CfP: 5th Software Quality Days 2013 (SWQD 2013)

5th Software Quality Conference (SWQD 2013)

Conference Website:
Paper Submission Deadline: 2012, June 17th (Extended)

The 5th Software Quality Days (SWQD) conference and tools fair will bring 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. One of the tracks is an English-language scientific track on research and industrial experience.

The guiding conference topic for 2013 will be “Increasing Value in Software and Systems Development”.

Important Dates:
+ Paper Submission Deadline: 2012, June 17th (Extended)
+ Notification of Acceptance: 2012, July 31st
+ Camera-ready version of accepted papers: 2012, August, 31st
+ Submission of presentations: 2012, December 1st.

Submission Website:

Topics of interest for research and industrial experience papers include but are not limited to
+ System and software quality management methods
+ Improvement of software development methods and processes
+ Testing and quality assurance of software and software-intensive systems
+ Process and quality assurance automation
+ Requirements Engineering and Management
+ Project and Risk Management
+ Effort and quality estimation
+ Metrics (product, process, project)
+ Domain specific quality issues such as embedded, medical, automotive systems
+ Novel trends in software quality

The scientific track of SWQD accepts two categories of conference paper submissions:
+ technical research papers and
+ industrial experience papers

Technical research papers should describe innovative research in software quality concepts, standards, processes, methods, or tools. They should describe a novel contribution to the field or significantly improve existing solutions. The proposed solution technique or its application to this kind of problem must be novel and sound. The author(s) must provide (empirical) validation of the proposed solution, for example, a proof-of-concept and sound arguments that the solution technique will scale to real-world-sized problems. Results must be stated clearly so that the author(s) or others can further validate them in later research. A technical solution paper should also be clear about its contributions with respect to related work by others and to previous work by the author(s).

Industrial experience papers should describe a significant experience in applying software quality technology in a real-world context and should carefully identify and discuss important lessons learned so that other researchers and/or practitioners can benefit from the experience.
The author(s) should provide (empirical) evidence supporting the experience and derived conclusions.

In both categories papers with pracical relevance and already conducted practical evaluation will be preferred.

The language of the scientific track is English.

The SWQD conference will provide best papers awards in the categories:
+ Technical research paper
+ Industrial experience paper

Publication of papers with Springer LNBIP
The scientific track papers will be rigorously peer-reviewed for publication in the well known research publication series Springer LNBIP.
Full papers should 20-25 pages (in Springer LNBIP proceedings format) and include an abstract of up to 150 words. Short Papers should be 10-15 pages (in Springer LNBIP proceedings format - see the LNBIP Website, for author instructions). Accepted papers will be invited to present their work in a Poster exhibition at the conference.

Extended versions of selected papers on software quality topics will be considered for publication in a special section of the Software Quality Journal (Springer).

Papers must not have been previously published or submitted for review elsewhere. All 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. Accepted papers will be included in the proceedings, published by Springer LNBIP (abstracted/‑indexed in ISI Proceedings, DBLP, EI and Scopus), and the Springer Digital library.

If accepted, papers must be personally presented at the Software Quality Days 2013 Conference by the author or one of the co-authors. The presenting author(s) must pre-register for the Software Quality Days 2013 Conference before the due date of the camera-ready paper. The first presenting author can participate free of charge at the two conference days. Additional authors/presenters can participate at discounted partner fee.

Scientific Chair
Stefan Biffl

Program Committee Members
+ Maria Teresa Baldassarre, University of Bari, Italy
+ Johannes Bergsmann, Software Quality Lab, Austria
+ Miklos Biro, Software Competence Center Hagenberg, Austria
+ Ruth Breu, Research Group Quality Engineering, Austria
+ Deepak Dhungana, Siemens AG, Austria
+ Oscar Dieste, Universidad Politecnica de Madrid, Spain
+ Schahram Dustdar, Vienna University of Technologie, Austria
+ Frank Elberzhager, Fraunhofer IESE, Germany
+ Michael Felderer, University of Innsbruck, Austria
+ Gordon Fraser, University Saarland, Germany
+ Christian Frühwirth, Helsinki University of Technology, Finland
+ Marcela Genero, University Castillia La Mancha, Spain
+ Paul Grünbacher, Johannes Kepler University Linz, Austria
+ Volker Gruhn, University Duisburg-Essen, Germany
+ Jens Heidrich, Fraunhofer IESE, Germany
+ Slinger Jansen, Utrecht University, Netherlands
+ Petri Kettunen, Helsinki University, Finland
+ Mahvish Khurum, Blekinge Institute of Technology, Sweden
+ Eda Marchetti, ISTI-CNR Pisa, Italy
+ Jürgen Münch, University Helsinki, Finland
+ Markku Oivo, University of Oulu, Finland
+ Mauro Pezzè, University of Lugano, Italy
+ Dietmar Pfahl, Lund University, Sweden
+ Rick Rabiser, Johannes Kepler University Linz, Austria
+ Rudolf Ramler, Software Competence Center Hagenberg, Austria
+ Andreas Rausch, Technical University Clausthal, Germany
+ Barbara Russo, Free University Bolzano, Italy
+ Klaus Schmid, University of Hildesheim, Germany
+ Rini Van Solingen, Delft University of Technology, Netherlands
+ Stefan Wagner, University of Stuttgart, Germany
+ Dietmar Winkler, Vienna University of Technology, Austria