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ECSA 2020
Mon 14 - Fri 18 September 2020 L'Aquila, Italy

Call For Papers

It has been widely demonstrated that diversity in gender, culture, religion, country, etc. is a key factor to have success and be competitive and innovative in software development. In the case of gender diversity, the role of women in the Computing area has gained more and more importance with the emerging information age. However, setting up gender-balanced teams in ICT companies and in STEM universities and research centers is still hard to realize in practice, even if all recognize the importance of achieving gender diversity for the success of projects.

In this scenario, following the success of the past editions, the 4th special track on “Gender Diversity in Software Architecture & Software Engineering” is part of the 14th premier European Conference on Software Architecture (ECSA 2020). GD will provide a forum for discussions about how to achieve more diversity in SE / STEM. Both women and men are invited to collaborate and attend to this track. Students, industry professionals, academics, and other leaders in computing are welcome to promote networking and technical discussion to motivate the participation and visibility of women in STEM degrees and industry.

There will be a mix of presentations and a panel to discuss current and future issues in the field by leading experts from industry and academia.


Paper submissions must be made electronically via the online EasyChair submission site for the ECSA 2020 main conference on GD topic.

We seek contributions as summaries, preliminary results from work-in-progress, discussion of challenges, position papers, experience reports, or studies; all regarding gender diversity in Software Engineering, and more generally in STEM, both in industry and academia. Papers must not exceed 12 pages, Springer CCIS format.

All contributions will undergo a peer-review process. The evaluation criteria for submissions will be whether they contribute ideas or results to the challenge of achieving more diversity in SE / STEM and whether the argumentation and/or study are sound.


The accepted papers will be included in the ECSA 2020 companion volume to be published by Springer CCIS. Paper registration is required, allowing the inclusion of the paper in the proceedings. An author or a proxy attending GD2020 must present the paper.

Important Dates

  • Paper submission: June 24, 2020
  • Author notification: July 13, 2020
  • Camera-ready version: July 20, 2020

Note: All deadlines are 23:59 AoE (Anywhere on Earth)