The African Conference on Software Engineering (ACSE) is a forum for researchers, innovators, and leading professionals to discuss the state and future of software engineering in Africa. ACSE 2020 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.

List of Topics

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

  • 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, Housing, Healthcare, Education, Manufacturing, Transportation, Environment and Climate Change, Energy (e.g., smart grids), and Conflict and Crisis Management
  • Data Science, Internet of Things and Cloud Computing in Africa
  • Building Research Networks
  • Software Engineering Education and Training in Africa
  • Business Process Improvement
  • Open Source Software and Software Ecosystems in Africa
  • Software Innovations and Startups
  • National Policies for Growing the IT Industry

Submission Guidelines and Evaluation

All papers must be original and not simultaneously submitted to another journal or conference. The following paper categories are welcome:

Paper Categories

  • 1. Full techincal papers limited to 8 pages describing technical research results or industrial experience
  • 2. Short papers (Posters) limited to 4 pages describing preliminary results of work-in-progress research.

All submissions will be rigorously peer-reviewed by members of ACSE 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.

The page limit includes all text, figures, tables, and references. All submissions must be unpublished original work and not be under review elsewhere. All papers will be judged on the basis of their clarity, relevance, originality, and applicability in practice.

All submissions must conform to the IEEE Conference Proceedings Formatting Guidelines (title in 24pt font and full text in 10pt type, LaTEX users must use\documentclass[10pt,conference]{IEEEtran} without including the compsoc or compsocconf option). Works must be submitted in PDF format via EasyChair.