CfP: Technical Track on Software Process and Product Improvement (SPPI)

Conference: 40th Euromicro SEAA
Technical Track: Software Process and Product Improvement (SPPI)

Important Dates:
+ Full Paper Submission: March 6th, 2014 (EXTENDED)
+ Conference: August 27th-29th, 2014, Verona, Italy

Paper Submission
+ Paper Submission Page:
+ Select Session "Software Process and Product Improvement (TRACK)"

The size, complexity, and criticality of software-intensive systems require innovative and economic approaches to development and evolution. In today’s competitive world software quality is a key to success and stability of organizations. Software process and product improvement (SPPI) aims at significantly increasing both the quality of software-intensive systems and the productivity of software development.

The SPPI track will bring together researchers and practitioners to share SPPI innovations and experiences. The track is an integral part of the 40th Euromicro Conference on Software Engineering and Advanced Applications (SEAA) 2014.

Suggested topics of interest include, but are not restricted to:
+ Organizational and business views on process improvement
+ Value-based software engineering
+ Global software engineering
+ Quality assurance, inspections, testing
+ Software process improvement and process standards
+ Process modeling, composition, and enactment
+ Process simulation
+ Product management
+ Quantitative models for development processes and products
+ Dependability, safety, security, or usability
+ Open source software and software quality
+ Agile and lean development
+ Software reuse, product lines, and software ecosystems
+ Innovative approaches to software development
+ Software evolution
+ Empirical studies and experimental approaches

Accepted papers will be included in the proceedings, published by IEEE Computer Society Press, and the IEEE Xplore Digital library.

Extended versions of selected (best) papers will be considered for publication in a special issue of the journal of Information and Software Technology.

+ Stefan Biffl, Vienna University of Technology, Austria
+ Dietmar Winkler, Vienna University of Technology, Austria

Program Committee
+ Ove Armbrust, Alpine Electronics Research, USA
+ Aybüke Aurum, Univ. of New South Wales, Australia
+ Claudia P. Ayala, Tech. Univ. Catalunya, Spain
+ Miklos Biro, Software Competence Center Hagenberg, Austria
+ Matthias Book, Paluno, Germany
+ Jan Bosch, Chalmers Univ., Sweden
+ Ruth Breu, Univ. of Innsbruck, Austria
+ Michel Chaudron, Chalmers Univ., Sweden
+ Maya Daneva, Univ. of Twente, the Netherlands
+ Torgeir Dingsoyr, SINTEF, Norway
+ Frank Elberzhager, Fraunhofer IESE, Germany
+ Cigdem Gencel, Free University of Bozen-Bolzano, Italy
+ Volker Gruhn, Univ. Leipzig, Germany
+ Jens Heidrich, Fraunhofer IESE, Germany
+ Martin Höst, Lund Univ., Sweden
+ Frank Houdek, Daimler Research, Germany
+ LiGuo Huang, SMU, Dallas, TX, USA
+ Slinger Jansen, Utrecht Univ., the Netherlands
+ Michael Klaes, Fraunhofer IESE, Germany
+ Tomi Männistö, Aalto Univ., Finland
+ Jürgen Münch, Helsinki Univ., Finland
+ Mahmood Niazi, Keele University UK/KFUPM Saudi Arabia
+ Barbara Paech, Univ. of Heidelberg, Germany
+ Oscar Pastor Lopez, Univ. Polytecnica de Valencia, Spain
+ Rudolf Ramler, SCCH Hagenberg, Austria
+ Andreas Rausch, TU Clausthal, Germany
+ Ita Richardson, Lero, Ireland
+ Barbara Russo, Free Univ. Bolzano, Italy
+ Clenio F. Salviano, Centro de Tecnologia da Informação Renato Archer, Brazil
+ Klaus Schmid, Univ. Hildesheim, Germany
+ Christa Schwanninger, Siemens CT, Germany

updated: 19.02.2014 by Dietmar Winkler (dietmar.winkler[at]