We 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.


Springer-Verlag agreed to publish the proceedings of ICSP 2008 in Lecture Notes in Computer Science (www.springeronline.com/lncs); see our website for more details


Successful authors will also be invited to submit updated papers for inclusion in a special issue of the international journal of Software Process: Improvement and Practice.


Submitted papers should be in English, and between 10 to 12 pages in length including figures (Springer format). Files in PDF format should be submitted through the web-based submission system on the ICSP 2008 website. Authors should state whether their submission is intended for the special Process Simulation track. In addition, three or four keywords should be included to identify the research domain that the paper addresses.


The following information is provided to help you in paper submissions.


1.Papers preparation

Papers should be written in English, between 10 and 12 pages in length including figures (Springer format), and must be previously unpublished.

Submitted papers must be in the PDF. We recommend to follow the Springer-Verlag author's instructions and use the conference MS Word document template.

Papers must be submitted electronically via the ICSP2008 Paper Submission by December 20, 2007 (Extended)


2.Papers acceptance

Papers will be evaluated by the Program Committee.

Authors will be notified of acceptance or rejection by e-mail and will be provided with the reviewer comments by January 30, 2008


3.Final submission

Authors of accepted papers are requested to make modifications to the submitted papers according to the reviewer comments. Final papers must conform to the TheSpringer-Verlag author's instructions. This document must be sent electronically via the ICSP2008 Paper Submission no later than February 29, 2008