Call for Submissions


You may download the CfP  here.

Traditionally, PROFES has provided topics that are up-to-date, important, and interesting. To ensure that PROFES will retain its high standards and keep focusing on the most relevant research issues, we are looking for original research on software engineering techniques, methods, and technolo-gies for product-focused software development and process improvement as well as their practical application in an industrial setting. The topics of interest include, but are not restricted to, the following:

  • Product quality models for software, systems, and services
  • Project management techniques
  • Service orientation and Cloud
  • Software development for Cyber-Physical Systems
  • Evidence-based Software Engineering
  • Software Process Improvement (SPI)
  • Agile and lean processes
  • Global software development
  • Outsourcing, near-shoring, and off-shoring
  • Process modeling, management, and assessment
  • Processes for COTS and OSS-based development
  • Service engineering processes
  • Software business models
  • Industrial experiences and case studies on the topics above

The proceedings of PROFES 2013 will be published by Springer in the Lecture Notes on Computer Science (LNCS) series.

Submission of Technical Papers and Experience Reports

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, ac-cepted or submitted for publication elsewhere. All papers should be submitted in PDF format through Easychair. The maximum length of the research and experience report papers is 15 pages. Submitted papers must conform to the Springer LNCS layout rules.

Tentative Dates
  • Paper Submission Deadline: Jan. 31 Extended to Feb. 17, 2013
  • Notification of Acceptance: Mar. 18 Extended to April 10, 2013
  • Camera-Ready Version: Apr. 1 Extended to April 24, 2013

Short Papers and Posters

PROFES '13 invites submissions of Short papers and Posters related to all the topics of interest of the conference. Papers that address collaborations between industry and academia, case studies as well as experience reports on any of the conference themes are welcome.

Short papers should promote current work, research, practices, experiences, and issues that are not at a mature stage to be submitted as full papers. As so, they represent a good way for fast tracking new technical work in progress. Short papers will be presented in a special session and will be published in the conference proceedings.

Posters should visually express an idea, and experience or research results in an appealing form. Work presented in a poster does not have to be fully developed, as so it represents a manner for receiving feedback on new ideas. Furthermore, an interesting poster will encourage interaction among conference participants, favor discussion, and possibly promote future collaborations. Posters will be displayed at the conference.


Short papers must not be more than 4 pages and poster proposals not more than 2 pages. Each submission will be peer-reviewed by the short paper and poster committee. All submitted short papers must conform to the Springer LNCS author guidelines found here.

Publication is dependent on at least one author registering to attend PROFES 2013.

Submissions will be submitted through easychair on or before the deadline

Important Dates (Firm)
  • Short papers and Posters Submission deadline: March 27 Extended to April 13, 2013 (HARD DEADLINE)
  • Notification of Acceptance: April 19 Extended to April 24, 2013 (HARD DEADLINE)
  • Camera Ready: May 1, 2013

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