Systematic Literature Reviews and Mapping Studies in Software Engineering (SMSE) Track

Systematic Literature Reviews and Mapping Studies have become an important and phenomenal research method in software engineering in the recent decade. A Systematic literature review is a form of secondary study that uses a well-defined methodology to identify, analyse and interpret all available evidence related to a specific research question in a way that is unbiased and (to a degree) repeatable. A Mapping study is a broad review of primary studies in a specific topic area which aims to identify what evidence is available on the topic.

To encourage the submission of Systematic literature studies, SEAA 2016 will have a special Track entitled: Systematic Literature Reviews and Mapping Studies in Software Engineering (SMSE). The SMSE track will bring together researchers and practitioners to share their results and experiences with Systematic Secondary Studies. The track is an integral part of the 42nd Euromicro Conference on Software Engineering and Advanced Applications (SEAA) 2016.


Suggested topics of interest include Systematic Literature Reviews and Mapping Studies in:

Furthermore, papers on methodological issues and tool support for Systematic Literature Reviews and Mapping Studies are very welcome.

Track Organizers

Steve Counsell, Brunel University, UK

Michael Felderer, University of Innsbruck, Austria


- Teresa Baldassere, University of Bari, Italy
- David Bowes, University of Hertfordshire, UK
- Pearl Brereton, Keele University, UK
- Jeff Carver, University of Alabama, USA
- Sandra Fabbri, Federal University of São Carlos, Brazil
- Katia Felizardo, Federal University of Paraná, Brazil
- Cesar França, CESAR and Federal University of Pernambuco, Brazil
- Marcela Genero, University of Castilla La Mancha, Spain
- Rachel Harrison, Oxford Brookes University, UK
- Mahmood Niazi, Keele University, UK/ KFUPM Saudi Arabia
- Keith Phalp, University of Bournemouth, UK
- Sigrid Eldh, Ericsson, Stockholm
- Gleison Santos, Universidade Federal do Estado do Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
- Ewan Tempero, University of Auckland, NZ
- Vahid Garousi, Hacettepe University, Turkey
- Florian Häser, University of Innsbruck, Austria
- Marco Kuhrmann, University of Southern Denmark, Denmark
- Kai Petersen, Blekinge Institute of Technology, Sweden
- Guilherme Horta Travassos, Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
- Giuseppe Destefanis, Brunel University, UK
- Marco Ortu, University of Cagliari, Italy
- Tom Shippey, Brunel University, UK
- Birgitta Lindstrom, University of Skövde, Sweden
- Daniel Sundmark, Mälardalen University, Sweden
- Erica Souza, Federal Technological University of Paraná, Brazil
- Matt Gatrell, BancTec, London, UK



Technological Educational Institute of Western Greece