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ICSSP 2019: Hybrid and Evolving Processes for Software and Systems

Software engineering continuously reinvents the way software and software intensive systems are built. Just in February 2018, Bombardier and Siemens announced significant investments in optimizing their product development processes. Tesla is trying to revolutionize the automotive market by implementing continuous delivery in safety critical systems. Appreciation of the implications of blockchain technology for software and systems processes is starting to grow. In this evolving landscape, many companies are making efforts to move towards new technologies and tools, agile principles, and continuous integration and delivery. In doing so, they find opportunity, flexibility, and strength in evolving toward hybrid processes, which are neither purely traditional nor can count as text-book agile. ICSSP 2019 will provide a special platform for research focusing on hybrid processes for software and systems development as well as the factors driving their evolution.

The ICSSP Conference Series:

ICSSP 2019 is the latest in a series of conferences that have been organized by the International Software and Systems Process Association. The ISSPA has sponsored or co-sponsored seven previous ICSSP conferences, held at sites around the world, dating back to 2011. Proceedings of the ICSSP conferences are available through the ACM Digital Library. Extended versions of selected papers from several years have been published in the Journal of Software: Evolution and Process (Wiley). More information about the International Software and Systems Process Association is available here.

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Please direct questions and comments about ICSSP 2019 to ICSSP2019 at EasyChair.

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Call for Submissions

Software engineering continuously reinvents the way software and software intensive systems are built. Just in February 2018, Bombardier and Siemens announced significant investments in optimizing their product development processes. Tesla is trying to revolutionize the automotive market by implementing continuous delivery in safety critical systems. Appreciation of the implications of blockchain technology for software and systems processes is starting to grow. In this evolving landscape, many companies are making efforts to move towards new technologies, tools, agile principles, and continuous integration and delivery. In doing so, they find opportunity, flexibility, and strength in evolving toward hybrid processes, which are neither purely traditional nor can count as text-book agile.

ICSSP 2019 will provide a special platform for research focusing on hybrid processes for software and systems development as well as the factors driving their evolution. As a community, we ask: What will the next generation of process paradigms look like? How will they emerge from current paradigms? How will the concerns of business and system stakeholders drive and reflect the development and evolution of processes in coming years? What can our experience of change teach us? To help answer these questions, ICSSP 2019 is seeking contributions on research, practice, and compelling new ideas pertaining, but not limited, to the following topics:

  • Origins and evolution of hybrid processes
  • Specification, implementation, and operation of hybrid processes
  • Hybrid processes in systems engineering
  • Measurement for hybrid and evolving processes
  • Empirical studies and experience reports on agile or hybrid processes
  • Factors affecting selection, design, adoption, management and success of hybrid processes
  • Processes across enterprise domains and business functions
  • Integrating agile and non-agile processes
  • Experiences in combining life-cycles, functional domains, and development organizations
  • Impacts of special requirements such as high safety/reliability, globally distributed development, continuous integration, and others
  • Evolution or transformation of organizations
  • Enterprise processes for advanced development paradigms such as agile, lean, DevOps or customer-centric development
  • Data science for analysis and management of hybrid and evolving processes

All accepted papers will be included in the ICSSP Proceedings, which will be published as part of the ICSE companion proceedings.

We invite the following submissions:

Full papers (10 pages including references) that reflect completed and evaluated research on novel approaches to major software and systems engineering process challenges, especially relating to hybrid and evolving processes. Enhanced versions of the best research papers will be included in a special issue of the Journal of Software: Evolution and Process. Full papers can also be industry experience papers that report and reflect on in-depth experience, potentially including challenges, solutions, lessons, and recommendations, of significance for the research and practice communities.

Short papers (5 pages including references) that present concise research results, describe work-in-progress (e.g. Ph. D. research), or conceptual and position papers addressing new perspectives, open questions and future directions. Short papers can also be industrial papers, for instance, describing practical challenges or research needs motivated by experience.

Posters (2 pages extended abstract (including references) + DIN A2 poster draft) for research or industry experience that is not yet ready for publication as a paper, but nevertheless would be of interest to other researchers in terms of ideas, participation, or collaboration.

See the Submitting tab for instructions on how to submit. Please direct questions and comments to ICSSP2019 at EasyChair.

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ICSSP 2019 Flyer (.pdf)

ICSSP 2019 SEWorld Announcement (.txt)

ICSSP 2019 Simple Call for Submissions (.pdf)

Preconditions for Submission

All submissions must comply with the ACM and IEEE policies on authorship and publication. These include:

Note that submitted papers must reflect the original work of the authors, the authors must be entitled to publish the work, the work must not have been published previously in a refereed or formally reviewed publication, and the work must not be under review or in press elsewhere while under review for ICSSP, among other provisions.

How to Submit

Submissions to ICSSP must not exceed the page limits specified in the Call for Submissions for the applicable type of submission. Page limits include all text, figures, tables, references, and appendices. All submissions must be in English.

Important: ICSSP is NOT following a double-blind reviewing process, so author names and affiliations should appear beneath the title of a submission. (This is different from the policy followed by ICSE and some other co-located events.)

