Processes for Emerging and Evolving Software Systems

Registration is open!

Co-located Event:
3rd International Workshop on Evidential Assessment of Software Technologies (EAST 2014)

Modern software systems consist of a complex mix of products and services, some are decades old, and some are merely emerging. They may easily suffer from symptoms of aging and need to be continuously adapted to cope with changing requirements and environments. The sources of such changes may be new customers, intense competition, changing organizational structures and regulatory frameworks, changing interacting systems, bug fixing, software degradation and erosion, emerging opportunities and risks in the business environment, as well as emerging software technologies and platforms. In order to overcome or avoid the negative effects of software aging, we have to place change and evolution in the center of the software development and maintenance processes. The latest trends of developing and maintaining emerging and evolving software systems also leads to new opportunities and challenges regarding the development processes, including, but not limited to, process evolution, scalability, and process verification and validation.


The ICSSP conference, continuing the success of the 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 2014 aims at investigating novel solutions to today's process challenges, and invites papers describing completed research, advanced work-in-progress, or experiences in all areas of software and systems process as well as processes in other domains, including (but not limited to):

Development processes for emerging and evolving software platforms and systems
Processes for developing adaptive systems and re-engineering legacy systems
Agile/Lean processes in (software) systems development
Disciplined/Rich development processes and process models
Process issues in developing adaptive and evolving software 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) ubiquitous computing, cloud computing, multi-core technologies, and cellular technologies
Empirical studies and experience reports, encompassing complete or parts of software and systems development lifecycle

For ICSSP 2014, we invite full papers (maximum length 10 pages) and short papers (maximum length 5 pages)and posters. 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 and posters include experience reports, work-in-progress research papers (e.g. Ph.D work), and position papers addressing open research questions and future research directions.

The enhanced version of the awarded best research papers will be published in a special issue of the Journal of Software: Evolution and Process.

The International Software Process Association (ISPA) expects to provide financial assistance to graduate students with accepted papers to help defray costs of attending ICSSP. For requests please contact the conference registration coordinator before March 31, 2004.

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Important Dates

Full Papers Abstract:
January 6, 2014

Full Papers Submission:
January 10, 2014
Extended to
January 16, 2014

Full Papers Notification:
February 14, 2014

Extended to
February 21, 2014

Short Papers/Posters Submission:
February 21, 2014

Extended to
February 28, 2014

Short Papers/Posters Notification:
March 8, 2014

Extended to
March 14, 2014

Camera-ready Deadline:
March 15, 2014

Extended to
March 22, 2014

Extended to
March 26, 2014

Conference Date:
May 26-28, 2014, Nanjing, Jiangsu, China