Proceedings of the conference: [link]

Tutorials: Wednesday, December 2nd, 2015
Workshop program: Wednesday, December 2nd, 2015
Main Conference: Thursday, December 3rd, 2015
Main Conference: Friday, December 4th, 2015

Wednesday, December 2nd, 2015

Time Program
08:00-09:00 Registration
Session 1
Room D 102
HuFo 2015
Room D 103
Room D 002
09:00 – 09:10 09:00 – 09:30 09:00 – 10:30
Welcome from the workshop chairs Welcome speech, workshop
introduction and
of participants
Software Startup Challenges and Solutions
(Papers 1-2)
09:10 – 10:30 09:30 – 10:30
Keynote Speech: Mining logs to predict system errors Session 1
(Papers, 2L)
10:30-11:00 Coffee break
Session 2
11:00 – 11:30 11:00 – 12:30 11:00 – 12:30
Performance Engineering for
Industrial Embedded Data-Processing Systems
Session 2
(Papers, 2L + 1S)
New Perspectives on Software Startup
(Papers 3-6)
11:30 – 12:00
Fault-prone Byte-code Detection Using Text Classifier
12:00 – 12:30
strategies to support efficient delivery and maintenance of embedded systems
12:30-14:00 Lunch
Session 3
14:00 – 14:30 14:00 – 15:10 14:00 – 15:30
Cross-Dependencies during Configuration
of System Families
Session 3
(Papers 1-3)
Completing Roadmap of Software Startup Research
14:30 – 15:30 15:10 – 15:30
Discussion Topic: Technical Debt in Embedded Systems Preliminary discussion
15:30-16:00 Coffee break
Session 4
16:00 – 16:30 16:00 – 17:30
Discussion Topic:
The Future of Embedded Systems in Industrial Context
discussion and proposals for future developments + Closing
User Experience (UX) and Software Startups
16:30 – 17:00
Final Conclusions
on the Workshop.
17:30-18:30 PROFES15 Welcome Reception
Room F6

Thursday, December 3rd, 2015

Time Program
08:00-09:00 Registration
09:00-09:30 Conference welcome
09:30-10:30 Keynote: Dieter Rombach – room D102
“The Maturing of Empirical Studies: Towards Industrial Benefits”

Measurement and empirical studies have matured over the past decades. This includes the combination or quantitative and qualitative studies, the combination of controlled experiments and case studies, or the closer cooperation between academia and industry. This presentation surveys the achievements over the past decades, and proposes possible agendas for the future. The survey of achievements will be illustrated via concrete examples. Finally, the strategy of Fraunhofer IESE in Germany and Fraunhofer CESE in the US for measurement and facts based cooperation with industry is outlined.

10:30-11:00 Coffee break
11:00-12:20 Session Left – room D102 Session right – room D103
Lessons learned from industry-research collaborations
Session chair: Sergio di Martino
Instruments to improve the software development process
Session chair: Janne Järvinen
Full paper: Helena Holmström Olsson and Jan Bosch – Strategic Ecosystem Management: A multi-case study in the B2B domain Full paper: Eliezer Dutra and Gleison Santos – Software Process Improvement Implementation Risks: A Qualitative Study based on Software Development Maturity Models Implementations in Brazil
Research Preview Paper: Research Preview Paper: Aleksander Fabijan, Helena Holmström Olsson and Jan Bosch Early Value Argumentation and Prediction: an Iterative Approach to Quantify Feature Value Research Preview Paper: Rita Francese, Michele Risi, Giuseppe Scanniello and Genoveffa Tortora – Model-Driven Development for Multi-platform Mobile Applications
Full paper: Veronika Bauer Challenges of structured reuse adoption — Lessons learned Full Paper: Bianca Trinkenreich, Gleison Santos and Monalessa Barcellos SINIS:A Method to Select Indicators for IT Services
12:30-14:00 Lunch
14:00-15:20 Session Left – room D102
Session chair: Barbara Gallina
Session right – room D103
Session chair: Kuusinen Kati
Requirements, features, and release management Practices of modern development processes
Full paper: Enrico Johansson, Daniel Bergdahl, Jan Bosch and Helena Holmström Olsson – Quantitative Requirements Prioritization – a case study Full paper: Gerard Wagenaar, Remko Helms, Daniela Damian and Sjaak Brinkkemper – Artefacts in Agile Software Development
Research Preview Paper: Gianna Reggio, Maurizio Leotta and Filippo Ricca – A Method for Requirements Capture and Specification based on Disciplined Use Cases and Screen Mockups Research Preview Paper: Georgios Theocharis, Marco Kuhrmann, Juergen Muench and Philipp Diebold – is Water-Scrum-Fall Reality? On the Use of Agile and Traditional Development Practices
Full paper: Daniel Méndez Fernández and Stefan Wagner – A Case Study on Artefact-based RE Improvement in Practice Full Paper: Masud Fazal-Baqaie, Marvin Grieger and Stefan Sauer – Tickets without Fine – Artifact-based Synchronization of Globally Distributed Software Development in Practice
15:20-15:50 Coffee break
15:50-17:00 Session Left – room D102 Session right – room D103
Process variability
Session chair: Veronika Bauer
Human factors in modern software development
Session chair: Dietmar Pfahl
Research Preview Paper: Barbara Gallina and Zoltán Sztmári – Ontology-based Identification of Commonalities and Variabilities among Safety Processes Full Paper: Sarah Beecham and John Noll – What Motivates Software Engineers Working in Global Software Development?
Research Preview Paper: Danielle Pichlis, Stefanie Hofemann, Mikko Raatikainen, Juho Sorvettula and Calle Stenholm – Empower a Team’s Product Vision with LEGO Serious Play
Research Preview Paper: Laura Hokkanen, Kati Kuusinen and Kaisa Väänänen – Early Product Design in Startups: Towards a UX Strategy
17:15-18:00 Panel: The role of empirical research in Software Engineering
19:30 Conference Dinner at Schloss Maretsch