Submissions must conform to the IEEE Conference Proceedings Formatting Guidelines (title in 24pt font and full text in 10pt type, LaTEX users must use \documentclass[10pt,conference]{IEEEtran} without including the compsoc or compsocconf option).

Submissions must be made through the ICSSP submission site on EasyChair prior to the submission deadline.

Requirement to Register, Attend and Present

If a submission is accepted, at least one author of the paper must register for and attend the conference and present the paper in person. Failure to meet this requirement may result in the paper being withdrawn from the program and proceedings.

Contact

Questions regarding the submission process may be addressed to icssp2019 at EasyChair.

Steering Committee

The ICSSP Steering Committee is constituted by the International Software and Systems Process Association. Its members include:

David Raffo, Portland State University (USA), Chair (on sabbatical)

Reda Bendraou, Sorbonne University — LIP6 / Paris Nanterre University (France)

Barry Boehm, University of Southern California (USA)

Mark Dowson, Independent Researcher (USA)

Regina Hebig, Chalmers | Gothenburg University (Sweden)

Liguo Huang, Southern Methodist University (USA)

Marco Kuhrmann, Clausthal University of Technology (Germany)

Rory O’Connor, Dublin City University (Ireland)

Leon Osterweil, UMass Amherst (USA)

Dieter Rombach, Technische Universität Kaiserslautern (Germany)

Qing Wang, Chinese Academy of Sciences (China)

Organizing Committee

Ove Armbrust, Intel (USA), PC Co-Chair

Davide Fucci, HITeC, University of Hamburg (Germany), Social Media Chair

Regina Hebig, Chalmers | Gothenburg University (Sweden), PC Co-Chair

Stanley Sutton, Independent (USA), General Chair

Ayşe Tosun, Istanbul Technical University (Turkey), Publicity Chair

Program Committee

Ove Armbrust, Intel (USA), PC Co-Chair

Paula Berman, Intel (USA)

Andrea Burattin, Technical University of Denmark (Denmark)

Danilo Caivano, Università degli Studi di Bari – Aldo Moro (Italy)

Josep Carmona, Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya (Spain)

Paul Clarke, Dublin City University (Ireland)

Bernard Coulette, IRIT Laboratory - University of Toulouse (France)

Maya Daneva, University of Twente (Netherlands)

Claudio Di Ciccio, Vienna University of Economics and Business (Austria)

Chiara Di Francescomarino, Fondazione Bruno Kessler-IRST (Italy)

Michael Felderer, University of Innsbruck (Austria)

Davide Fucci, HITeC, University of Hamburg (Germany)

Luciano García-Bañuelos, University of Tartu (Estonia)

Christiane Gresse von Wangenheim, Federal University of Santa Catarina/UFSC (Brazil)

Regina Hebig, Chalmers | Gothenburg University (Sweden), PC Co-Chair

Jens Heidrich, Fraunhofer IESE (Germany)

Graham Hellestrand, Embedded Systems Technology, Inc., (USA)

Dan Houston, The Aerospace Corporation (USA)

Liguo Huang, Southern Methodist University (USA)

Hajimu Iida, NAIST (Japan)

Amin Jalali, Stockholm University (Sweden)

Jacky Keung, City University of Hong Kong (China)

Jil Klünder, Leibniz Universität Hannover (Germany)

Supannika Koolmanojwong, University of Southern California (USA)

Marco Kuhrmann, Clausthal University of Technology (Germany)

Chuanyi Li, Nanjing University (China)

Stephen MacDonell, University of Otago (New Zealand)

Ray Madachy, Naval Postgraduate School (USA)

Fabrizio Maria Maggi, University of Tartu (Estonia)

Andrea Marrella, Sapienza University of Rome (Italy)

Juergen Muench, Reutlingen University (Germany)

Joyce Nakatumba, Makerere University (Uganda)

Maleknaz Nayebi, University of Toronto (Canada)

Kenneth Nidiffer, Software Engineering Institute (USA)

Rory O’Connor, Dublin City University (Ireland)

Alexis Eduardo Ocampo Ramirez, Ecopetrol (Colombia)

Leon Osterweil, UMass Amherst (USA)

Rafael Prikladnicki, Pontifical Catholic University of Rio Grande do Sul/PUCRS (Brazil)

Mushtaq Raza, University of Porto (Portugal)

Daniel Rodriguez University of Alcala (Spain)

Stefan Sauer Universität Paderborn (Germany)

Walt Scacchi, University of California, Irvine (USA)

Tijs Slaats, Copenhagen University (Denmark)

Stanley Sutton, Independent (USA)

Binish Tanveer, Fraunhofer IESE (Germany)

Paolo Tell, IT University of Copenhagen (Denmark)

Ayşe Tosun, Istanbul Technical University (Turkey)

Qing Wang, Chinese Academy of Science (China)

Hironori Washizaki, Waseda University (Japan)

Dietmar Winkler, Vienna University of Technology (Austria)

Krzysztof Wnuk, Blekinge Institute of Technology (Sweden)

Rebekka Wohlrab, Chalmers University of Technology | Systemite AB, Gothenburg (Sweden)

Murat Yilmaz, Çankaya University (Turkey)