Joint International Workshop on Conducting Empirical Studies in Industry (CESI 2019) and 6th International Workshop on Software Engineering Research and Industrial Practice (SER&IP 2019)

CESSER-IP is co-located with ICSE 2019

Due to their closeness, CESI and SER&IP merged for 2019. Both look into challenges in the cooperation between SE research and industry. Researchers have a view that practitioners are reluctant to share data. Practitioners believe that researchers are mostly working on theoretical challenges. Researchers believe that practitioners are looking for quick fixes to their problems. Practitioners have a view that case studies in research do not represent the complexities of real projects and have doubts in the results produced by research. Hence, empirical studies are necessary to ensure the relevance and applicability of software engineering research. A recent trend is data-driven software development (i.e., software development where development decisions are based on and driven by data from both development time and run time). Building on the results of previous editions of CESI and SER&IP the 2019 edition focuses on investigating the use of data-driven development approaches and how to integrate the gained knowledge and insights from data-driven development with the existing empirical body of knowledge, and how development could complement empirical research or even be supported by empirical research methods.