2021 12th International Conference on Software Technology and Engineering

ICSTE 2021

October 23-25, 2021 | Osaka, Japan

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Welcome to ICSTE

Important Notice: As the situation of covid-19 is still ambiguous and unpredictable, it's acceptable for those participants who can't attend the conference because of the travel restrictions to present their papers online with reduced registration fee. In the meanwhile, the organizing committee will monitor the situation and the conference may be switched to fully virtual mode if necessary.

2021 12th International Conference on Software Technology and Engineering will be held in Osaka, Japan during October 23-25, 2021. 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.

Important Dates

Full Paper Submission Deadline: August 10, 2021 September 5, 2021
Notification of Acceptance: September 20, 2021
Camera-Ready Paper Due: September 30, 2021
Authors'Registration Deadline: September 30, 2021
Conference Date: October 23-25, 2021

Submission Method

All authors should prepare full version of papers with minimum length of 5 pages and submit via Microsoft submission system: https://cmt3.research.microsoft.com/ICSTE2021. Please submit only your abstracts if you don't intend to publish full papers.

Register as Listener

The registration for listeners will not be closed till one month before the conference. Please download the registration form and complete the registration directly.

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Call for Papers

ICSTE 2021 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 Co-chairs

Prof. Nobuo Funabiki, Okayama University, Japan
Prof. Sergei Gorlatch, Universitaet Muenster, Institut fuer Informatik, Germany

Program Chairs

Prof. Yoshihiro Okada, Kyushu University, Fukuoka, Japan
Assoc. Prof. P. W. T. Pong, The University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong
Assoc. Prof. Chi Man Pun, University of Macau, Macau

Local Organizing Chair

Prof. Hideki Tode, Osaka Prefecture University, Japan

Technical Program Committee

Prof. Vitaliy Mezhuyev, Universiti Malaysia Pahang, Malaysia
Prof. G. Balakrishnan, Indra Ganesan College of Engineering,India
Assoc. Prof. Seokwon Yeom, Daegu University Gyeongsan, Korea
Assoc. Prof. Myeong-jin Lee, Korea Aerospace University, Korea
Prof. Sungshin Kim, Pusan National University, Korea
Assoc. Prof. Xiabi Liu, Beijing Institute of Technology, China
Asst. Prof. Hyung-Sik Kim, Konkuk University, Kore
Asst. Prof. Jitender Grover, Maharishi Markandeshwar University, India
Dr. Junyan Tan, Hohai University, China
Dr. Vincent Tam, The University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong
Assoc.Prof. Virginie Fresse, Jean Monnet University in Saint Etienne, France
Dr. Sanjeevikumar Padmanaban, Research and Develoopment, Ohm Technologies, India
Asst. Prof. Dr. Antoni B. Chan, City University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong
Assoc. Prof Hareesha K. S, Manipal University, India
Dr. Lalit, University of Mumbai, India
Asst. Prof. Samiullah Paracha, Kobe Institute of Computing, Japan
Assoc. Prof. Mohammad Faizal Ahmad Fauzi, Multimedia University, Malaysia
Prof. Bulusu Vishnu Vardhan, Jawaharlal Nehru Technological University Hyderabad, India
Dr. Bingyang Wei, Assistant Professor at Texas Christian University, USA
Assoc. Prof. Xuefeng Jiang, Northwestern Polytechnical University, China
Prof. M. Samir Abou El-Seoud, British University, Egypt
Dr. Ashley Ng Sok Choo, International University of Malaya, Malaysia


Keynote Speakers

team member
Prof. Hideki Tode
Keynote Speaker

Osaka Prefecture University, Japan

Speech Title: TBA
team member
Prof. Nobuo Funabiki
Keynote Speaker

Okayama University, Japan

Speech Title: TBA
team member
Prof. Yoshihiro Okada
Plenary Speaker

Kyushu University, Japan

Speech Title: TBA


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 Microsoft submission system: https://cmt3.research.microsoft.com/ICSTE2021 (.pdf) or through email icste@iap.org (.pdf or .doc) directly. Please submit the paper as a PDF file. The file size should not exceed 10 MByte.

