26-28 March 2021

LASER Center, Villebrumier

Second international workshop on
Empirical Answers to Questions of Software Engineering 

Important note

We realized that Villebrumier workshops really only make sense if they are onsite – the participant interaction experience is a key part. This scheme does not prevent remote participation for a few attendees, but the core event should not take place virtually. So we have postponed all current events until physical meetings become possible again. 

If you wish to be considered for invitation please write to the organizers.

Keynote speaker

To be announced soon.

About the workshop

Following the success of EAQSE 2019 in Villebrumier, EAQSE 2021 will again be devoted to the applications empirical methods advancing the state of software engineering.

Over the past two decades, it has become essential to back assertions on methodology, languages and tools by objective analysis of their effect. Sometimes, however, the temptation has been to perform empirical studies on problems that can be studied, because they make it easy to set up an empirical study, rather than  problems that should be studied, because they are important for the practice of software development.

The EAQSE workshop focuses precisely on this goal: empirical studies whose results teach us lessons about what helps, or hinders, the quality of both software processes and software products.

 The workshop is by invitation only (see below about obtaining an invitation); it is not a conference in the traditional style but is focused on discussion. It  will include invited talks and presentations by participants. The intention is to publish a post-workshop proceedings volume, as part of the LASER sub-series of Springer Lecture Notes in Computer Science.

Participation and submissions

All submissions will be reviewed for conformance to the aims of the workshop, but the actual refereeing process will apply to final contribution submitted after the workshop for publication in the LNCS proceedings. Authors should consult Springer’s authors’ guidelines and use their proceedings templates, either for LaTeX or for Word, for the preparation of their papers. Springer encourages authors to include their ORCIDs in their papers. In addition, the corresponding author of each paper, acting on behalf of all of the authors of that paper, must complete and sign a Consent-to-Publish form. The corresponding author signing the copyright form should match the corresponding author marked on the paper. Once the files have been sent to Springer, changes relating to the authorship of the papers cannot be made.

Program and organization chairs

  • Tim Menzies (NC State University)
  • Bertrand Meyer (Schaffhausen Institute of Technology and Innopolis University)
  • Jonathan Sillito (Brigham Young University)

Program committee

Lionel Briand (University of Luxembourg, Luxembourg)
Joseph Brown (Innopolis University, Russia)
Elisabetta Di Nitto (Politecnico di Milano, Italy)
Carlo Alberto Furia (Università della Svizzera Italiana, Switzerland)
Harald Gall (University of Zurich, Switzerland)
Natalia Juristo (Universidad Politecnica de Madrid, Spain)
Manuel Mazzara (Innopolis University, Russia)
Gail Murphy (University of British Columbia, Canada)
Emerson Murphy-Hill (NC State University, USA)
Tim Menzies (NC State University, USA)
Nachi Nagappan (Microsoft Research)
Andrey Sadovykh (SOFTEAM Research Team, France)
Giancarlo Succi (Innopolis University, Russia)
Andreas Zeller (Saarland University, Russia)
Tom Zimmermann (Microsoft Research)


To appear soon.


The workshop will be held at the Château de Villebrumier near Toulouse in Southwest France, a conference center devoted to meetings on new technologies. Villebrumier is easily reachable from Toulouse International Airport (40 km) or Montauban train station (15 km, 4 hours from Paris via high-speed trains). Remote participation is also possible.


The participants will either attend remotely or will be hosted at Villebrumier. As there are a limited number of rooms, single and double rooms will be assigned on a first-come, first-served basis. We offer one convenient package including accommodation and meals. 

EUR 90 to 120Remote participation
Early bird fee: 90 EUR (up to two weeks before the event)
Late registration: 120 EUR (starting from 2 weeks before)
EUR 590 to 620Onsite participation
Early bird fee: 590 EUR (up to two weeks before)
Late registration: 620 EUR (starting from 2 weeks before)
Single or double room for 3 nights (Sunday to Tuesday), 3 breakfasts, 5 breaks, 2 lunches, 3 dinners and a light lunch on Wednesday before departure

Transportation from Toulouse airport will be provided at a cost of EUR 20 in cash. Pick up will be on 25 March at 6:30 PM. Transportation back to Toulouse airport will be provided at a cost of EUR 20 in cash. The shuttle will leave from VilleBrumier on 28 March at 2 PM.

Transportation from Montauban train station will be provided at a cost of EUR 10 in cash. Pick up will be on 25 March at 7:00 PM. Transportation back to Montauban train station will be provided at a cost of EUR 10 in cash. The shuttle will leave from VilleBrumier on 28 March at 2 PM.

Registration link will appear soon.