Goal and Scope

Panels should focus on emerging technologies, controversial issues, or unsolved problems in the software process and product quality improvement community to stimulate lively, thoughtful, and provocative discussions. We expect the panelists to actively engage the audience and help them broaden their understanding of the issues. Panels can be either focused on research or industry issues.

Particular areas of interest include, but are not limited to:

  • 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
  • Systems and Software Quality
  • Industrial Experiences and Case Studies
  • Process Modeling and Management
  • Outsourcing, Near sourcing, Off shoring
  • Process Assessment
  • Software Business Models
  • Software in Emerging Markets
  • Global Software Development
  • Safety-critical Systems

Important Dates

Panel proposal submission deadline(Mon) April 5, 2010
Notification of Acceptance(Fri) May 7, 2010
Camera-Ready Version(Mon) May 17, 2010

Panels Chair

Silvia Abrahão Universidad Politécnica de Valencia, Spain

Submission Procedure

Submissions should be 4-6 pages long following the Springer LNCS author guidelines and can be submitted in PDF. Please send proposals for PROFES 2010 Panels to sabrahao@dsic.upv.es. Be sure to include "PROFES Panels" in the subject line.

By the deadline for camera-ready submission of panel proposals (17 May 2010), organizers of accepted panels will have to submit a 2-page abstract about their panel that will be included in the LNCS proceedings of the PROFES 2010 conference.

Submissions should include:

  • Panel title
  • Panel objective, scope, and target audience
  • Extended abstract
  • Panel format
  • The names and affiliations of the panelists
  • Panel length (preferably 90 minutes)

Please append short bios for moderator and each panelist, from whom prior approval to participate should be obtained. The panel proposal should also indicate whether other similar panels have been formed recently in other conferences or workshops. If so, the differences should be indicated.

Panel formats:

Panels should last 90 minutes and typically include three to five panelists plus a moderator. Be creative about the panel format. A typical format includes:

  • Moderator introduction
  • Brief position statements by domain experts (it's essential that this part does not exceed a total of 30 minutes divided by all panelists)
  • Discussions (at least 40 minutes divided by all participants)
  • Closing statements from panelists and moderator

You are also welcome to use various forms of presentations to help engage the audience (e.g., GoldFish Panel).

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