Paper Publication

Submissions will be peer reviewed by both the conference scientific committees and journal editorial board, and accepted papers will be published in one of the journals below. The authors should inform us of your preference for publication among the journals when submitting your papers. And the scientific committees will perform a pre-review for your papers to see if they're a good match with scope of the journal you choose. Further peer review may be performed if they're, otherwise, a more suitable journal will be recommended.

International Conference Proceedings


Submissions will be reviewed by the conference committees, and accepted papers will be published in international conference proceedings, which will be indexed by Scopus EI, etc..

Full Paper Template

Journal of Software

Submissions will be peer reviewed by conference committees and JSW editorial board, and accepted papers will be published in the Journal of Software, which will be indexed by DBLP, EI (INSPEC, IET), EBSCO, DOAJ, ProQuest, WorldCat, CNKI, etc.  

JSW Paper Template

It's acceptable to submit your abstract to us for only oral presentation if you're not expecting any publication of your paper. Please use the Abstract Template to prepare the abstract of your paper.


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 Academic Online Payment System, Paypal or bank transfer.

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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 listeners will be open till September 20, 2021. Participants may fill in the Registration from and complete the registration directly.

Cancellation Policy

All refund/cancellation requests must be provided via email to icste@iap.org and received by September 20, 2021. No refund will be provided after this date.
And there will be 30% of the registration fee deducted from each refund.



Address: 〒556-0012 大阪市浪速区敷津東2丁目1番41号 南海なんば第1ビル2階・3階
Tel: 06-7656-0441
Access Map: https://www.osakafu-u.ac.jp/en/info/access/

Osaka Prefecture University has a starting base on the training school for veterinary sciences which was founded in 1883. In 1949, the old OPU was established by Osaka Prefecture which was one of public university in Osaka. Since then, the number of students had increased and increased. Integrating three public universities in Osaka (old Osaka Prefecture University, Osaka Women’s University and Osaka Prefectural College of Nursing), The new OPU was initiated as public university corporation in 2005.


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.


Program at a Glance
Saturday, October 23, 2021
10:30am-5:30pm Arrival and conference materials collections
Sunday, October 24, 2021
9:00am-9:30am Opening Ceremony: Welcome speeches of Conference Co-Chairs
9:30am-10:15am Keynote Speech I

Coffee Break

10:45am-11:30am Keynote Speech II
11:30am-12:15am Plenary Speech I

Buffet Lunch

1:30pm-3:30pm Parallel Sessions
Session 1 Session 2

Coffee Break

4:00pm-6:00pm Parallel Sessions
Session 3 Session 4
6:00pm-6:30pm Technical Committee Meeting
6:30pm-21:00pm Closing Session & Gala Dinner
Monday, October 25, 2021
8:00am-5:00pm Technical Visit/Excursion

The speakers in oral sessions should prepare for 15 minutes presentation and 5 minutes discussion.
The presenters in poster sessions should prepare a poster in size of A1.
The final program is subject to change due to necessary adjustment.


ICSTE 2019 | University of Macau, October 25-27

All the accepted papers of ICSTE 2019 have been published into JSW: http://www.jsoftware.us/list-214-1.html and IJMLC: http://www.ijmlc.org/list-84-1.html.

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

All the accepted papers of ICSTE 2018 have been published into JSW: http://www.jsoftware.us/list-200-1.html and IJMLC: http://www.ijmlc.org/list-84-1.html and indexed by Scopus!.  

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

Selected papers of ICSTE 2017 have been published into JSW: http://www.jsoftware.us/list-187-1.html.  


Contact us

Conference Secretary: Yoyo Zhou
Tel.: +86-28-86512185 (Working Hour: GMT 10:00AM-5:00PM)
Email: icste@iap.org