The topics for this edition are listed below, but are not limited to these:

Core themes

Requirements engineering | Systems modeling: languages, mechanisms of formalization | Architecture and software design | Models and quality systems | Process models | Software metrics

Empirical Software Engineering

Empirical Methods | Statistical Methods and Measurement | Simulation Methods | Missing Data in Software Engineering | Experimentation in Software Engineering | Human Factors in Software Engineering.

Formal methods

Theoretical basis for software engineering | Formal methods for software engineering | Experimental evaluation and validation | The split between industry practice and academic research

Trends in Software Engineering

Construction of complex systems | Recommendation systems | Software engineering for very small mobile | Software applications and context, and very large software ecosystems | Modeling and knowledge management | Support methodologies: agents-based methodologies, natural language processing, machine learning | Software Engineering for Cloud Computing, Big Data, Social Computing | Quantum Computing and Software Engineering.

Interaction with other disciplines close related to Software Engineering

User-centered design: human-computer interaction, usability engineering | Social Issues in software engineering: psychology, sociology

Software Engineering Education (SEE)

Models and Techniques for SEE | Teaching approaches for SEE | Tools for SEE | Strategies and instruments for assessment SEE

Industry and government experiences

Cases in industry and government | Study cases in industry and government