CfP: Special Session on Estimation and Prediction in Software and Systems Engineering (EsPreSSE) @ Euromicro SEAA 2016

Conference: 42th Euromicro SEAA
Special Session: Estimation and Prediction in Software and Systems Engineering (EsPreSSE)

Conference Information
+ Conference Date: August 31st - September 2nd, 2016
+ Conference Venue: Limassol, Cyprus
+ Website:

Paper Submission
+ Full Paper Submission: March 12th, 2016 (extended)
+ Paper Submission Page:
+ Select Session "Estimation and Prediction in Software and Systems Engineering (Special Session)"

Estimation and prediction approaches are a valuable foundation for planning activities and for making the right decisions at the right time in software and systems engineering. Over the last decade, research and practice in software estimation and prediction have advanced the ability to infer likely future results and implications for project and product development based on the present development stage, experiences gained in previous project phases, and data from past projects.

Estimation and prediction for mobile systems: The increasing availability of large sets of rich data fuels estimation and prediction approaches also in related areas and new application contexts. A tremendous trend is the application of mobile devices in several domains and the corresponding app development. New challenges arise, such as achieving a faster time to market, focusing on quality properties such as usability, security, and how to balance them, or deciding the point to release an app regarding faster feedback versus better quality.

The objective of this special session is to provide a forum where researchers and practitioners discuss applications and results of software estimation and prediction approaches. In particular, the session encourages the exchange of experiences from applications in commercial, industrial and open source projects that indicate strengths and limitations of these approaches in a real-world setting.

We encourage especially submissions in the area of mobile systems. Topics of interest include, but are not restricted to:

+ Estimation and prediction approaches used for supporting software engineering tasks and guiding quality assurance
+ Estimation and prediction approaches for usage-, product- or process-related quality attributes
+ Approaches for risk estimation or prediction in mobile systems and software development projects
+ Case studies on the application of estimation or prediction in mobile software and systems engineering
+ Experience reports about successful or unsuccessful estimation or prediction including a retrospective analysis and lessons learned
+ Practical approaches for constructing effort and prediction models from real-world data sets (e.g., incomplete, inconsistent, fuzzy, and/or erroneous)
+ Estimation and prediction based on big data in the area of pervasive and mobile computing
+ Predicting usage behavior, mobility patterns, and application contexts to support development and maintenance activities
+ Approaches based on app store mining and user feedback
+ New ideas, methods and tools for estimation or prediction

A selection of best papers will be invited to submit extended versions for tentative publication in a Special Section of the journal of Information and Software Technology published by Elsevier.

Track Organizers
+ Frank Elberzhager, Fraunhofer Institute for Experimental Software Engineering, Germany
+ Dietmar Winkler, Vienna University of Technology, Austria (

Program Committee
+ Maria Teresa Baldassarre, University of Bari Aldo Moro, Italy
+ Ayse Basar Bener, Ryerson University, Canada
+ Maya Daneva, Univeristy of Twente, The Netherlands
+ Michael Felderer, University of Innsbruck, Austria
+ Robert Feldt, Blekinge Institute of Technology, Sweden
+ Jens Heidrich, Fraunhofer IESE, Germany
+ Michael Kläs, Fraunhofer IESE, Germany
+ Gerrit Meixner, Hochschule Heilbronn, Germany
+ Emilia Mendes, Blekinge Institute of Technology, Sweden
+ Roberto Minelli, University of Lugano, Switzerland
+ Sandro Morasca, University of Insubria, Italy
+ Raimund Moser, Free University of Bolzano, Italy
+ Jürgen Münch, University of Helsinki, Finland
+ Thomas Natschläger, Software Competence Center Hagenberg, Austria
+ Sebastiano Panichella, University of Sannio, Italy
+ Rudolf Ramler, Software Competence Center Hagenberg, Austria
+ Andreas Rausch, TU Clausthal, Germany
+ Barbara Russo, Free University of Bolzano, Italy
+ Miroslaw Staron, University of Göteborg, Sweden
+ Burak Turhan, University of Oulu, Finland

updated: 22.02.2016 by Dietmar Winkler (dietmar.winkler[at]