SEPoW 2019, Workshop & Tutorial

The 7th Software Engineering Postgraduates Workshop (SEPoW 2019) is a special edition of Doctoral Symposium of APSEC for postgraduate students who perform research in software engineering field. SEPoW 2009 was hosted for the first time in Malaysia in conjunction with 16th APSEC 2009. Postgraduates will converge to present and discuss their research with peers and experienced researchers in a constructively critical atmosphere. The workshop provides Mentoring Panel consisting of prominent researchers in different areas of software engineering who will actively reflect on the research work and will contribute to the discussions. Presentations and discussions will be conducted in English. The workshop welcomes software engineering postgraduates who have completed extended research proposal stage to submit, participate and grab the opportunity to gain beneficial feedbacks and mock viva of their research work from experienced researchers around the region.

The goals of the workshop include:

The submitted paper must give a clear description of the research work and in particular:

*Note that more advanced stage of research work may also include results and discussions from the evaluation of the proposed work.

The one-day workshop will be organised on 2 December 2019 prior to APSEC 2019 main event. The conference fee is not including SEPoW 2019 fee. Presenters and participants of the workshop need to pay the workshop fee and entitled to participate in other workshops and tutorials.


Important Dates
Full Paper Submission: 31 August 2019
Notification: 12 September 2019
Camera Ready: 2 October 2019


Submission Instructions
Interested postgraduates should submit papers to the SEPoW Chairs: and CC to

The paper format must follow the IEEE template of A4 size in PDF format and not exceed 5 pages (including figures, references and appendices). The paper must include student’s name as the main author and supervisor’s name as the co-author, and complete address as in the paper format. The Chairs reserve the right to reject submissions (without reviews) that are not in compliance or out of scope for the workshop submissions, detected with plagiarism and exceed the page limit.

Submitted papers will be reviewed by the dedicated program committee members with respect to the overall quality including presentation, future impact of the research and the likely benefit to the postgraduates who will attend the workshop. Selected papers will be published locally with ISBN/ISSN. More advanced work of high quality paper will be considered to be published in the conference proceedings.


Any queries may contact:
SEPoW Chairs
Dr. Sharifah Mashita Syed Mohamad, Universiti Sains Malaysia
Prof. Dr. Kamal Zuhairi Zamli, Universiti Malaysia Pahang
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Tentative Programme
SEPoW 2019 is expected to be in parallel sessions with appointed local and international panel members who will provide critical feedback on the research works. Postgraduates are welcome to submit to get the benefit of the feedback from the experts around the world. SEPoW 2019 will be organised along with other workshops and tutorials.


Workshop & Tutorial Proposals
Interested researchers and practitioners may apply to conduct half-day workshops and tutorials at APSEC 2019 by contacting the following Chairs for further evaluation. If there are many proposals, the selection will be based on relevancy, needs and high number of potential audience as venues to accommodate the parallel workshops and tutorials are limited. Workshops and tutorials with hands-on will be prioritised. The proposal should include the instructors’ or trainers’ details, title, abstract, introduction that also states the workshop objectives and targeted audience, detail workshop tentative and special requirements such as participants should bring laptops installed with certain tools.   

Deadline for the proposal submission: 2 July 2019


Tutorial queries and proposal submission contact:
Tutorial and Industry Chairs
Assoc. Prof. Dr Wan Mohd Nasir Wan Kadir, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia
Prof. Dr Rusli Abdullah, Universiti Putra Malaysia
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