reviewed by at least two members of the Program Committee of the Industry Track, and they will be evaluated on the basis of industry relevance, originality, soundness, empirical and-or practical validation, quality and consistency of presentation.

Important note: SANER 2022 follows a full double-blind review process. Submissions that do not adhere to these limits or that violate the formatting guidelines will be desk-rejected without review.

Submission Instructions

Submissions should be at most 5 pages (including all text, references, appendices, and figures) and conform to the IEEE Proceedings style (i.e., the same used from the main SANER conference). All submissions have to be written exclusively in English. Submissions must not have been previously published or concurrently submitted elsewhere.

Papers must be submitted in PDF format electronically through Easy Chair.

Important Dates

  • Abstract submission deadline: November 11, 2021 AoE
  • Paper submission deadline: November 18, 2021 AoE
  • Notifications: December 17, 2021 AoE
  • Camera Ready: January 12, 2022 AoE
  • Submission Page: - select “Industrial Track” as paper type.


If there are queries regarding the CFP, please contact the SANER’22 Industry Track chairs (Marcus Ciolkowski and Fabio Palomba):