Call for Papers
SPPI - Software Process And Product Improvement

(Track at 39th EUROMICRO SEAA Conference in Santander, Spain, from September 4 to 6, 2013)

Important Dates

Motivation: 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 39th Euromicro Conference on Software Engineering and Advanced Applications (SEAA) 2013.

Suggested 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 modelling, composition, and enactment
  • Process simulation
  • Product management
  • Quantitative models for development processes and products
  • Dependability, safety, security, or usability
  • Open source software and software quality
  • Agile and lean development
  • Software reuse, product lines, and software ecosystems
  • Innovative approaches to software development
  • Software evolution
  • Empirical studies and experimental approaches

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 thus 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 (
Extended versions of selected (best) papers will be considered for publication in a special issue of a journal (under negotiation).

Track Organizers

st Stefan Biffl, Vienna University of Technology, Austria
rr Rick Rabiser, Johannes Kepler Univ. Linz, Austria

Program Committee

Andreas Rausch, TU Clausthal, Germany
Aybüke Aurum, Univ. of New South Wales, Australia
Barbara Paech, Univ. of Heidelberg, Germany
Barbara Russo, Free Univ. Bolzano, Italy
Christa Schwanninger, Siemens CT, Germany
Cigdem Gencel, Free University of Bozen-Bolzano, Italy
Claudia P. Ayala, Tech. Univ. Catalunya, Spain
Clenio F. Salviano, Centro de Tecnologia da Informação Renato Archer, Brazil
Darja Smite, BTH, Sweden
Dietmar Winkler, TU Wien, Austria
Frank Elberzhager, Fraunhofer IESE, Germany
Frank Houdek, Daimler Research, Germany
Ita Richardson, Lero, Ireland
Jaejoon Lee, Lancaster Univ., UK
Jan Bosch, Chalmers Univ., Sweden
Jens Heidrich, Fraunhofer IESE, Germany
Jürgen Münch, Helsinki Univ., Finland
Klaus Schmid, Univ. Hildesheim, Germany
LiGuo Huang, SMU, Dallas, TX, USA
Mahmood Niazi, Keele University UK/KFUPM Saudi Arabia
Martin Höst, Lund Univ., Sweden
Matthias Book, Paluno, Germany
Maurizio Morisio, Politecnico di Torino, Italy
Maya Daneva, Univ. of Twente, the Netherlands
Michel Chaudron, Chalmers Univ., Sweden
Michael Kläs, Fraunhofer IESE, Germany
Miklos Biro, Software Competence Center Hagenberg, Austria
Oscar Dieste, Univ. Polytechnica de Madrid, Spain
Oscar Pastor Lopez, Univ. Polytecnica de Valencia, Spain
Ove Armbrust, Alpine Electronics Research, USA
Rudolf Ramler, SCCH Hagenberg, Austria
Ruth Breu, Univ. of Innsbruck, Austria
Silvia Abrahao, Univ. Polytecnica de Valencia, Spain
Sira Vegas, Univ. Polytechnica de Madrid, Spain
Slinger Jansen, Utrecht Univ., the Netherlands
Stig Larsson, Lunik Process Improvement Consulting, Sweden
Thomas Birkhölzer, University of Applied Sciences Konstanz, Germany
Tomi Männistö, Aalto Univ., Finland
Torgeir Dingsoyr, SINTEF, Norway
Volker Gruhn, Univ. Leipzig, Germany
Xavier Franch, Univ. Politécnica de Catalunya, Spain