ICSP2009 will be co-located with ICSE2009 in Vancouver, Canada.

Most presentations were postered.

The proceedings is now available on line.

You can find information about it at http://www.springeronline.com/978-3-540-79587-2 or access the online version at http://www.springerlink.com/content/978-3-540-79587-2/

invite papers describing completed research or advanced work-in-progress in all areas of software and systems development process including: agile software processes, CMMI, novel techniques for software process representation and analysis; process tools and metrics; and the simulation and modeling of software processes. Contributions reflecting real-world experience, or derived directly from industrial or open-source software development and evolution, are particularly welcome.

ICSP 2008 continues a long tradition of software process research positioning itself as the new leading edge event for systems and software process research. ICSP 2008 will be co-located with ICSE 2008 in Leipzig, Germany.

The increasing challenges faced by the software industry combine to increase demands on software processes. As a result, a number of practical questions arise, such as:
What are success factors for globally distributed software development?
What is the interface between software process and business process?
What are the implications of adopting systems engineering processes?
What is the right degree of process agility in different contexts?
What defines a process-based competitive advantage?
How do changes in process need to be reflected and supported in the organization?
What is the return on investment for CMMI, Six-Sigma, Spice, ISO and other SPI paradigms and industry standards?
How can we predict the effects of process improvement initiatives?

Meanwhile, to address these practical questions, a corresponding set of research questions arise, such as:
How can globally distributed software development become a balanced partnership which produces value in both directions?
How can more precise micro-process capabilities be better integrated with more strategic macro-process capabilities?
How can process representation and analysis capabilities better support expression and reasoning about unavoidably incomplete, inconsistent, ambiguous, or emergent process definitions?
How can software processes and associated methods, tools, and metrics better scale up to complex software-intensive systems of systems, and scale down to support small-to-medium sized enterprises?
How can software processes be better supported by and linked to underlying theories of successful SW development?
How can various forms of simulation and modeling methods and tools be better integrated with each other and with other process representations and reasoning tools?
How can useful process assets (including process models and process simulations) be safely composed and organized into useful asset libraries?

Topics of interest for the special track on research and applications related to software process simulation include but are not limited to:
Process simulation of emergent issues and processes (such as global software development, software/systems acquisition, open source development, software safety and security, etc.)
Advances in software process simulation modeling representations and methods, yielding generalized and adaptable process simulation models featuring "plug and play" process model components, patterns or archetypes
Applications of software process simulation approaches in industry, including cost-benefit analyses of software process simulation applications in various contexts