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PROFES 2019 : 20th International Conference on Product-Focused Software Process Improvement (PROFES 2019)


Conference Series : Product Focused Software Process Improvement
When Nov 27, 2019 - Nov 29, 2019
Where Barcelona, Spain
Abstract Registration Due Jun 7, 2019
Submission Deadline Jun 14, 2019
Notification Due Jul 22, 2019
Categories    software engineering   software development   process improvement

Call For Papers

20th International Conference on Product-Focused Software Process Improvement (PROFES 2019)
November 27-29, 2019, Barcelona, Spain

PROFES, the International Conference on Product-Focused Software Process Improvement, is among the top recognized software development and process improvement conferences. The 20th edition of PROFES will be held in Barcelona, Spain, from November 27 to 29, 2019. PROFES organization is composed of international recognized researchers in software engineering. PROFES 2019 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.

PROFES encourages the submission of papers reporting relevant industry experiences and related results. Industrial papers describing innovative proposals are welcome, but also contributions that, although not original in the absolute sense and rigorous from the scientific point of view, describe experiences and application cases useful to increase the knowledge of the scientific and industrial communities regarding the use of processes, methods and techniques at the state of the art. The papers will have to pay particular attention in highlighting the industrial effects of the solutions presented and how they contribute to the growth of the PROFES community.

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
- Processes for security oriented software development and secure project management
- 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

Workshops and tutorials

PROFES2019 will host four tutorials and the following workshops:
- 3rd International Workshop on Managing Quality in Agile and Rapid Software Development Processes (QuASD2019)
- 4th International Workshop on Human Factors in Software Processes (HUFO2019)


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)
- Industry Talks (2 pages)
- Short Papers (8 pages)
- Workshop papers (12 pages)
- Journal-First Papers
- European Project Space (6 pages)

Please visit the Submission Procedures page to learn more about the details:
The submission Web page for PROFES 2019 is

Important Dates (AoE)

Full Research Papers, Industry Papers and Industry Talks
- Abstract: June 7, 2019
- Submission: June 14, 2019 -- hard deadline
- Notification: July 22, 2019

Short Papers
- Submission: August 5, 2019
- Notification: August 22, 2019

Journal-First Papers
- Submission: August 9, 2019
- Notification: September 6, 2019

European Project Space
- Submission: August 9, 2019
- Notification: August 26, 2019

For all tracks:
- Camera ready: September 6, 2019


General chair
- Xavier Franch, Technical University of Catalunya, Spain

Program co-chairs
- Tomi Männistö, University of Helsinki, Finland
- Silverio Martínez-Fernández, Fraunhofer IESE, Germany

Short paper co-chairs
- Oscar Dieste, Technical University of Madrid, Spain
- Pilar Rodríguez, University of Oulu, Finland

Industry paper chair
- Danilo Caivano, SER&Practices, Italy

Workshop co-chairs
- Casper Lassenius, Aalto University, Finland
- Andreas Vogelsang, Technical University of Berlin, Germany

Tutorial co-chairs
- Matthias Galster, University of Canterbury, New Zealand
- Dietmar Pfahl, University of Tartu, Estonia

Journal-first track chair
- Daniel Méndez Fernández, Technical University of Munich, Germany

European Project Space co-chairs
- Alessandra Bagnato, Softeam, France
- Davide Fucci, HITeC-University of Hamburg, Germany

Organization chair
- Carme Quer, Technical University of Catalunya, Spain

Proceedings co-chairs
- Claudia Ayala, Technical University of Catalunya, Spain
- Jordi Marco, Technical University of Catalunya, Spain

Social Media & Publicity co-chairs
- Marc Oriol, Technical University of Catalunya, Spain
- Anna Maria Vollmer, Fraunhofer IESE, Germany

- Carles Farré, Technical University of Catalunya, Spain
- Maria José Salamea, Technical University of Catalunya, Spain

Contact Person
- Dolors Costal, Technical University of Catalunya, Spain

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