2nd International Workshop on Governance in Software Engineering



Nowadays regulatory compliance is a key quality attributes in the development of many software systems such as the ones found in cars, smart watches, data servers, medical devices. Safety andsecurity standards (e.g., ISO 26262 standard for functional safety of road vehicles), governmental and international laws (e.g., GDPR,HIPAA, PHIA), process compliance (e.g., CMMI) have to be followed and properly documented. The rapid emergence of new computing technologies such as cloud computing, internet of things, artificial intelligence make it crucial for us, software engineers, to gather around the topic, discuss the current state-of-the-art and practice related to software governance, and identify challenges, opportunitieson the topic.

Read More


Important Dates


Tue 12 Jan 2021 (AoE)


Mon 22 Feb 2021 (AoE)


Fri 12 Mar 2021

Workshop day



Topics of interest

Other related topics are welcome too

Regulations in practice

experience reports, lessons learned, case-studies, best practices, success stories and failure, etc.

Standards, laws and regulations in software development method and/or domain

such as studies on the use of safety standards in the development of software systems for vehicles.

Interplay between software engineering, and regulatory compliance and governance.

Methods, languages, and tools to support regulatory compliance in software engineering.

Intellectual property and open-source in software engineering.

Privacy data protection and privacy by design mechanisms

Software compliance, certification, and auditing mechanisms.

Governance and compliance in emerging areas: AI, Systems of Systems, Cloud- Computing, IoT, Industry 4.0 and service level agreements.


Submission Guidelines

GISE welcomes two types of contributions:

  • Short papers (max 4 pages, including figures, appendices and references)
  • Vision papers (max 2 pages, including figures, appendicesand references)

Short papers are insightful contributions on relevant topics onsoftware engineering governance. Examples include (1) preliminary research results for which a complete evaluation has not yet been performed, (2) studies, surveys on existing standards, regulations, norms used in a given domain, (3) (positive or negative) results on the experience of applying standards, regulations, and norms in real industrial settings.

Vision papers may discuss long-term challenges and opportunities related to the topic of the workshop, present new positions orbring evidences which would be interesting to discuss within the community.

The papers submitted to GISE must be original (i.e., not submitted elsewhere at the same time) and follow the ICSE formatting guidelines.

Accepted papers will be published in the ICSE workshop proceedings and published in the ACM Digital Library prior to the event. The official publication date of the workshop proceedings is the date the proceedings are made available in the ACM Library. This date may be up to two weeks prior to the first day of ICSE 2021. The official publication date affects the deadline for any patent filings related to published work. Submission is done through Easy Chair at GISE21 @ Easy Chair.


Meet Our Organizing Team

Séverine Sentilles

Mälardalen University, Sweden

Wahab Hamou-Lhadj

Concordia University, Canada

Sedipeh Ghanavati

University of Maine, USA