The Second Student Conference on Optimisation of Software 25-26 June 2013, University College London, UK

Call for Papers

The CFP is available as PDF.


There will be prizes for the best three papers submitted in the form of a gold, silver and bronze medal which will be accompanied by a gift of £300, £200 and £100 respectively.

Format for submissions

Two forms of submission will be considered:

1. Research papers: These can be up to 4 pages in length, including references and should describe the design, implementation and results obtained from an approach to software optimisation. Research papers will be reviewed for the originality of the ideas and the rigour of the evaluation and results presented as well as the overall writing style and exposition of related work. Papers must be written in English, and should be formatted according to the ACM authoring guidelines (

All papers should include at least the following: abstract, introduction, related work from the literature, conclusions and references. Advice on Search Based Optimisation research can be found in this paper:

Mark Harman, Phil McMinn, Jerffeson Teixeira de Souza and Shin Yoo.
Search Based Software Engineering: Techniques, Taxonomy, Tutorial.
In Empirical software engineering and verification: LASER 2009-2010,
Editors: Bertrand Meyer and Martin Nordio.
Published by Springer and available at
This advice might be helpful in preparing the paper.

2. Poster: a poster should describe novel or interesting ideas or preliminary results of software optimisation. The authors will present the core aspects of your research in an informal setting at the conference. Poster must be of A0 size (portrait or landscape).

All submissions should be entirely the work of the authors and not have appeared as a formal publication in any previous form. However, students may use material (text, figures, ideas, and evaluation results) from their project or course work if they wish.

How to submit

Submissions must be in PDF format and comply with the foregoing formatting instructions.

Submisstions must be submitted through the StuConOS Submission Site.

This takes you to the EasyChair login page. You need to have an EasyChair account to submit the paper. If you have no EasyChair account, sign up for an account.


Students may work individually or in teams. All those who contribute to the work must be listed as authors (with their affiliations and email addresses), and all those listed as authors should also have made a non-trivial contribution to the work reported in the paper. One of the author should be identified as the "corresponding author" who will also be one to present the work at the conference should it be accepted.

Important Dates

Paper Submission: 19 April 2013
Notification to Authors:             31 May 2013
Camera Ready: 7 June 2013
Conference: 25-26 June 2013