Impressions of the Software Quality Days Conference 2012

4th Software Quality Days 2012 (SWQD2012)
17.-19.01.2012, Vienna, Austria

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The 4th Software Quality Days (SWQD) conference and tools fair brought together researchers and practitioners from business, industry, and academia working on quality assurance and quality management for software engineering and information technology. The SWQD conference is one of the largest software quality conferences in Europe.

Over the past few years a growing number of scientific contributions have been submitted to the SWQD symposium. This was the first year with a dedicated scientific track published in scientific proceedings. In total we received from researchers across Europe 18 high-quality submissions, which were peer-reviewed by three or more reviewers. Out of these submissions, the editors selected seven contributions as full papers, with an acceptance rate of 39%. Authors of the best papers will be invited to submit extended versions of their papers to a special section in the Software Quality journal. Further, six short papers, which represent promising research directions, were accepted to spark discussions between researchers and practitioners at the conference.

Main topics from academia and industry were focused on systems and software quality management methods, improvements of software development
methods and processes, the latest trends in software quality, and testing and software quality assurance.

The sessions of the scientific track followed the guiding conference topic “Process Automation in Software Development”:
+ Model-Based Software Development
+ Software Product Quality
+ Software Engineering Processes
+ Software Process Improvement
+ Component-Based Architectures
+ Risk Management
+ Quality Assurance and Collaboration