The 11th International Conference on Product Focused Software

Development and Process Improvement (PROFES 2010)

Limerick, Ireland, June 21-23, 2010.


News: Keynote presentation of Dr. Christof Ebert is online


PROFES is the premier forum for practitioners, researchers, and educators to present and discuss experiences, ideas, innovations, as well as concerns related to software process and product quality improvement. PROFES 2010 will be the 11th official gathering of the PROFES community and will take place in Limerick, Ireland.

Traditionally, PROFES has provided topics, which are up-to-date, important, and interesting. To ensure that PROFES will retain its high standards and that it will keep focusing on the most relevant research issues, the conference is widening its scope to the research areas collaborative and agile software development and Service-Oriented systems.

Main themes: Agile and Lean Processes and Engineering Service-Oriented Systems

These two main themes will enable us to cover the contemporary software development demands and trends in comprehensive manner and tackle the most important current challenges identified by software industry and software research community - namely the shift of focus from "products" to "services".

The technical program will feature invited talks, research papers, experience reports on the most relevant topics related to processes for developing software intensive services and products. In addition, we will host a number of workshops and tutorials. We will also host a Doctoral Symposium.

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

  • Service Engineering Processes
  • Software as a Service
  • Agile and lean processes
  • Product Focused Software Process Improvement (SPI)
  • SPI in Different Software Development Areas
  • SPI Methods and Tools
  • Systems and Software Process Improvement
  • Distributed Software Development
  • Systems and Software Quality
  • Evidence-based Software Engineering
  • Industrial Experiences and Case Studies
  • Process Modeling and Management
  • Outsourcing, Near sourcing, Off shoring
  • Process Assessment
  • Software Business Models
  • Software in Emerging Markets


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