Call for Papers

Call for papers in TXT format


The Workshop on Social Software Engineering (SSE) focuses on the interplay between social computing and software engineering. On one hand, social factors in software engineering activities, processes and tools are essential for improving the quality of development processes and the software produced by them. Examples include the role of situational awareness and multi-cultural factors in collaborative software development. On the other hand, social software mediates people-to-people communication, supporting human choices, actions and interactions with each other. Social software needs to accommodate a wide range of social concepts, such as trust, governance, reputation, and privacy. Being social, the software would also need to be receptive to users’ choices and give them a voice in the design, operation and evolution decisions. The SSE workshop brings together academic and industrial perspectives to provide models, methods, tools and approaches to address these issues.


In this workshop, we will bring together researchers and practitioners who build and study socially-oriented tools to support collaboration and knowledge sharing in software engineering. We will also investigate systematic engineering approaches for software that accommodates social aspects, such as norms, culture, roles and responsibilities, governance, decision rights, stakeholder goals and inter-dependencies, and the involvement of clients and end-users in shaping software at the design stages and also runtime.

This workshop is organized around two categories of topics:

Types of Contributions


Accepted papers will be published as workshop proceedings in the ACM Digital Library. We accept only electronic submissions from the workshop homepage via Easy-Chair. To be considered for review, a paper submission must be in the ACM SIGSOFT Proceedings format (see For accepted papers, at least one author should participate at the workshop and register for the workshop at FSE'16 conference.

Submission site:

Important Dates

Event Date
Distribution of the Call for Papers May 5, 2016
Paper Submissions Due July 1, 2016
Review feedback August 16, 2016
Camera-ready Deadline September 15, 2016
Workshop November 14, 2016


Program Committee

Steering Committee