Software Engineering for Cyber‑Physical Systems


Warsaw, Poland, 17–20 September, 2023

The IEEE Software Engineering Workshop (SEW) is the oldest Software Engineering event in the world, dating back to 1969. It was originally run as the NASA Software Engineering Workshop and focused on software engineering issues relevant to NASA and the space industry. After the 25th edition, it became the NASA/IEEE Software Engineering Workshop and expanded its remit to address many more areas of software engineering with emphasis on practical issues, industrial experience and case studies in addition to traditional technical papers. In 2018 it was merged into the FedCSIS conference as a Thematic Track, where it continues the established tradition. Since its 31st edition, it has been sponsored by IEEE and has continued to broaden its areas of interest.

One such extremely hot new area are Cyber-physical Systems (CPS), which encompass the investigation of approaches related to the development and use of modern software systems interfacing with real world and controlling their surroundings. CPS are physical and engineering systems closely integrated with their typically networked environment. Modern airplanes, automobiles, or medical devices are practically networks of computers. Sensors, robots, and intelligent devices are abundant. Human life depends on them. CPS systems transform how people interact with the physical world just like the Internet transformed how people interact with one another.

This Thematic Track aims to bring together all those researchers with an interest in software engineering, both with CPS and broader focus. Traditionally, it attracts industrial and government practitioners and academics pursuing the advancement of software engineering principles, techniques and practices. It will also provide a forum for reporting on past experiences, for describing new and emerging results and approaches, and for exchanging ideas on best practice and future directions.


Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

  • Experiments and experience reports
  • Software quality assurance and metrics
  • Formal methods and formal approaches to software development
  • Software engineering processes and process improvement
  • Agile and lean methods
  • Requirements engineering
  • Software architectures
  • Design methodologies
  • Validation and verification
  • Software maintenance, reuse, and legacy systems
  • Agent-based software systems
  • Self-managing systems
  • New approaches to software engineering (e.g., search based software engineering)
  • Software engineering issues in cyber-physical systems
  • Real-time software engineering
  • Safety assurance & certification
  • Software security
  • Embedded control systems and networks
  • Software aspects of the Internet of Things
  • Software engineering education, laboratories and pedagogy
  • Software engineering for social media

Thematic Track organizers


Submission rules

  • Authors should submit their papers as Postscript, PDF or MSWord files.
  • The total length of a paper should not exceed 12 pages IEEE style (including tables, figures and references). More pages can be added, for an additional fee (see details). IEEE style templates are available here.
  • Papers will be refereed and accepted on the basis of their scientific merit and relevance to the Topical Area.
  • Preprints containing accepted papers will be published online.
  • Only papers presented at the conference will be published in Conference Proceedings and submitted for inclusion in the IEEE Xplore® database.
  • Conference proceedings will be published in a volume with ISBN, ISSN and DOI numbers and posted at the conference WWW site.
  • Conference proceedings will be submitted for indexation according to information here.
  • Organizers reserve right to move accepted papers between FedCSIS Tracks.


SEW Past Workshops

The IEEE Software Engineering Workshop (SEW) is the oldest Software Engineering event in the world, dating back to 1969:

IWCPS Past Workshops

The IWCPS has its predecessors in the real-time workshops affiliated with past FedCSIS conferences conducted in 2006-2016 timeframe:


Important dates

  • Track proposal submission: November 14, 2022
  • Paper submission (no extensions): May 23, 2023
  • Position paper submission: June 7, 2023
  • Author notification: July 11, 2023
  • Final paper submission, registration: July 31, 2023
  • Discounted payment: August 18, 2023
  • Conference date: September 17⁠–⁠20, 2023

FedCSIS 2023 is organized by

Under patronage of

Warsaw University of Technology

Prof. Krzysztof Zaremba
Rector of Warsaw University of Technology