CfP: 6th Software Quality Days 2014 (SWQD) - Scientific Program

********** DEADLINE EXTENDED to June 17th, 2013 **********

Conference: Software Quality Days 2014
Scientific Program:

Important Dates:
+ Full Paper Submission: extended to June 17th, 2013
+ Paper Submission Page:
+ Notification of accepted/rejected papers: July 31st, 2013.
+ Camera-ready paper for Springer Publication: August 31st, 2013
+ Finalized Version of the Presentation: December 1st, 2013
+ Conference: January 14.-16., 2014

The 6th Software Quality Days (SWQD) conference and tools fair – one of the largest software quality conferences in Europe - will bring together researchers and practitioners from business, industry, and academia working on quality assurance and quality management for software engineering and information technology.

In 2014 the guiding topic of the scientific program on research and industry experience will be “Model-Based Approaches for Advanced Software and Systems Engineering”.

Topics of interest for research and industrial experience paper 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

Technical Research and Industrial Experience Papers
The scientific program of SWQD 2014 accepts two categories of conference submissions. The scientific program accepts two categories of paper submissions. In both categories papers with practical relevance and already conducted practical evaluation will be preferred.

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.

The SWQD 2014 conference will provide best paper awards in both categories, i.e., technical research papers and industrial experience papers.

The language of the scientific program is English.

Publication of Papers with Springer LNBIP:
Scientific papers will be rigorously peer-reviewed for publication in the well-known research publication series Springer LNBIP.
+ Full papers should be 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).

Papers must not have been previously published or submitted for review elsewhere.

All scientific paper 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.

Find additional information please visit the official conference website

publication date: 03.02.2013 by Dietmar Winkler (dietmar.winkler[at]