2023 13th International Conference on Software Technology and Engineering (ICSTE 2023) will be held in Osaka, Japan (Virtually) during October 27-29, 2023. It aims to provide a forum for researchers, practitioners, and professinals from the industry, academia and government who are working in the field of software technology and engineering to discourse on research and development, professional practice in related fields.

The conference program will feature keynote and plenary sessions, technical and paper presentations. Distinguished speaker will be invited to deliver keynote and invited speeches on software technology and engineering. Attendees will have the opportunity to interface with experts from all related fields.


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Important Dates

Full Paper Submission Deadline:
September 5, 2023 (Final Call!!!)

Notification of Acceptance:
September 30, 2023
Camera-Ready Paper Due:
October 10, 2023
Conference Date:
October 27-29, 2023

Submission Method

All authors should prepare full version of papers with minimum length of 5 pages and submit via submission system: https://www.zmeeting.org/submission/icste2023. Please submit only your abstracts if you don't intend to publish full papers.

About COVID-19

The health and safety of our participants is our top priority. Online participation is recommended to participants from outside Japan. The organizer keeps the option of virtual conference available.

About Osaka

Osaka is the capital city of Western Japan, and the second largest metropolitan city in Japan after Tokyo. It's one of the most popular tourist destinations in Japan that attracts visitors from all around the world. Together with Tokyo and Kyoto, Osaka is one of three must-visit cities in Japan for every visitors to Japan.
There are countless tourist attractions in Osaka including delicious local food, trendy shopping streets, bustling districts lit by neon lights, modern skyscraper, the world’s greatest amusement park, and more. The unique culture and friendly locals are also two attractive points that add a distinctive character to the city like no other.

Call for Papers

ICSTE 2023 encourages submissions from both academia and industry. Potential authors are invited to submit papers on the following topics:


Software Requirements Engineering
Software Architectures and Design
Software Development and Maintenance
Software Project Management
Software Testing, Diagnosis, and Validation
Software Analysis, Assessment, and Evaluation
Theory and Formal Methods
Design and Analysis of Algorithms
Human-Computer Interaction
Software Processes and Workflows
Reverse Engineering and Software Maintenance
Aspect-Orientation and Feature Interaction
Object-Oriented Technology
Component-Based Software Engineering.

Computer-Supported Cooperative Work
Agent-Based Software Systems, Middleware Techniques
AI and Knowledge Based Software Engineering
Empirical Software Engineering and Metrics
Software Security, Safety and Reliability
Distribution and Parallelism, Databases
Software Economics, Policy and Ethics
Software Tools and Development Environments
Programming Languages and Software Engineering
Mobile and Ubiquitous Computing
Embedded and Real-time Software
Database, Data Mining, and Data Warehousing
Internet and Information Systems Development
Web-Based Tools, Systems, and Environments
State-Of-The-Art Survey


Conference Chairs

Sergei Gorlatch, University of Muenster, Germany
Chi Man Pun, University of Macau, China

Conference Co-chairs

Vijayakumar Varadarajan, Ajeenkya D Y Patil University, India
Branislav Vuksanovic, University of Portsmouth, UK

Program Chairs

M. Samir Abou El-Seoud, British University in Egypt, Egypt
Qiu Chen, Kogakuin University, Japan
Yao Sun, University of Glasgow, UK

Publication Chair

Tomokazu Sugita, Kogakuin University, Japan

Technical Program Committee

Shawn X. Wang, California State University, USA
Paul Wang, Morgan State University, USA
Petros Lampsas, University of Thessaly, Greece
Mohd Saberi Mohamad, United Arab Emirates University, UAE
Hailu Xu, California Stste University Long Beach, USA
Valeriy V. Gavrishchaka, West Virginia University, USA
Ashley Ng Sok Choo, International University of Malaya-Wales, Malaysia
Kartinah Zen, Universiti Malaysia Sarawak, Malaysia
Amer Sohail Kashif, National University of Sciences and Technology, Pakistan
Shahid Anjum, Universiti Teknologi Brunei, Brunei Darussalam
Mohd Aliff Afira Bin Hj. Sani, Universiti Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Yong Wee Sek, Universiti Teknikal Malaysia Melaka, Malaysia
Kanik Sood, California State University, USA
Apostolos Xenakis, University of Thessaly, Greece
Kanika Sood, California State University, USA
Ishie Eswar, San José State University, USA
Paul Craig, Xi'an Jiaotong-Liverpool University, China
Dominique Blouin, Institut Polytechnique de Paris, France
Erica Teixeira Gomes de Sousa, Federal Rural University of Pernamnuco, Brazil
Ramcis N. Vilchez, The University of Mindanao, Philippines
Omar Portillo, Technological University Dublin, Ireland
William P. Rey, Mapua University, Philippines

