Empirical Software Engineering - An International Journal

Editor-in-Chief: Robert Feldt; Thomas Zimmermann

ISSN: 1382-3256 (print version)
ISSN: 1573-7616 (electronic version)
Journal no. 10664

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Call for Papers EMSE Special Issue on “Equitable Data and Technology”

A special issue of the Empirical Software Engineering Journal. http://www.springer.com/computer/swe/journal/10664

Editors of the Special Issue


Description of the Special Issue

There are too many recent examples where software has been implicated in the perpetuation of social injustice. Society now demands that its software be fairer and more equitable. Governments, companies and professional societies such as the European Union, Microsoft, and the IEEE have white papers discussing requirements for fair and ethical software. This special issue in the Empirical Software Engineering journal is provides a venue for researchers and practitioners to share their contributions to the space of designing, building, and maintaining fair and equitable data-driven software systems. Specifically, we seek papers that offer empirical studies based on software engineering project data that:

Since many issues associated with fairness are often sociological in nature, we welcome commentaries from both inside and outside of computer science that can shed light on the complex issue of fairness. We say this since the challenges raised by unfair and inequitable software may be algorithmic and/or socio-technical in nature.

Submission Topics

Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

Sociotechnical challenges

Algorithmic challenges


Submission Deadline: September 15, 2022

Submission Instructions

Papers should be submitted through the Empirical Software Engineering editorial manager website (http://www.editorialmanager.com/emse/). More instructions to come.