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We live in a time when software start-ups are an important new branch of economic activity. The fields of these start-ups range from casual software on mobile devices (‘apps’) to critical business applications, and technological trends, such as cloud computing, mobile software development, open source software and global information sharing further accelerate the rise of software start-ups. They also enable new ways of starting up software business, such as fund crowdsourcing, global start-ups, and so on.
The global character of IT also leads to very high competition. In general, about 90% of the start-ups end up as failure. Yet, software in start-ups evolves faster than before. These start-ups are about creating innovative products and then finding the right market for them (and vice versa), and methodologies for them have started to emerge.
Some of the elements of successful software development approaches for start-ups include:
Moreover, there are some key differences for software engineering in start-ups, including short time to launch, very intensive use of libraries and frameworks, potentially fast growth in number of developers/development team, and low budget software development, often building on open source tooling.
It is also the duty of higher education such as universities to cultivate entrepreneurship spirits in students. The question is how to effectively teach students to create software start-ups and how to nurture future software entrepreneurs.
The SE4SU & IWSS special session at SEAA’17 intends to bring together the technological, methodological and educational perspectives on software start-ups. The aim of this special session is to gather industrial and academic minds together to explore the potentials and synergies underlying these perspectives. The SE4S special session integrates the 3rd International Workshop on Software Startups (IWSS). Submissions for IWSS should also go to this joint SE4SU & IWSS session. IWSS is the annual workshop of the Software Startup Research Network that aims at spreading novel research findings in the context of software startup and informing entrepreneurs with necessary knowledge, tools and methods to minimise threats and maximise chances of successes.
As a result of the session, we should have a clearer understanding of which methods, processes and techniques can aid to the success of software start-ups.
To this end, we encourage people to submit their original research studies or their first hand experiences regarding the abovementioned perspectives. The topics listed below are only suggestive and serve to solicit more interesting related topics:
SE4SU & IWSS special session will follow the general SEAA 2017 submission guidelines. We encourage submission of technical research papers (4-8 pages) and short papers (at most 4 pages). Papers must contain original unpublished work. 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: https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=seaa2017.
Michel Chaudron, Tommi Mikkonen, Jürgen Münch and Anh Nguyen Duc
Pekka Abrahamsson, NTNU, Norway
Jean François Gauthier , Compass, USA
Tony Gorschek, Blekinge Institute of Technology, Sweden
Orit Hazzan, Technion, Israel
Joel Henry, Agile Data Solutions, USA
Sami Hyrynsalmi, University of Turku, Finland
Ronald Jabangwe, Dundalk Institute of Technology, Ireland
Fabio Kon, University of São Paulo
Norris Krueger, Entrepreneurship Northwest, USA
Paulo Lemos, University of Campinas, Brazil
Shlomo Maital, MIT, USA and Technion, Israel
Frank Maurer, University of Calgary, Canada
Claudia de Oliveira Melo, Thoughtworks, Inc., Brazil
Helena Holmström-Olsson, Malmo University, Sweden
Markku Oivo, University of Oulu, Finland
Rafael Prikladnicki, PURCS, Brasil
Syed Shah, SICS Swedish ICT AB, Sweden
Cleidson de Souza, UFPA, Brazil
Harry Yuklea, Technion, Israel
Xiaofeng Wang, Bolzano, Italy