29th Int. Conference on Software Engineering® 20 - 26 May 2007

International Conference on Software Process (ICSP 2007)

A Two-Day Event to be held on Saturday and Sunday May 19-20, 2007
In conjunction with ICSE 2007 May 2007, Minneapolis, MN, USA

Venue: Conrad A and B

General Chair

David M. Raffo, Portland State University, USA

Program Co-Chairs

Dietmar Pfahl, University of Calgary, Canada
Qing Wang, China


Software developers work in a dynamic context of frequently changing technologies, and limited resources. Globally distributed development teams are under ever-increasing pressure to deliver their products more quickly and with higher levels of quality. At the same time, global competition is forcing software development organizations to cut costs by rationalizing processes, outsourcing part or all of their activities, reusing existing software in new or modified applications and evolving existing systems to meet new needs, whilst still minimizing the risk of projects failing to deliver. To address these difficulties, new or modified processes are emerging, including agile methods and plan-based product line development. Open Source, COTS and community-developed software are becoming more popular. Outsourcing coupled with 24/7 development demand well-defined processes to support the co-ordination of organizationally- and geographically-separated teams.

We invite papers describing completed research or advanced work-in-progress in all areas of software and systems development process including: agile software processes, CMMI, novel techniques for software process representation and analysis; process tools and metrics; and the simulation and modeling of software processes. Contributions reflecting real-world experience, or derived directly from industrial or open-source software development and evolution, are particularly welcome.

ICSP 2007 is a continuation of two successful series of process-related workshops, SPW (Software Process Workshop) and ProSim (Software Process Simulation and Modeling Workshop). SPW and ProSim were conducted jointly for the first time in 2006 as a co-located event to ICSE 2006. In reaction to its great success, the full integration of SPW/ProSim will happen in 2007. ICSP 2007 continues a long tradition of software process research positioning itself as the new leading edge event for systems and software process research. ICSP 2007 will be co-located with ICSE 2007 in Minneapolis, USA, immediately prior to ICSE 2007.