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PROFES 2020 : Product Focused Software Process Improvement


Conference Series : Product Focused Software Process Improvement
When Nov 25, 2020 - Nov 27, 2020
Where Turin, Italy
Abstract Registration Due Jul 13, 2020
Submission Deadline Jul 20, 2020
Notification Due Sep 7, 2020
Final Version Due Oct 12, 2020
Categories    software engineering   software process   computer science

Call For Papers

21st International Conference on Product-Focused Software Process Improvement (PROFES 2020)
November 25-27, 2020, Turin, Italy

PROFES, the International Conference on Product-Focused Software Process Improvement, is among the top recognized software development and process improvement conferences. The 21st edition of PROFES will be held in Turin, Italy, from November 25 to 27, 2020. PROFES organization is composed of international recognized researchers in software engineering.
PROFES 2020 is part of a series of conferences presented by

The objective of PROFES is to provide a premier forum for practitioners, researchers, and educators to present and discuss experiences, ideas, innovations, as well as concerns related to professional software development and process improvement driven by product and service quality needs. PROFES especially welcomes contributions emerging from applied research to foster industry-academia collaborations of leading industries and research institutions.

PROFES conferences encourage the exchange of ideas that help explore, understand, and model phenomena in software engineering from the point of view of process-product relationships. Traditionally, PROFES provides topics, which are up-to-date, important, and interesting to both practitioners and researchers. To ensure that PROFES will retain its high standards and that it will keep focusing on the most relevant research issues, we are looking for original research on current trends in software engineering aspects addressing products and services. Further, we particularly encourage the submission of studies reporting on the application of respective methods or technologies in real settings.

Topics of Interest

The topics of interest include, but are not restricted to, the following:

- Agile and lean methods and processes
- Continuous deployment
- Continuous experimentation, A/B testing
- Crowdsourcing in software development
- Development approaches using customer feedback
- DevOps, Big data real-time analytics for software process improvement
- Empirical studies in industry about processes and methods
- Global or distributed software development and scaling
- Infrastructure and processes for iterative or incremental software delivery
- Predictive models for software engineering tasks
- Process modeling, management, assessment and improvement
- Processes and methods for commercial or open source development
- Processes for (digital) software product innovation
- Product quality models for software, system, and services
- Project management techniques
- Release planning
- Service engineering processes
- Software analytics with actionable insights on software products and processes
- Software development for Cyber Physical Systems
- Software ecosystems, software business and start-ups
- Value-driven software development


PROFES offers manifold opportunities to share scientific and practical
findings and experiences. We thus invite submissions of:

- Full Research Papers (16 pages)
- Industry Papers (16 pages) and Industry Talks (2 pages)
- Short Papers (8 pages)
- Journal-First Papers

Please visit the Submission Procedures page to learn more about the details:

The submission Web page for PROFES 2020 is:

Important Dates (AoE)

Full Research Papers
- Abstract: July 13, 2020
- Submission: July 20, 2020 -- hard deadline
- Notification: September 7, 2020

Short Papers, Industry Papers
- Submission: July 31, 2020
- Notification: September 14, 2020

Journal-First Papers
- Submission: August 7, 2020
- Notification: September 18, 2020

For all tracks:
- Camera ready: October 12, 2020


General Chair
- Maurizio Morisio, Politecnico di Torino, Italy

Program co-chairs
- Andreas Jedlitschka, Fraunhofer IESE, Germany
- Marco Torchiano, Politecnico di Torino, Italy

Short paper co-chairs
- Luca Ardito, Politecnico di Torino, Italy
- Michael Klaes, Fraunhofer IESE, Germany

Industry papers co-chairs
- Liliana Guzman, DSA, Germany
- Federico Tomassetti, Strumenta, Italy

Journal First chair
- Antonio Vetrò, Politecnico di Torino, Italy

Proceedings co-chairs
- Anna Maria Vollmer, Fraunhofer IESE, Germany
- Riccardo Coppola, Politecnico di Torino, Italy

Local arrangement co-chairs
- Mariachiara Mecati, Politecnico di Torino, Italy
- Isabeau Oliveri, Politecnico di Torino, Italy

Web and social media co-chairs:
- Simone Leonardi, Politecnico di Torino, Italy
- Diego Monti, Politecnico di Torino, Italy

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