* ICSE 2018 *
Sun 27 May - Sun 3 June 2018 Gothenburg, Sweden

The Symposium on Software Engineering in Africa (SEiA) is a forum for researchers, innovators, and leading professionals to discuss the state and future of software engineering in Africa. SEiA 2018 has been organized with the purpose of increasing participation of researchers from Africa in international Software Engineering community. The event provides a platform for exchanging ideas on the role of software engineering in socio-economic development of the continent, the future directions of software engineering research and education in Africa, creating networks with the global software engineering community, and sharing exciting results with the global community.

The SEiA 2018 track will include keynote talks from prominent software engineering professionals, entrepreneurs, innovators and researchers; experience and scientific paper presentations; demonstrations; posters; and focussed meetings.

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09:00 - 09:45
OpeningSEiA at R26
09:00
45m
Talk
Opening Remarks
SEiA
Michel Chaudron University of Gothenburg & Chalmers University of Technology, Engineer Bainomugisha Makerere University, Imed Hammouda Chalmers and University of Gothenburg
09:45 - 10:45
Natural Language Processing and Semantic TechnologiesSEiA at R26
Chair(s): Engineer Bainomugisha Makerere University
10:15
30m
Talk
Consolidation of BI Efforts in the LOD Era for African Context
SEiA
11:00 - 12:30
Big DataSEiA at R26
Chair(s): Jaco Geldenhuys University of Stellenbosch, South Africa
11:00
30m
Talk
A state-of-the-art techniques on fraud detection in smart meter data analytics
SEiA
11:30
30m
Talk
Applying Big data Analytics to Defend against Malicious Programs
SEiA
Emmanuel Masabo , Swaib Kyanda Kaawaase Makerere University, Julianne Sansa Otim Makerere University
12:00
30m
Talk
Tracking Food Insecurity from Tweets Using Data Mining Techniques
SEiA
Andrew Lukyamuzi Mbarara University of Science and Technology, Uganda
14:00 - 15:30
SE MethodologiesSEiA at R26
Chair(s): Imed Hammouda Chalmers and University of Gothenburg
14:00
30m
Talk
Adapting Lightweight User-Centered Design with the Scrum-Based Development Process into the Project Management Process
SEiA
Degif Teka Addis Ababa University, Yvonne Dittrich IT University of Copenhagen, Denmark, Mesfin Kifle Addis Ababa University
14:30
30m
Talk
Partitioning Microservices: A Domain Engineering Approach
SEiA
Immaculee Joselyne Munezero Makerere University, Doreen Tuheirwe Mukasa Makerere University, Benjamin Kanagwa Makerere University, Joseph Balikuddembe Makerere University
15:00
30m
Talk
Planning for public sector Software Projects using Value-Based Requirements Engineering Techniques; a Research Agenda
SEiA
Joseph Balikuddembe Makerere University, Justine Nakirijja Makerere University
16:00 - 17:00
The Future of SE in AfricaSEiA at R26
Chair(s): Engineer Bainomugisha Makerere University, Imed Hammouda Chalmers and University of Gothenburg
16:00
60m
Talk
Panel: The Future of SE in AfricaPanel
SEiA

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Not scheduled yet
Talk
Luganda Text-to-Speech Machine
SEiA
Irene Nandutu Uganda Technology and Management University, Ernest Mwebaze Makerere University

Call for Papers

Motivation

The Symposium on Software Engineering in Africa (SEiA) is a forum for researchers, innovators, and leading professionals to discuss the state and future of software engineering in Africa. SEiA 2018 has been organized with the purpose of increasing participation of researchers from Africa in international Software Engineering community. The event provides a platform for exchanging ideas on the role of software engineering in socio-economic development of the continent, the future directions of software engineering research and education in Africa, creating networks with the global software engineering community, and sharing exciting results with the global community.

Topics of Interest

We are seeking high quality papers from researchers, professionals, and innovators on but not limited to the following topics:

  1. Software Engineering research addressing social-economic challenges in the areas of importance for the African continent including but not limited to:
  • Financial Services
  • Agriculture
  • Sustainable Cities
  • Healthcare
  • Education
  • Transportation
  • Environment and Climate Change
  • Energy (e.g., smart grids)
  • Conflict and Crisis Management
  • Process Improvement
  1. Software Engineering Education and Training in Africa
  2. Building Research Networks
  3. Software Innovations and Startups
  4. Growing the IT-Industry
  5. Setting up IT-Outsourcing
  6. Data Science, Internet of Things and Cloud Computing in Africa
  7. Open Source Software and Software Ecosystems in Africa
  8. National Policies for Growing the IT Industry

Evaluation

All submissions will be rigorously peer-reviewed by members of SEiA 2018 Program Committee. Submissions must be original and not have been previously published or currently under review elsewhere. Submissions will be evaluated based on the scientific quality, relevance for the African continent as well as global software engineering community, significance, and quality of presentation.

Important Dates

Event Date
Abstract Submission January 15, 2018
Full Paper Submission January 22, 2018
Notification of Acceptance/Rejection March 1, 2018
Camera Ready Copy Submission March 15, 2018
Symposium May 27-28, 2018

Submission

Submissions must be submitted online via the SEiA 2018 EasyChair conference management system and conform to the ICSE/ACM formatting guidelines. For MS Word users: Use ACM_SigConf.docx example file as a template. Additional instructions about formatting, if you need, you can find at NEW ACM formatting guidelines. For LaTex users: Use NEW ACM formatting guidelines. Upon unzipping the zip file, run ‘make all’. This will produce the acmart.cls file. You should use the conference format described in sample-sigconf.tex to format your paper. Your submission should be in PDF. Paper length must not exceed 10 pages for full papers and 4 pages for short papers/posters. Accepted papers will be published in the ICSE 2018 Companion Proceedings and in the ACM and IEEE digital libraries The official publication date is the date the proceedings are made available in the ACM Digital Library. This date may be up to two weeks prior to the first day of ICSE 2018. The official publication date affects the deadline for any patent filings related to published work. Purchases of additional pages in the proceedings is not allowed. Accepted papers must be presented in person at the symposium by at least one of the authors.