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IWSiB 2022 : 5th International Workshop on Software-intensive Business


When May 18, 2022 - May 18, 2022
Where Pittsburgh
Submission Deadline Jan 21, 2022
Notification Due Feb 25, 2022
Final Version Due Mar 18, 2022
Categories    software business   software product management   software-intensive business   software startups

Call For Papers

One-day workshop May 18, 2022 in Pittsburgh, PA, USA

EXTENDED Submission deadline January 21!

Hosted by 44th International Conference on Software Engineering (ICSE 2022)

The global pandemic has shown, thanks to advanced software technologies, society and businesses were able to quickly respond to environmental disruptions. Software-intensive businesses had to quickly pivot their business model. Also, demands in software-based service offerings facilitating remote work drastically increased and challenged control modes of prior management practices. These exemplary challenges cannot be tackled by engineering or business disciplines alone. The 5th International Workshop on Software-intensive Business (IWSiB) aims to bring together research communities working on topics relevant to software-intensive business to jointly investigate these challenges and to bridge the gap between different research communities.

The workshop will facilitate knowledge exchange through discussions of issues and experiences, to improve research contributions through feedback from the wider community, and to develop new projects between researchers and practitioners. To this end, the workshop will be a mix of research work and industry experience presentations, interactive discussions and group activities, to maximize the potential synergy among the participants from different research and industry backgrounds.

IWSiB seeks submissions describing novel research, experience reports, as well as emerging ideas. We are interested in studies describing original and unpublished results in the field of software-intensive business. The focus of the workshop is on new promising ideas and therefore work-in-progress reports are welcome to ignite discussion in the workshop.

The paper length should not exceed 8 pages for research paper submissions, and 2-4 pages for industry experience reports and position paper submissions.

Topics of interest include, but are not limited, to the following aspects of software-intensive business:
- Software product management (e.g., strategy, planning, pricing)
- Software ecosystem (e.g., engineering ecosystems, analysis of ecosystem data, modeling of ecosystem structure and behavior, management of developer ecosystems and platforms)
- Continuous practices (e.g., experimentation, innovation, improvement)
- Agile & lean projects & portfolio (e.g., methods & practices, management and organizing, behavioral and cognitive factors)
- Organizational management (e.g., managing technical and social debt, integrating product and business development, managing human-AI symbiosis)
- Software startups (e.g., scaling, privoting, funding, business models)
- Software platform (e.g., orchestration, governance, architecture, evolution and lifecycle)
- Software engineering economics (e.g., in engineering of software or in the software industry)
- Emerging trends and research areas (e.g., implications of COVID-19 to the software industry, AI ethics, digital twins, etc. )

Submission January 21, 2022 (AoE)
Notification February 25, 2022
Camera-ready March 18, 2022
Workshop May 18, 2022

We encourage submissions of contributions describing different stages of research, from position papers to full research reports. We welcome both research and industry papers. The workshop proceedings will be published in a separate volume of the ICSE proceedings, which will be prepared to be archived by ACM Library.

All submissions must conform to the ACM’s formatting and submission instructions. Formatting instructions are available at for both LaTeX and Word users. LaTeX users must use the provided acmart.cls and ACM-Reference-Format.bst without modification, enable the conference format in the preamble of the document (i.e., \documentclass[sigconf,review]{acmart}). We encourage authors to include their ORCIDs in their papers.

The paper length should not exceed 8 pages for research papers and 4 pages for industry reports. It is not possible to buy extra pages.

Please also, note:

There is no limit on the number of submissions an author may submit, but authors are advised to focus on quality rather than on quantity.

By submitting to the IWSiB workshop, authors acknowledge that they are aware of and agree that papers submitted to IWSiB workshop must not have been published elsewhere and must not be under review or submitted for review elsewhere while under consideration for IWSiB workshop.

The official publication date of the workshop proceedings is the date the proceedings are made available in the ACM Library. This date may be up to two weeks prior to the first day of ICSE 2022. The official publication date affects the deadline for any patent filings related to published work.

Papers must be submitted electronically via Easychair by the defined deadline (see above):

Submissions will be first screened on rigor and relevance and then evaluated by at least three members of the program committee based on soundness, significance, novelty, verifiability, and presentation quality.

Karl Werder – University of Cologne, Germany
Sami Hyrynsalmi – LUT University, Finland
Xiaofeng Wang – Free University of Bozen-Bolzano, Italy

Jorge Melegati – Free University of Bozen-Bolzano, Italy

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