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PROFES 2016 : 17th International Conference on Product Focused Software Process Improvement


Conference Series : Product Focused Software Process Improvement
When Nov 22, 2016 - Nov 24, 2016
Where Trondheim, Norway
Submission Deadline Jun 10, 2016
Notification Due Jul 10, 2016
Final Version Due Aug 10, 2016

Call For Papers


17th International Conference on Product Focused Software Process Improvement (PROFES 2016)

Trondheim, Norway, November 22-24th, 2016

PROFES, the International Conference on Product-Focused Software Process Improvement, is among the top rated software engineering conferences. The conference proceedings are published in the Springer LNCS series.

Research track:
- Research papers and experience reports June-10th, 2016
- Notification of accepted/rejected papers: July-10th, 2016
- Camera ready paper for Springer publication: August-10th, 2016

Workshop proposals:
- Workshop proposals: June-1st, 2016
- Notification of accepted/rejected workshops: June-15th, 2016

Tutorials / Posters / Panels:
- Tutorial, poster or panel proposals: August-31st, 2016
- Nofication of accepted tutorial, poster panel submissions: September-14th, 2016

PROFES 2016 brings together researchers and practitioners to share their reserach findings and experiences in software engineering, process improvement and product improvement, In the spirit of the PROFES conference series, PROFES 2016 will focus on how the challenges of improving software development within the different practice areas such as requirements, design, construction, testing, maintenance, process, methods, management, etc. The conference explicitly encourages submissions of research papers based on empirical evidence ranging from controlled experiments to case studies and from quantitative to qualitative studies. PROFES 2016 is part of a series of conferences presented by

As a novelty for 2016, we are introducing a radical new track for the conference called “Radical Challenge Track”. The intent is to draw ideas from the scientific and professional sofware communities who are searching ways to build the next paradigm for software development. The contributions are less scientific in their nature but argued in a compelling way. We would like to provide an opportunity for the community to present ideas that generate discussion and have the capacity to push the field forward in an unexpected way. The submissions are still peer-reviewed to ensure the quality and they are included in the tecnical conference proceedings. Both, full papers and short papers on radical challenges are welcomed.

The conference explicitly encourages submissions of evidence-based research papers ranging from controlled experiments to case studies and from quantitative to qualitative studies.

The topics of interest include, but are not restricted to, the following:
- Process modelling, management, assessment and improvement
- Value-driven software development
- Processes for software innovation
- Infrastructure and processes for iterative or incremental software delivery
- Release planning
- Continuous deployment
- Development approaches using customer feedback
- Product quality models for software, system, and services
- Project management techniques
- Methods and processes for developing cloud-based systems and services
- Software development for Cyber Physical Systems
- Agile and lean methods and processes
- Global or distributed software development
- Processes and methods for COTS and open source development
- Service engineering processes
- Software business models
- Software startups, Software Engineering in startups

Conference Organization

General Chair:
Prof. Tommi Mikkonen, Tampere University of Technology, Finland

Program Co-Chairs:
Prof. Pekka Abrahamsson, Norwegian University of Science and Technology, NTNU, Norway
Dr. Andreas Jedlitschka, Fraunhofer IESE, Germany

Organizing Co-Chairs:
Dr. Anh Nguyen-Duc, Norwegian University of Science and Technology, NTNU, Norway
Katja Abrahamsson, Norwegian University of Science and Technology, NTNU, Norway

Poster Co-Chairs:
Tanja Suomalainen, VTT Technical Research Center, Finland
Dr. Masud Fazal-Baqaie, Universität Paderborn, Germany

Short Paper Co-Chairs:
Dr. Michael Felderer, University of Innsbruck, Austria
Dr. Sousuke Amasaki, Okayama University, Japan

PhD Symposium Co-Chairs:
Dr. Xiaofeng Wang, Free University of Bozen-Bolzano, Italy
Dr. John Noll, Lero, the Irish Software Reserach Centre, Ireland

Panel Chair:
Dr. Daniela Soares Cruzes, SINTEF, Norway

Design Chair:
Juhani risku, Norwegian University of Science and Technology, NTNU, Norway

Submission guidelines

The scientific program papers will be rigorously peer-reviewed for publication in the well known research publication series Springer LNCS.

The language of the scientific program is English. Papers must contain original unpublished work, describe significant novel contributions, and provide evidence on the validation of results. In particular, reports on industrial applications are welcome. Papers must not have been previously published or submitted for review elsewhere.

The prospective authors should follow carefully the Springer LNCS guidelines for preparing the manuscript. The details can be found at the conference website at

All scientific program contributions will be reviewed by the international Program Committee on their scientific merit and relevance to the conference topics and may be accepted as regular or short papers. The list of program committee members is published in the conference website.

If accepted, papers must be personally presented at the Profes 2016 Conference.

We welcome your submissions to Profes 2016!

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