SEAA 2017 - Software Process and Product Improvement

Call for Papers:
Software Process and Product Improvement (SPPI)

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

The submission of tool demo papers (describing a tool useful in the context of software management) and poster papers (describing ongoing research and exciting new research projects) is also encouraged.

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, Industrie 4.0)

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

Submission of Papers

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:

It is planned to select best papers among all tracks of SEAA and present them with an award.

Track Organizers

Stefan Biffl, TU Vienna, Austria (

Dietmar Winkler, TU Vienna, Austria (

Rick Rabiser, JKU Linz, Austria (

Program Committee

Silvia Abrahao, Universitat Politecnica de Valencia, Spain

Wasif Afzal, Malardalen University, Sweden

Ove Armbrust, Intel Corporation, 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

Andreas Rausch, TU Clausthal, Germany

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