Call for papers

PROFES is the premier forum for practitioners, researchers, and educators to present and discuss experiences, ideas, innovations, as well as concerns related to professional software process and product improvement. We are looking for original research on software engineering techniques, methods, and technologies for product-focused software development and process improvement as well as their practical application in industrial settings.

The conference explicitly encourages submissions of evidence-based research papers ranging from controlled experiments to case studies and from quantitative to qualitative studies.


The topics of interest include, but are not restricted to, the following:

  • Process modelling, management, assessment and improvement
  • Value-driven software development
  • Processes for software innovation
  • Infrastructure and processes for iterative or incremental software delivery
  • Release planning
  • Continuous deployment
  • Development approaches using customer feedback
  • Product quality models for software, system, and services
  • Project management techniques
  • Methods and processes for developing cloud-based systems and services
  • Software development for Cyber Physical Systems
  • Agile and lean methods and processes
  • Global or distributed software development
  • Processes and methods for COTS and open source development
  • Service engineering processes
  • Software business models


  • Full Papers and Research Preview Papers Submission: June 18, 2015
  • Full Papers and Research Preview Papers Notification: September 4, 2015
  • Workshop/Tutorial Proposal Submissions: May 15, 2015
  • Workshop/Tutorial Notification: May 30, 2015
  • Camera ready for Full Papers and Research Preview Papers: September 28, 2015.


We invite submissions of full papers (max. 16 pages), and research preview papers (max. 7 pages) related to all the topics of interest of the conference. The research preview track provides a forum where new research can be presented, communicated, and discussed. Accepted research preview papers should include initial validation, although the results do not have to be as complete as for full papers. Papers (full papers and research preview papers) that address collaborations between industry and academia, case studies as well as experience reports on any of the conference themes are welcome.

All submitted papers will undergo a rigorous peer review process. Papers will be selected based on originality, quality, soundness and relevance. All contributions must be original, not published, accepted or submitted for publication elsewhere. All papers should be submitted in PDF format through EasyChair. Submitted papers must conform to the Springer LNCS author guidelines.

Submission Template:
Information for Authors of Computer Science Publications (LNCS template)

Submission Portal:


PROFES will host workshops and tutorials that will complement and enhance the main conference program, offering a wider knowledge perspective around the conference topics.

Workshops and Tutorials are expected to be in tune with the topics of interest of the conference. Workshop or tutorial proposals on interesting topics related to ongoing research or industrial projects are welcome. Tutorials and workshops are either half or full day. Accepted tutorials are documented in short summary papers (1-3 pages) which will be published in the main conference proceedings. Papers that will be accepted for the workshops will be also published in the main conference proceedings. The maximum length of workshop papers is 16 pages.

Please use the following format for workshop / tutorial proposals:

  • Title
  • Biography and contact information of tutorial presenter(s)
  • Abstract, suitable for inclusion in conference registration materials
  • Description, to be used for evaluation, including aims and/or learning objectives
  • Target audience and desired number of participants (minimum and maximum)
  • Special Requirements, such as facilities, equipment, and materials, if applicable

Proposals should be sent by email to:

Please include “PROFES 2015 Tutorial (or Workshop) Proposal” in the Subject field.

If you are proposing several tutorials/ workshops, please send each proposal in a separate email.

These are the deadlines for worksop submissions:

Submission date: September 14, 2015
Notification to authors: September 26, 2015

Submission Template:
Information for Authors of Computer Science Publications (LNCS template)