The Thirtieth International Conference on Software Engineering and Knowledge Engineering (SEKE 2018) will be held at the Hotel Pullman, San Francisco Bay, USA, from July 1 to July 3, 2018. SEKE2018 will also be dedicated in memory of Professor Lofti Zadeh, a great scholar, pioneer and leader in fuzzy sets theory and soft computing.

The conference aims at bringing together experts in software engineering and knowledge engineering to discuss on relevant results in either software engineering or knowledge engineering or both. Special emphasis will be put on the transference of methods between both domains. The theme this year is soft computing in software engineering & knowledge engineering. Submission of papers and demos are both welcome.



The best ranked papers from the conference will be selected for a special issue of the International Journal of Software Engineering and Knowledge Engineering (IJSEKE) in memory of Professor Lofti Zadeh to be published in December 2018 for early dissemination.


The Int'l DMS Conference on Visualization and Visual Languages (DMSVIVA2018) ( will be held at the same hotel from June 29 to 30, 2018. Authors are welcome to contribute papers and attend both conferences.


Software Engineering Methodologies
  • Agent-based software engineering
  • Artificial intelligence approaches to software engineering
  • Component-based software engineering
  • Embedded and ubiquitous software engineering
  • Aspect-based software engineering
  • Empirical software engineering
  • Search-Based Software engineering
  • Automated software design and synthesis
  • Automated software specification
  • Computer-supported cooperative work
  • Automated software specification
  • Automated software design and synthesis
  • Reverse engineering

    Software Engineering Techniques and Production Perspectives
  • Requirements engineering
  • Software analysis, design and modeling
  • Software maintenance and evolution
  • Software engineering tools and environments
  • Software engineering decision support
  • Software design patterns
  • Software product lines
  • Process and workflow management
  • Reflection and metadata approaches
  • Program understanding and system maintenance
  • Software domain modeling and analysis
  • Software economics
  • Multimedia and hypermedia software engineering
  • Software engineering case study and experience reports
  • Enterprise software, middleware, and tools

    Artificial Intelligence
  • Artificial intelligent methods, models, techniques
  • Artificial life and societies
  • Swarm intelligence
  • Smart Spaces

    Autonomic computing and agent-based systems
  • Autonomic computing
  • Adaptive Systems
  • Agent architectures, ontologies, languages and protocols
  • Multi-agent systems
  • Agent-based learning and knowledge discovery
  • Interface agents
  • Agent-based auctions and marketplaces
  • Secure mobile and multi-agent systems
  • Mobile agents

    SOA and Service-Oriented Systems
  • Service-centric software engineering
  • Service oriented requirements engineering
  • Service oriented architectures
  • Middleware for service based systems
  • Service discovery and composition
  • Service level agreements
    (drafting, negotiation, monitoring and management)
  • Runtime service management
  • Semantic web

    Data modeling, mining and data analytics
  • Data modeling, aggregation, integration, and transformation
  • Web and text mining
  • Data mining methods, techniques, and tools
  • Data analytics modeling and algorithms
  • Patterns and frameworks
  • Data visualization

    Knowledge systems and engineering
  • Knowledge acquisition
  • Knowledge-based and expert systems
  • Knowledge representation and retrievals
  • Knowledge engineering tools and techniques
  • Time and knowledge management tools
  • Knowledge modeling, integration, transformation, and management,
  • Uncertainty knowledge management
  • Knowledge visualization

    Mobile computing and mobile system engineering
  • Mobile App design and development
  • Innovative mobile applications
  • Pervasive computing
  • Mobile system validation and test automation

    Software & System Quality of Service
  • Soft computing
  • Software and system testing methods
  • Quality assurance process, standards, and systems
  • Software safety systems
  • Software test automation and tools
  • Software dependability, reliability, scalability

    Software & System Security
  • Software and system security and privacy
  • Mobile app security and privacy
  • Encryption methods and tools
  • Security service systems
  • Cloud, sensor cloud and mobile cloud security
  • Mobile system integrity, security, and fault tolerance

    Emergent Topics
  • Cloud computing and Innovative cloud-based application systems
  • Mobile cloud computing and application services
  • Big data analytics application systems
  • Innovative sensing cloud and systems
  • Large-scale cyber systems
  • IOT and smart city application systems
  • Big data quality validation
  • Big data application quality services

    Smart learning and innovative education systems
  • Learning software design engineering
  • Smart learning methods and environments
  • Online learning systems
  • Mobile enabled learning systems and tools


    The hotel has made available for these limited dates (6/29 - 7/3/2018) to SEKE 2018 attendees a discount rate of $109 US dollars per room, per night, single/double occupancy, including free WiFi in hotel room and discounted parking, not including sales tax. For other days prior to or after the conference period, the hotel will provide best available rate.


    Papers must be written in English. An electronic version (Postscript, pdf, or MS Word format) of the full paper should be submitted using the following URL: (submission website will be open after January 1, 2018). Please use Internet Explorer as the browser. Manuscript must include a 200-word abstract and no more than 6 pages of double column formatted Manuscript for Conference Proceedings (include figures and references but exclude copyright form).

    All submissions must not be published or under consideration for publication in a journal or in a conference with proceedings. Papers will be evaluated based on originality, significance, technical soundness and clarify of exposition. Depending upon the results of evaluation a paper may be accepted as regular paper (6 pages), short paper (4 pages) or research notes (1 page, poster presentation and/or demo only).


    Papers submitted to SEKE 2018 will be reviewed electronically. The users (webmaster, program chair, reviewers...) can login using the following URL:

    If you have any questions or run into problems, please send e-mail to:

    SEKE 2018 Conference Secretariat
    KSI Research Inc.
    156 Park Square
    Pittsburgh, PA 15238 USA


    Paper submission due: Midnight EST, March 14, 2018 (extended final hard deadline)
    Notification of acceptance: April 20, 2018
    Early registration deadline: May 10, 2018
    Camera-ready copy: May 10, 2018


    KSI Research Inc., USA


    ISSN for SEKE series: 2325-9000 (print)
    ISSN for SEKE series: 2325-9086 (online)