ICSE 2013



Processes for Emerging Software Platforms and Ecosystems

The latest trends towards creating software ecosystems on emerging software platforms, such as clouds, cyber-physical systems, or social media are bringing up new approaches to software and systems development. This also leads to new opportunities and challenges regarding development processes, such as process interoperability, scalability, or the coordination of multiple platforms and lifecycles.

The ICSSP conference, continuing the success of ICSP conference series, has become an established premier event in the field of software and systems engineering process. It provides a leading forum for the exchange of research outcomes and industrial best-practices in process development from software and systems disciplines. ICSSP 2013 aims at investigating novel solutions to todays process challenges, and invites papers describing completed research or advanced work-in-progress in all areas of software and systems engineering process as well as processes in other domains, including (but not limited to):
Development processes for emerging software platforms, such as Clouds, social networks or cyber physical systems
Processes for developing adaptive systems, dependable systems, systems of systems and software ecosystems
Agile/Lean processes in (software) systems development
Disciplined/Rich development processes and process models
Process issues in developing embedded systems, automotive systems, medical device systems, military applications, automation systems and enterprise systems
Processes in non-software domains (e.g., business, health care, manufacturing, transportation, etc.) with a demonstrated relationship to software process challenges
Continuous process improvement in diverse areas and context
Distributed/Global development and large-scale processes

Processes for COTS and OSS development
Process modeling, simulation and analysis
Process/Project management and assessment
Process metrics and tools
Cost estimation and project planning
Processes for cutting-edge software technologies, including (but not limited to) multi-core technologies, cellular technologies, and search engine technologies
Empirical studies and experience reports, encompassing complete or parts of software and systems development lifecycle

For ICSSP 2013, we invite full papers (maximum length 10 pages) and short papers (maximum length 5 pages). Topics suitable for full papers include completed and evaluated research on novel approaches to major software and systems engineering process challenges and in-depth experience reports of significance for the community. Topics for short papers include experience reports, work-in-progress research papers (e.g. Ph.D work), and position papers addressing open research questions and future research directions.

All papers must conform at time of submission to the ACM Format for conference proceedings (http://www.acm.org/sigs/publications/proceedings-templates) in PDF format (LaTeX users, please use "Option 2: LaTeX2e - Tighter Alternate style"), and must not exceed the page limits (full research papers: 10 pages; short papers: 5 pages), including all text, references, appendices and figures. Papers must be submitted electronically via the EasyChair paper submission system (https://www.easychair.org/conferences/?conf=icssp2013).


The International Software Process Association (ISPA) expects to provide financial assistance to graduate students with accepted papers to help defray costs of attending ICSSP. Details will be announced soon.

Important Dates

Abstract Deadline:
January 7, 2013

Submission Deadline:
January 11, 2013

Acceptance Notification:
February 18, 2013

Camera-Ready Deadline:
March 7, 2013

May 18-19, 2013(San Francisco, CA, USA)