1st International Workshop on Governance in Software Engineering


COVID-19 Update

Given the recent update for a virtual ICSE, the GISE workshop will also be held virtually on Friday July 3 from 8:45am to 12:45pm UTC. We are exploring the best online conferencing tools we can use. We will update you as soon as possible.



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.

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Important Dates


Wed 22 Jan 2020


Tue 25 Feb 2020


Mon 16 Mar 2020

Workshop day (virtual attendance)

Friday July 3rd from 8:45am to 12:45pm Coordinated Universal Time (UTC)

Program (PDF)


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.

Software compliance, certification, and auditing mechanisms.

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

Accepted Papers

Illuminating a Blind Spot in Digitalization - Software Development in Sweden's Private and Public Sector
Markus Borg, Joakim Wernberg, Thomas Olsson, Ulrik Franke and Martin Andersson

Data Sovereignty Governance Framework
Kapil Singi, Swapnajeet Gon Choudhury, Vikrant Kaulgud, Jagadeesh Chandra Bose R P, Sanjay Podder and Adam P Burden

Juergen Musil, Angelika Musil, Danny Weyns and Stefan Biffl
Society-Level Software Governance: A Challenging Scenario

Extending Software Development Governance to meet IT Governance
Carlos Juiz and Ricardo Colomo-Palacios

Software Engineering in a Governed World: Opportunities and Challenges
Jagadeesh Chandra Bose R P, Kapil Singi, Vikrant Kaulgud, Sanjay Podder and Adam Burden


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 2020. The official publication date affects the deadline for any patent filings related to published work. Submission is done through Easy Chair at GISE20 @ Easy Chair.


Meet Our Organizing Team

Séverine Sentilles

Mälardalen University, Sweden

Wahab Hamou-Lhadj

Concordia University, Canada