ICSOB: International Conference on Software Business



Past:   Proceedings on DBLP

Future:  Post a CFP for 2020 or later   |   Invite the Organizers Email


All CFPs on WikiCFP

Event When Where Deadline
ICSOB 2019 10th International Conference on Software Business
Nov 18, 2019 - Nov 20, 2019 Jyväskylä, Finland Aug 19, 2019
ICSOB 2018 9th International Conference on Software Business
Jun 11, 2018 - Jun 12, 2018 Estonia, Tallinn Mar 19, 2018 (Mar 5, 2018)
ICSOB 2017 International Conference on Software Business
Jun 12, 2017 - Jun 13, 2017 Essen, Germany Mar 3, 2017 (Feb 24, 2017)
ICSOB 2016 International Conference on Software Business
Jun 13, 2016 - Jun 14, 2016 Ljubljana, Slovenia TBD
ICSOB 2015 6th International Conference on Software Business - ICSOB 2015
Jun 10, 2015 - Jun 12, 2015 Braga, Portugal Jan 12, 2015
ICSOB 2014 Fifth International Conference on Software Business
Jun 15, 2014 - Jun 18, 2014 Paphos, Cyprus Feb 1, 2014
ICSOB 2013 4th International Conference on Software Business
Jun 11, 2013 - Jun 14, 2013 Potsdam, Germany Jan 20, 2013
ICSOB 2012 International Conference on Software Business
Jun 18, 2012 - Jun 20, 2012 Boston, MA, USA Jan 21, 2012

Present CFP : 2019

The 10th International Conference on Software Business (ICSOB 2019) will be held November 18-20, 2019 in Jyväskylä, Finland. ICSOB 2019 brings together researchers and practitioners to share their findings and experiences from the field of software-intensive business. The ICSOB conference attracts both researchers and practitioners who are concerned with software-intensive business in different ways.

Authors are invited to submit papers addressing contemporary issues emerging at the intersection of the software and business domains, broadly defined. Both papers reporting research results and industrial experiences are welcome.

Opportunity to participate to SLUSH 2019

The world's leading startup event will be held November 21-22, 2019 in Helsinki, Finland. During the past few years, SLUSH has been able to attract several thousand startups, investors, academic and journalist from more than 130 countries to share experiences and meet new promising business ideas. The participants of ICSOB 2019 are highly encouraged to utilize the opportunity and take part in the SLUSH 2019.


Software is pervasively crosscutting all industries and it is nowadays hard to name a business field, which has not been revolutionized by software products and services. While software business has a number of similarities with other knowledge-intensive field, it still has unique features, which has made it a challenging domain for research.

ICSOB 2019 will celebrate the 10th anniversary of the software-intensive business conference and welcomes submissions summarizing the development during the past decade as well as addressing the future of software-intensive business. We are especially welcoming studies addressing new and emerging ideas.

We welcome both research and industry papers to the conference. The papers should be original and not submitted to or accepted by any other conference or journal. We are looking for short position and practice papers (maximum 8 pages) that provide insights in industry case studies or in promising new areas; and full research papers (maximum 16 pages) describing novel approaches to software-intensive business for software products and services.

The topics that ICSOB welcomes, but are not certainly limited to:
* Software Development and Product Management
o Software engineering management and productivity
o Lifecycle perspective
o Speeding up time-to-market
o Effective business model transformation and improvement
o Continuous delivery and agile development to support software businesses
o Economic aspects of engineering of e.g. requirements, testing, design
o Software product management, product life-cycles and product-line strategy
o Return on investment from software engineering process improvements
o Pricing strategies
o Design thinking

* Software Ecosystems and Platforms
o Emerging ecosystems and platforms
o Ecosystem health and dynamics in ecosystems
o Ecosystem orchestration and platform governance
o App economy
o Ecosystem actors and supply network analysis
o Platform-based business models and value co-creation
o API economy

* Software Business Development
o Business modeling for software products and services
o Economics of software companies
o Internationalization of software-intensive companies
o Outsourcing
o Mergers and acquisitions in the software industry

* Startups and new venture creation
o Success factors for software-intensive startups
o Software startup processes
o Disruptive innovation and adoption of startups
o Managing startup and growth hacking
o Intertwined software product and business model development

* New ideas and emerging areas
o Impact of megatrends on software business such as Artificial Intelligence, Blockchain, AR, VR etc.
o Disruptive trends in software business
o Business Analytics, data analytics
o The future of software-intensive business
o Software business and entrepreneurship education
o Game business and gamification in software-intensive business

You are very welcome to submit your papers to one of these tracks via the EasyChair submission system:

Important Dates

Full paper submissions (EXTENED): August 19th, 2019
Notification of acceptance: September 2nd, 2019
Camera-ready copies: September 16th, 2019
Conference: November 18-20th, 2019

Submission Format

Papers should be submitted in PDF format. The submission should be anonymized. The results described must be unpublished and must not be under review elsewhere. Submissions must conform to Springer's LNBIP/LNCS format and should not exceed 16 pages, including all text, figures, references and appendices. Three to five keywords characterizing the paper should be indicated at the end of the abstract. Submissions are done through Easychair.

Information about the Springer LNBIP/LNCS format can be found at

The papers should be submitted through Easychair at

Each paper will be reviewed by at least three reviewers. Accepted papers will be presented at ICSOB 2019 and published in the conference proceedings, which is published in the Springer Lecture Notes in Business Information Processing (LNBIP).


ICSOB 2019 will host workshops, tutorials and panels that will complement the main conference program, widening and deepening the perspective of the conference. Workshops are either half or full day.

Please use the following format for workshop, tutorial and panel proposals:
* Title
* Abstract, suitable for inclusion in conference's webpage, and possible website for the workshop
* Description, to be used for evaluation, including aims and/or objectives
* Target audience and estimated number of participants (minimum and maximum) as well as requirements for facilities, equipment, and materials
* Biography and contact information of workshop/tutorial organizers

Proposals should be sent by email to: sami.hyrynsalmi@tuni.fi

Important dates for workshops

Workshop proposals: June 3rd, 2019
Notification of acceptance: June 16th, 2019

Important dates for tutorials and panels

Tutorials proposals: August 12th, 2019
Notification of acceptance: September 2nd, 2019


Related Resources

ICSE 2021   43rd International Conference on Software Engineering, 23-29 May 2021
ACM--ESSE--Ei Compendex, Scopus 2020   ACM--2020 European Symposium on Software Engineerings (ESSE 2020)--Ei Compendex, Scopus
ICSIE--ACM, Ei Compendex, Scopus 2020   2020 9th International Conference on Software and Information Engineering (ICSIE 2020)--ACM, Ei Compendex, Scopus
ISSRE 2020   The 31st International Symposium on Software Reliability Engineering
IEEE--ICISE--Ei Compendex & Scopus 2020   IEEE--2020 the 5th International Conference on Information Systems Engineering (ICISE 2020)--Ei Compendex & Scopus
IIIrd ICBELLP Singapore 2021   2021 – IIIrd International Conference on Business, Economics, Law, Language & Psychology (ICBELLP), March 25-26, Singapore
SPRA--EI, Scopus 2020   2020 Symposium on Pattern Recognition and Applications (SPRA 2020)--EI Compendex, Scopus
XXIII ICBELLP 04-05 November, Singapore 2020   2020 – XXIII International Conference on Business, Economics, Law, Language & Psychology (ICBELLP), 04-05 November, Singapore
XVIIth Athens 2020   2020 – XVIIth International Conference on Business, Economics, Law, Language & Psychology (ICBELLP), September 10-11, Athens