CfP: Technical Track on Software Process and Product Improvement (SPPI) @ Euromicro SEAA 2017

Conference: 43rd Euromicro SEAA
Technical Track: Software Process and Product Improvement (SPPI)

Conference Information
+ Conference Date: August 30th-September 1st, 2017
+ Conference Venue: Vienna, Austria
+ Website:

Paper Submission
+ Abstract Submission: March 8th, 2017
+ Full Paper Submission: March 15th, 2017
+ Paper Submission Page:
+ Select Track "Software Process and Product Improvement (SPPI)"

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 43rd Euromicro Conference on Software Engineering and Advanced Applications (SEAA) 2017.

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/simulation

+ Quantitative models for development processes and products
+ Essential system quality aspects, e.g., dependability, safety, security, or usability
+ Technical debt (we will have a special session on this topic)

+ Open source software and software quality
+ Agile and lean development

+ Software reuse, product lines, and software ecosystems
+ Software evolution
+ Continuous delivery/integration and DevOps, software process and product evolution with feedback from operation.

+ Empirical studies and experimental approaches
+ Process improvement for innovative/emerging application areas (e.g., systems of systems, cloud/fog-based computing, big data systems, cyber-physical systems, Internet of Things, Industry 4.0)

In particular, we encourage submissions demonstrating the benefits or limitations of SPPI approaches through case studies, experiments, and quantitative data.

The conference proceedings will be published by the IEEE Computer Society. The format is the IEEE two-column proceedings format (max 8 pages). Submission will be handled via EasyChair (; please find general submission information for SEAA on the conference homepage (

Please note that it is planned to select best papers among all tracks of SEAA and present them with an award. A selection of best papers will be invited to submit extended versions for tentative publication in a requested Special Issue of the Journal of Systems and Software published by Elsevier

Please also note that a Special Session on Technical Debt is an integral part of our SPPI track at SEAA 2017, see the conference homepage for more information.

Track Organizers
+ Stefan Biffl, TU Vienna, Austria (
+ Dietmar Winkler, TU Vienna, Austria (
+ Rick Rabiser, JKU Linz, Austria (

Program Commitee
+ Silvia Abrahao, Universitat Politecnica de Valencia, Spain
+ Wasif Afzal, Malardalen University, Sweden
+ Ove Armbrust, Alpine Electronics Research of America, USA
+ Claudia P. Ayala, Technical University of Catalunya, Spain
+ Michael Bauer, University of Heilbronn, Germany
+ Miklos Biro, Software Competence Center Hagenberg, Austria
+ Matthias Book, University of Iceland, Iceland
+ Jan Bosch, Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden
+ Ruth Breu, Research Group Quality Engineering, Austria
+ Michel Chaudron, Chalmers & Gothenborg University, Sweden
+ Maya Daneva, University of Twente, Netherlands
+ Frank Elberzhager, Fraunhofer IESE, Germany
+ Clenio F. Salviano, Centro de Tecnologia da Informação Renato Archer, Brazil
+ Volker Gruhn, Univ. Leipzig, Germany
+ Jens Heidrich, Fraunhofer IESE, Germany
+ Martin Höst, Lund University, Sweden
+ Frank Houdek, Daimler AG, Germany
+ Slinger Jansen, Utrecht University, Netherlands
+ Marcos Kalinowski, Universidade Federal Fluminense, Brazil
+ Stig Larsson, Lunik Process Improvement Consulting, Sweden
+ Maurizio Morisio, Politecnico di Torino. Italy
+ Juergen Muench, University of Reutlingen, Germany
+ Barbara Paech, Universität Heidelberg, Germany
+ Oscar Pastor, Univ. Polytecnica de Valencia, Spain
+ Rudolf Ramler, Software Competence Center Hagenberg, Austria
+ Ita Richardson, Lero, University of Limerick, Ireland
+ Barbara Russo, Free University of Bolzano/Bozen, Italy
+ Klaus Schmid, University of Hildesheim, Germany
+ Christa Schwanninger, Siemens CT, Germany

updated: 26.12.2016 by Dietmar Winkler (dietmar.winkler [at]