Full Research

PROFES conferences encourage the exchange of ideas that help explore, understand, and model phenomena in software engineering from the point of view of process-product relationships. Traditionally, PROFES provides topics, which are up-to-date, important, and interesting to both practitioners and researchers. To ensure that PROFES will retain its high standards and that it will keep focusing on the most relevant research issues, we are looking for original research on current trends in software engineering aspects addressing products and services.

The topics of interest include, but are not restricted to, the following:

  • Agile and lean methods and processes
  • Continuous deployment
  • Continuous experimentation, A/B testing
  • Crowdsourcing in software development
  • Development approaches using customer feedback
  • DevOps, Big data real-time analytics for software process improvement
  • Empirical studies in industry about processes and methods
  • Global or distributed software development and scaling
  • Infrastructure and processes for iterative or incremental software delivery
  • Predictive models for software engineering tasks
  • Process modeling, management, assessment and improvement
  • Processes and methods for commercial or open source development
  • Processes for (digital) software product innovation
  • Product quality models for software, system, and services
  • Project management techniques
  • Release planning
  • Service engineering processes
  • Software analytics with actionable insights on software products and processes
  • Software development for Cyber Physical Systems
  • Software ecosystems, software business and start-ups
  • Value-driven software development

PROFES encourages the submission of industrial experience reports as well as of empirical studies reporting, e.g., on the application of respective methods or technologies in real settings.

We invite submissions of full papers (max. 16 pages) related to all the topics of interest of the conference. Full papers that address collaborations between industry and academia, case studies as well as experience reports on any of the conference themes are particularly welcome. We also encourage the submission of secondary studies on topics of interest with the condition that the submissions should contain a synthesis of findings.

All submitted papers will undergo a rigorous peer review process. Papers will be selected based on originality, quality, soundness and relevance. All contributions must be original, not published, accepted or submitted for publication elsewhere. Submitted papers must conform to the Springer LNCS author guidelines.

All papers must be submitted in PDF format through the Submission Procedure.

PC Full Research

  • Andreas Jedlitschka, Fraunhofer IESE, Germany, andreas.jedlitschka@iese.fraunhofer.de
  • Marco Torchiano, Politecnico di Torino, Italy, marco.torchiano@polito.it