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The Second International Conference on Technical Debt will be held in Montréal, QC, Canada, on May 26-27, 2019, collocated with ICSE 2019. The conference brings together leading software researchers, practitioners, and tool vendors to explore theoretical and practical approaches that manage technical debt.

Technical debt describes a universal software development phenomenon: design or implementation constructs that are expedient in the short term, but set up a technical context that can make future change more costly or impossible. Developers and managers use the concept to communicate key tradeoffs related to release and quality issues. As the interest in technical debt from our industry steadily grows, the TechDebt Conference serves as the key venue to share successful analysis and management approaches used in software development organizations, emerging practices, and research results.

We invite submissions for research, industry, and position and future-trend papers on all topics relevant to technical debt, such as

  • identification, visualization, and analysis
  • metrics and economic models for measuring and reasoning about technical debt
  • relationship of technical debt to quality attributes, DevOps, testing and requirements engineering, and software evolution
  • relationship to software lifecycle activities
  • concrete practices and tools

Important Dates

  • January 15: Abstract submitted to EasyChair
  • January 22: Full papers entered in EasyChair
  • March 1: Notification of acceptance/rejection
  • March 15: Camera-ready submission of final paper

For more information about submitting a paper, see the Call for Papers.

The deadline for submitting presentation proposals for SATURN 2019 is approaching quickly!

As you probably know already, SATURN is a great opportunity to share and discover new advances around software architecture in industry. If you are new to the conference, it provides a great opportunity to get exposure for your work. If you are a repeat attendee, it is an excellent opportunity to give updates and receive feedback on work that was presented previously or to present new contributions.

This year, we have three primary tracks:

  1. Data Analytics, Machine Learning, Big Data, and Artificial Intelligence (AI)
  2. Microservice, Event-Driven, and Serverless Architectures; Containerization; and the Internet of Things (IoT)
  3. Other Design and Development Techniques, Patterns, and Solutions

Submitting a presentation proposal is pretty simple. You only need to decide the type of presentation (a 30- or 45-minute experience report or technical talk, a 90-minute tutorial, or a 15-minute TED-style presentation) and provide

  • a title for your presentation
  • an elevator pitch
  • a description (200 words maximum)
  • your bio and links to any previous engagements

Our review process is interactive: you will get feedback from the reviewers, and you can iterate and improve your proposal before we make a decision.

We want to renew our invitation to submit a presentation proposal to the conference through the PaperCall system ( The submission deadline is January 11, 2019.

We look forward to receiving your presentation proposal, and we hope to see you next year in Pittsburgh to celebrate the 15th edition of SATURN!


John Klein and Humberto Cervantes

SATURN 2019 Technical Co-chairs