Friday December 4th, 2015

Time Program
08:00-09:00 Registration
09:00-10:00 Keynote speaker: Janne Järvinen – room D102
“Need for Speed – Transforming the software intensive industry for new digital economy”

Abstract: The internet is and increasingly will be the first truly global platform for the digital economy that will enable significant new business, economic and social opportunities. The complexity and competition around the new internet infrastructure, services and business environment will increase dramatically and will fundamentally change the way software will be developed, deployed and used to reach business goals. Consequently, we are facing a fundamental systemic transformation towards a world where digital resources are constantly available online, and available for all to use. This keynote discusses experiences from Finnish N4S program ( that addresses these challenges introducing capabilities for real-time value delivery, deep customer insight and mercury business.

10:00-10:30 Coffee break
10:30-11:50 Session Left – room D102 Session right – room D103
Effort and size estimation validated by professionals
Session chair: Dieter Rombach
Empirical generalisation
Session chair: Marco Kuhrmann
Full paper: Pierre Erasmus and Maya Daneva – An Empirical Study on Memory Bias Situations and Correction Strategies in ERP Effort Estimation Full paper: Filomena Ferrucci, Carmine Gravino, Pasquale Salza and Federica Sarro – Investigating Functional and Code Size Measures for Mobile Applications: A replicated study
Research Preview Paper: Christian Quesada-López and Marcelo Jenkins -Applying a Verification Protocol to Evaluate the Accuracy of Functional Size Measurement Procedures: An Empirical Approach Research Preview: Tanja Suomalainen Defining Continuous Planning through a Multiple-Case Study
Full paper: Anna Corazza, Sergio Di Martino, Filomena Ferrucci, Carmine Gravino and Federica Sarro – From Function Points to COSMIC – A Transfer Learning Approach for Effort Estimation Full Paper: Riivo Kikas, Marlon Dumas and Dietmar Pfahl – Issue Dynamics in Github Projects
12:00-13:30 Lunch
13:30-14:50 Session Left – room D102 Session right – room D103
Software reliability and testing in industry
Session chair: Gianna Reggio
Empirical generalisation
Session chair: Martin Höst
Full paper: Rudolf Ramler and Michael Felderer A Process for Risk-Based Test Strategy Development and Its Industrial Evaluation Full paper: Giuseppe Scanniello, Carmine Gravino, Genoveffa Tortora, Marcela Genero, Michele Risi, Josè Cruz-Lemus and Gabriella Dodero – Studying the Effect of UML-Based Models on Source-Code Comprehensibility: Results from a Long-Term Investigation
Research Preview paper: Dietmar Winkler and Stefan Biffl – Focused Inspections to Support Defect Detection in Multi-Disciplinary Engineering Environments Research Preview Paper: Inese Supulniece, Solvita Bērziša, Inese Poļaka, Jānis Grabis, Egils Meiers and Edgars Ozoliņš – Source Code Driven Decomposition of Object-Oriented Legacy Systems: A Systemic Literature Review and Research Outlook
Full paper: Dominik Holling, Daniel Méndez Fernández and Alexander Pretschner – A Field Study on the Elicitation and Classification of Defects for Defect Models Full paper: Johann Ingibergsson, Marco Kuhrmann and Ulrik Schultz On the Use of Safety Certification Practices in Autonomous Field Robot Software Development: A Systematic Mapping Study
14:50-15:15 Coffee break
15:15-15:45 Closing session, Best paper award, and PROFES2016
16:30-18:00 Visit to local Winery