This book constitutes the refereed proceedings of the 11th International Symposium on Search-Based Software Engineering, SSBSE 2019, held in Tallinn, Estonia, in August/September 2019.
The 9 research papers and 3 short papers presented together with 1 keynote and 1 challenge paper were carefully reviewed and selected from 28 submissions. SSBSE is a research area focused on the formulation of software engineering problems as search problems, and the subsequent use of complex heuristic techniques to attain optimal solutions to such problems. A wealth of engineering challenges - from test generation, to design refactoring, to process organization - can be solved efficiently through the application of automated optimization techniques. SBSE is a growing field - sitting at the crossroads between AI, machine learning, and software engineering - and SBSE techniques have begun to attain human-competitive results.