Keynote Speakers

team member
IEEE Life Fellow

University of Alberta, Canada

team member
IEEE Fellow, BCS Fellow, AAIA Fellow

Hiroshima Univesrity, Japan



Submission Guide

Submitted manuscripts should be written in English conforming to the required template, All paper submissions must represent original and unpublished work. Papers must be submitted electronically in PDF format via the submission system: https://www.zmeeting.org/submission/icste2023 (.pdf) or through email icste@outlook.com (.pdf or .doc) directly. Please submit the paper as a PDF file. And follow the Word Template | LaTex Template when preparing your full paper. The file size should not exceed 10 MByte.

Paper Publication

Submitted manuscripts will be peer reviewed by the conference scientific committees, accepted and presented papers will be published in ICSTE 2023 conference proceedings, which will be submitted to Ei Compendex and Scopus for indexing.

ICSTE2022 | ISBN-13: 978-1-6654-6355-3 | IEEE Xplore


The authors need to pay the registration fee in advance in order to attend the conference. Otherwise your paper will not be included in the conference program. There are three methods to pay the registration fee. Please pay USD by Visa/Master Card through the Online Payment System, Paypal or bank transfer.

  • $480 Students

  • $420 Virtual Participation

  • $350 Students

  • $280 Virtual Participation

  • $250 Students

  • $180 Virtual Participation

The registration fee covers admission to all the conference programs, a volume of program and abstracts, USB proceedings/Hard Copy of Journal, lunch, banquet dinner, refreshments during coffee breaks. Note that extra fee should be paid for excursion.

For those who submit only abstracts for oral presentations without publication of their papers, please register as Presenter. Fast channel of registration for Delegate will be open.

Cancellation Policy

Cancellation requests must be sent to the Conference Secretary by email. If the participants request cancellation and refund due to personal reasons, the following refund policy applies.

• 60 days ahead of the conference: 60% of payment refund
• 30-60 days ahead of the conference: 50% of payment refund
• Within 30 days ahead of the conference: no refund



Virtual Conference....


Visa Information

You'll need to check the list of the countries that have the visa exemption agreement with Japan. If your country is included in the list, then you will not be required for a visa when entering Japan under normal circumstances.

If your country is not included in the list, you'll need to obtain a short-term stay visa from the embassy of Japan in your country.

Please read the Japanese visa guide provided by the ministry of foreign affairs carefully. And be informed that it is the embassy of Japan in your country that makes a decision on issuing a visa. Whether the attendees need Letter of Invitation fully depends on the relations between countries. The conference organizers hereby reiterate that we are neither able to nor authorized to decide the relations between countries.

Letter of Invitation is an official document which confirms a registration payment and extends an official invitation to the paid registrant to attend and participate in the upcoming conference. It provides you with an official reason to come to Japan. It may be required for visa application if you are from a country that does not have a visa exemption agreement with Japan.

In order to qualify for a Letter of Invitation, you must meet both of the following criteria:
1. Be a registered author of an accepted full paper or abstract
2. Have paid the conference registration fee.

Letter of Guarantee is a letter in which an individual or body agrees to be legally and financially responsible for you during your stay in Japan. You may know a willing individual or institution in Japan who is willing to act as a guarantor, or, if you have no connection with the country, the Japanese Ministry of Foreign Affairs may find that it is acceptable to have your university act as the guarantor. Kindly note that the conference organizer cannot provide Letters of Guarantee.


Download conference full program (Click)


ICSTE 2022 | Virtual Conference, October 25-27

ICSTE 2019 | University of Macau, October 25-27

ICSTE 2018 | Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, October 27-29

ICSTE 2017 | Universty of Hong Kong, October 27-29

Contact us

Conference Secretary: Ms. Lucy Zhou
Tel.: +86-191-3895-7852 (Working Hour: GMT+8, 10:00AM-5:00PM)
Email: icste@outlook.com