Impressions of the 6th Software Quality Days Conference 2014

6th Software Quality Days 2014 (SWQD2014)
14.-16.01.2014, Vienna, Austria

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The 6th 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. In total we received from researchers across Europe 24 high-quality submissions, which were peer-reviewed by three or more reviewers. Out of these submissions, the editors selected four contributions as full papers, with an acceptance rate of 17%. Further, ten 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).

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 program followed the guiding conference topic “Model-Based Approaches for Advanced Software and Systems Engineering”:
+ Software Process Improvement and Measurement
+ Requirements Management
+ Value-Based Software Engineering
+ Software and Systems Testing
+ Automation-Supported Testing
+ Quality Assurance and Collaboration

publication date: 28.01.2014 by Dietmar Winkler (dietmar.winkler[at]