Impressions of the 5th Software Quality Days Conference 2013

5th Software Quality Days 2013 (SWQD2013)
16.-18.01.2013, Vienna, Austria

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The 5th 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. After establishing a scientific track in 2012 for the first time we continued this successful track in 2013. 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%. Further, six short papers, which represent promising research directions, were accepted to spark discussions between researchers and practitioners at the conference. All accepted papers were published in the scientific proceedings by Springer LNBIP (please find details on the printed and online version of the proceeding). In addition authors of the best papers will be invited to submit extended versions of their papers to a special section in the Software Quality Journal.

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 “Increasing Value in Software and Systems Development”:
+ Risk Management
+ Software and Systems Testing
+ Test Processes
+ Model-Based Development
+ Process Improvement and Measurement

publication date: 02.02.2013 by Dietmar Winkler (dietmar.winkler[at]