The 17th International Conference on Product-Focused Software Process Improvement


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Design Thinking

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The 17th International Conference on Product-Focused Software Process Improvement (PROFES2016) brings together researchers and practitioners to share their reserach findings and experiences in software engineering, process improvement and product improvement, In the spirit of the PROFES conference series, PROFES 2016 will focus on how the challenges of improving software development within the different practice areas such as requirements, design, construction, testing, maintenance, process, methods, management, etc. The conference explicitly encourages submissions of research papers based on empirical evidence ranging from controlled experiments to case studies and from quantitative to qualitative studies.

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As a novelty for 2016, we are introducing a radical new track for the conference called “Radical Challenge Track”. The intent is to draw ideas from the scientific and professional sofware communities who are searching ways to build the next paradigm for software development. The contributions are less scientific in their nature but argued in a compelling way. We would like to provide an opportunity for the community to present ideas that generate discussion and have the capacity to push the field forward in an unexpected way. The submissions are still peer-reviewed to ensure the quality and they are included in the tecnical conference proceedings. Both, full papers and short papers on radical challenges are welcomed.