The objective of the Symposium on Search Based Software Engineering (SSBSE) is to bring the rapidly growing international search based software engineering community together in a welcoming forum for discussion and dissemination, as well as to sustain the flourishing of interest in the field from researchers and practitioners in software engineering and metaheuristic search alike. SSBSE has a well-documented charter and organises itself with an open democratic process.

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SSBSE 2020, 12th edition

Bari, Italy

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SBSE: Search Based Software Engineering

Search Based Software Engineering (SBSE) is the reformulation of software engineering tasks as optimisation problems.

The objective of the search becomes that of locating, from among all possible solutions to the problem, one that is sufficiently good according to an appropriate fitness metric. This reformulation enables previously manually intensive and costly tasks to be partially or fully automated, solves problems that are intractable by other methods, and often leads to innovative and insightful solutions.

The combination of readily available, high-performance computing power, and new, more efficient, search algorithms has made SBSE a practical solution method for many software engineering problems. This is reflected in the interest in this field from both academia and industry, and the very wide range of applications throughout the software engineering lifecycle, to which it has been successfully applied.


Steering Committee


Dr. Federica Sarro (Chair)

University College London (UCL), UK

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Terms: 2019 - 2021

Professor Phil McMinn

The University of Sheffield, UK

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Terms: 2019 - 2021

Professor Tim Menzies

NC State University, US

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Terms: 2018 - 2020

Dr. Annibale Panichella

Delft University of Technology, NL

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Terms: 2018 - 2020

Professor Shin Yoo

Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology, KR

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Terms: 2019 - 2021

Dr. Gregory Gay

University of Gothenburg, SE

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Terms: 2017 - 2019, 2020 - 2022

Dr. Shaukat Ali

Simula Research Laboratory, NO

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Terms: 2020 - 2022

Dr. Mike Papadakis

University of Luxembourg, LU

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Terms: 2020 - 2022

Dr. Thomas Vogel

Humboldt-Universit├Ąt zu Berlin, DE

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Terms: 2020 - 2022

Past Editions


SSBSE 2019, 11th edition

Tallinn, Estonia

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SSBSE 2018, 10th edition

Montpellier, France

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SSBSE 2017, 9th edition

Paderborn, Germany

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SSBSE 2016, 8th edition

Raleigh, North Carolina, USA

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SSBSE 2015, 7th edition

Bergamo, Milan, Italy

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SSBSE 2014, 6th edition

Fortaleza, Brazil

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SSBSE 2013, 5th edition

St. Petersburg, Russia

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SSBSE 2012, 4th edition

Riva del Garda, Trento, Italy

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SSBSE 2011, 3rd edition

Szeged, Hungary

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SSBSE 2010, 2nd edition

Benevento, Italy

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SSBSE 2009, 1st edition

Windsor, United Kingdom

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