Call for Student Volunteers

Becoming a student volunteer is an excellent opportunity for students to meet and talk with leading academic and industrial researchers and practitioners in the area of software engineering. It is also a great way to meet other students from all over the world and to offset some of the costs of the conference.

If you are an undergraduate, graduate, or PhD student and would like to apply and join the student volunteer team, please submit an application using the online application form. Notifications will be sent out prior to the early registration deadline.


  • Complimentary student registration to the main conference, as well as the ability to attend the sessions that you have been assigned to.

  • Networking opportunities with international software engineering researchers, practitioners, and fellow students.

  • Coffee breaks, lunches and conference banquet tickets

  • Conference T-Shirt

Please note that the travel and accommodation costs are not included. We encourage all students to apply for financial assistance through the SIGSOFT CAPS program at


  • Enrollment as a Ph.D., Masters, or full-time undergraduate student at the time of the conference

  • Proficiency in English


  • Approximately 20 hours of work during the week of the conference

  • Technical assistance to speakers and conference participants

  • Help conference speakers and participants be where they need to be

  • Help at the registration desk and checking badges for entry to events

  • Preparing conference bags and general assistance


Student volunteers must be available during the week of the conference, from November 4, 2018 to November 11, 2018 (inclusive).

Please note that, you will be requested to specify in the application form if you are not available on any of the days of the pre and/or post conference program. Not all volunteers will be required during the full time, and we can take this information into account during selection.

Important Dates

  • Deadline for the application and reference letters:  August 31, 2018

  • Notification date:  September 15, 2018

Application Procedure

  • Complete this online application form
  • Send your CV via email to with the subject “ESEC/FSE 2018 SV Application for [Student First Name, Last Name]”.
  • Arrange for a note of reference from your academic supervisor or other faculty member at your institution that you indicated in the application form. The reference should be emailed to with the subject “ESEC/FSE 2018 SV Reference for [Student Fist Name Last Name].”

Student Volunteer Co-chairs

Mehdi Bagherzadeh, Oakland University,

Tuba Yavuz, University of Florida,

We look forward to hearing from you.